** REVISION **
SENATE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Intergovernmental Relations

TIME & DATE: 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 5, 2019

PLACE: E1.012 (Hearing Room)
CHAIR: Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

 

 

The Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations will hold an

organizational hearing and will have a preliminary overview of the Committee's interim charges:

 

1. Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program: Review existing regulations governing the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program and the Qualified Allocation Plan to determine whether regulations exist that unnecessarily increase the cost of developing and maintaining affordable housing. Make recommendations to provide regulatory relief and provide greater development of affordable housing in Texas.

 

2. Federal Housing Review: Study all federal housing programs accessible to Texas. Make recommendations that ensure the state maximizes the use of those programs.

 

3. Infrastructure Resiliency: Examine the authority special purpose districts have to generate natural disaster resilient infrastructure. Determine ways state government can work with special purpose districts to mitigate future flooding and promote more resilient infrastructure. Make recommendations on how special purpose districts may use their statutory authority to assist in mitigating damage from future natural disasters.

 

4. Monitoring: Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations passed by the 86th Legislature, as well as relevant agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction. Specifically, make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, or complete implementation of the following:

                Senate Bill 1303, relating to landowner rights in a city's extraterritorial jurisdiction;

                Senate Bill 1474, relating to private activity bonds; and

                House Bill 2330, relating to simplifying disaster assistance.

 

The hearing will include invited testimony only.

 

 

 

** See Committee Coordinator for previous versions of the schedule **

NOTICE OF ASSISTANCE AT PUBLIC MEETINGS

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES WHO PLAN TO ATTEND THIS MEETING AND WHO MAY NEED ASSISTANCE, SUCH AS A SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER OR PERSONAL ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES, ARE REQUESTED TO CONTACT THE SENATE COMMITTEE COORDINATOR AT 512/463-0070, 72 HOURS PRIOR TO THE MEETING SO APPROPRIATE ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MADE.