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Senate Committee on International Relations, Trade and Technology - 74th R.S. (1995)

Committee Members
Carlos F. Truan, Chair
Jerry Patterson, Vice Chair
Ken Armbrister
David Cain
Mario Gallegos
Eddie Lucio
Bill Ratliff
Peggy Rosson
David Sibley
Charges
• Monitor the enforcement of HB 1001, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, the colonias bill, and identify any provisions that need to be clarified or strengthened.
• Assess the progress of the Texas Water Development Board's "economically distressed areas program" with regards to the number of applications received and the number of water and waste water projects actually implemented in the colonias.
• Assess the effect of NAFTA on Texas' infrastructure including transportation, housing, education and the environment, with special attention to its impact along the Texas/Mexico border.
• Monitor implementation of, and make recommendations for any needed changes in, legislation passed by the 74th Legislature to address the problems of colonias, specifically SB 336, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, SB 1509, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, and HB 2726, 74th Legislature, Regular Session.
• Study and make recommendations regarding methods and programs to expand international trade, with particular focus on the use of technology.

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