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Interim Hearings - Week of March 28, 2016

Interim Hearings - Week of March 28


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.

March 29 Top

House Select Committee on Federal Environmental Regulation  

Topic: Organizational hearing on the effects that existing and proposed federal environmental regulations will have on the Texas economy


Charge: Texas Division of Emergency Management and the state's natural disaster preparedness planning efforts

Charge: Implementation of the "two steps, one sticker" program

Charge: Implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 84th Legislature


Charge 3: Elder financial abuse

Charge 6: Legislative oversight and monitoring of agencies


House Committee on Urban Affairs CANCELLED

Charge: Cities' cybersecurity policies

Senate Committees on Education and Higher Education (Joint Hearing)

Charge: Implementation of HB 5, 83rd R.S., and current projections for preparation of Texas high school students for postsecondary education and workforce training


Charge: Teacher shortage and retention, educator preparation programs

Senate Committee on State Affairs

Charge: Compensation to private property owners for property taken by eminent domain authority

Senate Committee on Transportation    

Charge: State Highway Fund grants and loans to Regional Mobility Authorities (RMA)  

Charge: Oversize and overweight vehicles 

Senate Select Committee on Transportation Planning

Topic: Transportation planning, financing, and performance

March 30 Top

House Committee on Insurance

Charge 3: Texas prompt payment law and penalty calculations

Charge 7: Implementation of HB 2929, 83rd R.S.

Charge 8: Prosecution of workers' compensation insurance fraud

House Committee on Pensions

Topic: Organizational meeting, current issues and concerns facing pension systems

House Committee on Transportation

Topic: Update on HB 2612, 84th R.S. - debt service on bonds issued for each toll project in this state, plan to eliminate all toll roads

House Select Committee on Transportation Planning

Topics: Update from TxDOT working group on project selection criteria, rules and policies for project prioritization and selection, and funding categories (TxDOT); latest revenue projections related to state and federal funds; outstanding debt and repayment schedule

Senate Committee on Business & Commerce

Charge: State cybersecurity and protection of financial and personal information

Charge: Implementation of legislation, specifically federal electronic verification of employment authorization program and consent policy for state disclosure of personal data

Topic: Updates from Public Utility Commission of Texas and Electric Reliability Council of Texas


Senate Committee on Criminal Justice  

Charge 2: County and municipal jails, mental health in corrections

Senate Committee on Finance

Charge: Franchise tax, Property Tax Relief Fund

Charge: Sales tax holiday

Charge:  Budget formats of other states; reduction of state liabilities; incentivize state agencies

Joint Committee on TRS Health Benefit Plans

Topic: Health benefit plans administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas; TRS-Care

March 31 Top

Charge: Promotion of domestic agriculture products, and strengthening international ties for exporting Texas food and fiber

Topic: Impact of an open U.S.-Cuba trading relationship on Texas

Joint Legislative Committee on Health & Human Services Transition, Oversight

Invited and public testimony

April 1 Top

Charge 3: Economic development

Charge 4: Expedited permitting


Charge 7: Implementation of legislation, specifically:

1) Legislation relating to Texas aerospace incentives;

2) Expedited permitting; and

3) Electric utility rate adjustments