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Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
NOTE: This is archived committee information from the 78th Legislative Session.

Committee Information

Frank L. Madla

Kim Brimer

Bob Deuell
Mario Gallegos, Jr
Jeff Wentworth


Hillery Stephens

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Video/Audio Archives

78th Session Interim

78th Regular Session

Written Testimony Submissions and Handouts


The following reports are available for download:

Interim Charges

  • Study and make recommendations on the need for statutory language relating to fees charged for copies of documents filed electronically or in paper format with a county clerk. Examine all state and local policies relating to document fees and analyze the impact of any recommended changes on local and state revenues.
  • As required by SB 264, 78th Legislature, jointly study with the House Urban Affairs Committee the effect of subdividing uniform state service regions into urban/exurban areas and rural areas and upon the provision of state and federal financial assistance to meet housing needs of rural areas.
  • Study the unique challenges and opportunities in rural areas from an economic development standpoint. Study the future and unmet needs of rural communities, residents and businesses and examine the quality of infrastructure, housing, health care, and community involvement. Make recommendations for promoting investment in growth industries in rural areas.
  • Study and make recommendations relating to development of the Texas wine producing industry. Assess the impact of state and federal laws on the shipment and delivery of wine and make recommendations for increasing the economic impact of the wine producing industry in Texas.