Interim Hearings – Weeks of May 5th-May 12th

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.

House Committee on County Affairs

Charge 2: Oversight of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, jail issues including mental health


Charge 3: Health advisory panel from HB 3793, 83rd Legislature, R.S.

Charge 4: Cite-and-summons policy and effect on overcrowding in county jails

Charge 6: Legislative oversight and monitoring of agencies


House Committee on Energy Resources

Charge: Increased seismic activity in the Barnett Shale and other areas of the State

House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations


Charge: Higher education funding formulas


Charge: Research funds


House Committee on Environmental Regulation

Charge: Environmental permitting processes at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), specifically the contested-case hearing process at the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH), timelines, and economic impact

House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations CANCELLED


House Committee on Public Education

Charge: Student achievement

Charge: Teacher evaluation

Charge: Teacher preparation and recruitment

House Committees on County Affairs and Defense & Veterans' Affairs (Joint Hearing, 10:00 a.m.)

Charge: Veterans courts and implementation of SB 462, 83rd Legislature, R.S.

House Committee on Defense & Veterans' Affairs

Charge: Peer-to-Peer Mental Health Program, veterans' mental health and PTSD, and implementation of HB 2392, 83rd Legislature, R.S.

House Committee on County Affairs

Charge: Legislative oversight and monitoring of agencies, Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program 1115 Waiver

Joint Legislative Committee on Human Trafficking

Topics: Implementation of anti-human trafficking legislation passed by the 83rd Legislature; agency updates on anti-human trafficking efforts; and updates from the Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force


Charge: Litigation related to environmental contamination brought by local governments

Charge: Alligator gar and largemouth bass populations in Falcon Lake

Joint Legislative Committee on Aging

Topic: Initiatives to address various needs among Texas' aging population