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House Committee on County Affairs - 78th R.S. (2003)

Committee Members
Glenn Lewis, Chair
Wayne Smith, Chair
Warren Chisum, Vice Chair
Carter Casteel
David Farabee
Jessica Farrar
Dan Flynn
Dora Olivo
Chente Quintanilla
Charges
• Study ways to increase efficiency and provide for greater local control through restructuring county government.
• Consider the increased costs associated with Court Administration and Security as it relates to the implementation of the Fair Defense Act and heightened security requirements.
• Review the proliferation of sub-standard housing in counties not covered by Local Government Code, Chapter 232, Subchapters B and C and ways to bring these areas up to minimum standards.
• Determine whether county fees/fines are at appropriate levels and have maintained their proper function and application.
• Study the concept of ways to limit unfunded state mandates by reviewing what other jurisdictions have done.
• Review the amount of taxes collected and services delivered in incorporated areas versus unincorporated areas of counties.
• Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.

Note:
Glenn Lewis replaced as Chair 4/13/04 pursuant to Rule 4, section 5(b)(3). (Proclamation, Tom Craddick, April 13, 2004)
Vice-Chair Wayne Smith appointed Chair 4/13/04 pursuant to Rule 4, section 5(c). (Proclamation, Tom Craddick, April 13, 2004)
Warren Chisum appointed Vice-Chair 4/13/04 pursuant to Rule 4, section 5. (Proclamation, Tom Craddick, April 13, 2004)

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