A busy week of hearings at the Texas Capitol

Posted in Around The State, The Lege at 1:42 pm by wcnews

This week’s list of interim hearings are likely to give a pretty good preview of what’s likely to be on the agenda for the next legislative session - the 83rd Legislature in 2013. Via the Legislative Reference Library, Interim Hearings - Week of July 9th:

Week of July 9th
July 9th
House Committee on Appropriations - Subcommittee on Articles VI, VII, & VIII
Charge: Dedicated accounts in the state budget
House Committees on Appropriations - Subcommittee on Articles VI, VII, & VIII and Transportation [Joint Hearing]
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
House Committees on Appropriations - Subcommittee on Articles VI, VII, & VIII and Environmental Regulation [Joint Hearing]
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
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
10:00 AM
Charge: Transparency in asbestos bankruptcy trusts and litigation
Charge: Asbestos and silica multidistrict litigation
11:00 AM
Charge: Monitor agencies under jurisdiction, testimony from agencies
July 12th
House Committee on Appropriations - Subcommittee on Article II
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

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