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Committee: House State Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Broadband infrastructure | Electric power plants | Electric Reliability Council of Texas | Electricity transmission and distribution | Power outages | Public Utility Commission of Texas | Rural Internet access | Weatherization |
Library Call Number: L1836.87 St29h
Session: 87th R.S. (2021)
Online version: View report [78 pages  File size: 989 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee's jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 87th Legislature. Conduct active oversight of all associated rulemaking and other governmental actions taken to ensure the intended legislative outcome of all legislation, including the following:
  • HB 5, 87th R.S., relating to the expansion of broadband services to rural areas;
  • HB 1505, 87th R.S., relating to attachments for broadband service on utility poles owned by an electric cooperative and establishing and funding a pole replacement program for deployment of certain broadband facilities;
  • SB 2, 87th R.S., relating to the governance of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Office of Public Utility Counsel, and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas; and
  • SB 3, 87th R.S., relating to preparing for, preventing, and responding to weather emergencies and power outages. (Joint charge with Committee on Energy Resources)
2. Examine the efforts of power generation facilities to weatherize their facilities.
3. Review the status of projects intended to reduce transmission congestion within the electrical grid.
Supporting documents
Committee: House State Affairs
Title: Committee meeting testimony, June 23, 2022
Library Call Number:
Session: 87th R.S. (2021)
Online version: View document [7 pages  File size: 92 kb]

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