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House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock - 65th R.S. (1977)

Committee Members
Joe A. Hubenak, Chair
Dan Kubiak, Vice Chair
Bill Coody
Betty Denton
A. C. 'Tony' Garcia
Forrest Green
Luther Jones
Bill Keese
Tom Martin
Susan Gurley McBee
Pete Patterson
Charges
• A study of the systems and techniques used by grain storage elevators with particular emphasis on safety techniques currently proposed or in operation to prevent explosions and related disasters.
• Review the procedures involved in the importation and exportation of livestock.*
• A study of the power of eminent domain as it relates to land use for agricultural purposes.
• A study and evaluation of alternate sources of energy for agricultural use and production.
• A comprehensive evaluation of the current and projected problem areas encountered in developing both a healthy economic climate conducive to commercial mariculture and a viable market for the products of such ventures. The scope of the study shall include, but not be limited to, the problems of issuance of permits, taxation, economics of operations, market development, and the underutilization of current resources.
• Oversight responsibility of agency expenditures and related transactions. This function shall encompass a review and monitoring of all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 65th Regular Session of the Legislature, to wit:
Department of Agriculture
Animal Health Commission
Soil and Water Conservation Board
Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
Texas Agriculture Experiment Station
Texas Agriculture Extension Service
Texas Forest Service
Rodent and Predatory Animal Control Service
Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
Natural Fibers and Food Protein Committee
The Structural Pest Control Board
Cooperative Meat Inspection
* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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