Pete Patterson, Chair
Charles Finnell, Vice Chair
|• Study the value added opportunities for processing agricultural products grown in Texas.|
|• Study the success and limitations of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's ongoing efforts to develop and promote the State's recreational infrastructure, wildlife areas, fish hatcheries and related facilities. Review the Department's policy relating to new land acquisitions concurrent with closures and down-sizing of existing facilities, and the policy of limiting economic development opportunities in relation to Department facilities.|
|• 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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