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Senate Committee on Investigating - 45th R.S. (1937)

Committee Members
Thomas Jefferson Holbrook, Chair
Wilbourne Bailey Collie
Joe Lafayette Hill
Albert Stone
Rudolph Adolph Weinert
Charges
• Make a detailed inquiry into the general operation of all State Governmental Departments, Institutions and Agencies, are being administered and expended in accordance with law; to determine the needs of such Institutions and Agencies; to ascertain and make recommendations back to the Senate concerning economies which can be effected through the elimination of duplication and inefficient organization of such Governmental Departments, Institutions and Agencies.
• Continue the inquiries heretofore begun relative to the application of the fee system in Texas, and relative to the operation of the apportionment of the available school fund, and to inquire into tax delinquencies and collections and any and all other matters pertaining to or affecting the revenue of the State government and the expenditures of said taxes, fees and assessments, and to inquire into other affairs and activities of governmental departments and institutions of whatever kind and character, as such activities affect the financial or other welfare of the citizens of Texas. Study and investigate the insurance code, practice and procedure in this State to the end that it may prepare a code of practice and procedure conducive to the elimination of existing irregularities, abuses, inequities and discriminations looking to relieving the citizens of this State from being taxed through their insurance premiums for the maintenance of the many and varied bureaus, associations and organizations.

Note:
Appointed by Lieutenant Governor 2/12/1937, pursuant to SR 12. SR 90 granted committee authority to investigate expenditure of state funds.
Report on Lower Colorado River Authority printed in Senate Journal, 46th Legislature, 1/31/1939, pp. 172-177.
SR 12, 45th Legislature, 1st C.S.: authorized committee to investigate handling of the Jockey Fund by the State Racing Commission.
SR 2, 45th Legislature, 1st C.S. amended SR 12 and 90, 45th Legislature, Regular Session.
Report of committee appointed pursuant to SR 12 and 90, 45th Legislature, and special report by Senator Collie printed in Senate Journal, 45th Legislature, 2nd C.S., 9/28/1937, pp. 25-42. Supplemental report by Senator Holbrook printed in Senate Journal, 45th Legislature, 2nd C.S., 9/28/1937, pp. 11-23.
SR 14 and SR 30, 45th Legislature, 2nd C.S.: authorized committee to investigate Game, Fish, and Oyster Commission and cement manufacturers, respectively.

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