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COMMITTEE:    Natural Resources & Economic Development 

TIME & DATE:  9:00 AM, Thursday, February 01, 2018 

PLACE:        Houston, Texas 
CHAIR:        Senator Craig Estes 



The Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development will meet at 9 a.m. at the following location:


Houston City Council Chamber

2nd Floor, City Hall

901 Bagby St.

Houston, TX 77002


The committee will hear invited and public testimony on the following interim charges:


1) Hotel Occupancy Taxes: Study and make recommendations regarding the collection and use of hotel occupancy taxes to increase transparency in the imposition, rate, and use of such taxes.


2) Regulatory Barriers: Identify options to maintain our state's competitive advantage and make recommendations to remove or reduce administrative or regulatory barriers hindering economic growth, including permitting or registration requirements and fees.


Public testimony will be limited to 3 minutes per person. If submitting

written testimony, please provide 20 copies to the committee clerk with your name on each copy.