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Committee: Senate Higher Education
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Associate's degrees | Community college students | Developmental education | Distance education | Educational technology | Graduate-on-time programs | Higher education | Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas | Immunizations | Math education | Meningitis | Nontraditional students | P-16 councils | Persons with disabilities | Student aid | Texas B-on-Time loans | Texas State Technical College | Toward EXcellence, Access & Success Grant Program | Undocumented immigrant students | University graduation rates | University student transfers |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 Ed83h
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [72 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations regarding more cost-effective funding of financial aid, including ways to restructure financial aid programs to incentivize student success, particularly among low-income students, and the efficacy of current exemptions and waivers offered to students at institutions of higher education, including in-state tuition for undocumented students. Examine student loan debt, state and federal loan forgiveness programs, and institutional default rates.
2. Study and make recommendations regarding more effective means of using technology, including the effectiveness of online learning and online coursework for underprepared students. Examine the cost and funding of online education. Examine how electronic coursework and technology impacts students with disabilities, and make recommendations to ensure all students have access to electronic materials and courses. Review and make recommendations concerning statewide or inter-system cooperation for blended and online learning.
3. Study developmental education programs in public higher education institutions. Include a demographic analysis of students who require developmental education, and identify alternative means of assessing the need for developmental education, the effectiveness of delivery of developmental education programs, and the role of P-16 councils in addressing solutions for better preparing students for higher education. Review alternative means of offering and financing developmental education courses and identify potential cost savings.
4. Examine the existing transfer systems and the potential development of a 2+2 transfer system between public junior colleges and universities. Examine the transfer of credit between degree-granting private sector colleges, public junior colleges, and public universities. Examine the impact of national, regional, and professional accrediting associations on course credit transfer.
5. Study and make recommendations regarding academic and non-academic barriers to non-traditional students, including students with disabilities. Focus on ways to restructure course and program delivery, student support services, financial barriers, and remediation and academic advising. Study and make recommendations to reduce time-to-degree, incentivize on-time graduation, and increase graduation rates to meet the goals of Closing the Gaps by 2015 and beyond.
6. Consistent with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's legislative directive to work with the Texas State Technical College System (TSTC) and other appropriate state agencies to develop a returned value funding model for TSTC, examine the benefits and challenges such an approach will have on technical education in Texas.
7. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Higher Education, 82nd Legislature, Regular and Called Sessions, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance and/or complete implementation. Specifically, monitor the following:
  • SB 5, relating to the administration and business affairs of public institutions of higher education;
  • SB 28, relating to eligibility for a TEXAS grant and to administration of the TEXAS grant program;
  • HB 9, relating to student success-based funding;
  • HB 33, relating to measures to increase the affordability of textbooks used for courses at public or private institutions of higher education;
  • SB 1107, Relating to the vaccination against bacterial meningitis of entering students at public and private or independent institutions of higher education;
  • HB 1000, relating to the distribution of money appropriated from the National Research University Fund.
Committee: Senate Health and Human Services
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 81st Legislature
Subjects: Adoption | Aging and Disability Services, Texas Department of | Anti-smoking campaigns | Asthma | Caseworkers | Child abuse prevention | Child Protective Services | Community support services | Disease management | Disease preparedness | Disease prevention | Family and Protective Services, Texas Department of | Family Based Safety Services | Family preservation | Foster care | Health care providers | Health Enterprise Zones | Health insurance premium subsidies | Home health care services | Immunizations | Influenza | Medicaid | Medical errors | Medical reimbursements | Medically uninsured | Mental health services | Mentally disabled persons | Nursing homes | Obesity | Persons with disabilities | Preparation for Adult Living | Rural health care | State supported living centers | Stem cell research | Umbilical cord blood |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 H349
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [379 pages  File size: 16,580 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the Department of Aging and Disability Services' improvement plan for the system of care for individuals with developmental disabilities, focusing on efforts to improve state schools and provide more community care options. Evaluate the process for preventing, reporting, and investigating abuse and neglect in state schools, ICF/MRs and the Home and Community-Based Services (HCS) program. Determine the short-term and long-term financial impact of increasing the number of individuals served in home or community locations and the financial impact this shift has on state schools. Monitor the department's efforts to convert institutions to community care providers through the money-follows-the-person program designed to improve access to community care services. Specifically make recommendations on:
  • how to further improve the system of care for individuals with developmental disabilities;
  • preventing, reporting, and investigating abuse and neglect;
  • developing a transition plan for reducing waiting list for community care service;
  • incentives for converting institutions into community care providers; and
  • a long term plan to address issues that result from the current federal Department of Justice investigation.
2. Study and make recommendations related to creating an outcome-based reimbursement model in Texas' Medicaid program as a way to improve quality of care, reduce medical errors, and create cost savings. Develop a pilot health care program that pays for best practices, rather than only paying for actual procedures performed. Examine the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's (CMS) efforts to create an outcome-based system in the Medicare payment system that sanctions serious, preventable medical errors. Examine Pennsylvania's efforts to implement a similar outcome-based reimbursement model to make providers more vigilant about patient care, encourage best practices, and reduce costs in their Medicaid program. If necessary, examine other health care coverage models that have successfully incorporated an outcome-based reimbursement system. Consider pay-for-performance, options that reward good outcomes and the use of best practices, and changes to the reimbursement system that will reduce serious preventable medical errors and hospital acquired infections.
3. Study the effectiveness of the Resiliency and Disease Management (RDM) program in the mental health service delivery system, implementation of changes to the crisis care program, and recommendations for appropriate use of the mental health transformation grant. Identify strategies to increase access to services and meet future demand for services. Examine resource allocation and opportunities to maximize funding. Policy recommendations should maximize the number of inpatient psychiatric acute care beds, enhance access to outpatient services, promote the use of recovery-based services, and enhance access to community-based services.
4. Monitor the implementation of the Department of Family and Protective Services’ improvement plan to reduce caseloads for Child Protective Service caseworkers, and to provide family-based safety services and ongoing substitute care services. Evaluate the efficiency of Child Protective Services "functional units," and determine if other organizational models would allow for a reduction in caseworkers' caseloads, without increasing other administrative costs. Develop recommendations aimed at lowering individual caseloads, making casework more efficient, and improving the retention of caseworkers. Assess the viability of caseworker reimbursement as a manner to lower caseworker turnover.
5. Monitor the implementation of the Department of Family and Protective Services' plan to stabilize the foster care system and increase permanency options for children. Study placement capacity to determine how Child Protective Services can better develop the necessary adoptions or foster homes to meet the needs of children and families by increasing foster care capacity, recruiting and retaining more foster and adoptive parents, increasing the use of relative care, and developing best practices for reducing foster care placement breakdowns. This includes studying innovative ways to promote adoption and kinship care in Texas and best practices for foster/adoptive parents to improve their ability to care for abused and neglected children. Explore potential improvements and enhancements in the Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) program to increase successful transitioning from foster care to adult living. Study current death review processes for children who die while in state care.
6. Examine Texas' current strategies for preventing child abuse. Specifically study the effectiveness of current programs and how these programs compare to other state efforts. Identify national research-based solutions, including best practices and programs addressing sexual abuse. Explore promising existing and emerging approaches to child abuse and neglect prevention, especially those with a strong evidence base. Identify additional funding sources for increased child abuse prevention activities by the state.
7. Study the changes in statute contained in SB 10, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, as well as the state's current prevention and wellness efforts and chronic care management efforts, and identify opportunities for improvement in state policies and programs. Examine options for expanding and optimizing the state's current investment in wellness programs and management tools for individuals with chronic care conditions, including options that address childhood asthma. Review partnerships with the private sector that specifically address the following:
  • tobacco cessation, including the evaluation of a statewide smoking ban in public places;
  • reducing obesity;
  • availability and effectiveness of childhood and adult vaccines, including public education programs to promote the use of vaccines; and
  • more effective management of chronic care conditions.
8. Study the effectiveness and efficiency of nursing homes and home-based solutions/home care in Texas, and make recommendations to improve nursing homes and their funding. Identify and study successful nursing home funding models established by other states. Consider ways to fund infrastructure for nursing and therapists and home care. Examine the possibility of an incentive-based “pay for performance” rate plan for nursing facilities and consider factors that it could be based on, taking into account similar plans implemented in other states. Make recommendations on how best to use Medicaid to fund skilled nursing and home health care in Texas. Explore options for improving graduation rates for nurses in Texas.
9. Study and address ethical issues surrounding the impact of a pandemic influenza in this state, particularly focusing on the following:
  • the availability of human and material resources;
  • the benefits and burdens of mass vaccination plans;
  • the involvement of private sector professional organizations and businesses in the state's pandemic influenza preparedness and response plans; and
  • development and implementation of communication plans that will inform and prepare the public on risk reduction behaviors and local/state preparedness and response.
10. Study the potential for development of Health Enterprise Zones, which could offer tax incentives to medical providers who locate within the boundaries of designated medically underserved areas. Analyze similar legislation enacted in other states, specifically New Jersey, and estimate costs and benefits. Consider expanding incentives to medically related industries such as medical research facilities, laboratories and equipment manufacturers in order to spur economic development.
11. Monitor the collection and availability of cord blood stem cells for treatments and research in Texas. Review the current state of basic and clinical research using these and other types of adult stem cells. Assess the potential for clinical and economic benefits from current and increased adult stem cell research.
12. Review Medicaid provider reimbursement rate methodologies, including the impact of factors such as infrastructure concerns, federal minimum wage changes, and cost reports. Study the impact on access to care, quality of care, and value, and make recommendations for legislative changes, taking into account rate increases contained in the current budget. (Joint charge with Senate Finance Committee)
13. Study the state's current and long-range need for physicians, dentists, nurses, and other allied health and long-term care professionals. Make recommendations on how the state can help recruit high-need professions, especially for primary care providers and long-term care professionals in the underserved regions of Texas. (Joint charge with the Senate Committee on International Relations and Trade)
14. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Health and Human Services Committee, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Specifically, report on the implementation of SB 10, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, to ensure meaningful improvement in access to quality care in the Texas Medicaid program, focusing on how to cover more uninsured in Texas with market-based plans or premium assistance for employer health plans, and monitor the creation of the Texas Cancer Research and Prevention Institute.
Committee: House Transportation
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Transportation, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2008 : a report to the House of Representatives, 81st Texas Legislature
Subjects: Buses | Driver licenses | Driver Responsibility Program | Emergency medical services | Enhanced driver licenses | Graduated driver licenses | High-occupancy vehicle lanes | Homeland security | Identity requirements | Metropolitan areas | Parking facilities | Persons with disabilities | Railroad tracks | Rural areas | Teenage drivers | Traffic | Traffic safety | Trans-Texas Corridor | Transportation planning | Trauma Facilty/EMS account | Uninsured motorists |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 T687
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [71 pages  File size: 8,336 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Research and make recommendations to the legislature on programs to improve safety for teen drivers.
2. Study the concept of using corridor planning organizations to provide a mechanism for local involvement in the Trans-Texas Corridor.
3. Study and make recommendations for funding mechanisms for the Rail Relocation Fund.
4. Study and make recommendations regarding the feasibility of a motor bus-only lane program for state highways in Texas that focuses on the use of improved shoulders as a low-speed bypass of congested highway lanes. Examine comparable laws form other states that allow transit buses to operate on state highway shoulders.
5. Examine the role of metropolitan planning authorities in state law, as well as the creation of rural planning authorities to address the planning needs outside of metropolitan planning organizations but within council of government boundaries.
6. Study and make recommendations for changes to statutes regarding handicapped parking.
7. Review the effectiveness of the Driver Responsibility Program and provide recommendations for increasing the collection rate of assessed penalties. Provide recommendations for amnesty and incentive programs established by the passage of SB 1723, 80th Legislature, Regular Session. Examine the status of Texas' current statewide trauma system infrastructure and how the system may be optimized to meet future trauma care needs in a rapidly growing state with overburdened emergency rooms. (Joint Interim Charge with the House Committee on Public Health.)
8. Review the current requirements for driver's license and identification card holders in Texas in order to recommend legislative measures to prevent these documents from being used to further criminal activities, and recommend ways to enhance homeland security. (Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations.)
9. Monitor the continued implementation of the Texas Financial Responsibility Verification Program authorized by SB 1670, 79th Legislature, Regular Session, and determine whether any further statutory enhancements are needed to reduce the number of uninsured motorists in Texas. (Joint Interim Charge with the House Committee on Insurance.)
10. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Civil Practices
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Texas House of Representatives, Committee on Civil Practices interim report to the 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Appellate courts | Class action lawsuits | Lawsuits | Persons with disabilities | Supreme Court, Texas | Trial courts |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 c498
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [211 pages  File size: 6,000 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the effect and potential of sales and other alienation of structured settlements on the use and advisability of such settlements.
2. Study the exercise of conflicts jurisdiction by the Supreme Court under Sections 22.001(a) and 22.007(a), Government Code.
3. Examine the impact of requiring trial court judges to specify the grounds upon which summary judgments are granted.
4. Examine the Supreme Court's rule-making authority, any conflicts between Section 22.004(c), Government Code, and Article 5, Section 31, Texas Constitution, and the role, if any, that the legislature should play in the Court's rule-making process.
5. Collect information from Texas trial and appellate courts that will assist the committee in evaluating the success of recent legislation and in making decisions regarding future legislation.
Committee: House Elections
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Elections, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Campaign contributors | Campaign finance reform | Campaign funds | Early voting | Elections | Persons with disabilities | Voter registration | Voters | Voting by mail |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 el25he
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [82 pages  File size: 2,260 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review and assess all issues related to the financing of campaigns, including so-called "soft-money" and other funds whose source is unclear, the influence of out-of-state political action committees, and so-called "late-train" contributions.
2. Examine the benefits of reducing the number and changing the dates of uniform elections.
3. Examine the procedures for early voting by mail, including simplification of the application, deadlines, distribution of lists, and similar matters.
4. Review Title 15, Election Code, to consider changes to make it easier to understand and follow.
5. Consider methods to make voter registration rolls more accurate and easier to use.
6. Assess the need for better accommodation of voters with visual impairments.
Committee: House General Investigating
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on General Investigating, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Dentists | Education, Texas State Board of | General Services Commission, Texas | Homeland security | Investment managers | Medicaid | Medicaid fraud | Permanent School Fund, Texas | Persons with disabilities | Public Safety, Texas Department of | Risk Management, State Office of | State buildings | State employees | State government contracts | State Preservation Board | Stock investments | Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities | Texas Health Steps Program | Texas State Capitol |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 g286
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [85 pages  File size: 495 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigate allegations of excessive use of crowns and other aggressive dental procedures by certain providers in the Medicaid program.
2. Investigate recent actions of the State Board of Education relating to its management of the Permanent School Fund.
3. Review the security resources available to protect state employees and state buildings.
4. Review the program and processes by which disabled workers are afforded priority in certain state procurements, including the roles of the General Services Commission, the Council for Purchasing from People with Disabilities, and the Texas Industries for the Blind and Handicapped.
Committee: House Human Services
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Human Services, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Americans with Disabilities Act | Bankruptcy | Community care | Community support services | Disability benefits | Human Services, Texas Department of | Liability insurance | Long-term care | Medicaid | Medicaid eligibility | Medical liability insurance | Medical reimbursements | Medicare | Nursing homes | Persons with disabilities | Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program | Welfare | Welfare reform |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 h88
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [98 pages  File size: 765 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study issues created by the transition of the TANF program to federal law when the state's waiver expires in 2002. Include a review of the final TANF regulations and how other states use TANF funds outside the traditional cash assistance program. Consider policies to improve outcomes for people leaving welfare.
2. Study issues surrounding the financial difficulties experienced by some nursing home companies, including the reasons for bankruptcies and closures, state policies and resources for dealing with them, and impacts on residents.
3. Assess the state's responsibilities and policies regarding supports for individuals with disabilities in community-based settings.
4. Study the current public assistance eligibility, application and review processes, and other Department of Human Services' client communications to ensure that clients are getting the supports necessary to make a successful transition to self-sufficiency.
Committee: Senate Human Services
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Senate Committee on Human Services interim report.
Subjects: Abortion | Aging and Disability Services, Texas Department of | Americans with Disabilities Act | Children with disabilities | Community care | Community support services | Health and Human Services Commission, Texas | Human Services, Texas Department of | Long-term care | Long-term care insurance | Medicaid | Nursing homes | Parental notification of abortion | Persons with disabilities | Protective and Regulatory Services, Texas Department of | Senior citizens | Supreme Court, U.S. | Welfare | Welfare reform | Welfare-to-work |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 h89
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [303 pages  File size: 882 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the continuum of care and support options available to Texans in need of long-term care. The Committee shall evaluate the effectiveness of state regulatory efforts to ensure quality services as well as analyze the long-term care business climate.
2. Evaluate services provided to hardest-to-serve adult welfare recipients and services provided to children receiving welfare. The Committee shall assess the state's ability to avoid long-term dependency on welfare for both of these populations and develop additional strategies to encourage self-sufficiency and movement from welfare to work.
3. Monitor federal developments related to long-term care and welfare issues. In the event that significant developments occur, the Committee shall evaluate their impact on Texas.
4. Monitor the implementation of the following bills enacted during the 76th Legislature, Regular Session: SB 30, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to parental notification before an abortion may be performed on certain minors; SB 374, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to the provision of certain long-term care services, to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department on Aging, and to the eventual consolidation of the Texas Department of Human Services and the Texas Department on Aging into a new agency on aging and disability services; and HB 2641, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to the continuation and functions of the Health and Human Services Commission. The Committee shall also monitor the effects of the additional resources provided to the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Human Services
Title: Interim Committee Rules
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 H89 76
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View document [5 pages  File size: 169 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: Charge 10 State use program
Library Catalog Title: Senate Committee on State Affairs report to the 77th Legislature : charge 10, state use program.
Subjects: Persons with disabilities | Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 st29a 10
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [59 pages  File size: 1,350 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review Texas' State Use Program and the benefit provided to persons with disabilities. The committee shall examine the powers and duties of the Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities (the Council); funding methods for the Council staff and activities; the Council's oversight of the central non-profit and community rehabilitation program work centers; the utilization by and satisfaction of customers with goods and services provided under the program; the nature of disabilities required for participating in the program, and the adequacy of rules governing the State Use Program, including whether standards of eligibility for work center products and services should be added to statute. The committee shall also ensure the appropriate nature and amount of involvement by people with disabilities in the production of goods and provision of services.
Committee: House Human Services
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Human Services, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Community care | Community support services | Long-term care | Long-term care insurance | Medicaid | Nursing homes | Persons with disabilities | Quality of care | Senior citizens | Welfare reform |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 h88
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [106 pages  File size: 5,114 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the implementation of HB 1836, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, passed by the 74th Legislature.
2. Study long-term care for Texans, including possible managed care approaches involving community-based providers, the efficient use and geographic distribution of Medicaid facilities, the effects of the revised enforcement rules for Medicaid facilities, issues related to management contracts and services relating to abuse, neglect and exploitation of the elderly.
Committee: Senate Health and Human Services
Title: Interim report - Medically fragile children
Library Catalog Title: Medically fragile children in Texas : interim report.
Subjects: Children with disabilities | Long-term care | Nursing homes | Persons with disabilities |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 h349f
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [123 pages  File size: 6,296 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate conditions reported in "Nobody's Priority", an Austin American Statesman series on children with severe disbilities living in Texas nursing homes.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Health and Human Services
Title: Committee documentation: daily minutes record, draft minutes, testimony of Richard C. Ladd, HHSC Commissioner (HHSC accomplishments, reorganization, LBB budget recommendations, DHS summary of impact of legislative budget estimates), guardianship
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 H88 73
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View document [30 pages  File size: 529 kb]
Committee: Senate Health and Human Services, Interim
Title: Interim report - Guardianship
Library Catalog Title: Guardianship laws and practices in Texas / Senate Interim Committee on Health and Human Services.
Subjects: Guardianship | Mentally disabled persons | Mentally ill persons | Persons with disabilities | Senior citizens |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 g931
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [64 pages  File size: 1,891 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The Committee shall study current laws relating to guardianship and the feasibility of establishing a public guardianship program in Texas. The Committee shall review existing programs, private programs, and offices of public guardianship in other states.
Committee: House Human Services
Title: Interim report - Vol 1
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 1992 : a report to the House of Representatives, 73rd Legislature / Committee on Human Services, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Child abuse | Child Protective Services | Children with disabilities | Community support services | Emergency medical services | Foster care | Hospital emergency rooms | Inmate health | Medicaid | Mental health services | Mentally disabled persons | Mentally ill persons | Nursing homes | Persons with disabilities | Protective and Regulatory Services, Texas Department of | Quality of care | Trauma centers | Women's health |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 h88 1
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [370 pages  File size: 18,729 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the implementation of the Pre-admissions Screening and Annual Resident Review (PASAAR) (OBRA '87 mandate) including the areas of program design, Alternate Disposition Plan (ADP), accountability, and residents' rights and training.
2. Monitor child protective services in the proposed structure of the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services including criteria used in "priority" classifications and intervention methods and response time per classification; services provided to children over the age of 10 and to special needs children; value of family preservation services; and problems associated with abuse or neglected children in one-parent homes.
3. Study health care in women's correctional facilities.
4. Monitor and Coordinate with the Texas Health Policy Task Force as it relates to trauma care in Texas.
Committee:   Transition Services Task Force
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Meeting the challenge : transition planning in Texas for people with disabilities : report to the 71st Legislature / from the Transition Services Task Force.
Subjects: Children with disabilities | Disabilities discrimination | Persons with disabilities |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 T688
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [67 pages  File size: 3,385 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. WHEREAS, Persons with disabilities, parents, guardians, family members and advocacy organizations have an enormous and personal investment in planning and implementing effective transition services, and service providers can greatly benefit from their expertise and input regarding appropriate transition services; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, that the 70th Legislature of the State of Texas hereby establish the Transition Services Task Force, hereafter referred to as the task force, to assess the effectiveness of existing services and to recommend a model or models for the delivery of such services, including drafts of any legislation considered necessary.
Supporting documents
Committee:   Transition Services Task Force
Title: Committee reports and documentation: correspondence, articles, background material
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.70 T688
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View document [261 pages  File size: 6,272 kb]
Committee: House Human Services
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Committee on Human Services, Texas House of Representatives, to the Sixty-ninth legislative session.
Subjects: Alternative medicine | Blind, Texas Commission for the | Child care | Children with disabilities | Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Texas Commission for the | Dyslexia | Grants | Learning disabilities | Medicaid | Occupational licenses | Persons with disabilities | Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program | Welfare |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 h88
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [276 pages  File size: 10,635 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 15.
2. To study child-care needs of parents in Texas and to study child-care services in Texas.
3. To study the duplication and coordination of various grants-in-aid programs by the federal government (categorical and block grants), relating to human services.
4. To study dyslexia and related learning disabilities.
5. To review the use of telecommunication devices for the deaf, including their use in state offices and emergency centers and their availability to the general deaf community.
6. To review services to the deaf in Texas, including the deaf-blind. This study should consider each state agency that offers services to the deaf, including the State Commission for the Deaf, the Texas Rehabilitation Commission and the School for the Deaf. In addition, the study should cover federal, local and private service agencies.
7. To study the visually-handicapped children's program in the State Commission for the Blind.
8. To study chelation therapy, acupuncture and the practice of human ecology, in cooperation with the House Committee on Public Health.
9. To study the need for establishing a licensing requirement and educational standard for radiological technologists.
Committee: Senate Human Resources
Title: Interim Report - Health Issues
Library Catalog Title: Response to Senate resolution 764 and Senate resolution 657 : rubella population, school health policy, medically needy issues, impact of new federalism.
Subjects: Federal funds | Indigent health care | Medicaid | Persons with disabilities | School-based health clinics |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 r822
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [43 pages  File size: 1,232 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct a study of the low-functioning rubella population of Texas, including documentation of the size of the population, the degree and nature of their impairments, and the resulting impact on state programs.
2. Conduct a study of the standards which should be established for health care services provided by school districts and of the standards for staffing of school health programs.
3. Conduct an investigation of the health-care needs of the medically indigent population of Texas and persons living in medically underserved areas of the state.
4. Conduct such interim studies and evaluations of human services programs as are necessary to determine the appropriate role of the agencies involved and the effect on citizens receiving services from these prorams.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Human Resources
Title: SR 764
Library Call Number: SR 764
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View document [5 pages  File size: 1,114 kb]
Committee: Senate Human Resources
Title: Interim Report - Alternate care and family violence issues
Library Catalog Title: Response to Senate resolution 692 : review of alternative care, coordination of services, and family violence issues : 1980 report and recommendations / Senate Committee on Human Resources.
Subjects: Community support services | Family violence | Guardianship | Long-term care | Persons with disabilities | Protective orders | Senior citizens |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 l854
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
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Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the following areas in furtherance of recommendations made by the Joint Committee on Long-Term Care Alternatives; (1) coordination of all services and programs for the aging through the appropriate agency or commission; (2) development of the means to protect the rights of the elderly in the area of self-determination; (3) monitoring the development of a single pre-admission assesment instrument and procedure for all applicants for community or institutional care administered by the Texas Department of Human Resources who are eligible for Medicaid and MAO; (4)further investigation of the transfer of assets by patients upon entry into long-term care facilities; (5) investigation of the difficulties encountered by the elderly and handicapped in obtaining adequate insurance coverage; and (6) monitoring the implementation of the various alternate care programs mandated by the 66th Legislature in an effort to ensure that the needs of all recipients are met.
2. Conduct a study which includes monitoring the the contract system mandated by HB 1075, 65th Legislature, Regular Session, between the Texas Department of Human Resources and certain family violence shelters in Texas, and also includes assessment of the services and needs of the shelters.
Committee: Senate Human Resources
Title: Interim Report - Disabled Texans
Library Catalog Title: Needs and concerns of disabled Texans : 1980 report and recommendations / Senate Committee on Human Resources.
Subjects: Persons with disabilities |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 h88
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Conduct a comprehensive study of the handicapped in Texas. The study shall include: (1) promulgation of an operational definition of "handicapped person"; (2) a survey of the handicapped in Texas to accurately determine their number, distribution, level and type of disability, and unmet needs; (3) public hearings to augment the survey data with citizen input; (4) an analysis of available services and an identification of areas of unmet needs; and (5) a final report of findings and recommendations to be submitted to the Lieutenant Governor and members of the Senate.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Human Resources
Title: SR 692
Library Call Number: SR 692
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View document [3 pages  File size: 1,718 kb]
Committee: Senate Human Resources
Title: SR 693
Library Call Number: SR 693
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View document [2 pages  File size: 1,017 kb]
Committee: Senate Human Resources Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs
Title: Interim Report - Rights of the elderly and disabled
Library Catalog Title: Final staff recommendations, Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs : report on the protection of the rights of the elderly and/or disabled in Texas.
Subjects: Community support services | Guardianship | Long-term care | Persons with disabilities | Senior citizens |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 c765re
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [81 pages  File size: 2,947 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the following areas in furtherance of recommendations made by the Joint Committee on Long-Term Care Alternatives; (1) coordination of all services and programs for the aging through the appropriate agency or commission; (2) development of the means to protect the rights of the elderly in the area of self-determination; (3) monitoring the development of a single pre-admission assesment instrument and procedure for all applicants for community or institutional care administered by the Texas Department of Human Resources who are eligible for Medicaid and MAO; (4)further investigation of the transfer of assets by patients upon entry into long-term care facilities; (5) investigation of the difficulties encountered by the elderly and handicapped in obtaining adequate insurance coverage; and (6) monitoring the implementation of the various alternate care programs mandated by the 66th Legislature in an effort to ensure that the needs of all recipients are met.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Human Resources Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs
Title: SR 692
Library Call Number: SR 692
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View document [3 pages  File size: 1,718 kb]
Committee: Senate Human Resources Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs
Title: Press Releases
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.66 C765PR
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View document [155 pages]
Committee: Joint Educational Services to the Deaf, Advisory
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Final report of the Subcommittees on Educational Programs and Governmental Structure of the members to the members of the Sixty-sixth Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Texas Commission for the | Persons with disabilities | Texas School for the Deaf |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 ed83d 1
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [224 pages  File size: 7,803 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The committee shall: (1) examine and evaluate the organization and methods of operation of the departments and agencies of state government related to educational programs for the deaf; (2) develop proposals for improving the structure and administration of state educational services to the deaf in order to assure the delivery of quality governmental services at the lowest possible cost; (3) recommend suspension of government programs and services that duplicate and exceed in cost those same services offered by private business; and (4) make findings and issue reports in the execution of the duties imposed by this section.
Committee: Joint Educational Services to the Deaf, Advisory
Title: Interim Report - Appendices
Library Catalog Title: Final report of the Subcommittees on Educational Programs and Governmental Structure to the members of the Sixty-sixth Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Texas Commission for the | Persons with disabilities | Texas School for the Deaf |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 ed83d 2
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [163 pages  File size: 6,322 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The committee shall: (1) examine and evaluate the organization and methods of operation of the departments and agencies of state government related to educational programs for the deaf; (2) develop proposals for improving the structure and administration of state educational services to the deaf in order to assure the delivery of quality governmental services at the lowest possible cost; (3) recommend suspension of government programs and services that duplicate and exceed in cost those same services offered by private business; and (4) make findings and issue reports in the execution of the duties imposed by this section.
Committee: Joint Educational Services to the Deaf, Advisory
Title: Interim Report - Recommendations and Draft Legislation
Library Catalog Title: Recommendations and draft legislation of the Subcommittees on Educational Programs and Governmental Structure to the members of the Sixty-sixth Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Texas Commission for the | Persons with disabilities | Texas School for the Deaf |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 ed83d 3
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [100 pages  File size: 3,185 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The committee shall: (1) examine and evaluate the organization and methods of operation of the departments and agencies of state government related to educational programs for the deaf; (2) develop proposals for improving the structure and administration of state educational services to the deaf in order to assure the delivery of quality governmental services at the lowest possible cost; (3) recommend suspension of government programs and services that duplicate and exceed in cost those same services offered by private business; and (4) make findings and issue reports in the execution of the duties imposed by this section.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Educational Services to the Deaf, Advisory
Title: Compilation of laws specifically related to deaf persons
Library Catalog Title: Compilation of laws specifically related to deaf persons.
Library Call Number: L1836.65 ed83dl
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Committee: Joint Educational Services to the Deaf, Advisory
Title: Directory of serviced for the deaf in Texas
Library Catalog Title: Directory of serviced for the deaf in Texas.
Library Call Number: L1836.65 ed83ds
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Committee: House Health and Welfare
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature : report of the Committee on Health and Welfare, the Texas House of Representatives, 65th Legislature.
Subjects: Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Mental health services | Mentally disabled persons | Nursing homes | Persons with disabilities | Social service agencies | State agencies | State agency budgets |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 H349
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [38 pages  File size: 1,175 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Oversight responsibility of agency expenditures and related transactions. This function shall encompass a review and monitoring of all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 65th Regular Session of the Legislature, to wit: Department of Health Resources (less Meat Inspection), Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Board of Examiners in the Basic Sciences, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness, Board of Examiners in the Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Aids, Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners, Board of Nursing Home Administrators, Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, Board of Examiners of Psychologists, Office of the Governor Committee on Aging, Department of Public Welfare, Health Facilities Commission, Board of Dental Examiners, Board of Medical Examiners, Texas Optometry Board.
2. A study of the possible need for reorganization of the State's human resources delivery agencies: the Texas Department of Human Resources, the Governor's Committee on Aging, the Texas Youth Council and the Texas Department of Community Affairs. This study should include a review of the functions of and operations of these agencies and should make recommendations as to necessary legislative changes, if any.
3. Review the implementation of SB 700, 65th Legislature, Regular Session, (the legislation detailing the legal rights of the retarded) by MHMR and make recommendations as to further legislative action needed, if any.
4. Review and monitor the effect and impact on the state of the passage of and judicial interpretations of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, dealing with rights of the handicapped. This study should include specific recommendations as to possible state action, legislative or judicial, to protect the state's best interests in this manner as well as recommended legislation designed to meet criteria for state implementation of the federal law.
5. A study of the Texas Health Facilities Commission to determine the effectiveness of that agency and of health systems agencies in health facility planning including a review of the current fee schedule and of the necessity, if any, for the Department of Health Facilities to have input into nursing home expansion requests and decisions.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Health and Welfare
Title: Committee Documentation: Bill Statistics, Lists of House Bills, Senate Bills
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 H349 65
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View document [22 pages]
Committee:  
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 72nd Texas Legislature / Committee on Business & Commerce.
Subjects: Business loans | Cable telecommunications providers | Job training programs | Mergers and acquisitions | Minority-owned/women-owned businesses | Persons with disabilities | Privatization | Small businesses |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 b964
Session: ()
Online version: View report [38 pages  File size: 1,908 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and to have budget oversight responsibilities for the agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 3.
2. To study problems associated with the business climate of Texas' inner cities and identify potential solutions.
3. To study trade practices and competition involving the transmission of cable television programming in Texas.
4. To study the Job Training Partnership Act program (joint with the Government Organization Committee).
5. To study competition practices between government entities and private enterprise.
6. To study the implementation of HB 174, 71st Legislature, Regular Session, relating to the regulation of certain telephone services.
7. To study the effect and feasibility of state legislation governing hostile corporate takeovers of domestic corporations.

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