General Investigating & Ethics – 2/15/2018
Time: 10:30 AM, Location: E1.010
The committee will meet to hear testimony on employment policies and practices at state agencies regarding misconduct, travel by state agency officials, state agency resources to participate in certain trade associations & groups, and review the results of the SAO report regarding Medicaid managed care contracts. Invited testimony only.
Finance – 2/20/2018
Time: 10:00 AM, Location: E1.036 (Finance Room)
The committee will meet to hear testimony on property tax on business personal property, interest rate disparity, Sporting Goods sales tax. The committee will also hear invited testimony only regarding Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery.
Appropriations – 2/20/2018
Time: 11:00 AM, Location: 7403 Lone Tree Road, Victoria, Texas 77905
The committee will meet to examine the use of federal funds by state agencies responding to the effects of Hurricane Harvey and identify the need for state resources. Invited testimony only.
Agriculture & Livestock – 2/21/2018
Time: 10:30 AM, Location: 1380 A&M Circle, El Paso, TX 79927
The committee will meet to identify methods for the early detection of exotic invasive organisms that could threaten the production of agricultural crops.
Higher Education Formula Funding, Interim – 2/21/2018
Time: 9:00 AM, Location: E1.016 (Hearing Room)
The committee will meet to hear invited testimony regarding improvements to the current formula funding system for institutions of higher education. Invited testimony only.
Transportation – 2/21/2018
Time: 9:00 AM, Location: E1.028 (Hearing Room)
The committee will meet to hear testimony on: funding opportunities for Texas Ports, human smuggling, and highway naming.
State Affairs – 2/21/2018
Time: 10:00 AM, Location: Senate Chamber
The committee will meet to hear testimony regarding citizens’ religious freedoms and issues of alleged violations of state laws regarding abortion and multi-jurisdictional human trafficking cases.
Election Security, Select – 2/22/2018
Time: 10:00 AM, Location: E1.012 (Hearing Room)
The committee will meet to examine the use of electronic voting machines and paper ballots, voting fraud and disenfranchisement occurring inside nursing homes and assisted living facilities, outside interference and manipulation of elections, and the voting requirements of presidential electors. Make recommendations to safeguard the integrity of elections.
Higher Education Formula Funding, Interim – 2/27/2018
Time: 8:00 AM, Location: E1.016 (Hearing Room)
The committee will meet to hear invited testimony regarding the realignment and/or possible elimination of non-formula support items for institutions of higher education. Invited testimony only.
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