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

Committee: House Urban Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Urban Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1994 : a report to the House of Representatives, 74th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Alcohol laws and regulations | Extraterritorial jurisdiction | Municipal annexation | Municipalities | Sales taxes | State agency mandated reports |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 ur1
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [24 pages  File size: 519 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. 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.
2. Examine the laws governing annexations by municipalities, identifying problems and issues to assure fairness to all parties.
3. Study the need to expand cities' local option sales tax to deal with problems of gangs and urban crime, homelessness, and other urban problems.
4. Examine the need for legislation giving municipalities explicit authority to regulate the public consumption of alcohol and smoking in public places.

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