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Interim Hearings - Weeks of January 23 and 30, 2012

Today's Committee Meetings on the LRL website is a calendar of interim committee hearings with links to agendas. The following may be helpful resources for upcoming hearings.


Monday, January 23rd, 2012

House Committee on Public Education

Topic: Implementation of State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), specifically impact on students, instruction, teachers, and graduation or promotion rates

Topic: Implementation of requirement that end-of-course assessment count for 15 percent of the student's course grade

Topic: Changes to graduation or testing requirements that support instructional rigor and postsecondary readiness


Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

House Committee on Culture, Recreation, & Tourism

Topic: Improve long-term funding for state parks

Topic:  Effects of drought and wildfires on tourism and recreation in Texas

House Committee on Public Health 

Topic: Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program Medicaid 1115 Waiver

Topic: Overutilization of orthodontic services in Medicaid


Topic: DSHS policies for hiring personnel and monitoring patient safety at state hospitals

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

House Committee on Economic & Small Business Development 

Topic: Texas' industry cluster initiatives, implementation of recommendations made by the Governor's Competitiveness Council, and new recommendations for Texas to remain an economic development leader


Monday, January 30th, 2012

House Committee on Technology  - CANCELLED

Invited testimony
Senate Committee on Economic Development

Topic: Implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Economic Development, 82nd Legislature

Topic: Economic development incentives targeting niche markets such as the creation of data centers, film incentives, etc. (special industry clusters), and whether such incentives should be offered