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House Committee on Urban Affairs - 68th R.S. (1983)

Committee Members
George Pierce, Chair
Albert Luna III, Vice Chair
Steven Wolens, Chair - Budget & Oversight
David Cain
Bill Carter
Paul Colbert
Barry Connelly
Al Edwards
Frank Eikenburg
Roy English
Orlando Garcia
Paul Hilbert
Jan McKenna
Kae T. Patrick
Randy Pennington
Anthony Polumbo
Mike Toomey
Charges
• To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 32.
• To study the evolving role of the state in providing housing for moderately and low-income persons.
• To examine local option pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing, and its impact on urban areas.
• To conduct a study on urban flooding.
• To study payments by municipally-owned utilities in lieu of taxes.
• To examine minimum staffing requirements for fire protection and emergency medical service in cities.
• In cooperation with the Committee on County Affairs and the House-Senate Joint Committee of Indigent Health Care, study the payment of medical care provided to indigents at publicly-funded hospitals.
• To review state mandates to municipal governments.
• To investigate whether Texas cities and those residing within the cities' extraterritorial jurisdiction are being adequately and fairly treated by present annexation laws.
• To study the possibility of empowering judges optionally to direct small percentages of fines to fund programs such as Crime Stoppers and TIPS, currently funded by voluntary contributions.

Note:
Frank Eikenburg and Roy English are listed as committee members in Index to Interim Committees from the 67th & 68th Legislatures, however, they are not listed as members of the Committee on the interim report or on the press release regarding House committees issued by Speaker Gib Lewis on April 4, 1984. (Press Release, Speaker of the House Gibson D. (Gib) Lewis, April 5, 1984. See House Speaker Lewis Appointments, L1801.1 P926a 1985-92 2.)

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