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Interim Hearings – Week of September 22, 2014

Interim Hearings – Week of September 22nd

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.

September 22nd Top

Senate Committee on Economic Development

Charge: Legislative and regulatory barriers to capital investment, growth, and expansion of Texas businesses; reducing regulatory barriers to professions regulated by Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

 Charge: Biennial state review process for economic development programs

 Charge: Implementation of SB 21, 83rd Legislature R.S., which requires drug testing for unemployment insurance claimants

September 23rd Top

House Committee on Agriculture & Livestock

Charge: Transparency, accountability, and efficiency in state agencies under the committee's jurisdiction; cost-saving technologies such as the route optimization system used by the Texas Department of Agriculture to save funds in inspection activities

 Charge: Texas Right to Farm Act

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


House Committee on Special Purpose Districts

Charge: Comprehensive review of existing special purpose districts in the state

September 24th Top

House Committee on Agriculture & Livestock CANCELLED

Continuation of any unfinished business from the previous day


House Select Committee on Economic Development Incentives

Topics: Energy and private space incentives, freeports, and the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)

Senate Committee on Finance

Topic: Legislative Budget Board (LBB) presentations about major cost drivers for the state budget in:

  • Public Education

  • Higher Education

  • Medicaid

  • Mental Health

  • Transportation

  • Water

  • Employee Retirement Systems

  • Teacher Retirement System

Charge: Commercial oyster industry in the Commercial Fishing License Buyback Program at the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Charge: Implementation of HB 3279, 83rd Legislature, R.S., regarding the protection of seagrass plants

Charge: Economic impact of cultural, recreation, or tourism grants provided by the state, including any economic development grants related to cultural, recreational, or tourism industries, heritage tourism, courthouse restoration, and historic district revitalization 

Topic: Update on Battleship Texas

House Committee on Public Health

Charge: Efficient exchange of electronic health information with Texas Health and Human Services enterprise agencies

 Charge: Legislative oversight and monitoring of agencies and programs, including implementation of HB 15, 83rd Legislature, R.S.


September 25th Top

Joint Interim Committee to Study Human Trafficking

Topics: Services and resources available to victims of human trafficking; current efforts in North Texas region to combat human trafficking

September 26th Top

House Committees on Energy Resources and International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs  (Joint Hearing)

Charge: Impact on Texas' economy and businesses of the recent expansion of oil and gas production in Northern Mexico, Mexico's efforts to recover shale gas from Eagle Ford Shale