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House Committee on State Affairs - 81st R.S. (2009)

Committee Members
Burt Solomons, Chair
José Menéndez, Vice Chair
Byron Cook
Tom Craddick
David Farabee
Pete Gallego
Charlie Geren
Patricia Harless
Harvey Hilderbran
Delwin Jones
Eddie Lucio, III
Diana Maldonado
René O. Oliveira
David Swinford
Sylvester Turner
Charges
• Review state compliance with federal law regarding undocumented immigrants. Evaluate the costs of services and benefits provided to undocumented immigrants by state agencies and local governments.
• Examine state policy on "green" technologies for all state buildings and costs associated with such implementation.
• Monitor federal legislation and regulatory initiatives pertaining to climate change and its effects on utilities and consumers. Consider Texas' response to proposals and make recommendations as to any further preparations.
• Examine the state's portfolio of electric generation resources, including traditional sources, emerging renewable technologies, and energy efficiency. Determine whether the existing state regulatory programs and incentives are adequate to meet the energy needs of the future. Consider factors relating to reliability, requirements for additional transmission, or auxiliary services. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Energy Resources
• Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.

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