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COMMITTEE:    State Affairs 

TIME & DATE:  10:30 AM or upon final adjourn./recess or bill referral if permission granted
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 

PLACE:        JHR 140 
CHAIR:        Rep. Todd Hunter 



The chair may limit testimony time to ensure consideration of posted business.



HB 9           Ashby | et al.                            
Relating to the development and funding of broadband and telecommunications services; making an appropriation.

HB 1570        Holland                                   
Relating to the sunset review process and certain governmental entities subject to that process.

HB 1620        Holland                                   
Relating to the review date for certain governmental entities subject to the sunset review process.

HB 2157        Metcalf                                   
Relating to the salary of certain employees who transfer within a state agency.

HB 2265        Leach                                     
Relating to the award of compensatory damages caused by certain delays under governmental construction contracts.

HB 2469        Geren                                     
Relating to the administration of certain functions relating to state employee leave.

HB 2518        Bell, Keith | et al.                      
Relating to public work contracts, including contracts on public property leased to a nongovernmental entity.

HB 2662        Ashby | et al.                            
Relating to the administration of the broadband development office.

HB 2848        Darby                                     
Relating to the approval of a certificate of public convenience and necessity for certain transmission projects.

HB 3054        Geren                                     
Relating to regulation of ownership and control of installed electric generation capacity.

HB 3447        Bonnen                                    
Relating to the creation, management and administration of the Texas Space Commission and the Texas Aerospace Research and Space Economy Consortium.

HB 4559        Darby                                     
Relating to the application of statutes that classify political subdivisions according to population.

HB 4821        Slawson                                   
Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to impose administrative penalties and enter into voluntary mitigation plans; increasing an administrative penalty.

HB 4831        Hunter                                    
Relating to the implementation of a program to meet the reliability needs in the ERCOT power region.

HB 4832        Hunter                                    
Relating to the reliability of the ERCOT power grid.

HB 4834        Hunter                                    
Relating to the use of the Texas energy reliability fund to finance construction of electric generating facilities in the ERCOT power region; authorizing fees.

HB 4836        Hunter                                    
Relating to the legislature's goals for natural gas generating capacity.

HB 4862        Slawson                                   
Relating to reporting by the market monitor of potential manipulation of the wholesale electric market.

HB 5066        Geren                          Posting Rule Suspended
Relating to the criteria for determining the electric need for certain transmission projects.

HJR 125        Ashby | et al.                            
Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the broadband infrastructure fund to assist in the financing of broadband and telecommunications services projects in the state.

HJR 180        Hunter                                    
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the Texas energy reliability fund to finance construction of electric generating facilities.

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