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House Committee on Urban Affairs - 73rd R.S. (1993)

Committee Members
Fred Hill, Chair
Harold V. Dutton, Jr., Vice Chair
Roberto Alonzo
Kevin Bailey
John Culberson
Diana Davila
Eddie De La Garza
Yolanda Navarro Flores
Jerry Madden
Elliott Naishtat
Carolyn Park
Charges
• Examine the laws governing annexations by municipalities, identifying problems and issues to assure fairness to all parties.
• Study the need to expand cities' local option sales tax to deal with problems of gangs and urban crime, homelessness, and other urban problems.
• Examine the need for legislation giving municipalities explicit authority to regulate the public consumption of alcohol and smoking in public places.
• Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction, including a study of mandated reports to the legislature and legislative agencies. The study should consist of a review of the legislative reporting requirements of all agencies to identify areas where reporting obligations could be streamlined and agency accountability improved. The committee shall make specific recommendations about the continuation, modification or elimination of required legislative reports.

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