Interim Hearings – Week of October 13th
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.

October 13th Top

Senate Committee on Higher Education

Charge: Alignment between high school and freshman level college coursework, specifically mathematics (including Algebra II) and science courses


Charge: Use of dual credit coursework and other secondary school programs for college credit


Charge: Implementation of legislation, specifically, the following:

  • SB 414, 83rd Legislature, R.S. (2013), relating to a study and report regarding authorizing certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs to address regional workforce needs

  • SB 62, 83rd Legislature, R.S. (2013), relating to the vaccination against bacterial meningitis of entering students at public and private or independent institutions of higher education


  • SB 28, 82nd Legislature, R.S. (2011), relating to eligibility for a TEXAS grant and to administration of the TEXAS grant program

  • HB 1244, 82nd Legislature, R.S. (2011), relating to developmental education and the assessment of student readiness under the Texas Success Initiative and to students enrolled in developmental education at public institutions of higher education


October 14th Top

Joint Interim Committee on Education Policy for a Skilled Workforce

Charge: Career and technical education's impact on high school graduation, transitions to postsecondary education, industry-based certification, a postsecondary certificate, or an associate's degree

Charge: High school career and technical education, career exploration, and curricula that align with postsecondary programs and employer-based training


October 15th Top

House Select Committee on Economic Development Incentives

Topics: Financial tools, permitting process, key tax incentives, and needs for small businesses

House Committees on Land & Resource Management  and Urban Affairs (Joint Hearing, 10:30 A.M.)

Examine population growth in Texas and evaluate Texas' preparedness to respond to future growth and ensure economic stability


House Committee on Urban Affairs, 1:00 P.M.

Charge: Strategies to address chronic graffiti problem


Charge: Recommendations in report by Texas Coordinating Council for Veterans Services (TCCVS), homeless veterans

Charge: Legislative oversight and monitoring of agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction


October 16th Top

House Committee on Public Education

Charge: School district governance, effective relationship between board and superintendent

Charge: Role of the Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) in serving school districts
History of HCDE, Harris County Department of Education


 House Committee on Licensing & Administrative Procedures

 Charge: Evaluate and consider cost-saving technologies and programs used by the Department of Licensing and Regulation to increase efficiencies and access to those with licensing occupations.

 Charge: Expand the right of individuals to challenge occupational licensing rules and regulations; identify occupational licenses that may not be necessary for public safety or health.

 Charge: Effect of HB 3038, 83rd Legislature, R.S. on multi-state auction companies, as well as business-to-business auctions.

 Charge: Legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 83rd Legislature.