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83rd Session Interim
83rd Regular Session
- May 17, 2013 (Part I, Part II) – Part II: audio only
- May 15, 2013 (Part I, Part II) – Part II: audio only
- May 9, 2013 – Audio only.
- May 8, 2013
- May 1, 2013
- April 23, 2013 – Audio only.
- April 17, 2013 (Part I, Part II) – All parts: audio only.
- April 10, 2013
- April 3, 2013
- March 27, 2013
- March 20, 2013 *Note: The committee recesses the hearing several times awaiting a quorum, starting at 00:25:30.
- March 13, 2013 (Part I, Part II) – Part II: audio only
- March 6, 2013
- February 20, 2013
- February 6, 2013
The following reports are available for download:
- Senate Committee on Economic Development Interim Report to the 83rd Legislature* (2.4 MB, PDF format)
- Study current legislative and regulatory barriers that could impede capital investment, growth, and expansion of Texas businesses. Make recommendations for reducing barriers to entry for professions regulated by Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, including deregulation, additional reciprocity, and credit for military service.
- Project and examine the costs and economic impact to Texas businesses in complying with the federal health care law. Make recommendations on options for state government intervention to reduce the negative impact of the federal health care law on Texas businesses.
- Study and make recommendations to develop a biennial state review process for economic development programs to determine their effectiveness in keeping Texas economically competitive while ensuring taxpayer dollars are used wisely. As a part of this study, the committee should review processes used in other states related to the analysis and reporting requirements for economic development programs.
- Monitor implementation of SB 21 (83-R), which requires drug testing for unemployment insurance claimants. Investigate options to begin implementation of the rule without relying on U.S. Department of Labor regulations. Make recommendations to ensure that unemployment insurance claimants are actively seeking work and not using illegal drugs.