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Interim Hearings – Weeks of September 3 and 10, 2012

Today's Committee Meetings on the LRL website is a calendar of interim committee hearings with links to agendas. Below are resources related to upcoming Interim Hearings, and a list of upcoming Budget Hearings.


September 4th

Senate Committee on Criminal Justice

Charge: Administrative segregation


Charge: Female inmates

September 5th

  • Commission Decisions on the Texas Criminal Justice Agencies
    • Texas Department of Criminal Justice
    • Correctional Managed Health Care Committee
    • Windham School District
    • Board of Pardons and Paroles
  • Staff Presentation and Public Testimony
    • State Pension Review Board
    • Office of Fire Fighters’ Pension Commissioner
    • Port of Houston Authority
    • State Employee Charitable Campaign Policy Committee
    • Texas Commission on the Arts
    • Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs


September 6th

Senate Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Interim Charge #9

Charge: Efficiency of Texas Renewable Portfolio Standard


September 10th

Senate Committee on Higher Education

Charge: Cost-effective funding of financial aid, incentives, student debt


Charge: Returned value funding model for Texas State Technical College


Charge: Monitor the implementation and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance and/or complete implementation of the following bills (82nd Regular):

  • SB 5, Relating to the administration and business affairs of public institutions of higher education
  • SB 28, Relating to eligibility for a TEXAS grant and to administration of the TEXAS grant program
  • HB 9, Relating to student success-based funding
  • HB 33, Relating to measures to increase the affordability of textbooks used for courses at public or private institutions of higher education
  • SB 1107, Relating to the vaccination against bacterial meningitis of entering students at public and private or independent institutions of higher education
  • HB 1000, Relating to the distribution of money appropriated from the National Research University Fund


September 11th

Senate Committee on Agriculture & Rural Affairs

Charge: Seafood consumption


Charge: Use of Texas agricultural products in healthy foods


Topic: Texas drought conditions and wildfires


September 12th

Charge: Local retirement systems


Charge: Payday lending under HB2592 and HB2594


Charge: Federal consumer protection laws


Charge: Viability of defined benefit pension plans; feasibility of alternative plans


Joint Committee on Seacoast Territory Insurance

Charge: Windstorm and Hail Insurance pursuant to HB 3 (82nd 1st C.S.)


September 13th

House Committee on Agriculture & Livestock

Charge:  Cedar eradication as a means to enhance resource conservation


House Committee on Pensions, Investments & Financial Services (continuation of previous day's hearing)


Senate Committee on Education

Charge: Extended learning time and student success, after-school programs

Upcoming Budget Hearings

Listed below are budget hearings of state agencies, listed by agency name or date on the Legislative Budget Board website along with the time and location.


September 4th

Bond Review Board

Optometry Board


September 5th

Judiciary Section, Comptroller's Department

Prairie View A&M University

Risk Management, State Office of

Tarleton State University

Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University at Galveston

Texas A&M University System Health Science Center

Texas A&M University System: Administrative and General Offices

West Texas A&M University


September 6th

Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Texas

Emergency Communications, Commission on State

Ethics Commission, Texas

Texas A&M International University

Texas Transportation Institute

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, Kingsville, Commerce, San Antonio, Central Texas, Texarkana

Texas Engineering Experiment Station

Texas Engineering Extension Service


September 7th

Adjutant General's Department

AgriLife Extension Service and AgriLife Research, Texas

Racing Commission

Texas Forest Service

Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

Veterans Commission


September 10th

Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Department of

Court of Criminal Appeals

State Law Library

Utility Commission of Texas, Public


September 11th

Aging and Disability Services, Department of

Historical Commission


September 12th

Attorney General, Office of the

Blind and Visually Impaired, School for the

Deaf, School for the

Injured Employee Counsel, Office of

Lamar Institute of Technology

Lamar State College- Port Arthur, Orange

Lamar University

Sam Houston State University

Sul Ross State University, Rio Grande College

Texas State University - San Marcos

Texas State University System


September 13th

Family and Protective Services, Department of

Texas State Technical College - Harlingen, West Texas, System Administration, Marshall, Waco


September 14th

Preservation Board