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Interim Hearings – Week of April 2, 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 2: Consumer rights and protections

I. Overview of Deceptive Trade Practices Act

II. Landlord/Tenant agreements

III. Texas Fair Housing Act


Charge 11: Congressional action on federal healthcare reform and CHIP reauthorization; conversion of Texas Medicaid funding to block grant or per capita cap; preparation for federal changes; state flexibility in administering Medicaid, including use of 1115 and 1332 waivers

Charge 18 (specific issue): Monitoring agencies and programs and implementation of legislation:

g. Medicaid cost-containment efforts

Charge 12: Reimbursement methodologies for nursing homes and assisted living facilities


Charge 2: Consumer rights and protections

I. Rent-to-Own agreements/disputes

Charge 3: Third party data gathering by Texas employers and businesses   

Charge 4: Impact of data breaches on Texas consumers and businesses  


Charge: Expand high quality education opportunities

Charge: Virtual education in the 21st century classroom

Charge: Implementation of legislation, including state matching of the federal E-rate program (SB 1)


Charge: Public pension systems in Texas, specifically: (1) the different types of retirement plans; (2) the actuarial assumptions used by retirement systems to value their liabilities and the consequences of amending those assumptions; (3) retirement systems' investment practices and performance; and (4) the adequacy of financial disclosures including asset returns and fees

Charge: Monitor implementation of legislation:

  • SB 2190, relating to the public retirement systems of certain municipalities
  • HB 3158, relating to the retirement systems for and the provision of other benefits to police and firefighters in certain municipalities
  • HB 3976, relating to the administration of and benefits payable under the Texas Public School Retired Employees Group Benefits Act


Invited testimony on the ongoing developments with NAFTA renegotiation, recently proposed steel and aluminum tariffs