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Interim Hearings - Week of May 16, 2016

Interim Hearings - Week of May 16

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 16 Top

House Committee on County Affairs

Topic: Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program 1115 Waiver

Topic: Counties involvement in Child Protective Services (CPS) cases

House Committees on County Affairs and Urban Affairs (Joint Hearing) 

Joint charge: Risk and mitigation of wildfires, floods, and other natural hazards in the wildland-urban interface; natural disasters

House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence

Charge: Asset forfeiture

Senate Committee on Higher Education

Charge: Current funding methods for both general academic institutions and community colleges, performance-based funding for community colleges

Charge: Funding for GAIs (General Academic Institutions) and HRIs (Health Related Institutions), tuition-revenue generating special items and formula and research funding for new medical schools

May 17 Top

House Committees on Corrections and Criminal Jurisprudence (Joint Hearing) 

Charge: Probation & parole - fees and revocations

House Committees on Human Services and Urban Affairs

Charge: Boarding homes

Senate Committee on Criminal Justice

Charge 3: Reentry programs provided by TDCJ and the Windham School, including inmates in administrative segregation; Certified Peer Support Services; Darrington Seminary Program   

Charge 4: Pretrial diversion and treatment programs   

Charge 5: Dissemination of bulk criminal records   

Charge 6: Costs for family members to maintain contact with incarcerated family members    


Senate Committee on Finance

Charge: Strengthening restriction on appropriations established in Article VIII, Section 22 of the state constitution (spending cap)

Senate Committee on Health & Human Services  

Topic: Zika virus

May 18 Top

House Committee on Appropriations

Charge 1 (partial): Dedicated accounts, budget transparency

Charge 3: Texas constitutional spending limits, comparison to other states

Joint Legislative Committee on Health & Human Services Transition, Oversight  

Invited testimony


May 19 Top

Topic: Cost reporting process for long term programs

House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence  

Charge 1: Trafficking

Charge 4: Jury service

Charge 6: Lemon law

House Committee on Public Health

Charge: Improving birth outcomes

Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations

Charge 1: Extraterritorial jurisdiction expansion and municipal annexation process