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SENATE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
COMMITTEE:
Intergovernmental Relations
TIME & DATE:
1:00 PM, Monday, October 16, 2006
PLACE:
E1.028
CHAIR:
Senator Royce West
The Committee will meet to consider the following interim committee
charges:
4.  Study and make recommendations relating to counties' ability to apply
for and receive state and federal grants, focus on assessing the impact
and use of grant funds, on streamlining the process and upon the impact
and options available for counties without incorporated cities and towns.
6. Study the implementation and impact of legislation passed by the 79th
Legislature to increase the economic impact of the Texas Wine Industry on
the state's economy and make recommendations, as appropriate.
7.  Study the status of floodplain mapping in Texas communities and the
scope of local governments' floodplain development management authority
and make recommendations, as necessary, to enable communities to provide
accurate floodplain data and management plans that will facilitate more
favorable insurance rates and better protect the lives and property of
Texas residents in the event of a natural disaster.
8.  Study the home ownership rate for low-income Texans.  Make
recommendations for increasing home ownership.  Analyze options for
enhancing Low Income Housing Tax Credits and include costs and benefits to
the state.