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The House Committee on Government Efficiency & Reform

82nd Legislature

July 11, 2012

10:00 a.m.

E1.030

 

Pursuant to a notice posted on April 17, 2012, the House Committee on Government Efficiency & Reform met jointly with House Committee on State Affairs in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Callegari, at 10:10 a.m.

 

The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Callegari; Lucio III; Frullo; Harper-Brown; Munoz, Jr.; and Zedler.

 

A quorum was present.

 


 

The Chair made opening comments and explained Texas Red Tape Challenge.

 

The Chair laid out Interim Charge 4, examine areas of potential privatization of state services in an effort to achieve a higher level of service and greater efficiency for Texas taxpayers (Joint with the House Committee on State Affairs).

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The Chair withdraws Interim Charge 4

 

The Chair laid out Interim Charge 5, examine state agency rulemaking and consider ways to improve procedural efficiencies and public transparency, and to better inform policymakers as to their use, purpose, and cost-effectiveness, including an examination of the financial and other impacts such regulations have on both the license holder and the public (Joint with the House Committee on State Affairs).

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

(Rep. Bill Callegari in chair.)

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

(Rep, Byron Cook in chair.)

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

(Rep. Jose Menendez in chair)

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The Chair withdraws Interim Charge 5

 

(Rep. Bill Callegari in chair.)

 

At 3:36 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Callegari, Chair

 

 

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Jonathan Mathers, Clerk