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Interim Hearings - Week of April 16, 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.

April 16th

Charge: Improving the level of funding of the Crime Victims Compensation Fund

Charge: Texas' state debt and the role it plays in state fiscal management; strategies to reduce state debt; calculation of the constitutional debt limit

Charge: Utilization of alternative project delivery methods, such as design-build and construction-manager-at-risk, since HB 1886, 80th Legislature

Charge: Interagency agreements and charges for providing information or personal identification documents

April 17th

House Committee on Redistricting 

Charge: Impact of size and the number of the State Board of Education districts on board members ability to provide representation to their constituents and perform their duties

April 18th

House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence 

Charge: Lawsuit lending and effects on the civil justice system

Charge: Best practices regarding corporate governance, confidentiality of communications to ombudsmen in order to provide more protections to complaining parties

House Committees on Agriculture & Livestock and Urban Affairs
Charge: Community gardens and urban farming efforts that increase access to healthy foods; feasibility of policies to support these efforts, especially in high-population areas

April 19th

House Committee on Agriculture & Livestock (Bastrop)

Charge: Wildfire response performed by the Texas Forest Service and cooperating state agencies; enhancing state laws to improve response effectiveness; wildfire causes and mitigation