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.

 

 

August 27

Senate Committee on Transportation

Charge: Unified Transportation Program (UTP)

Charge: Toll road penalties

 

August 28

Senate Committee on Administration

Charge: Programmatic budget structure for legislative agencies

 

Charge: Legislative agency report review, fiscal note and government efficiency report process

 

Joint Legislative Committee on Aging

Charge: Access to care and veterans

 

Senate Committee on Business & Commerce

Charge: Implementation of legislation to deregulate occupational licensing

Charge: Occupational licensing and fees

Charge: Social media access – digital assets of decedents, social media privacy laws 

 

August 29

House Committees on Corrections and Criminal Jurisprudence (Joint Hearing) 

Charge: Texas state jail system, including its original intent, sentencing guidelines, effectiveness, and recidivism rates

 

House Committee on Corrections (after adjournment of 10:30 AM joint hearing) 

Charge 3: Current Texas criminal justice system policies and practices regarding 17- to 25- year-olds, specific to probation, parole, state jail confinement, and discharge from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or county jail; causes of recidivism

Charge 6: Texas Department of Criminal Justice policies and protocols to prevent the spread of infectious diseases

Charge 7: Board of Pardons and Paroles and parole panel determination of an inmate's risk of recidivism; GPS technology to monitor offenders

Charge 8: Texas prison system heat-related litigation; Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) compliance within Texas state and county criminal justice facilities

Charge 9: Monitor agencies and programs under the Committee's jurisdiction and implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature

 

 

House Committee on Human Services (Edinburg) 

Charge 2: History and any future roll-out of Medicaid managed care in Texas

 

Charge: Border security - law enforcement, public safety partnerships  

Charge: Border - invasive species 

Charge: Monitoring

  • SB 27 by Campbell, 85th Legislature, R.S., relating to the mental health program for veterans;
  • SB 277 by Campbell, 85th Legislature, R.S., relating to ad valorem tax incentives for wind-powered energy devices near military aviation facilities; and
  • SB 389 by Rodriguez, 84th Legislature, R.S., relating to the addition of military occupational specialty codes on state agency employment listings.

 

Commission decisions:

Staff presentation and public testimony:

 

August 30

House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence

Charge 1: Impact of Hurricane Harvey on the Texas criminal justice system

Charge 7: Office of Court Administration work on pre-trial risk assessment tools for the Texas judiciary; implementation of legislation regarding imposition of fines, fees, and court costs in criminal courts

 

Staff presentation and public testimony: