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Interim Charges for House Committees
Article By: by Texas State Rep. Larry Phillips
Posted: 5/27/2014 Views: 1899  Impressions: 11677
Categories: Government: State, Politics



This week I will discuss the interim charges recently issued to the House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety. Interim charges are the issues that the Speaker asks committees to study during the time between regular legislative sessions in order to make recommendations for legislation for the following legislative session. The charges are good indicators of what legislation the legislature will take up during the next session. Legislators rely on public input when crafting legislation, and it is important that they hear from people during the interim.

House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety

* Assess the level of preparedness among critical infrastructure entities, state and local emergency planning organizations, first response efforts, and overall coordination of jurisdictions across the state. Include a review of the state's role in preparing, resourcing, and coordinating with local emergency response, specifically in rural areas or areas that depend largely on volunteer response efforts.
* Investigate the fatal explosion in West, Texas, in April 2013, for deficiencies in safety, risk management, and disaster planning by chemical facilities and state entities. Determine if any changes should be made to existing laws and rules relating to inspection, investigation, and enforcement, and make specific recommendations on how to reduce the likelihood for damage, injury, or death.
* Evaluate state and local entities' effectiveness in meeting the state's border and homeland security program goals and objectives.
* Review the Driver Responsibility Program and consider methods for overall improvement of the program.
The House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety can be reached at 512-463-0133. For more information on these charges or any other matter of state government, please contact my office by writing to P.O. Box 2910, Austin, TX 78768-2910 or by emailing me at larry.phillips@house.state.tx.us. My district office phone number is (903) 891-7297.




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