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Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
NOTE: This is archived committee information from the 77th Legislative Session.

Committee Information

Frank L. Madla

Jon Lindsay

David Cain
Craig Estes
Florence Shapiro
Royce West
John Whitmire


Hillery Stephens

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77th Session Interim

77th Regular Session


The following reports are available for download:

  • The following items are the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations Interim Reports to the 78th Legislature:
  • Interim Report  (456 KB, PDF format)
  • Appendix  (2.76 MB, PDF format)

Interim Charges

  • Study the appropriateness of foreclosure and other powers granted to property owners' associations to enforce covenants.
  • Examine current state law regarding the purposes, authority and duties of all special districts, including county development districts and fresh water supply districts. The Committee shall examine procedures by which districts are created and board members are selected, the authority to tax and issue bonds, and annexation and condemnation powers. The Committee shall assess the need for safeguards and accountability measures.
  • Study the power of county officials to regulate growth and development in unincorporated areas, including housing development, subdivision regulation, water, and general health, welfare, and safety. The Committee shall study county ordinance authority and shall assess the effects of HB 1445, HB 3172, and SB 873, 77th Legislature.
  • Study the availability and delivery of fire prevention and emergency medical services across the state. The Committee shall assess variances in service delivery and make recommendations to improve services.