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House Committee on General Investigating - 74th R.S. (1995)

Committee Members
Pete Gallego, Chair
Joe Crabb, Vice Chair
Patricia Gray
Robert Junell
D.R. 'Tom' Uher
Charges
• Study and make recommendations regarding the prevention and detection of fraud in contracts with state agencies, including: pre-contract procedures for: investigating potential contractors' qualifications, background and past performance and developing clearly stated contract performance measures; use of uniform contract terms by all state agencies to ensure full contractor performance and compliance with applicable state and federal standards; payment of comparable amounts for comparable services delivered to different agencies; proper methods of contract payments to ensure the state gets full value for taxpayer funds; auditing of contractor performance and payments to contractors; methods for recovering improperly spent or overpaid funds.
• Study and make recommendations regarding the effectiveness of state agencies' internal audit functions in preventing and detecting fraud.
• Study and make recommendations regarding coordination among state agencies to prevent and detect fraud in contracts with state agencies through the use of information sharing, combined audit resources and procedures to detect double billing.
• Consider testimony regarding the investigation into the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and report on the charges, findings, and recommendations.*

Note:
Senate General Investigating Committee and House General Investigating Committee voted to conduct joint hearings and investigations and issued joint reports.

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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