Wednesday, November 2, 2011

10:00 AM

Capitol Extension, Room E1.028




Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations was held on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.028, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Royce West, Chair


Senator Mario Gallegos, Jr.

Senator Robert Nichols, Vice Chair


Senator Dan Patrick

Senator Jeff Wentworth






The Chair called the meeting to order at 10:09 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:


The Chair laid out the interim committee charge to analyze ways to better coordinate existing federal, state, and local housing resources to increase access to affordable housing following a disaster that caused the loss of homes.  Review best practices for fulfilling emergency short-term housing needs and developing long-term housing opportunities using existing tools, such as land trusts, land banks, and other available incentives. 


The Chair called 3 panels of the following persons to provide invited testimony on this interim committee charge.  See attached witness list.


At 11:25 AM the committee stood at ease 10 minutes.


At 11:36 AM the committee reconvened.


At 1:26 PM Senator Nichols assumed the Chair.


At 1:30 PM Senator West resumed the Chair.


There being no further business, at 1:45 PM Senator West moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the Chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.




Senator Royce West, Chair




Tiffany White, Clerk