House Committee on County Affairs - 78th R.S. (2003)
|House County Affairs
|Library Catalog Title:
|House Committee on County Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2004 : a report to the House of Representatives, 79th Texas Legislature
|County government | Courts | Fees | Fines | State mandates | Substandard housing | Tax revenue | Texas Fair Defense Act |
|Library Call Number:
|78th R.S. (2003)
|View report [63 pages File size: 2,583 kb]
|This report should address the charges below.
|Study ways to increase efficiency and provide for greater local control through restructuring county government.
|Consider the increased costs associated with Court Administration and Security as it relates to the implementation of the Fair Defense Act and heightened security requirements.
|Review the proliferation of sub-standard housing in counties not covered by Local Government Code, Chapter 232, Subchapters B and C and ways to bring these areas up to minimum standards.
|Determine whether county fees/fines are at appropriate levels and have maintained their proper function and application.
|Study the concept of ways to limit unfunded state mandates by reviewing what other jurisdictions have done.
|Review the amount of taxes collected and services delivered in incorporated areas versus unincorporated areas of counties.
|Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
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