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House Committee on County Affairs - 79th R.S. (2005)

Committee Members
Ray Allen, Chair
Wayne Smith, Chair
John Otto, Vice Chair
Wayne Smith, Vice Chair
Carter Casteel
Garnet Coleman
Kirk England
David Farabee
James E. "Pete" Laney
Elliott Naishtat
Dora Olivo
John Otto
Charges
• Examine the advisability and probable impacts of creating a system of graduated ordinance-making authorities for counties with populations over one million based on population densities and unique geographic and environmental needs.
• Consider whether clarification or revision is needed to state statutes related to dormancy of office provisions and the abolition of local Constitutional offices.
• Review the penalties and enforcement challenges related to public safety and the sale of fireworks.
• Study cost drivers of county government functions.
• Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.

Note:
Ray Allen replaced as Chair by Wayne Smith pursuant to Rule 1, Section 15, (Letter, Tom Craddick, February 1, 2006.)
Wayne Smith replaced as Vice Chair by John Otto pursuant to Rule 1, Section 15, (Letter, Tom Craddick, February 1, 2006.)
England appointed pursuant to Rule 4, Section 5 (Letter, Tom Craddick, 3/17/2006.)

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