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House Committee on County Affairs - 80th R.S. (2007)

Committee Members
Wayne Smith, Chair
Elliott Naishtat, Vice Chair
Valinda Bolton
Garnet Coleman
David Farabee
Patricia Harless
Joe Heflin
David Leibowitz
Todd Smith
Charges
• Study the issues surrounding the sale, use, and regulation of fireworks in urbanized, unincorporated parts of the county.
• Examine county procurement statutes to identify areas for increasing efficiency without sacrificing internal controls.
• Study policies and procedures related to illegal immigration and border security of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, county probation departments, and local and county jail facilities, and make recommendations to improve coordination with international, federal, state, and local authorities. (Joint Interim Charge with the House Committee on Corrections.)
• Examine recent attempts by municipalities to exert regulatory authority beyond city limits and extraterritorial jurisdiction. Evaluate the current relationship between and possible conflicts related to regulatory authority expressly given to state agencies by the legislature and regulatory authority delegated to home-rule municipalities. (Joint Interim Charge with the House Committee on Land and Resource Management.)
• Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.

Note:
Charges issued by the Speaker November 30, 2007.

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