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COMMITTEE:    Natural Resources & Economic Development 

TIME & DATE:  9:00 AM, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 

PLACE:        E1.012 (Hearing Room) 
CHAIR:        Senator Troy Fraser 



To consider the following:


HB 14         Morrison | et al.       SP: Watson
Relating to the Texas emissions reduction plan.

HB 26         Button | et al.         SP: Fraser
Relating to state economic development measures, including administration of the Texas Enterprise Fund, creation of the Economic Incentive Oversight Board and the governor's university research initiative, abolishment of the Texas emerging technology fund and certain programs administered by the Texas Economic Development Bank, and renaming the Major Events trust fund to the Major Events Reimbursement Program.

HB 281        Simmons | et al.        SP: Nelson
Relating to a limitation on the expansion of certain landfills.

HB 1155       Alvarado | et al.       SP: Hinojosa
Relating to the creation of the Recruit Texas Program to facilitate the relocation to or expansion in this state of employers offering complex or high-skilled employment opportunities.

HB 1633       Romero, Jr.             SP: Uresti
Relating to application and notification requirements for a permit to drill an oil or gas well in or near an easement held by the Texas Department of Transportation.

HB 1717       Oliveira                SP: Lucio
Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy taxes by certain municipalities for ecological and space exploration-related tourism.

HB 1915       Herrero | et al.        SP: Hinojosa
Relating to the allocation of state hotel occupancy tax revenue to certain barrier island coastal municipalities.

HB 2019       Craddick                SP: Seliger
Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax.

HB 2187       Smith | et al.          SP: Taylor, Larry
Relating to the regulation of metal recycling entities; imposing an administrative penalty; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

HB 2332       Miller, Doug            SP: Fraser
Relating to the naming by the Texas Historical Commission of certain areas without historical value that are on historic sites.

HB 2595       Keffer | et al.         SP: Fraser
Relating to the use of municipal initiative and referendum to restrict property rights.

HB 2598       Kuempel | et al.        SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the consideration of steel slag as solid waste by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

HB 2647       Ashby | et al.          SP: Estes
Relating to a limitation on the authority to curtail groundwater production from wells used for power generation or mining.