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COMMITTEE: Intergovernmental Relations

TIME & DATE: 9:00 AM, Thursday, April 12, 2012

PLACE: E1.028 (Hearing Room)
CHAIR: Senator Royce West


The Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations will meet on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the Capitol Extension Room E1.028. The Committee will hear invited and public testimony on the following Interim Charges:


                Study the statutory oversight granted to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) regarding the financial feasibility of bonds issued by special purpose districts, including determining whether changes in the oversight structure are needed.


                Study ways to assist local governments in reducing the costs associated with procurement. Include an assessment of the costs and benefits of electronic notices for bid notices.


                Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations, 82nd Legislature, Regular and Called Sessions, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Specifically, monitor the codification of Senate Bill 1234, relating to municipal management districts and the use of the "standardized language" for municipal management district (MMD) creation.


Public testimony will be limited to 3 minutes per person.