COMMITTEE:††† Higher Education
†††††††††††† Interim Charge 5†

Monday, August 3, 2020†

PLACE:†††††† N/A†
CHAIR:†††††† Rep. Chris Turner†


Request for Information, Interim Charge Five


Due to the ongoing pandemic and the uncertainty as to scheduling interim hearings, the Committee is conducting necessary oversight functions through an information-gathering process under Section 301.014, Government Code.


For this charge, the Committee requests written submissions from the State Auditorís Office and from each institution where an audit has resulted in recommendations by the State Auditorís Office in regards to the below Interim Charge and additional questions as outlined below. All submissions are due on September 1, 2020, by 5 pm (CST).


Submissions should be delivered via email to the committee clerk, Julie Young, at and shall be in word format. Submissions shall include the submitter name, organization or entity (if applicable and an authorized representative), mailing address, email, and telephone number.


All submissions will be circulated to each Member of the Committee after the September 1, 2020 deadline. A copy of all received comments will be made available to the public by the Committee and the public will have the opportunity to submit comments to the Committee in response to information received from designated parties.


Interim Charge† 5:


Monitor the State Auditor's review of agencies and programs under the Committee's jurisdiction. The Chair shall seek input and periodic briefings on completed audits for the 2019 and 2020 fiscal years and bring forth pertinent issues for full committee consideration.


1. The Committee seeks information from the State Auditorís office pertaining to all audits performed (relevant to the Committee's jurisdiction) resulting in recommendations by the State Auditorís office.

2. The Committee seeks information regarding the status of the response to recommendations made by the State Auditor.