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Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations - 86th R.S. (2019)

Committee Members
Eddie Lucio, Chair
Charles Schwertner, Vice Chair
Carol Alvarado
Donna Campbell
Pat Fallon
José Menéndez
Robert Nichols
Charges
• Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program: Review existing regulations governing the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program and the Qualified Allocation Plan to determine whether regulations exist that unnecessarily increase the cost of developing and maintaining affordable housing. Make recommendations to provide regulatory relief and provide greater development of affordable housing in Texas.
• Federal Housing Review: Study all federal housing programs accessible to Texas. Make recommendations that ensure the state maximizes the use of those programs.
• Infrastructure Resiliency: Examine the authority special purpose districts have to generate natural disaster resilient infrastructure. Determine ways state government can work with special purpose districts to mitigate future flooding and promote more resilient infrastructure. Make recommendations on how special purpose districts may use their statutory authority to assist in mitigating damage from future natural disasters.
• Monitoring: Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations passed by the 86th Legislature, as well as relevant agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction. Specifically, make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, or complete implementation of the following:

  • SB 1303, 86th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to landowner rights in a city's extraterritorial jurisdiction;

  • SB 1474, 86th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to private activity bonds; and

  • HB 2330, 86th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to simplifying disaster assistance.

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