La Porte ISD Superintendent of Schools Lloyd W. Graham has been appointed to the statewide Tax Relief for Pollution Control Property Advisory Committee by the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Commissioners elected Graham to serve a four-year term, beginning in January 2012, at their Dec. 7 meeting.
As a member of this committee, Graham will represent school districts and junior college districts throughout the state in advising the commission on the implementation of Texas Tax Code §11.31.
House Bills 3206 and 3544, enacted during the Regular Session of the 81st Texas Legislature, required TCEQ to establish this permanent advisory committee, which is comprised of 13 members who serve staggered four-year terms. House Bill 2280, enacted during the Regular Session of the 82nd Texas Legislature, added the requirement that at least one advisory committee member be a representative of a school district or junior college district.
The first advisory committee was appointed on Jan. 27, 2010, and six of the members’ terms expire on Dec. 31, 2011. In addition to the position representing school districts and junior college districts, nominations were accepted for three industry representatives, one taxing unit representative and one environmental group representative.
Graham, who has served as La Porte ISD superintendent since 2008, was supported in his nomination by House Bill 2280 author Rep. Craig Eiland, bill sponsor Sen. Mike Jackson, and other representatives of school districts, junior college districts and industry.
“I am honored to represent Texas school districts and junior colleges on the statewide Tax Relief for Pollution Control Property Advisory Committee, and I appreciate the Commissioners’ confidence in me to serve in this role,” Graham said.