COMMITTEE:    Culture, Recreation & Tourism 

TIME & DATE:  10:00 AM, Wednesday, September 21, 2022 

PLACE:        E2.016 
CHAIR:        Rep. Ken King 


The committee will meet to take invited and public testimony on the

following interim charges:


1. Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 87th Legislature. Conduct active oversight of all associated rulemaking and other governmental actions taken to ensure the intended legislative outcome of all legislation, including the following:

·       HB 1728, relating to partnerships between the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and nonprofit entities to promote hunting and fishing by certain veterans; and

·       HB 3081, which relates to the issuance of digital tags for the taking of certain animals.

2. Review the overall state of Texas' travel, tourism and hospitality industry. Make recommendations for statutory and regulatory changes to ensure industry resiliency and vitality. Consider the following:

·       Access to federal recovery programs and efforts that enable the draw-down of federal funding;

·       Improvement of workforce reliability; and

·       Use of the supplemental money appropriated to the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism through SB 8 (87S3).

3. Review state efforts to preserve and develop Texas state parks and open spaces to ensure affordable public access to outdoor recreational and educational opportunities.


Electronic public comments will be available for:


1. Agency oversight and legislation implementation

2. State of Texas' travel, tourism and hospitality industry

3. Preserving and developing state parks and ensuring public access


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

witness registration, can be found here:


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


Instructions related to public access to the meeting location and health

and safety protocols for attending this meeting are available here:


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:





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.