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Interim Hearings – Week of October 6, 2014

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