NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Intergovernmental Relations

TIME & DATE:  9:00AM, Tuesday, February 26, 2002

PLACE: Dallas, Texas

CHAIR: Senator Frank Madla

University of North Texas System Center at Dallas,8915 S.Hampton Rd


To consider the following:

I.    Roll Call

II.  Committee Business:

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.

III. Invited and Public Testimony

IV. Recess