COMMITTEE: County Affairs

TIME & DATE: 10:00 AM, Tuesday, September 18, 2012

PLACE: Houston, 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 Harris County Commissioners Court Courtroom, 1001 Preston, 9th Floor, Houston, TX, 77002.

Public parking is available for a fee in surface lots off of Preston

between Main and Fannin and Fannin and San Jacinto, in two parking garages

on Congress between Fannin and Main, or at metered spaces on the street.





Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need assistance, such as a sign language interpreter, are requested to contact Stacey Nicchio at (512) 463-0850, 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.