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House Committee on Cultural and Historical Resources - 68th R.S. (1983)

Committee Members
Ed Emmett, Chair
Anita Hill, Vice Chair
Jim McWilliams, Chair - Budget & Oversight
Talmadge Heflin
Paul Hilbert
David Hudson
Paul Moreno
René O. Oliveira
Ralph Wallace
  • To examine the Antiquities Codes as it pertains to historic structures; how the Antiquities Committee implements the revised legislation; possible moving of historic structures from the Antiquities Committee to the Historical Committee.
  • To explore the possible legislation regarding the modernization, restoration, preservation, adaptive re-use, or destruction of historic public buildings.
  • To study the Texas Historical Commission's Main Street Program and examine the economic and social impact on the individual community and the state, in general: jobs created; social development; historic significance; possible ways to improve and expand the program.
  • To explore other avenues for revitalizing and preserving other historic Texas townsites.
  • To examine the possible need for legislation to identify and protect our historic cemeteries and burial grounds from vandalism and destruction.
  • To examine the revenue generated by the arts for art organizations, artists, and people employed in art-related fields; jobs created; travel and tourism generated; revenue to the state; cities and counties; social impact.
  • To examine how the Texas Arts Commission spends its grant money; possible ways to improve the use of state matching funds for the arts.
  • To examine the economic impact of travel and tourism in Texas; jobs created; economic development; revenue generated to both public and private sectors.
  • To examine the effects of construction and building development projects that affect view corridors of the State Capitol building.
  • To monitor all activities and to have budget and oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section7.

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