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Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Subcommittee on Flooding & Evacuations
NOTE: This is archived committee information from the 81st Legislative Session.

Committee Information

Mario Gallegos, Jr.

Robert Nichols
Dan Patrick


Sean Abbott

(512) 463-0106

Capitol Extension, E1.804

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81st Session Interim

81st Regular Session


The following reports are available for download:

Interim Charges

  • Study the benefit of legislation that would require coastal regions, when making routine improvements to drainage systems and other infrastructure, to take into account probability of future flooding and any upgrades necessary to prevent future flooding.
  • Study and make recommendations on methods of emergency notification during a natural disaster. Look into alternative systems and new technologies for rerouting 911-type calls to become more efficient and effective. Study and make recommendations to streamline the process of informing citizens impacted by an emergency or disaster prior to the event about re-entry and aid.
  • Study and make recommendations relating to cost effective options to either retrofit or require new building structures to be built as shelters for use during future evacuations.
  • Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Subcommittee on Flooding & Evacuations, 81st Legislature, Regular and Called Sessions, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation.