Interim Hearings – Weeks of March 17th and March 24th

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.


March 17th 

Topic: Qualifications and term length of appellate court judges;  appointment of regional presiding judges


March 24th

House Committee on Human Services

Charge: Monitor and evaluate implementation of SB 7, 83rd Legislature, R.S., including agency preparations for the statewide rollout of STAR+PLUS

  • STAR+PLUS (Overview, Handbook, External Quality Review Organization Reports), Texas Health and Human Services Commission
  • Medicaid Managed Care Initiatives (STAR+PLUS, Long-Term Services and Supports), Texas Health and Human Services Commission


March 25th

House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence

Topic: Classifying 17-year-olds as adults in the criminal justice system

Senate Committee on Criminal Justice

Topic: Status report from Texas Juvenile Justice Department to include a discussion of its use of facilities, specifically the utilization of the Corsicana Facility and the purposed commitment of state committed juveniles to the formerly closed Crockett Facility, and the agencies budget overruns

March 26th

House Select Committee on Criminal Procedure Reform

Topic: Paperless charging system for processing criminal cases


House Committee on Public Education

Charge: Implementation of HB 5, 83rd Legislature, R.S., creation of additional rigorous mathematics and science courses to meet needs of state's workforce



Charge: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in the tested grades


March 27th

House Select Committee on Business & Industry

Charge: State of the Texas economy


Charge: Economic impact of credit card and identity theft