COMMITTEE:   Economic & Small Business Development 

TIME & DATE: 10:00 AM, Thursday, June 16, 2016 

PLACE:       E2.010 
CHAIR:       Rep. Angie Button 


The Committee will meet to hear invited testimony only regarding the following charges:


7)Evaluate how Texas can support shared economy growth in the state and include implications of such growth on existing, traditional businesses. Develop characteristics by which to classify "shared economy" business and determine how the state can ensure customer security and satisfaction as well as public health without enacting burdensome regulations.


9)Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 84th Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee should:

     a. consider any reforms to the state agencies to make them more      responsive to Texas taxpayers and citizens;

     b. identify issues regarding the agency or its governance that may be   appropriate to investigate, improve, remedy, or eliminate;

     c. determine whether an agency is operating in a transparent and      efficient manner; and

     d. identify opportunities to streamline programs and services while      maintaining the mission of the agency and its programs.

     e. monitor the impact of major economic development

     legislation passed by the 84th Legislature.

     f. include updates regarding transfer of duties and services from      health and human services agencies to the Texas Workforce Commission,   including implementation of SB 208 and SB 212. Coordinate with the Legislative Oversight Committee, when necessary.

     g. evaluate the impact of incentive reform legislation, including the elimination of the Emerging Technology Fund and the transition of      contracts to the Comptroller's office. 


If you would like to testify please contact committee staff at 512-463-0069.





Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need assistance, such as a sign language interpreter, are requested to contact Stacey Nicchio at (512) 463-0850, 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.