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Commissioners Court Members Support Pending Legislation

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Posted by Laureen Chernow Monday, March 30, 2015 3:11:00 PM Categories: Press Releases

Hays County Commissioners Court Resolutions Support Pending Legislation


Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – The Hays County Commissioners Court Tuesday approved four resolutions supporting proposed legislative changes, including:

 Allowing Hays County, by a 5-0 vote, to set up a local provider participation fund under the Texas Health Care Transformation and Quality Improvement Program Medical Section 1115 Waiver, similar to funds that have been allowed in South Texas that would help provide more opportunity for the safety-net hospitals within Hays County to receive supplemental uncompensated care payments, at no additional cost to Hays County taxpayers;

Supporting legislative approval, by a 5-0 vote, of funding for a new Engineering and Science Facility and the Multifunctional Materials Innovation Institute at Texas State University to house the expanding enrollment in engineering, materials science and biology programs;

Supporting HB 3407 and SB1634 by a 3-2 vote, which would prevent the uses of eminent domain authority by Goforth Water SUD to construct a water pipeline outside of its service area, while respecting the SUD’s need for this authority within its service area;

Supporting HB 1193, by a 5-0 vote, which would provide a local option for a governing body to exempt from taxation the portion of the appraised value of property that is attributable to the installation of a rainwater harvesting system.

The full resolutions are available at www.co.hays.tx.us by choosing the Commissioners Court icon.