The 84th Legislature will heat up next week, with 29 Committee Hearings scheduled as of today.

Statue at Capitol
Statue at Capitol

Here’s a sampling of bills that are scheduled to be heard:
• Committees on Finance continue their hearings
• Compensatory education allotment funding to provide assistance with child care to students at risk of dropping out of school.
• Testing of students with limited English proficiency
• notifying a parent or guardian whether an employee of a school is appointed school marshal
• the number of dual credit courses or hours in which a public high school student may enroll
• excess undergraduate credit hours at public institutions of higher education
• timely graduation of students in public higher education
• use of money from the permanent fund for health-related programs to provide grants to nursing education programs
• allocation of certain motor vehicle sales tax revenue to the state highway fund and to the uses of that revenue
• dedicating certain revenue derived from the tax imposed on the sale of motor vehicles to the state highway fund
• applicability of adverse licensing, listing, or registration decisions by certain health and human services agencies
• the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission and other state agencies, and the licensing of certain health professionals; clarifying certain statutory provisions; authorizing the imposition of fees.
• student loan repayment assistance for certain employees of the Department of Family and Protective Services
• oversight by the Department of State Health Services of hospitals that commit certain violations
• dispute resolution process for certain disputes between the Department of Aging and Disability Services and certain long-term care facilities
• health benefit programs for certain state employees reemployed after military service
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• issues relating to Article V of the United States Constitution
• unclaimed money by local telephone exchange companies
• recycle and reuse of water in oil and gas production.

You can find all House and Senate Committee hearing schedules with their agendas for next week here:

Can’t make it to Austin to sit in on a committee hearing? No problem. Watch it online:
http://www.house.state.tx.us/video-audio/ (House)
http://www.senate.state.tx.us/bin/live.php (Senate)