The House Committee on Texas Ports, Innovation & Infrastructure, Select

85th Legislature

August 20, 2018

10:00 a.m.

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