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House Committee on Culture, Recreation, and Tourism - 81st R.S. (2009)

Committee Members
Mark Homer, Chair
Donna Howard, Vice Chair
Dawnna Dukes
Tracy O. King
Tim Kleinschmidt
Edmund Kuempel
Brian McCall
Larry Phillips
Van Taylor
Kristi Thibaut
Charges
• Explore ways to promote and improve economic development through heritage, cultural, recreational, and historical programs. Consider the long-term economic impact of state parks in promoting tourism and recreation.
• Examine Texas Parks and Wildlife's current licensing and permitting process, including available exemptions, occupational licensing, potential for reducing the number of permits for a single permit holder, and assessment of fees.
• Review the Texas Wildlife Action Plan and make recommendations on ways to further support aquatic and nongame programs.
• Study ways to improve economic development in Texas through the film and music industries.
• Monitor the long-term plans to improve state parks. Consider the feasibility of acquiring additional park land.
• Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.

Note:
Van Taylor appointed by Speaker 6/17/2010 (Letter, Speaker Joe Straus, 6/17/2010).

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