Interim Hearings – Week of October 6th

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 6th Top

Topic: Speaker's Strategic Fiscal Review Charge testimony regarding:

  • General Revenue-funded Programs at the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

 

Topic: Speaker's Strategic Fiscal Review Charge testimony regarding:

  • Public Utility Commission
  • Texas Emissions Reduction Plan at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • Texas Department of Transportation

 

House Select Committee on Health Care Education & Training

Topics: Innovative educational models, state workforce programs and policy recommendations to strengthen the health care workforce in Texas; dental health care workforce; veterans employment opportunities in health care careers

 

October 7th Top

Topic: Speaker's Strategic Fiscal Review Charge testimony regarding:

  • Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • University System Offices
  • Available University Fund
  • Texas Education Agency

 

House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence

Charge: Impact of SB 1289, 83rd Legislature, R.S., sale of criminal histories and arrest records 

 

Charge: Non-traditional criminal offenses outside of the Penal Code, use of the Rule of Lenity and Mens Rea requirements in Texas

 

Charge: Deferred adjudication and orders for non-disclosure, use of expunction of criminal records history

 

Charge: Current pecuniary loss thresholds associated with graffiti offenses, existing Graffiti Abatement Programs in Texas

 

Charge: Community supervision in state jail felonies and effectiveness of the state jail

 

Charge: Emergency preparedness

 

Topic: Border operations update

 

Topic: Driver Responsibility Program

 

Topic: Ammonium nitrate storage

House Committee on Insurance   

Charge: Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA)

House Committee on Agriculture & Livestock

Topic: Agricultural commodity import traffic delays

Senate Committee on Health & Human Services

Topic: State's public health preparedness and response to infectious disease threats; overview of the ongoing local, state, and federal response to the confirmed Ebola case in Dallas

 

October 8th Top

House Committees on Corrections and Public Education (Joint Hearing)

Charge: Impact of SB 393, 83rd Legislature, R.S. and SB 1114, 83rd Legislature R.S.; School discipline and school-based policing

 

House Committee on Corrections

Charge: Review of correctional facilities and processes within Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, and Texas Juvenile Justice Department with emphasis on efficiencies, effectiveness, and recidivism

 

House Committee on Public Education

Charge: Implementation of HB 5, 83rd Legislature, R.S., and recommendations for improvement; creation of additional rigorous mathematics and science courses needed to address the current and projected needs of the state's workforce

Joint Legislative Committee on Texas Lottery

Topic: Charitable bingo

 

Topic: Elimination of the state lottery

 
House Committee on Ways & Means

Topic: Implementation of recent amendments to the property tax; frequency of reappraisals

 

Topic: Marketplace Fairness Act

Topic: Original purpose of the economic stabilization fund, appropriateness of using the net amount of oil and gas production taxes received in the 1987 state fiscal year as the basis for making general revenue transfers to the economic stabilization fund

 

Topic: Additional funding made available to Texas Department of Transportation not originally identified in the 2014-15 General Appropriations Act

 

Topic: New and previously discussed future funding options

Topic: Structure and functions of regional mobility authorities

 

 

Charge: Texas Coordinating Council for Veterans Services (TCCVS) report recommendations; new methods to help homeless Veterans using state, regional, and local resources

Charge: Strategies for effectively supporting military veteran students in their academic and workforce goals