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Interim Hearings – Week of March 26, 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.


House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence

Charge: Death penalty for defendants with serious mental illness or intellectual and developmental disabilities


House Select Committee on Texas Ports, Innovation & Infrastructure

Charge: Pilot Boards

Charge: Port Authority Advisory Committee [PAAC]

Charge: Public-Private Partnerships


Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs CANCELED

Charge: Agricultural fees and state licenses in agriculture industry


Senate Committee on Education

Charge: Teacher compensation

Charge: Classroom conduct and teacher support, student discipline

Charge: Monitor implementation of legislation, including:


House Committee on Government Transparency & Operation    

Charge 1: Role of technology in disaster preparedness

Charge 2: State agency use of state disaster recovery services, including statewide technology centers

Charge 3: Open meetings laws

Charge 4: Public Information Act

Charge 5: State agency data sharing

Charge 6: Implementation of relevant legislation, specifically HB 8, 85th Legislature, R.S. (Cybersecurity for state agency information resources)


House Select Committee on Opioids & Substance Abuse

Charge: Prevalence and impact of substance use, substance use disorders, opioids, and synthetic drugs in Texas


Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations

Hurricane Harvey Related Charges 

Charge: Rebuilding housing and infrastructure following natural disaster

Charge: Distribution of federal disaster relief funds, including community development block grant (CDBG) funds

Charge: Debris removal

Charge: Disaster training opportunities

Interim Legislative Charge

Charge: Special Purpose Districts Bond Reform


Charge 4 (specific aspects): Health and Human Services Commission's (HHSC) managed care contracts, enforcement of contractual sanctions for managed care organizations (MCOs), Medicaid participants' complaints regarding access to care

Charge 10: Early Childhood Intervention Program (ECI) in Texas


Charge 4: Examine the Judicial Campaign Fairness Act and identify opportunities to improve the Act

Charge 7: Review the implementation of SB 73 (85R) relating to leave policies and procedures for state employees