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Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations - 77th R.S. (2001)

Committee Members
Frank Madla, Chair
Jon Lindsay, Vice Chair
David Cain
Craig Estes
Florence Shapiro
Todd Staples
Royce West
John Whitmire
• Study the appropriateness of foreclosure and other powers granted to property owners' associations to enforce convenants.
• Examine current state law regarding the purposes, authority and duties of all special districts, including county development districts and fresh water supply districts. The Committee shall examine procedures by which districts are created and board members are selected, the authority to tax and issue bonds, and annexation and condemnation powers. The Committee shall assess the need for safeguards and accountability measures.
• Study the power of county officials to regulate growth and development in unincorporated areas, including housing development, subdivision regulation, water, and general health, welfare and safety. The Committee shall study county ordinance authority and shall assess the effects of HB 1445, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, HB 3172, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, and SB 873, 77th Legislature, Regular Session.
• Study the availability and delivrey of fire prevention and emergency medical services across the state. The Committee shall assess variances in service delivery and make recommendations to improve services.

Todd Staples (Member) removed 12/10/2001. Craig Estes (Member) appointed 12/10/2001.

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