COMMITTEE: County Affairs

TIME & DATE: 10:00 AM, Thursday, April 26, 2012

PLACE: El Paso, TX
CHAIR: Rep. Garnet Coleman


The committee will meet to hear invited and public testimony on the

following interim charges:


Interim Charge #1: Study county-related issues arising from population growth in unincorporated areas with regard to existing and new developments and the provision of services, including garbage disposal, fire protection, road maintenance, electricity, and water and wastewater service. Make necessary legislative recommendations for improving problems in these areas of the state.


Interim Charge #3: Conduct a general study of issues facing county jails. The study should include innovative ways to address overcrowding, the impact homelessness has on the county jail population, and recommendations for handling inmates undergoing detoxification and withdrawal from drugs and alcohol.


Interim Charge #4: Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 82nd Legislature.


                Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program Medicaid 1115 Waiver


The public hearing will be held at The University of Texas at El Paso in the Union Building, Tomas Rivera Conference Center, 3rd Floor, 500 West University Avenue, El Paso, Texas 79968.


Public parking is available for a fee in the Visitor Parking area of the UTEP Sun Bowl Parking Facility.