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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Appropriations

TIME & DATE: 8:00 AM, Thursday, September 8, 2022

PLACE: E1.030
CHAIR: Rep. Greg Bonnen

 

The House Appropriations Committee will meet to hear invited testimony only on the following:

 

1. Space Exploration and the Space Economy

                Explore potential state, federal, and industry partnerships to advance the role of Texas in the space economy.

 

2. Employee Retirement System of Texas

                Provide an overview of the ERS Fund and implementation of SB 321.

 

3. Teacher Retirement System of Texas

                Provide an overview of the TRS fund, and examine the current status of TRS Care and TRS ActiveCare.

 

4. Department of Family and Protective Services

                Interim Charge 4: Monitor efforts by the Department of Family and Protective Services to implement Section 11, HB 5 (87S2), relating to foster care capacity improvement.

                Examine the current status of children without placement in the State's care.

 

5. Health and Human Services Commission

                Review the Texas Medicaid Program including the status of the 1115 Waiver, end of the Public Health Emergency, and implementation of HB 133.

                Explore the goals of and eligibility for the Alternatives to Abortion Program and opportunities for enhancing services across the state.

 

Electronic public comments will be available for:

Space Exploration and the Space Economy

Employee Retirement System of Texas

Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Department of Family and Protective Services

Health and Human Services Commission

 

For those persons who will be testifying, information for in-person

witness registration, can be found here:

https://mytxlegis.capitol.texas.gov/HWRSPublic/About.aspx

 

A live video broadcast of this hearing will be available here:

https://house.texas.gov/video-audio/

 

Instructions related to public access to the meeting location and health

and safety protocols for attending this meeting are available here:

https://house.texas.gov/committees/public-access-house-committee-meetings/

 

Texas residents who wish to electronically submit comments related to

agenda items on this notice without testifying in person can do so until

the hearing is adjourned by visiting:

https://comments.house.texas.gov/?c=c030

 

 

 

 

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, are requested to contact Stacey Nicchio at (512) 463-0850, 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.