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

Committee Members
James E. "Pete" Laney, Chair
Bill Ceverha, Vice Chair
Mike Millsap, Chair - Budget & Oversight
Elton Bomer
Bob Bush
Mark R. Davis
Smith Gilley
Gene Green
Patricia Hill
Jim Horn
Ray Keller
Randy Pennington
Alex Short, Jr.
Carlyle Smith
Mark Stiles
Charges
• To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 29.
• To study telecommunications needs for the state and its agency network in cooperation with other special legislative and statutory committees.
• To study the feasibility of combining branch offices of legislators and/or state agencies in cities and towns.
• To study the elimination of the state vehicle inspection requirements.
• To study the quality control requirements for gas purchased at the gas pump, specifically gasohol.
• To study the feasibility of leasing excess rights of way for additional state income.
• In cooperation with the House Committee on Liquor Regulations, study wine production and associated grape cultivation in Texas.
• To examine the issuance of general obligation bonds to finance major projects in Texas.
• To study the management practices of state agencies.
• To study the merits of eliminating the use of legal-size forms and other papers in state government, and additionally conduct a comprehensive study of the management of all state records and historical documents within the committee's jurisdiction.
• To study enforcement of the prohibition on aliens and corporations receiving open-space valuation for agricultural land taxation.
• In cooperation with the House Committee on Environmental Affairs, study the relevance of alternative forms of ammunition for use in the hunting of waterfowl in Texas; consider the comparative advantages and disadvantages of steel and lead shot, being attentive to the need for effective conservation of Texas wildlife.
• To study the feasibility of a state owned satellite to facilitate a public service television station and/or program in conjunction with the study of telecommunications needs for the state as set out hereinabove.

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