House Committee on Land and Resource Management - 77th R.S. (2001)

Committee: House Land and Resource Management
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Land and Resource Management, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: County roads | Farm-to-market roads | Gulf Intracoastal Waterway | Office of Rural Community Affairs | Rural areas | Rural issues | Urban sprawl |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 l229
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [71 pages  File size: 795 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct a comprehensive examination of issues associated with the expansion of metropolitan areas into formerly rural areas ("urban sprawl"), including impacts on infrastructure, alteration of the rural or small town character, and the loss of open spaces including farm land and wildlife habitat. Consider the range of state, local and private measures (including the purchase of development rights) that might mitigate the negative aspects of such growth.
2. Consider issues associated with the ownership and maintenance of rural roads. Assess the benefits of legislation that would clarify ownership and county responsibility for maintenance of those roads.
3. Pursuant to HB 2684, 77th R.S., conduct a study on the placement and use options for dredged material from the Gulf Intracoastal waterway.
4. Actively monitor agencies and programs under the committee's oversight jurisdiction, including the implementation of HB 7, 77th R.S., and the new Office of Rural Community Affairs.

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