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Interim Hearings – Week of September 15, 2014

Interim Hearings – Week of September 15th    

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 15th Top

Senate Committee on State Affairs

Charge: Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs)

 Charge: Emerging negative impacts of Affordable Care Act, including navigators, rising health insurance premiums, lack of access to healthcare, etc.

 Charge: Medical price transparency, including impact of SB 1731, 80th Legislature, R.S.

 Charge: Texas Mutual Insurance Company and residual market for workers' compensation insurance

Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Edwards Aquifer

Topic: Update on the Edwards Aquifer Authority

September 16th Top

House Select Committee on Health Care Education & Training

Topic: Mental health care workforce in Texas

Senate Committee on State Affairs

Charge: Personal privacy of Texas residents from governmental and commercial surveillance

 Charge: Personal data collected by governmental and commercial entities

  • DNA collection and databases

  • Gun owner privacy

  • Protection of private health care information

  • Anonymous data handling

  • Data Disposal Laws, National Conference of State Legislatures, last updated December 26, 2013

 Charge: Citizens' ability to know what data is being collected, including analysis of consumer informed consent

 Charge: Online legislative resources from Texas Senate Committee websites

Topic: Future reliability of all current state transportation funding sources

 Topic: Alternatives that may increase available state funding for transportation

 Topic: Alternative transportation funding options used nationally and internationally

Charge: Access to services provided by non-profit organizations to veterans, their families, and survivors, including 2-1-1 system

 Charge: Veterans'  mental health

House Committee on Ways & Means

Charge: Implementation of recent amendments to the franchise tax

Topic: Texas Economic Outlook

Topic: Dynamic Scoring and Analysis use in tax policy

September 17th Top

Senate Committee on Transportation

Charge: Impact of increased oil and gas production on roadways and bridges

 Charge: Implementation of SB 1792, 83rd Legislature, R.S., toll nonpayment

 Charge: Uninsured motorists

September 19th Top

Senate Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Studying Impacts of Mexico's Energy Reforms on Texas  

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