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Interim Hearings – Week of December 10

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.

 

For recent posts on Interim Hearings, see Interim Hearing Resources on the LRL homepage. The "Recent Entries" list on the left provides quick access to interim hearings posts from previous weeks.

 

December 10

Senate Committee on Business & Commerce 

Topic: Update from appropriate agencies, industry stakeholders and consumer groups related to market competition, consolidation practices and federal orders affecting the Texas health insurance marketplace

Topic: Texas Department of Insurance update on Hurricane Harvey related property and casualty insurance claims data analysis

 

December 12

Staff presentation and public testimony:

 

December 13

Commission decisions:

Staff presentation and public testimony:

Interim Hearings – Week of November 26

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.

 

For recent posts on Interim Hearings, see Interim Hearing Resources on the LRL homepage. The "Recent Entries" list on the left provides quick access to interim hearings posts from previous weeks.

November 27

Senate Committee on Education 

Charge: Mandate relief/innovation: Education Code, cost-drivers, unnecessary mandates, reduction/elimination of inefficiencies, policies or opportunities targeted to improving student outcomes, and better utilization of taxpayer resources

Charge: Monitor SB 22 and SB 7, 85th Legislature, R.S.

 

 

November 28

Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform (Conroe)

Charge: Effective tax rate and rollback tax rate calculations

Charge: Appraisal review boards (ARBs)

Charge: Replacing property tax with sales tax or other consumption tax revenue

 

November 30

Topic: Determine and adopt a sufficient balance to maintain in the Economic Stabilization Fund

Interim Hearings – Week of November 12

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.

 

For recent posts on Interim Hearings, see Interim Hearing Resources on the LRL homepage. The "Recent Entries" list on the left provides quick access to interim hearings posts from previous weeks.

 

 

November 13

House Committee on Human Services

Charge 4

Charge: Current reimbursement methodology and rates in the foster care system

Charge: Prevalence of mental illness diagnoses on children in the foster care system

Charge: Abuse and neglect in nursing facilities; existing state and federal laws and regulations, including employee criminal background checks 

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November 14

Commission decisions:

 

Staff presentation and public testimony:

 

Interim Hearings – Week of October 29

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.

 

For recent posts on Interim Hearings, see Interim Hearing Resources on the LRL homepage. The "Recent Entries" list on the left provides quick access to interim hearings posts from previous weeks.

 

October 30

Topic: The State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) Advisory Committee advises the Texas Water Development Board on the administration of SWIFT funds. This committee will review the overall operation, function, and structure of the fund at least semi-annually and advises the board on any water related matter.

Interim Hearings – Week of October 22

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.

 

For recent posts on Interim Hearings, see Interim Hearing Resources on the LRL homepage. The "Recent Entries" list on the left provides quick access to interim hearings posts from previous weeks.

 

 

October 22

House Committee on International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs (Jasper) CANCELED

Charge: State's communications with the federal government in response to Hurricane Harvey

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

 

 

October 23

House Committee on Human Services

Charge: Monitor agencies and programs under the Committee's jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature; implementation of HB 4HB 5HB 7, and SB 11, 85th Legislature, R.S.

 

 

October 25

House Committee on General Investigating & Ethics

Charge 10: Monitor agencies and programs under the Committee's jurisdiction and implementation of legislation: Oversight of the Texas Health & Human Services Commission

 

Charge 1: Local and state occupational licensing and regulations

Charge 2: Technology-based alcohol and industry services

Charge 3: Monitor the statutory changes enacted through SB 2065, 85th Legislature, R.S., the Committee's omnibus deregulation omnibus bill. In particular, monitor the effectiveness and efficiency of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation's (TDLR) role in regulating the applicable occupations and activities including but not limited to Vehicle Protection Product businesses, Temporary Common Worker Employers, For-Profit Legal Service Contract Companies, Barbering and Cosmetology, and Vehicle Booting and Towing Operators. Review TDLR's current strategic planning efforts and the potential recommendations for occupations and activities which may undergo regulation changes in the future.

Interim Hearings – Week of October 15

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.

 

For recent posts on Interim Hearings, see Interim Hearing Resources on the LRL homepage. The "Recent Entries" list on the left provides quick access to interim hearings posts from previous weeks.

October 16

House Committee on Natural Resources (Waco)

Charge 4: Water markets in Texas  

Charge 5: Information and awareness campaign regarding water issues in Texas

Charge 7: Water Availability Models for river basins in this state 

Charge 10: Monitor agencies and programs under the Committee's jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature

 

 

October 17

House Committee on County Affairs (Houston)

Charge 1: Emergency response activities, impact of natural disasters on county finances

Charge 2: County ordinance-making and enforcement authority to deal with flood risk in unincorporated rural and suburban areas

Charge 3: Defendants' and inmates' behavioral health needs, mental health services upon release from the criminal justice system

Charge 5: Monitor agencies and programs under the Committee's jurisdiction and implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature: indigent defense

Interim Hearings – Week of October 8

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.

 

For recent posts on Interim Hearings, see Interim Hearing Resources on the LRL homepage. The "Recent Entries" list on the left provides quick access to interim hearings posts from previous weeks.

 

October 9

House Committee on Appropriations  

Charge: Availability of federal funding and Governor's Criminal Justice grants that may directly or indirectly improve school safety; potential costs of proposals identified by the Governor and House Committees related to improving access to mental health services for children, improved school safety, and enhanced firearm safety

Topic: Special Education Strategic Plan

 

October 10

House Committee on Agriculture & Livestock

Charge: Central filing system for filing financing statements that cover farm products being sold and purchased in this state that are subject to an agricultural lien

 

October 12

House Committee on Pensions (Houston) 

Charge: Legislative oversight – state's oversight of pension systems and implementation of relevant legislation passed during the 85th Legislature

Charge: Funding soundness – ways to strengthen and improve Texas public pension systems; including effectiveness of corrective mechanisms, such as the Funding Soundness Restoration Plan and Pension Review Board Funding Guidelines

Charge: State retirement systems – governance structures of the Employees Retirement System, Texas Municipal Retirement System, Texas County and District Retirement System, and Texas Emergency Services Retirement System; including best practices and recommendations to strengthen oversight within the systems

Interim Hearings – Week of October 1

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.

 

For recent posts on Interim Hearings, see Interim Hearing Resources on the LRL homepage. The "Recent Entries" list on the left provides quick access to interim hearings posts from previous weeks.

October 2

House Committee on Land & Resource Management (Dallas) 

Charge: Texas' eminent domain statutes and balance between infrastructure growth and fair compensation for landowners

Charge: State Power Program operated by the GLO

 

October 3

House Committee on Land & Resource Management (Corpus Christi) 

Charge: General Land Office (GLO) role and efforts during the recovery period following Hurricane Harvey, disaster readiness and protocols, assessment of public lands

Charge: Texas' eminent domain statutes and balance between infrastructure growth and fair compensation for landowners

 

Charge: State Power Program operated by the GLO

 

 

Topic: Monitoring and prescribing of controlled substances in this state

Interim Hearings – Week of September 24

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.

 

For recent posts on Interim Hearings, see Interim Hearing Resources on the LRL homepage. The "Recent Entries" list on the left provides quick access to interim hearings posts from previous weeks.

September 25

House Committee on County Affairs

Charge 3: Defendants' and inmates' behavioral health needs, mental health services upon release from the criminal justice system  

Charge 4: Population limitations found in Local Government Code Section 154.041 and Local Government Code Section 113.047, whether counties with population below 190,000 could benefit from population limitations being removed  

 

Charge 5: Monitor agencies and programs under the Committee's jurisdiction and implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature: indigent defense and family drug treatment courts 

 

September 26

House Committee on County Affairs

Charge 3: Defendants' and inmates' behavioral health needs, mental health services upon release from the criminal justice system [see September 25 hearing]

 

Charge 5: Monitor agencies and programs under the Committee's jurisdiction and implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature: behavioral health intervention on the school setting and Sandra Bland Act implementation

 

House Select Committee on Cybersecurity

Topic: State agency cybersecurity and data privacy practices, and HB 8, 85th Legislature, R.S., implementation

Topic: State of election security in Texas

Topic: Report on the Jack Voltaic 2 Cybersecurity Exercise

 

September 27

Joint Interim Committee on Disclosure of Emergency Call Information

Topic: Process, rules, handling, and processing of the disclosure of recordings and transcripts of emergency calls made by a subsequently deceased individual to a public safety agency or a public safety answering point

  • HCR 140, 85th Legislature, R. S., Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to provide for a joint interim legislative study regarding the confidentiality of emergency calls.
  • HB 3640, 85th Legislature, R.S., Relating to the confidentiality of an emergency call.

 

House Committee on Natural Resources (Brownsville)

Charge 9: Water development opportunities involving neighboring states and Mexico; impact of noncompliance with the 1944 treaty with Mexico on the Rio Grande Valley Region  

Charge 6: Expedited decertification process created under SB 573, 82nd Legislature, R.S.; process for resolving disputes and assessing compensation for utilities whose service areas are decertified

Specific issues related to Charge 3: Status of groundwater policy in Texas: (b) Developments in case law regarding groundwater ownership and regulation, and (d) The appropriate consideration of the service area of a water supplier when groundwater resources are allocated based on surface ownership

 

September 28

Joint Interim Committee to Study State Judicial Salaries

Topics: State judicial salaries, the salaries of the highest appellate courts of the nine most populous states other than Texas, the salaries of judges on the United States Courts of Appeals, and the average starting base salaries of first-year associate attorneys at the five largest law firms in Texas

 

Interim Hearings – Week of September 17

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.

 

For recent posts on Interim Hearings, see Interim Hearing Resources on the LRL homepage. The "Recent Entries" list on the left provides quick access to interim hearings posts from previous weeks.

September 19

House Committee on Higher Education (Kingsville)

Charge: Dual credit course offerings

Charge: Financial losses to 2- and 4-year institutions, including facilities, from Hurricane Harvey

Charge: Title IX and sexual misconduct policies at institutions of higher education

 

September 20

Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform

Charge: Voter engagement in local government decisions around budgets and property tax rates through digital media and social media 

Charge: Property tax data and collection methods 

Charge: Effective tax rate and rollback tax rate calculations; appraisal review boards (ARBs) 

 

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