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Interim Hearings - Weeks of August 20 and 27, 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.


August 22nd

House Committee on Defense & Veterans' Affairs

Charge: Federal military installations and civilian encroachment

Charge: Texas military installations and recent reductions in federal defense spending

Charge: Texas Military Preparedness Commission, HB 2546 (81R), and military preparedness

August 24th

House Committees on Appropriations - S/C on Articles I, IV, & V and Homeland Security & Public Safety (Joint Hearing, 10:00 AM)

Charge: Driver's license improvement plan, feasibility of privatization to minimize wait times

House Committee on Appropriations - S/C on Articles I, IV, & V - on adjournment of 10:00 AM hearing

Charge: Correctional health care system

House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety - on adjournment of 10:00 AM hearing  

Charge: Digital emergency public service messaging network on evacuation routes


Charge: Law enforcement personnel at school district and post-secondary campuses


Senate Committee on Education

Charge: Charter schools

Charge: School choice, education tax credits

August 27th

House Committee on Business & Industry

Charge: Existing lien laws


Charge: Impact of property tax liens on title and Texas real estate market

August 28th

Charge: Texas veterans employment


Charge: Veterans in higher education


Charge: Monitor implementation of legislation

August 29th

Senate Committee on Finance   

Charge: State spending limits

Charge: Funding for law enforcement training and retention

Charge: Monitor implementation of legislation, especially regarding state tax equity and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces

August 30th

Senate Committee on State Affairs

Charge: Allowing purchase of health insurance across state lines

Charge: Statute of limitations on a cause of action relating to consumer debt

Charge: Liability protection for private companies and individuals when commissioned by the Texas Forest Service to assist in fighting a fire; volunteer firefighter termination by employer