The House Committee on Texas Ports, Innovation & Infrastructure, Select
August 20, 2018
907 Billy Mitchell Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78226
Pursuant to a notice posted on July 25, 2018, the House Committee on Texas Ports, Innovation & Infrastructure, Select met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Deshotel, at 10:04 a.m.
The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Deshotel; Paul; Faircloth; Goldman; Ortega; Phelan; and Rodriguez, Justin.
A quorum was present.
The Chair delivered opening remarks.
The Chair laid out the following charge: Study the benefits and needs of Texas' Inland/Dry Ports. Examine if infrastructure projects which are used to improve intermodal connectivity at inland ports should be included for eligibility in the Texas Mobility Fund or if a new program should be created for that purpose. Determine if dry ports should receive the same benefits as the inland ports. Evaluate if such facilities should have a Foreign Trade Zone designation.
Testimony taken/registration recorded. (See attached witness list.)
The Chair delivered closing remarks.
At 11:12 a.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.
Rep. Deshotel, Chair
Melissa Quevedo, Clerk