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SENATE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 

COMMITTEE:     Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs 

TIME & DATE:   9:00 AM, Wednesday, May 11, 2022 

PLACE:         E1.012 (Hearing Room) 
CHAIR:         Senator Charles Perry 

 

 

The Senate Committee on Water, Agriculture and Rural Affairs will meet Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 9:00 am to hear invited and public testimony on the following interim charges:

 

Rural Employment: Study and make recommendations on rural small business development and workforce needs. Consider and recommend innovative methods for business development in rural parts of the state.

 

Rural Immigration: Consider the Federal government's open border policies and practices of releasing illegal immigrants in rural areas of the state. Report on the impact to rural Texas, and their local ability to address social, health, and law enforcement needs.

 

Meat Packing Facilities: Study the need for additional meat packing facilities in Texas. Evaluate and report on the increased cost to Texas ranchers and revenue lost in the Texas economy when meatpacking facilities are utilized outside of Texas.

 

Agricultural Theft: Study the impact of cattle theft on farming and ranching operations throughout Texas and recommend cost-effective measures to mitigate loss and increase security.

 

Public testimony is limited to 2 minutes. If submitting written testimony,

please provide 15 copies, with your name on each copy, to the Committee

during the hearing.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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