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Welcome to the official website for the
Texas Senate
Senate Committee on Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Coastal Resources
NOTE: This is archived committee information from the 79th Legislative Session.

Committee Information

Craig Estes

Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa
Mike Jackson


Kingsbery Otto

(512) 463-0340

Sam Houston Building, 455

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Interim Charges

  • Study and determine the effectiveness of federal and state government efforts to combat intentional and unintentional harm against livestock and agricultural interests in order to protect public health. Study what is being done in other states to prevent the spread of plant and animal disease and prevent the use of terrorism to disrupt the food supply and economic activity associated with the production and delivery of food and fiber.
  • Study the effectiveness of the Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Program (CEPRA) and make recommendations to improve the program, identify funding sources, and determine the roles of federal and local governments in erosion response.