NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Intergovernmental Relations

TIME & DATE:  9:00AM, Tuesday, January 15, 2002

PLACE: Houston, Texas

CHAIR: Senator Frank Madla

U of H Athletics/Alumni Center, Melcher Board Room 3100 Cullen Blvd


I. Call to Order

II.   Roll Call

III.  Discussion of Committee Charges

     Charge 2:  Examine current state law regarding the purposes,
     authority and duties of all special districts, including county
     development districts and fresh water supply districts. The
     Committee shall examine procedures by which districts are created
     and board members are selected, the authority to tax and issue
     bonds, and annexation and condemnation powers. The Committee
     shall assess the need for safeguards and accountability measures.

     Charge 3:  Study the power of county officials to regulate growth and
     development in unincorporated areas, including housing
     development, subdivision regulation, water, and general health,
     welfare, and safety. The Committee shall study county ordinance
     authority and shall assess the effects of HB 1445, HB 3172, and SB
     873, 77th Legislature.

     Charge 4:  Study the availability and delivery of fire prevention and
     emergency medical services across the state. The Committee shall
     assess variances in service delivery and make recommendations to
     improve services.

IV. Invited and Public Testimony

V. Recess