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The House Committee on County Affairs

83rd Legislature

June 11, 2014

10:00 a.m.

E2.016

 

Pursuant to a notice posted on June 5, 2014, the House Committee on County Affairs met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Coleman, at 10:05 a.m.

 

The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Coleman; Hernandez; Hunter; Krause; and Simpson.

 

A quorum was present.

 


 

The Chair laid out interim charge #6. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 83rd Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee should:

 

a. consider any reforms to state agencies to make them more responsive to Texas taxpayers and citizens;

b. identify issues regarding the agency or its governance that may be appropriate to investigate, improve, remedy, or eliminate;

c. determine whether an agency is operating in a transparent and efficient manner; and

d. identify opportunities to streamline programs and services while maintaining the mission of the agency and its programs.

 

Under the charge, the Committee heard testimony on the Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program 1115 Waiver from the medical schools and health science centers around the state.

 

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

 

(Representative González, Mary now present.)

 

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

 

(Representative Kolkhorst now present.)

 

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

 

(Representative Stickland now present.)

 

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

 

(Representative Kolkhorst in chair.)

 

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

 

(Representative Coleman in chair.)

 

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

 

 

 

The Chair laid out interim charge #1. Examine population growth in Texas counties and the impact the growth has had on housing, available land resources, businesses in Texas, as well as the impact of growth on the state's economy. Evaluate Texas's preparedness to respond to future growth and ensure economic stability.

 

(Representative Simpson in chair.)

 

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

 

(Representative Coleman in chair.)

 

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

 

(Representative Kolkhorst in chair.)

 

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

 

(Representative Coleman in chair.)

 

At 6:00 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. Coleman, Chair

 

 

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Katy Reagan, Clerk