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The following requests (RQs) have been received by the Opinion Committee, and are currently pending. If you wish to view the request letter, go here, and select the desired request letter from the index, or click on the RQ number below.

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Pending Requests

Title: RQ-0488-KP

Title: RQ-0488-KP
Re: Questions relating to the scope of the 86th Legislature’s House Bill 3167, concerning county and municipal approval procedures for land development applications under Local Government Code chapters 212 and 232
Request Date: Monday, November 21, 2022
Request File: RQ0488KP.pdf
Requestor:
House Committee on Resolutions Calendars
Texas House of Representatives

Title: RQ-0487-KP

Title: RQ-0487-KP
Re: Applicability of Texas’s minimum wage laws to minor league baseball players when playing baseball for one of eight minor league teams in Texas
Request Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Request File: RQ0487KP.pdf
Requestor:
Chair, House Committee on State Affairs
Texas House of Representatives

Title: RQ-0486-KP

Title: RQ-0486-KP
Re: May the Fire Chief or Lieutenant of the Iraan Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department simultaneously serve on the Iraan City Council
Request Date: Monday, November 14, 2022
Request File: RQ0486KP.pdf
Requestor:
112th Judicial District Attorney

Title: RQ-0485-KP

Title: RQ-0485-KP
Re: Whether a municipality or local government entity may engage in a Trap, Neuter, Release program in compliance with Penal Code section 42.092
Request Date: Thursday, November 10, 2022
Request File: RQ0485KP.pdf
Requestor:
Brazoria County Criminal District Attorney

Title: RQ-0484-KP

Title: RQ-0484-KP
Re: Authority of a magistrate to deny bail following a designation under Code of Criminal Procedure article 17.027(a)(1)
Request Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Request File: RQ0484KP.pdf
Requestor:
Washington County District Attorney
Brenham, Texas

Title: RQ-0483-KP

Title: RQ-0483-KP
Re: Authority of the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council to amend 22 Texas Administrative Code section 465.38(d) regarding the title of an individual holding a specialist in school psychology license
Request Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Request File: RQ0483KP.pdf
Requestor:
Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council

Title: RQ-0482-KP

Title: RQ-0482-KP
Re: Authority of a general-law city to offer trash collection services outside its geographic boundaries
Request Date: Friday, October 14, 2022
Request File: RQ0482KP.pdf
Requestor:
Starr County Attorney
Rio Grande City, Texas

Title: RQ-0481-KP

Title: RQ-0481-KP
Re: Whether a public facility corporation created under Local Government Code chapter 303 has authority to acquire real property for leaseholds outside of its sponsor’s geographic jurisdiction and whether such acquisition furthers a public interest
Request Date: Monday, October 10, 2022
Request File: RQ0481KP.pdf
Requestor:
Chair, Senate Committee on Local Government
Texas State Senate

Title: RQ-0480-KP

Title: RQ-0480-KP
Re: Questions related to public-private partnerships for state-funded prekindergarten offered by Texas school districts under Education Code section 29.153
Request Date: Friday, October 7, 2022
Request File: RQ0480KP.pdf
Requestor:
Chair, House Committee on Public Education
Texas House of Representatives

Title: RQ-0478-KP

Title: RQ-0478-KP
Re: Whether the Public Utility Commission has authority under Water Code section 12.013 to hear an appeal by a municipal utility of rates set by a water control and improvement district, or whether the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has exclusive authority over such an appeal under Water Code section 51.305(d)
Request Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Request File: RQ0478KP.pdf
Requestor:
Executive Director
Public Utility Commission of Texas