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Interim Hearings – Weeks of July 23 and July 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.


July 23rd

House Committee on Land & Resource Management

Charge: Cabin Program, General Land Office

Charge: Severance v. Patterson and impact on Texas Open Beaches Act

Topic: Texas Rice Lands v. Denbury Green Pipeline (property rights and pipeline companies); La Salle Pipeline, LP v. Donnell Lands, LP


July 25th 

Charge: Communication options during evacuations

Charge: Services to evacuated residents, experiences  from other heavy flooding states

Charge: Drainage infrastructure funding


July 30th

Joint Committee on Public School Finance System

Charge: Public school finance system

July 31st 

Senate Committee on Health & Human Services

Charge: Health care innovation, including translational research and Cancer Prevention Research Institute

Charge: Medicaid Home and Community Based Services waivers

August 1st

Senate Committees on Health & Human Services and State Affairs (Joint Hearing)

Charge: Potential impact of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) on insurance regulations, Medicaid and CHIP, health care outcomes and overall health of all Texans, and the state budget in Texas; current constitutional challenges to PPACA

August 2nd