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Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Oil & gas production
Library Catalog Title: The Senate Interim Committee on Natural Resources interim report to the 77th Legislature : future of the Texas oil and natural gas production industry.
Subjects: Abandoned oil wells | Alternative energy | Natural gas | Natural gas industry | Oil industry | Oil production | Severance taxes |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 n219p
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [53 pages  File size: 244 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Evaluate the future of the Texas oil and natural gas production industry. The Committee shall identify existing impediments to exploration and production, and examine whether incentives should be offered to help Texas producers capitalize on the expected increase in natural gas demand in coming years. The Committee shall also analyze the effectiveness of the well plugging and remediation program of the Texas Railroad Commission.
Committee: House Ways and Means
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Ways and Means, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: e-commerce | Internet | Natural gas industry | Oil industry | Sales tax exemptions | Sales taxes | Severance taxes | Tax credits | Tax holidays | Tax incentives | Tax revenue | Tax system | Use taxes | Wages |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 w368
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [64 pages  File size: 3,235 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the economic impact of Internet commerce on state and local tax revenues. Monitor the activities and recommendations of the federal Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce.
2. Identify and list the specific changes to the tax structure that would: (1) produce the most positive effect on gross state product; (2) produce the most positive effect on the creation and retention of jobs that pay a living wage; (3) most benefit troubled or declining industries, such as agriculture or oil production; (4) promote enhanced tax equity, including mitigation of the regressivity of the current tax structure; and (5) address loopholes that permit certain classes of taxpayers to avoid equitable taxation. Each list should be a separate list, and any tax changes recommended should take into account the revenue needs of the state.
3. Review the tax exemptions and credits approved by the 76th Legislature, including SB 441, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, and the emergency severance tax measures, and evaluate their success in achieving legislative goals.
Committee: House Energy Resources
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Energy Resources Committee, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Represenatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Air pollution | Alternative energy | Energy conservation | Environmental permits | Environmental protection | Natural gas industry | Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas | Oil industry | Oil production | Public Utility Commission of Texas | Railroad Commission of Texas | Severance taxes | Tax incentives |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 en27
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [23 pages  File size: 858 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
2. Study ways to increase energy production in Texas.
3. Study the issue of "environmental externalities" when granting permits.
4. Study the effectiveness of severance tax incentives to promote oil and gas production activities.
Committee: House Energy
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Energy, Texas House of Representatives, 70th Legislature : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 71st Legislature.
Subjects: Natural gas | Natural gas industry | Natural gas utility rates and charges | Oil industry | Railroad Commission of Texas | Severance taxes |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 en27
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [34 pages  File size: 814 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the extent of the natural gas shortage and determine if there are solutions available through the state.
2. To study alternative courses of action by the state to revitalize the oil and gas industry in Texas.
3. To study the feasibility of statewide pro-rationing of natural gas.
Committee: House Ways and Means
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Ways and Means Committee, Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature, Austin, Texas, 1984.
Subjects: Banks and banking | Energy policy | Federal taxes | Franchise taxes | Housing Agency, Texas | Sales tax exemptions | Sales taxes | Severance taxes | State taxes |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 w364
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [80 pages  File size: 2,208 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 33.
2. To review the new federal tax laws as they relate to taxes in the state.
3. To make a comparative analysis of taxes in Texas and other states.
4. To examine and compile all exemptions under the general sales tax.
5. To study the Texas Housing Authority's on-going loan programs and financial benefits to home owners to determine if changes need to be made.
6. To study the feasibility of imposing a corporate franchise tax or some other equitable tax on banking corporations doing business in Texas.
7. To assist the Select Committee on Public Education and the House-Senate Joint Committee on State Fiscal Policy.
Committee: House Ways and Means
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, Sixty-fifth legislative session / Texas House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means.
Subjects: Business taxes | Franchise taxes | Motor fuels taxes | Natural gas industry | Oil industry | Refineries | Sales tax exemptions | Sales taxes | Severance taxes | State income taxes | Tax system |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 w368
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [55 pages  File size: 1,927 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: Comptroller of Public Accounts
2. A study of and evaluation of the Texas tax structure. This study shall include a review of the sources of state revenue, both present and proposed, and an analysis of the effect these sources have and would have on the taxpayers of the state. Specifically, the study should accumulate data dealing with tax dollar sources; per capita tax burdens, and comparisons with other states; forms of taxes; amounts of taxes paid by the business community as opposed to the general public; and the effects of the Texas tax structure on business growth and location.
3. A study of the franchise tax and the relative advantages and disadvantages thereto as opposed to other forms of business tax, such as corporate income or profit taxes.
4. A study of the implications, advantages and disadvantages to the state as a whole and to industry alone of a refinery tax on petroleum products. This study should review and analyze other energy-oriented taxes, such as a severance tax or first sale tax.
5. A study of the State sales tax. This study should include a review of various proposals to broaden or narrow the tax, and weigh the relative advantages and disadvantages of each. The study should also include a review of current and proposed exemptions to the sales tax and provide justifications for the keeping of these exemptions.
Committee: Senate Investigate Natural Gas Resources, Special
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Senate Gas Investigating Committee, 49th Legislature.
Subjects: Natural gas | Natural gas industry | Severance taxes |
Library Call Number: L1836.49 G21 / S.J. of Tex., 50th Leg. R.S. 1507 (1947)
Session: 49th R.S. (1945)
Online version: View report [11 pages  File size: 466 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Sit at such times and places between the date of the final passage of this resolution and the date of the convening of the regular session of the Fiftieth Legislature, as may to the Committee seem necessary and proper; and the said committee is hereby directed, authorized and empowered to initiate and continue inquiries and investigations concerning and touching upon the natural gas resources of the State of Texas, including products related thereto and ordinarily produced in conjunction therewith. And inquire into and investigate ways, means, methods and plans for the production, sale, taxation, transportation, use and disposition of natural gas and related products, and the administration of all State laws in connection therewith, and any matter pertaining to or affecting the revenues of the State in this connection, and into any other affairs and activities of the State Government, land owners, pipe lines and pipe line companies, producers, transporters, carriers, wholesalers and retailers of natural gas and products related thereto, and all activities of the State and U.S. Government, and persons, firms or corporations in connection with natural gas, and related products, including the necessity or desirability of State taxes in connection therewith or upon the activities or products thereof.
Committee: House Oil Industry and 'Hot Oil Situation,' Special
Title: Report - Preliminary Report
Library Catalog Title: Preliminary report
Subjects: Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas | Motor fuels taxes | Oil industry | Oil production | Railroad Commission of Texas | Severance taxes | Tax administration |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 44th Leg.,1st C.S. 108 (1935)
Session: 44th R.S. (1935)
Online version: View report [9 pages  File size: 537 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the so-called "hot oil situation," determine and report upon truth of the charges commonly made, and study and report upon corrective measures, is such are found to be necessary.
Committee: House Oil Industry and 'Hot Oil Situation,' Special
Title: Report - Final Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee in regard to oil industry of Texas
Subjects: Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas | Motor fuels taxes | Oil industry | Oil production | Railroad Commission of Texas | Severance taxes | Tax administration |
Library Call Number: L1836.44 Oi1 / H.J. of Tex., 44th Leg., 3rd C.S. 481 (1936)
Session: 44th R.S. (1935)
Online version: View report [9 pages  File size: 580 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the so-called "hot oil situation," determine and report upon truth of the charges commonly made, and study and report upon corrective measures, is such are found to be necessary.

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