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12 Document(s) [ Subject: Ethics laws ]

Committee: House General Investigating and Ethics
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Ethics laws | Government ethics | State employee benefits | State government contracts | State purchasing |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 G286
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [30 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the ethics laws governing public officers and employees in this state and identify areas in which the laws are inadequate to maintain the public's trust and confidence in government. Assess whether required financial disclosures by those making governmental decisions adequately inform the public of potential conflicts of interest.
2. Study the contracting practices at major state agencies to determine if additional reforms are needed to maintain public confidence and trust in the expenditure of state funds.
3. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 84th Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee should: a. consider any reforms to state agencies to make them more responsive to Texas taxpayers and citizens; b. identify issues regarding the agency or its governance that may be appropriate to investigate, improve, remedy, or eliminate; c. determine whether an agency is operating in a transparent and efficient manner; and d. identify opportunities to streamline programs and services while maintaining the mission of the agency and its programs.
4. Examine the use by state agencies of emergency leave and settlement payments to provide supplemental compensation to departing employees. Recommend any revisions or clarifications to the law necessary to ensure that taxpayer dollars are being used prudently.
Committee: House General Investigating and Ethics
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on General Investigating and Ethics, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2010 : a report to the House of Representatives, 82nd Texas Legislature
Subjects: Blogs | Ethics Commission, Texas | Ethics laws | Government ethics | Political advertising |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 G286
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [25 pages  File size: 675 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review state law in light of the effects of Texas Ethics Commission Advisory Opinion No. 484 relating to acceptance of benefits provided to officeholders. Recommend any necessary legislative changes.
2. Review the definition of "political advertising" and determine whether the definition should be expanded to include content contained in blogs and other types of Internet communications.
3. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate H. Bascom Thomas Expulsion, Committee of the Whole Senate
Title: Report -- Feb. 11, 1909
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee of the Whole Senate
Subjects: Conflicts of interest | Ethics complaints | Ethics laws | Government ethics | Lobbyists | Rules of the Texas Senate - Sanctions |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 31st Leg., R.S. 381 (1909)
Session: 31st R.S. (1909)
Online version: View report [9 pages  File size: 335 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate charges of violations of the Anti-Lobbying Statute by the Senate and decide whether or not Senator H. Bascom Thomas has forfeited his right to membership in the Senate. *
Committee: Senate H. Bascom Thomas Expulsion, Committee of the Whole Senate
Title: Report -- Feb. 18, 1909
Library Catalog Title: Special Committee Report
Subjects: Conflicts of interest | Ethics complaints | Ethics laws | Government ethics | Lobbyists | Rules of the Texas Senate - Sanctions |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 31st Leg., R.S. 421 (1909)
Session: 31st R.S. (1909)
Online version: View report [3 pages  File size: 81 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate charges of violations of the Anti-Lobbying Statute by the Senate and decide whether or not Senator H. Bascom Thomas has forfeited his right to membership in the Senate. *
Committee: Senate H. Bascom Thomas Expulsion, Committee of the Whole Senate
Title: Report -- Mar. 9, 1909
Library Catalog Title: Special Committee Report
Subjects: Conflicts of interest | Ethics complaints | Ethics laws | Government ethics | Lobbyists | Rules of the Texas Senate - Sanctions |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 31st Leg., R.S. 809 (1909)
Session: 31st R.S. (1909)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 132 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate charges of violations of the Anti-Lobbying Statute by the Senate and decide whether or not Senator H. Bascom Thomas has forfeited his right to membership in the Senate. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate H. Bascom Thomas Expulsion, Committee of the Whole Senate
Title: Proceedings -- Feb. 10, 1909
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee of the Whole
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 31st Leg., R.S. 284 (1909)
Session: 31st R.S. (1909)
Online version: View document [28 pages  File size: 1,896 kb]
Committee: Senate H. Bascom Thomas Expulsion, Committee of the Whole Senate
Title: Proceedings -- Feb. 8-9, 1909
Library Catalog Title: Proceedings
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 31st Leg., R.S. 274 (1909)
Session: 31st R.S. (1909)
Online version: View document [10 pages  File size: 660 kb]
Committee: Senate H. Bascom Thomas Expulsion, Committee of the Whole Senate
Title: Proceedings -- Mar. 9, 1909
Library Catalog Title: Report of Special Investigation Committee
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 31st Leg., R.S. 1197 (1909)
Session: 31st R.S. (1909)
Online version: View document [99 pages  File size: 6,600 kb]
Committee: Senate H. Bascom Thomas Expulsion, Committee of the Whole Senate
Title: Statement by Senator Thomas
Library Catalog Title: Statement
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 31st Leg., R.S. 1149 (1909)
Session: 31st R.S. (1909)
Online version: View document [8 pages  File size: 455 kb]
Committee: Senate H. Bascom Thomas Expulsion, Committee of the Whole Senate
Title: Proceedings -- Mar. 13, 1909
Library Catalog Title: Proceedings had in the Thomas matter before the Senate on March 13, 1909
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 31st Leg., R.S. 1162 (1909)
Session: 31st R.S. (1909)
Online version: View document [17 pages  File size: 1,100 kb]
Committee: Senate H. Bascom Thomas Expulsion, Committee of the Whole Senate
Title: Speech of Senator Senter
Library Catalog Title: Personal privilege
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 31st Leg., 1st C.S. 92 1909)
Session: 31st R.S. (1909)
Online version: View document [5 pages  File size: 284 kb]
Committee: Senate H. Bascom Thomas Expulsion, Committee of the Whole Senate
Title: Oath of Office
Library Catalog Title: Report
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 31st Leg., 1st C.S. 306 (1909)
Session: 31st R.S. (1909)
Online version: View document [3 pages  File size: 47 kb]

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