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COMMITTEE:    Land & Resource Management 

TIME & DATE:  9:00 AM, Wednesday, October 3, 2018 

PLACE:       402 Harbor Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 
CHAIR:       Rep. Abel Herrero 


*Please note room change due to technical issue. New room is in the same building as the previously posted location.


The House Committee on Land & Resource Management will meet at the Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center, Corpus Christi Ballroom A (CC-A), to hear invited and public testimony regarding the following interim charges:


Review the General Land Office's (GLO) role and efforts during the recovery period following Hurricane Harvey. Examine the state's readiness and protocols in response to storm-related natural disasters. Provide an assessment of public lands and make recommendations on future and ongoing mitigation strategies regarding state assets.


Examine Texas’ eminent domain statutes to ensure a balance between necessary infrastructure growth and fair compensation for landowners. Review available public information and data relating to the compensation provided to private property owners. Make recommendations to improve the accountability, as well as successful development, of the entities granted eminent domain authority.


Study the State Power Program operated by the GLO, and interlocal agreements authorized under Government Code Chapter 791, to ensure accountability and transparency in program administration. Evaluate program offerings to public customers as compared to those available in the retail electric market, as well as the State Power Program's contribution to other state programs. Make reform recommendations and analyze potential impacts to program beneficiaries.




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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.