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Interim Hearings – Weeks of September 3 and 10, 2012

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, and a list of upcoming Budget Hearings.

 

September 4th

Senate Committee on Criminal Justice

Charge: Administrative segregation

 

Charge: Female inmates

September 5th

  • Commission Decisions on the Texas Criminal Justice Agencies
    • Texas Department of Criminal Justice
    • Correctional Managed Health Care Committee
    • Windham School District
    • Board of Pardons and Paroles
  • Staff Presentation and Public Testimony
    • State Pension Review Board
    • Office of Fire Fighters’ Pension Commissioner
    • Port of Houston Authority
    • State Employee Charitable Campaign Policy Committee
    • Texas Commission on the Arts
    • Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

 

September 6th

Senate Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Interim Charge #9

Charge: Efficiency of Texas Renewable Portfolio Standard

 

September 10th

Senate Committee on Higher Education

Charge: Cost-effective funding of financial aid, incentives, student debt

 

Charge: Returned value funding model for Texas State Technical College

 

Charge: Monitor the implementation and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance and/or complete implementation of the following bills (82nd Regular):

  • SB 5, Relating to the administration and business affairs of public institutions of higher education
  • SB 28, Relating to eligibility for a TEXAS grant and to administration of the TEXAS grant program
  • HB 9, Relating to student success-based funding
  • HB 33, Relating to measures to increase the affordability of textbooks used for courses at public or private institutions of higher education
  • SB 1107, Relating to the vaccination against bacterial meningitis of entering students at public and private or independent institutions of higher education
  • HB 1000, Relating to the distribution of money appropriated from the National Research University Fund

 

September 11th

Senate Committee on Agriculture & Rural Affairs

Charge: Seafood consumption

 

Charge: Use of Texas agricultural products in healthy foods

 

Topic: Texas drought conditions and wildfires

 

September 12th

Charge: Local retirement systems

 

Charge: Payday lending under HB2592 and HB2594

 

Charge: Federal consumer protection laws

 

Charge: Viability of defined benefit pension plans; feasibility of alternative plans

 

Joint Committee on Seacoast Territory Insurance

Charge: Windstorm and Hail Insurance pursuant to HB 3 (82nd 1st C.S.)

 

September 13th

House Committee on Agriculture & Livestock

Charge:  Cedar eradication as a means to enhance resource conservation

 

House Committee on Pensions, Investments & Financial Services (continuation of previous day's hearing)

 

Senate Committee on Education

Charge: Extended learning time and student success, after-school programs

 
Upcoming Budget Hearings

Listed below are budget hearings of state agencies, listed by agency name or date on the Legislative Budget Board website along with the time and location.

 

September 4th

Bond Review Board

Optometry Board

 

September 5th

Judiciary Section, Comptroller's Department

Prairie View A&M University

Risk Management, State Office of

Tarleton State University

Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University at Galveston

Texas A&M University System Health Science Center

Texas A&M University System: Administrative and General Offices

West Texas A&M University

 

September 6th

Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Texas

Emergency Communications, Commission on State

Ethics Commission, Texas

Texas A&M International University

Texas Transportation Institute

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, Kingsville, Commerce, San Antonio, Central Texas, Texarkana

Texas Engineering Experiment Station

Texas Engineering Extension Service

 

September 7th

Adjutant General's Department

AgriLife Extension Service and AgriLife Research, Texas

Racing Commission

Texas Forest Service

Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

Veterans Commission

 

September 10th

Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Department of

Court of Criminal Appeals

State Law Library

Utility Commission of Texas, Public

               

September 11th

Aging and Disability Services, Department of

Historical Commission

               

September 12th

Attorney General, Office of the

Blind and Visually Impaired, School for the

Deaf, School for the

Injured Employee Counsel, Office of

Lamar Institute of Technology

Lamar State College- Port Arthur, Orange

Lamar University

Sam Houston State University

Sul Ross State University, Rio Grande College

Texas State University - San Marcos

Texas State University System

 

September 13th

Family and Protective Services, Department of

Texas State Technical College - Harlingen, West Texas, System Administration, Marshall, Waco

 

September 14th

Preservation Board

 

Interim Hearings - Weeks of August 20 and 27, 2012

Today's Committee Meetings on the LRL website is a calendar of interim committee hearings with links to agendas. The following may be helpful resources for upcoming hearings.

 

August 22nd

House Committee on Defense & Veterans' Affairs

Charge: Federal military installations and civilian encroachment

Charge: Texas military installations and recent reductions in federal defense spending

Charge: Texas Military Preparedness Commission, HB 2546 (81R), and military preparedness

August 24th

House Committees on Appropriations - S/C on Articles I, IV, & V and Homeland Security & Public Safety (Joint Hearing, 10:00 AM)

Charge: Driver's license improvement plan, feasibility of privatization to minimize wait times

House Committee on Appropriations - S/C on Articles I, IV, & V - on adjournment of 10:00 AM hearing

Charge: Correctional health care system

House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety - on adjournment of 10:00 AM hearing  

Charge: Digital emergency public service messaging network on evacuation routes

 

Charge: Law enforcement personnel at school district and post-secondary campuses

 

Senate Committee on Education

Charge: Charter schools

Charge: School choice, education tax credits

August 27th

House Committee on Business & Industry

Charge: Existing lien laws

 

Charge: Impact of property tax liens on title and Texas real estate market

August 28th

Charge: Texas veterans employment

 

Charge: Veterans in higher education

 

Charge: Monitor implementation of legislation

August 29th

Senate Committee on Finance   

Charge: State spending limits

Charge: Funding for law enforcement training and retention

Charge: Monitor implementation of legislation, especially regarding state tax equity and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces

 
August 30th

Senate Committee on State Affairs

Charge: Allowing purchase of health insurance across state lines

Charge: Statute of limitations on a cause of action relating to consumer debt

Charge: Liability protection for private companies and individuals when commissioned by the Texas Forest Service to assist in fighting a fire; volunteer firefighter termination by employer

 

Interim Hearings - Week of August 13, 2012

Today's Committee Meetings on the LRL website is a calendar of interim committee hearings with links to agendas. The following may be helpful resources for upcoming hearings.

 

August 14th

House Committee on Transportation

Charge: Operations and services of transit organizations in Texas

House Committee on Ways & Means 

Charge: Tobacco revenue

Senate Committee on Business & Commerce (see the Committee's blog for written testimony, witnesses, and updates, as well as Twitter)

Charge: Telecommunications market in Texas

 

 

Interim Hearings – Weeks of July 23 and July 30, 2012

Today's Committee Meetings on the LRL website is a calendar of interim committee hearings with links to agendas. The following may be helpful resources for upcoming hearings.

 

July 23rd

House Committee on Land & Resource Management

Charge: Cabin Program, General Land Office

Charge: Severance v. Patterson and impact on Texas Open Beaches Act

Topic: Texas Rice Lands v. Denbury Green Pipeline (property rights and pipeline companies); La Salle Pipeline, LP v. Donnell Lands, LP

 

July 25th 

Charge: Communication options during evacuations

Charge: Services to evacuated residents, experiences  from other heavy flooding states

Charge: Drainage infrastructure funding

 

July 30th

Joint Committee on Public School Finance System

Charge: Public school finance system

July 31st 

Senate Committee on Health & Human Services

Charge: Health care innovation, including translational research and Cancer Prevention Research Institute

Charge: Medicaid Home and Community Based Services waivers

August 1st

Senate Committees on Health & Human Services and State Affairs (Joint Hearing)

Charge: Potential impact of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) on insurance regulations, Medicaid and CHIP, health care outcomes and overall health of all Texans, and the state budget in Texas; current constitutional challenges to PPACA

August 2nd

 

 

 

Interim Hearings - Week of July 16, 2012

 
Today's Committee Meetings on the LRL website is a calendar of interim committee hearings with links to agendas. The following may be helpful resources for upcoming hearings.

 

Week of July 16th

 

July 16th

House Committee on Human Services

Charge: Foster care redesign

Charge: Benefits claims process

Charge: Mental health services

Charge: Update on Mental Health section of the Texas Coordinating Council for Veterans Services, authorized by SB 1796, 82nd Regular Session

July 17th

Senate Committee on Education

Charge: Public school management practices; Regional Education Service Centers

House Committee on County Affairs

Charge: Population growth in unincorporated areas

Charge: Abolition of elected county offices; consolidation of county services

Charge: County jails

Charge: Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction; update on Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program Medicaid 1115 Waiver

July 18th

Charge: Alcoholic beverage licensing and permitting process

Charge: Occupational licensing programs and their impact on consumers, competition, and the cost of services

Charge: Manufacturing capability

Charge: Transparency, accountability and efficiency

Charge: Monitor agencies under jurisdiction, 82nd legislation

 

Interim Hearings - Week of July 9, 2012

Today's Committee Meetings on the LRL website is a calendar of interim committee hearings with links to agendas. The following may be helpful resources for upcoming hearings.

 

Week of July 9th

 

July 9th

Charge: Dedicated accounts in the state budget

Charge: Transportation funding reforms, options to eliminate "diversions" from Fund 6 (state highway fund)

Senate Committee on Finance

Charge: Correctional health care system 

July 10th

Charge: Effectiveness of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP)

House Committees on State Affairs and Technology [Joint Hearing]

Charge: Cloud computing

House Committee on State Affairs

Charge: Monitor agencies and programs under jurisdiction, including implementation of SB 1048 regarding public-private partnerships on state-owned property

 

Senate Committee on Agriculture & Rural Affairs

 

Charge: Land use and market trends in Texas agriculture

Charge: Veterinary medical workforce

Charge: Horse slaughter facilities

Senate Committee on Business & Commerce (see the committee's blog for more information)

Topic: Quarterly updates from selected state agencies and entities

 

Charge: Relationship between cities and municipally-owned utilities

 Charge: ERCOT generation protocols, grid reliability and electricity rates

 Charge: Homeowners insurance market

July 11th

House Committees on Government Efficiency & Reform and State Affairs [Joint Hearing] 

Charge: Privatization of state services

Charge: State agency rulemaking

House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence 

Charge: Transparency in asbestos bankruptcy trusts and litigation

Charge: Asbestos and silica multidistrict litigation

Charge: Monitor agencies under jurisdiction, testimony from agencies

 

House Committee on Government Efficiency & Reform (work session)

 

July 12th

Charge: Mental health services infrastructure and funding

Topic: Disproportionate Share Hospital Program

 

House Committee on Government Efficiency & Reform   

Charge: Purchasing cooperatives created under Chapter 791 of the Texas Government Code, including the bid process and the role of inter-local contracts

 

Interim Hearings – Week of June 25, 2012

Today's Committee Meetings on the LRL website is a calendar of interim committee hearings with links to agendas. The following may be helpful resources for upcoming hearings.
 

June 26th

House Committee on Energy Resources

Charge:  Energy production in Texas

Charge:  Oil and gas well construction and pipeline safety

Charge: Well logs

 

Joint Committee on Human Trafficking

Charge: Services for victims of human trafficking

Charge: Services for minor sex trafficking victims

June 27th

House Committee on Agriculture & Livestock

Charge: Veterinarian care and agriculture business

 

Charge: Performance-enhancing drug testing of show horses, performance horses, and race horses

Charge: Health disparities along the Texas-Mexico border

Charge: Border economic development programs

House Committees on Energy Resources and Natural Resources [Joint Hearing]

Charge: Hydraulic fracturing and HB 3328, 82nd Legislature

Charge: Interplay of water and energy resources

June 28th

Charge: Career and technical education (CTE)

House Committee on Natural Resources

Charge: Interplay of water and energy resources

[See above.]

 

Interim Hearings – Week of June 18, 2012

Today's Committee Meetings on the LRL website is a calendar of interim committee hearings with links to agendas. The following may be helpful resources for upcoming hearings.

 

June 19th

House Committee on Public Education

Charge: State and local implementation of STAAR

 

June 20th

Senate Committee on Higher Education

Charge: Use of technology, including online learning

Charge: Developmental education programs

Charge: Non-traditional students

Interim Hearings – Weeks of June 4 and June 11, 2012

Today's Committee Meetings on the LRL website is a calendar of interim committee hearings with links to agendas. The following may be helpful resources for upcoming hearings.

 

June 5th

House Committee on Ways & Means

Charge: Equity and administrative issues related to the margins tax

  • Commission Decisions

    • State Commission on Judicial Conduct
    • State Preservation Board
    • Texas Ethics Commission
    • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
    • Texas Lottery Commission
  • Staff Presentation and Public Testimony on the Texas Criminal Justice Agencies
    • Texas Department of Criminal Justice
    • Correctional Managed Health Care Committee
    • Windham School District
    • Board of Pardons and Paroles

June 12th

House Committee on Appropriations - S/C on Article III, House Committee on Higher Education [Joint Hearing]

Charge: Funding, performance, and administration of the state's adult basic education programs

June 14th

Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations

Charge: Property tax exemptions for community housing development organizations

Charge: Non-profit tax exemptions for local government corporations

Topic: Public Private Partnership proposal review process

Interim Hearings - Week of May 21, 2012

Today's Committee Meetings on the LRL website is a calendar of interim committee hearings with links to agendas. The following may be helpful resources for upcoming hearings.

 

May 21st

Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Military Installations  (El Paso)

Charge: "Commander's Council" - allowing commanders of Texas' military forces and installations to coordinate and communicate with Texas Legislature and state leadership

Charge: Veterans courts

Charge: Veterans Housing Assistance Program - Texas Veterans Commission's Fund for Veterans' Assistance

May 22nd

House Committee on Human Services and House Committee on Public Health (Joint Hearing)

Charge: Food insecurity

May 23rd

House Committee on Transportation (Seabrook)

Topic: Port of Houston facilities tour

May 24th

House Committee on Transportation (Houston)

Charge: State's preparedness for the expansion of the Panama Canal

Topic: Transit services for Texans with disabilities

 

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