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Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
NOTE: This is archived committee information from the 86th Legislative Session.

Committee Information

Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Charles Schwertner

Carol Alvarado
Donna Campbell
Pat Fallon
José Menéndez
Robert Nichols


Favianna Moreno

(512) 463-2527

Sam Houston Building, 475

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86th Session Interim

86th Regular Session


The following reports are available for download:

Interim Charges

  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program: Review existing regulations governing the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program and the Qualified Allocation Plan to determine whether regulations exist that unnecessarily increase the cost of developing and maintaining affordable housing. Make recommendations to provide regulatory relief and provide greater development of affordable housing in Texas.
  • Federal Housing Review: Study all federal housing programs accessible to Texas. Make recommendations that ensure the state maximizes the use of those programs.
  • Infrastructure Resiliency: Examine the authority special purpose districts have to generate natural disaster resilient infrastructure. Determine ways state government can work with special purpose districts to mitigate future flooding and promote more resilient infrastructure. Make recommendations on how special purpose districts may use their statutory authority to assist in mitigating damage from future natural disasters.
  • Monitoring: Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations passed by the 86th Legislature, as well as relevant agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction. Specifically, make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, or complete implementation of the following:
    • Senate Bill 1303, relating to landowner rights in a city's extraterritorial jurisdiction;
    • Senate Bill 1474, relating to private activity bonds; and
    • House Bill 2330, relating to simplifying disaster assistance.