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House Committee on Economic Development - 80th R.S. (2007)

Committee Members
Joe Deshotel, Chair
Joe Straus, Vice Chair
Lois W. Kolkhorst, Chair - Budget & Oversight
Jim Dunnam
Geanie Morrison
Solomon P. Ortiz, Jr.
Marc Veasey
Charges
• Study the performance of the Texas Enterprise Fund, the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, the Texas Economic Development Act, the Texas Enterprise Zone Program, and other economic development tools in promoting economic development in Texas, and recommend any needed statutory changes.
• Review the overall history, goals, and implementation of the various funds established by Article 5190.14, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes. Identify and recommend any changes necessary to clarify or improve the statute.
• Study the use of the Texas Economic Development Act since its enactment as HB 1200, 77th Legislature, Regular Session. Determine how the act may be enhanced to better attract significant capital investments by science and technology industries developing alternative energy sources. (Joint Interim Charge with the House Committee on Energy Resources.)
• Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.

Note:
Charges issued by the Speaker November 28, 2007.

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