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Committee Details

House Standing Committee
Local Government (H)


Matters pertaining to the officers, organization, government and financing of city and county governments; city and county imposed taxes and licenses; special purpose assessment and taxing districts within a city; city revenue bond projects; city indebtedness; incorporation and classification of cities; forms of city government; charter county, urban-county, and consolidated local governments generally; county and special district debt; city and county finances and revenue; the imposition of duties and costs on cities and counties; special districts not assigned to another committee; the powers, duties and composition of fiscal court; compensation of city and county officers and employees; local government civil service systems and local government retirement systems; planning and zoning; interlocal cooperation and consolidation of local government services; county roads; public road districts; city streets and sidewalks; housing; manufactured housing; urban renewal and redevelopment; water districts; acquisition of waterworks and water districts by cities; financing of municipal improvements; urban service districts; fire protection districts; police departments, fire departments and local public safety agencies; issuance of bonds for county and special district projects; sewers; metropolitan sewer and sanitation districts; local air pollution control districts; city and county libraries; library districts; annexation of territory; public works; parks and playgrounds.
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  • Mark Mitchell - Committee Staff Administrator
  • Christopher Jacovitch - Legislative Analyst
  • Cheryl Walters - Committee Assistant