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Interim Hearings – Week of June 23, 2014

Interim Hearings – Week of June 23rd

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.

June 23rd Top

Senate Committee on Open Government

Charge: Transparency of information available on state websites regarding state expenditures, reports, and contracts


Senate Committee on Transportation

Invited testimony updates from the Texas Department of Transportation, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and the Texas Department of Public Safety

Charge: Texas Department of Transportation and Metropolitan Planning Organization's progress on reducing congestion on the 100 Most Congested Roadway segments


Charge: Comprehensive Development Agreements (CDA) and Design/Build project delivery methods


Joint Committee on Water Desalination

Topic: Water desalination, with special focus on ocean and saltwater desalination


June 24th Top

Topics: Future reliability of all current state transportation funding sources; alternatives that may increase available state funding for transportation; use of debt financing in state transportation funding, including the uses of the Texas Mobility Fund; alternative transportation funding options used nationally and internationally


June 25th Top

House Committee on Natural Resources

Charge: Groundwater availability, management, and development, brackish groundwater, and groundwater district permitting


Charge: Protection of privately owned lands in state's water supply and environmental flows


Charge: Aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) projects


June 26th Top

House Committee on Natural Resources

Charge: Implementation of HB 4 and SJR 1, 83rd Legislature, R.S., and progress of Texas Water Development Board to provide a stable, long-term funding source for the State Water Plan


Charge: Legislative oversight and monitoring of agencies and programs