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Senate Committee on Finance - 76th R.S. (1999)

Committee: Senate Finance
Title: ERS and TRS benefit issues
Library Catalog Title: Report to the Senate Finance Committee / Senate Finance Committee, Interim Subcommittee on ERS and TRS Benefit Issues.
Subjects: Employees Retirement System of Texas | State employees | Teacher Retirement System of Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 f49eb
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [28 pages  File size: 973 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review employee benefit issues facing the Employees Retirement System (ERS) and Teacher Retirement System (TRS). The review shall include, but is not limited to, funding contingencies, projected funding needs of TRS-Care, HMO competition and the cost of providing health plans, and the issues surrounding provision of Optional Retirement System or other alternatives for state employees. The Committee shall coordinate study of this issue with the Committee on State Affairs. The final preparation of the report will be the responsibility of the Finance Committee.
Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim Report - Graduate medical education
Library Catalog Title: Report to the Senate Finance Committee, 76th Texas Legislature / Senate Finance Committee Interim Subcommittee on Graduate Medical Education.
Subjects: Hospitals | Indigent health care | Medicaid | Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Program, Texas | Medical education | Medical reimbursements |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 f49me
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [72 pages  File size: 3,045 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate the financial viability and educational effectiveness of graduate medical education in light of changes in Medicaid, managed care, and other cost factors, including the impact of uncompensated care. This evaluation shall include a review of the role of the state's teaching hospitals in the provision of indigent health care, and the role of graduate medical education in addressing health care needs of under-served regions of the state.
2. Review the Texas Disproportionate Share Hospital Program, with an emphasis on the formula and criteria used to distribute funding to hospitals. The committee's report should include a comprehensive assessment of all sources of funding (federal, state, and local) available to hospitals which serve Medicaid clients and the indigent poor, as well as the costs incurred by hospitals which serve Medicaid clients and the indigent poor, as well as the costs incurred by hospitals serving these groups. The committee will report any findings or recommendations by May 1. Subcommittee: Moncrief - Chairman, Truan, West, Carona, Lindsay SFC Staff: Nancy Frank, Laura Smith LBB: Kim Carson, Trey Berndt - Fed. Funds, Regina Martin - HHS
Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim Report - Major state investments
Library Catalog Title: Report to 77th Legislature / Senate Finance Committee, Interim Subcommittee on Major State Investments.
Subjects: Employees Retirement System of Texas | Higher Education Assistance Fund | Permanent School Fund, Texas | Permanent University Fund | Prepaid tuition plans | Stock investments | Teacher Retirement System of Texas | TexPool | Tobacco settlement receipts |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 f49ms
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [36 pages  File size: 1,863 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examine the policies and practices used to invest major state funds including cash balances, and evaluate state investment goals and the funds' performance in reaching those goals. This examination shall include, but is not limited to, review of legal authority, ethical standards, and investment policies and safeguards, management structure, portfolio composition and identification of short-term and long-term goals. The Committee shall make recommendations identifying opportunities for improvements or innovations.
Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim Report - Motor fuel tax
Library Catalog Title: Senate Finance Committee Interim Subcommittee on the Implementation of Senate Bill 1547 from the 76th Legislature : motor fuel tax collections.
Subjects: Motor fuels taxes | Tax revenue |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 f49mf
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [121 pages  File size: 5,356 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Monitor the implementation of SB 1547, 76th Legislature, Regular Session relating to motor fuel tax collection improvements, especially the impact of the bill on state motor fuel tax revenue.
Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim Report - Tobacco settlement
Library Catalog Title: Report to the Senate Finance Committee, 76th Texas Legislature / Senate Finance Committee Interim Subcommittee on Tobacco Settlement Proceeds.
Subjects: Tobacco lawsuit | Tobacco settlement receipts |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 f49to
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [89 pages  File size: 3,947 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review the expenditure by agencies and institutions that received appropriations from tobacco settlement proceeds to ensure the efficient and effective use of those funds, and identify priorities for the use of future tobacco settlement proceeds.
Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim Report - Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Program
Library Catalog Title: Final report on Medicaid disproportionate share hospital funding / [submitted] to the Senate Finance Committee [by] Senate Finance Interim Subcommittee on Graduate Medical Education.
Subjects: Hospitals | Indigent health care | Medicaid | Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Program, Texas | Medical reimbursements |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 f49meh
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [129 pages  File size: 7,339 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review the Texas Disproportionate Share Hospital Program, with an emphasis on the formula and criteria used to distribute funding to hospitals. The committee's report should include a comprehensive assessment of all sources of funding (federal, state, and local) available to hospitals which serve Medicaid clients and the indigent poor, as well as the costs incurred by hospitals which serve Medicaid clients and the indigent poor, as well as the costs incurred by hospitals serving these groups. The committee will report any findings or recommendations by May 1. Subcommittee: Moncrief - Chairman, Truan, West, Carona, Lindsay SFC Staff: Nancy Frank, Laura Smith LBB: Kim Carson, Trey Berndt - Fed. Funds, Regina Martin - HHS

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