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COMMITTEE:   Business & Industry 

TIME & DATE: 9:00 AM, Wednesday, March 23, 2016 

PLACE:       E2.010 
CHAIR:       Rep. René Oliveira 


The committee will be hearing invited testimony only on the following charges:


Charge 10:


Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 84th 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.


Charge 6:


Study requirement for state agencies and entities to purchase insurance through the State Office of Risk Management (SORM), and the agencies and entities that are exempt from this requirement. Examine the costs and benefits of each approach, and the waiver process by which SORM can allow agencies to purchase insurance on their own.





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.