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Interim Hearings - Week of May 2, 2016

Interim Hearings - Week of May 2

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.



May 2

Charge 17: State parks system funding, recent legislation including the General Appropriations Act, HB 158, and SB 1366, 84th R.S.

House Committee on Environmental Regulation  

Charge 2: Surface water management compliance


Charge 3: Local environmental regulation initiatives; resolve ambiguous regulations regarding priority of state or local authority


May 3

House Committees on Economic & Small Business Development and Public Education (Joint Hearing)   

Joint charge: Partnerships between higher education institutions, public school districts, and workforce that promote postsecondary readiness 


Rules and laws limiting employers from providing internships or apprenticeships 

Workforce training, incentivizing business to invest in training 


May 4

Senate Committee on Business & Commerce

Topic: Penalty calculations under the current prompt payment of health care claim laws and regulations


Topic: Implementation of legislation, specifically legislation intended to further protect consumers from the balance billing process

Eightieth Legislature, Regular Session, 2007, Texas Department of Insurance, January 2009


Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports

Topic: Committee rules and organizational business

Topic: Economic impact of inland waterways, coastal ports, and inland ports on the state economy


Topic: Future impact of Panama Canal expansion on Texas ports


Charge: Interstate Compact: cost-benefit analysis of a potential interstate compact on border security, and the constitutional and legal questions


Topic: TDCJ invited testimony answering questions from previous hearing on PEP


May 5

Charge 15: Higher education funding formulas


Joint Interim Committee to Study Border Security

Topic: Implementation of HB 11, 84th Legislature, R.S., and additional border security efforts