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Committee: House County Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on County Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Ad valorem taxes | County Essential Services Grant Program | County government | Court costs and fees | Fines | Property taxes |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 c832
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [87 pages  File size: 3,050 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the implementation of HB 2869, 77th R.S., creating the Texas County Financial Data Advisory Committee, and county information systems, including coordination with state agencies.
2. Examine the revenue sources available to county governments, including but not limited to taxes, to determine whether revenue sources are keeping pace with demands for services. Among other factors affecting revenues, evaluate the impact of ad valorem tax exemptions granted since 1985. Assess the varying levels of tax effort in different counties and factors that may account for the differences observed.
3. Review the County Essential Services Grant Program and other programs to assist counties with mandatory duties.
4. Review the implementation of county fee and fine collection programs and SB 732, 77th Legislature.
5. Actively monitor agencies and programs under the committee's oversight jurisdiction.

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