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18 Document(s) [ Subject: Coastal erosion ]

Committee: House Land and Resource Management
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Coastal erosion | Coastal protection | Coastal restoration | Emergency management | Eminent domain | Extraterritorial jurisdiction | General Land Office | Gulf Coast | Municipal annexation | Natural disasters | School Land Board | Zoning |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 L229
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [103 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study state preparedness and response to natural disasters including but not limited to: an evaluation of risks to the state, emergency planning efforts, first response efforts, coordination between the General Land Office, the State Emergency Operation Center, and other state, local, and federal resources. Make appropriate recommendations to ensure Texas has the proper programs, resources, and personnel in place to respond to natural disasters.
2. Examine the rate of erosion along Texas's coast and the effects of coastal erosion on public beaches, natural resources, coastal development, public infrastructure, and public and private property. Analyze current programs related to coastal erosion and examine their effectiveness. Make appropriate recommendations.
3. Study the effectiveness of the implementation of SB 695 (84R) and examine the feasibility and desirability of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system.
4. Examine current regulatory authority available to municipalities in their extraterritorial jurisdiction. Study current annexation policies in Texas. Make necessary legislative recommendations to ensure a proper balance between development, municipal regulations, and the needs of citizens in Texas.
5. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the implementing of relevant legislation passed by the 84th Legislature, and specifically: 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.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Coastal Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 81st Legislature
Subjects: Agricultural policy | Biofuels | Coastal erosion | Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Act | Deer | Food prices | Horses | Texas Open Beaches Act | Tourism | Wine and wine industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 N219a
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [39 pages  File size: 4,207 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the economic development impact, benefits and costs of the Fuel Ethanol and Biodiesel Incentive Program. Analyze and make recommendations regarding the following areas of interest:
  • state cost versus economic benefit, including any impact on the price of feed for livestock and food for human consumption;
  • the program as compared to other state and federal incentives;
  • any federal legislative or administrative changes relating to the program; and
  • options to encourage research and new technologies and market based incentives and competitive feedstock issues including feedstock development.
2. Study the impact of funding increases and their effectiveness for the Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Program and provide options for possible future funding sources.
3. Study the economic impacts and unintended consequences of allowing whitetail deer raised on deer farms in Texas to be legally processed for venison. Study the interstate shipment issues with venison from other states currently faced by Texas restaurant suppliers.
4. Study the impact of the thoroughbred and quarter horse industries on agriculture in Texas, specifically the reasons for decline in those industries over the last several years.
5. Study the growth potential for rural economic development through the wine and grape industry as a result of expanded traditional agricultural operations and expanded agritourism.
6. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Coastal Resources, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete the implementation. Specifically, monitor the implementation of HB 2819, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to enforcement of the Open Beaches Act. Additionally, monitor the implementation of the federal 2007 Farm Bill and determine the impact on the Texas agricultural industry.
Committee: House Land and Resource Management
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Land and Resource Management, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2006 : a report to the House of Representatives, 80th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Coastal erosion | Coastal protection | Eminent domain | Extraterritorial jurisdiction | Foreclosures | General Land Office | Homeowners' associations | Municipal annexation | Municipalities | School Land Board | State land |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 L229
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [63 pages  File size: 15,235 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Determine the appropriateness of non-elected governmental bodies exercising the power of eminent domain to condemn property.
2. Consider the potential establishment of a single and uniform approach to dealing with situations involving overlapping, extraterritorial jurisdictions.
3. Study the powers and practices of homeowner associations in Texas and the possible need for legislation, such as the proposed Texas Uniform Planning Community Act, to address the rules, enforcement, restrictions and other matters within the authority of a homeowner association. (Joint interim charge with the House Committee on Business and Industry)
4. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture and Coastal Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 80th Legislature
Subjects: Animal diseases | Biological weapons | Coastal erosion | Coastal protection | Food safety |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 N219a
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [82 pages  File size: 3,561 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and determine the effectiveness of federal and state government efforts to combat intentional and unintentional harm against livestock and agricultural interests in order to protect public health. Study what is being done in other states to prevent the spread of plant and animal disease and prevent the use of terrorism to disrupt the food supply and economic activity associated with the production and delivery of food and fiber.
2. Study the effectiveness of the Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Program (CEPRA) and make recommendations to improve the program, identify funding sources, and determine the roles of federal and local governments in erosion response.
Committee: House Land and Resource Management
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Land and Resource Management, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2004 : a report to the House of Representatives, 79th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Coastal erosion | Coastal protection | General Land Office | Land conservation | Land vacancy claims | Municipal annexation | Office of Rural Community Affairs | Purchase of development rights | Texas Open Beaches Act |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 L229
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [51 pages  File size: 114 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the effect that the changes made by SB 89, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, have had on the annexation process in the state and determine if any further changes to the law need to be made.
2. Evaluate need and possible strategies for a stable, long-term funding source for coastal hazard mitigation and the coastal erosion program at the General Land Office.
3. Evaluate the necessity of and potential state, local and private funding mechanisms for a purchase of development rights programs in the state.
4. Monitor agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: The Senate Committee on Natural Resources interim report to the 79th Legislature.
Subjects: Air pollution control technology | Air quality | Coastal erosion | Coastal protection | Emissions | Environmental protection | Solid waste disposal | Water quality management |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 N219
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [72 pages  File size: 408 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the ongoing efforts, and make recommendations, as needed, to achieve cleaner air in Texas including: Implementation of HB 1365, 78th Legislature, Regular Session; State Implementation Plan revisions; Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's (TCEQ) implementation of the 8-hour air quality standard; Early action compacts and other innovative air quality planning tools; Emissions transport issues, including recent court decisions and federal legislation implementing transport policy; Transition of the Texas Council on Environmental Technology to TCEQ; and Regional air quality challenges.
2. Study long-term funding and planning solutions to combat erosion along the Texas coast with particular attention to: the National Flood Insurance Program, securing, matching and additional federal dollars, and alternative funding approaches.
3. Study and make recommendations regarding current state and federal laws relating to the permitting and operation of landfills. Issues to be considered include the generation and transportation of waste; the selection, approval, and regulation of treatment and storage facilities; the projected demand for new facilities; and the adequacy of existing technology to safely dispose of waste.
4. Study the consistent implementation of federal and state air and water quality standards by local governments and make recommendations for improving the consistency and effectiveness of the requirements.
Committee: House Land and Resource Management
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Land and Resource Management, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Building codes | Coastal erosion | Coastal protection | County government | Eminent domain | Highway beautification | Municipal annexation | Municipalities | Real estate development | Zoning |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 l229
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [100 pages  File size: 367 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the ability of counties to provide for appropriate growth and development in unincorporated areas while balancing private property rights.
2. Conduct a survey of cities and towns sufficient to establish a factual basis for the committee's consideration of matters such as annexation, condemnation and development.
3. Study the regulation of billboards placed along highways.
4. Conduct active oversight of the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction. Monitor actions taken under HB 1704, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, SB 710, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, and SB 1690, 76th Legislature, Regular Session.
Committee: House Land and Resource Management
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Land and Resource Management, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Beaches | Coastal erosion | Coastal protection | County government | Eminent domain | Land use regulations | Municipal annexation | Municipalities | Real estate development | Supreme Court decisions, Texas | Zoning |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 l229
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [190 pages  File size: 9,206 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
2. Study the condemnation and eminent domain powers of local governments in light of Schmidt and Westgate decisions of the Supreme Court. Consider whether restrictions should be placed on eminent domain powers used expressly for economic development purposes.
3. Review local and state funding mechanisms to support mitigation of coastal erosion.
4. Actively monitor activities and developments relating to annexation and inter-local agreements in lieu of annexation, including the proceedings of the Senate Interim Committee on Annexation.
5. Evaluate options for state policy regarding county subdivision platting authority in light of the 1995 Elgin bank v. Travis County decision.
6. Monitor the reactions of local governments to the inadvertent repeal of SB 1704, 74th Legislature, Regular Session.
Committee: House Land and Resource Management
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Land and Resource Management, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Attorney General of Texas | Beaches | Coastal erosion | Coastal protection | Eminent domain | General Land Office | Houseboats | Oil spills | Property rights |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 l229
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [202 pages  File size: 9,054 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the implementation of SB 14, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, (Private Real Property Rights Preservation Act) and study the effect of the Attorney General's takings impact assessment guidelines.
2. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction including a monitoring of the effects of legislation on the Coastal Coordination Board, the Coastal Zone Management Act and on the development and implementation of the Coastal Management Program.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 71st Legislature / Senate Committee on Natural Resources.
Subjects: Aquaculture | Artificial reefs | Beaches | Coastal erosion | Coastal protection | Colonias | Cotton production | Drinking water | Environmental protection | Exotic species | Fish | Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. | Fishing | Insects | Land conservation | Natural resources conservation | Offshore structures | Property rights | Rivers | Sewer service | Solid waste disposal | Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Program | Texas Open Beaches Act | Water conservation | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 n219
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [158 pages  File size: 5,126 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Initiate an interim study of a statewide artificial reef plan and further study various uses of abandoned oil and gas rigs. Give careful consideration to reef design, preparation, and component grouping and spacing, siting, and fisheries resource management and analyze and compare biological effectiveness, cost factors, and long-term benefits for various design options and preparation techniques.
2. Review proposals for a protection system for Texas rivers, similar to the federal Wild and Scenic rivers program. *
3. Study current efforts to control the boll weevil in Texas, including integrated pest management (IPM) programs. *
4. Review the problems associated with colonias; make recommendations for legislative action to halt the growth of illegal subdivisions and to provide water and sewer service to existing developments. *
5. Study the issues associated with aquaculture and fish farming. *
6. Study coastal erosion; consider the advantages, disadvantages and economic impacts of beach erosion control methodologies. *
7. Review the definitions of wetlands used by state and federal government agencies. Study the potential impact on wetlands management of the definition used in the Fish and Wildlife Service's National Wetlands Inventory project. *
Committee: Senate Coastline Rehabilitation, Interim
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: 1987 report and recommendations and 1989 update / Special Committee on Texas Coastline Rehabilitation.
Subjects: Beaches | Coastal erosion | Texas Open Beaches Act |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 c738
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [60 pages  File size: 2,671 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examine the problems created by coastline erosion.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Coastline Rehabilitation, Interim
Title: SR 4, 69th Leg.
Library Call Number: SR 4
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View document [3 pages  File size: 528 kb]
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim update - redfish, hazardous waste, coastal annexation, marine traffic safety, energy, and marine accretion, August 10, September 10, and November 16, 1981
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 N219 67
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View document [19 pages]
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: SR 65, 1st C.S.
Library Call Number: SR 65
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View document [2 pages  File size: 308 kb]
Committee: Joint Beach Study
Title: Interim Report - Pollution vs. The People
Library Catalog Title: Pollution vs. the people : an analysis of the performance of Texas State agencies in protecting the environment, with an explanation of proposed legislation for an active role for concerned citizens; joint report of the Interim Committees on Pipeline Stud
Subjects: Beaches | Coastal erosion | Coastal protection | Environmental protection | Texas Open Beaches Act |
Library Call Number: L1836.61 p66
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View report [101 pages  File size: 8,182 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Make a study of problems peculiar to the various coastal lands and waters of Texas.
2. The report of the special committee shall cover the following subjects; (1) Clarification of the rights of ingress, egress, and enjoyment which are reserved to the public by the Open Beaches Act. (2) A statutory framework for development of state and local beach parks with facilities available to the public; (3) Increased safeguards for the protection of state-owned submerged lands, including a thorough investigation into the use now being made of submerged lands already sold or leased by the state; (4) Analysis of the success of the legislative recommendations passed by the 61st Legislature upon the recommendations of the Interim Beach Study Committee in 1969; and (5) Such other related matters as in the opinion of the interim committee should be included in such report so as to facilitate the development of Texas beaches as public recreational areas and to further their development for the benefit for the people of Texas.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Beach Study
Title: Transcript, February 10, 1970 (per p. 56 of transcript and Galveston Daily News, "Beach Study Unit Hears City Slam," February 11, 1970, pp. 1-A and 6-A)
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 B352M 1
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [59 pages  File size: 91,444 kb]
Committee: Joint Beach Study
Title: Transcripts, March 26 and May 18, 1970
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 B352M
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [192 pages  File size: 295,788 kb]
Committee: Joint Beach Study
Title: Transcript, joint hearing of Interim Committees on Pipeline Study and Beach Study, June 3, 1970
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 P66M 6/3/1970
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [98 pages  File size: 7,383 kb]

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