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Interim Hearings – Week of February 19, 2018

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.

Charge: Use of federal funds in response to Hurricane Harvey, federal funds and investment in infrastructure projects to reduce impact of future natural disasters


Senate Committee on Finance

Charge: Property tax on business personal property and current $500 exemption

Charge: Interest rate disparity in delinquent property and state taxes, compared to property and state tax refunds

  • Report to the 85th Legislature (Charge 6 – Delinquent tax collection, tax lien transfers, and interest rates), Senate Committee on Business and Commerce, November 2016
  • Interim Report to the 84th Legislature (Charge 2 – Existing lien laws, property tax liens and interest rates), House Committee on Business and Industry, January 2015

Charge: Monitor implementation of sporting goods sales tax and state and local park needs

Topic: Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery


House Committee on Agriculture & Livestock

Charge: Early detection of exotic invasive organisms that could threaten the production of agricultural crops


Senate Committee on State Affairs

Charge: Implementation of SB 24 and HB 555, 85th Legislature, R.S., religious freedom

Charge: Attorney General's jurisdiction on abortion and multi-jurisdictional human trafficking cases


Senate Committee on Transportation

Charge: Funding opportunities for Texas ports

Charge: Human smuggling

Charge: Highway naming


Joint Interim Committee on Higher Education Formula Funding

Topic: Improvements to the current formula funding system for institutions of higher education


Senate Select Committee on Election Security

Charge: Voting security protocols, responsibilities and duties of Electoral College, voting fraud and disenfranchisement occurring inside nursing homes and assisted living facilities, outside interference and manipulation of elections