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16 Document(s) [ Subject: Animal diseases ]

Committee: Senate Agriculture, Water, and Rural Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Agriculture, Texas Department of | Animal diseases | Chronic Wasting disease | Deer | Flooding | Groundwater | Groundwater conservation districts | Interbasin water transfers | Junior water rights | Liens | Litter | Surface water | Texas State Water Plan | Water rights |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 AG86r
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [98 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Surface Water/Groundwater: Study and make recommendations regarding the ownership, production, and transfer of surface water and groundwater in the state of Texas.
2. State Water Plan: Study and make recommendations on improving the process of developing and executing the State Water Plan.
3. Agricultural Liens: Study and make recommendations on improving the law in this state regarding agricultural liens under Chapter 70, Agricultural Code. The study should include whether sufficient safeguards exist to protect the financial interest agricultural producers have in their product.
4. Water Litter: Study and make recommendations on the effects of windblown and waterborne litter. The study should include an analysis of the economic effects of litter, any necessary methods to prevent and remediate litter, and an assessment of state and local programs to reduce litter.
5. Game & Ag. Product Safety: Study and make recommendations on improving the laws regarding the management of game animals, production of domestic fowl, and development of agricultural products in the State to reduce the occurrence and spread of disease and harmful pests.
6. Promotion of Texas Agriculture: Study the economic benefits the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Market Development Services provide to the state through promoting Texas Agricultural products. Review the current marketing services and strategies available to Texas producers and determine additional resources necessary to increase the Market Development Services capabilities. Make recommendations for legislative action, if needed.
7. Monitoring Charge: Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs during the 84th Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Specifically monitor the Texas Water Development Board's process in the identification and designation of brackish groundwater zones.
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Agriculture | Agriculture, Texas Department of | Animal diseases | Border crossings | Nuisance abatement | Right to Farm Act, Texas | Soil and Water Conservation Board, Texas | Swine | Urban sprawl | Water conservation |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 Ag86
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [42 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the feasibility of the creation of a border agricultural inspection training program and the authority of Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) employees to augment federal inspectors at Texas border land ports of entry. The study should include similar subject matter to HB 3761 (83R). Measure and estimate the increase in state revenue and secondary economic benefits that could be created from implementing the efficiency measures in HB 3761 (83R) as a way to offset costs for additional state inspectors.
2. Evaluate the Texas Right to Farm Act and determine if certain recommendations and updates to the law should be made in efforts to protect agricultural operations.
3. Examine current statutes and rules to determine any necessary enhancements that can assist in the eradication of feral hogs by using practical solutions and effective eradication techniques. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Culture, Recreation and Tourism)
4. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 83rd 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.
Committee: House Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Animal diseases | Commercial fishing | Commission on the Arts, Texas | County courthouses | Economic development | Economic development incentives | Endangered species | Film industry | Fisheries | Fishing licenses | Heritage tourism | Historic preservation | Historical Commission, Texas | Outdoor recreation | Oysters | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | State parks | Swine | Texas Film Commission | Texas Heritage Trails Program | Texas Main Street Program | Texas Music Office | Tourism | Video games |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 R245
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [66 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Develop a long-term plan to incorporate land that has been donated or sold to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department into our state park system.
2. Evaluate the Texas Film Commission and the Texas Music Office to determine their effectiveness in economic development in Texas. Determine how the offices can better collaborate with local economic development entities and state agencies to further the economic development goals of the state.
3. Examine the viability of including the commercial oyster industry in the Commercial Fishing License Buyback Program at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
4. Examine current statutes and rules to determine any necessary enhancements that can assist in the eradication of feral hogs by using practical solutions and effective eradication techniques. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock)
5. Monitor the implementation of HB 3279 (83R) regarding the protection of seagrass plants.
6. Examine the economic impact of cultural, recreational, or tourism grants provided by the state, including any economic development grants related to cultural, recreational, or tourism industries, heritage tourism, courthouse restoration, and historic district revitalization.
7. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 83rd 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.
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2010 : report to the Texas House of Representatives, 82nd session
Subjects: Agricultural policy | Agriculture | Animal diseases | Economic development | Rural economic development | Swine | Tick-borne diseases | Transportation planning |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 Ag86
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [32 pages  File size: 759 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate the impact of tick-borne diseases in domestic and exotic livestock and of plant diseases and pests on the Texas agriculture industry. Examine barriers limiting the state's response and identify resources to enhance the state's ability to control, prevent, and respond to disease vectors.
2. Review efforts to manage feral hog populations and mitigate damage to agricultural and livestock operations.
3. Study the safety and efficiency of the existing agriculture-related transportation infrastructure. Consider the air, ground, and rail transportation needs of rural Texas and analyze the effect on economic development. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Transportation
4. Survey rural economic development programs. Analyze the economic relationship between rural communities and the agriculture industry and their combined impact on the state's economy. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on County Affairs
5. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Agricultural policy | Agricultural subsidies | Agriculture | Animal diseases | Biofuels | Horse racing | Rural economic development |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 Ag86
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [39 pages  File size: 6,393 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the development and implementation of the 2007 Farm Bill and determine the impact of the legislation on Texas agricultural products.
2. Evaluate preparedness of relevant agriculture-related agencies to respond effectively to animal and plant disease threats.
3. Study and evaluate the feasibility and potential economic impact of biofuel production from alternative feedstocks such as biomass, waste oils, and processed animal fats.
4. Study the impact on the equine industry due to increased competition from other states as it related to larger purses in equine competitions.
5. Examine the opportunities for increased economic development funding in rural Texas.
6. 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: Senate Transportation and Homeland Security
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 80th Legislature
Subjects: Animal diseases | Border crossings | Border issues | Child car seats | County courthouses | Driver licenses | Driving while intoxicated | Emergency management | Federal funds | Highway finance | Highway rest areas | Highways | Historic preservation | Homeland security | Official designations | Operation Linebacker | Public Safety, Texas Department of | Railroad crossings | Railroads | Real ID Act | Rights of way | Safe Routes to School Program | Semi-trailer trucks | Traffic safety | Transportation Enhancement Program | Transportation planning | Truck inspection stations | Underground utility lines | Undocumented immigrants | USA Patriot Act | Wright Amendment |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 In5hs
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [294 pages  File size: 21,985 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations for updating the state's overweight truck fees. Include an analysis and recommendations relating to the distribution of fees collected.
2. Monitor the impact of federal actions regarding the Patriot Act on homeland security activities in Texas. Make recommendations for statutory changes required to implement federal legislation and improve the efficiency of the process.
3. Study the implementation of SB 9, 79th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to homeland security, and make recommendations to enhance its effectiveness. Focus on implementation of provisions relating to mutual aid, including the need for a statewide compact, agricultural inspection stations, the health alert network, radio and computer interoperability and the protection of drinking water and of vital infrastructure. Assess the feasibility of establishing and operating a statewide public building mapping information system for state-owned buildings.
4. Study and make recommendations relating to the Texas Department of Transportation's ability to build, maintain, and relocate rail facilities. Monitor and report on the Departments ability to efficiently contract and provide funding for rail facility construction.
5. Evaluate and make recommendations relating to the naming of state highways and the criteria which should be followed in order to name a highway after a natural person. Include an analysis of criteria used in other states.
6. Study and make recommendations relating to the Texas Department of Transportation's programs designed to increase safety on all state transportation facilities.
7. Monitor ongoing federal, state and local efforts along the Texas Mexico border to combat criminal activity and prevent illegal border crossings. Study other border state activities in regard to the safety, efficiency and security of border crossings. Include an assessment of the impact of security measures on trade and vehicular and pedestrian commerce.
8. Study and make recommendations relating to the relocation of utilities from state owned right-of-way, including an assessment of the costs of relocations, possible funding sources and methods to decrease delays associated with relocation. Joint Charge with Senate Business & Commerce Committee.
9. Review the process by which the Texas Department of Transportation Commission allocates funds to the districts through the Allocation Program. Include a description of all scoring mechanisms used in making allocations of resources and make recommendations for maximizing the use of these funds to meet Legislative objectives. Joint Charges with Senate Finance Committee.
10. Review the process by which the Texas Department of Transportation Commission determines which federal funding sources should be implemented to comply with funding reductions mandated by Congress. Assess the Commission's options for determining how projects that were to be funded out of these reduced revenue sources will be funded this biennium. Joint Charges with Senate Finance Committee.
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2004 : a report to the House of Representatives, 79th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Animal diseases | Animal Health Commission, Texas | Aquatic vegetation | Bovine spongiform encephalopathy | Bovine tuberculosis | Brucellosis | Brush control | Exotic species | Hoof-and-mouth disease | Swine |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 AG86
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [62 pages  File size: 1,897 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate the impact of the feral hog population in Texas in relation to economic harm to landowners and to the potential threat of spreading highly contagious animal diseases, such as foot-and-mouth disease.
2. Assess the state's brush control efforts to ensure that available programs and funding are utilized to fulfill their maximum potential and also examine the impact of invasive aquatic plants (hydrilla, water hyacinth, etc.) and animals (zebra mussels, etc).
3. Monitor the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: The Senate Interim Subcommittee on Agriculture interim report to the 79th Legislature.
Subjects: Agriculture | Animal diseases | Biofuels | Bovine tuberculosis | Brucellosis | Fire ants | Gasoline additives | Water Development Board, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 N219a
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [21 pages  File size: 291 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations to enhance current efforts for the early detection, exclusion, and treatment of diseased plants and animals.
2. Explore new technologies and business opportunities in agriculture and make recommendations to enhance and develop agriculture.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: The Senate Interim Subcommittee on Agriculture interim report to the 78th Legislature.
Subjects: Animal diseases | Farming | Fire ants |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 n219a
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [47 pages  File size: 2,046 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the current efforts for the early detection, exclusion and treatment of diseased plants and animals. The Subcommittee shall assess the need for regulatory and programmatic changes to address this problem.
2. Monitor the development of the 2002 Federal Farm Bill and its impact on Texas. The Subcommittee should assess the need for changes in state law or policies necessary to comply with and benefit from the federal legislation.
3. Study the efficiency, implementation and funding of the Fire Ant Research and Management Account Advisory Committee at the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station for the eradication of fire ants. The Subcommittee shall evaluate state entities currently charged to combat the fire ant problem and make recommendations necessary to ensure a coordinated response.
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Agriculture and Livestock Texas House of Representatives interim report 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Agricultural subsidies | Agriculture | Agriculture, Texas Department of | Alcohol laws and regulations | Alcoholic beverages | Animal diseases | Bovine tuberculosis | Cooperative Extension, Texas | Environmental education | Exotic species | Farming | Fire ants | Forest Service, Texas A&M | W. Goodrich Jones State Forest | Wine and wine industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 ag83
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [63 pages  File size: 2,503 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the potential for new educational and recreational opportunities in connection with properties under ownership or management by the Texas Forest Service.
2. Review efforts and opportunities to develop value-added industries for Texas agricultural products, including factors which may prevent increased production and marketing of Texas products.
3. Review federal farm legislation and assess its impact on Texas agriculture.
4. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction, including the implementation of a statewide bovine and cervidae tuberculosis plan; the development of a statewide fire ant research and management plan by the Fire Ant Research and Management Account Advisory Council; and programs and budget processes of the Texas Department of Agriculture.
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Agriculture and Livestock, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1992 : a report to the House of Representatives, 73rd Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Agriculture | Animal diseases | Animal Health Commission, Texas | Brucellosis | Cooperative Extension, Texas | Exotic species | Horses | Texas A&M AgriLife Research | Theft | Vocational education |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 ag83
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [73 pages  File size: 2,623 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the brucellosis eradication program as administered by the Texas Animal Health Commission.
2. Study the problem of horse theft in Texas.
3. Study the Texas statutes relating to exotic livestock.
4. Study the Texas Seed Laws as particularly related to labeling on cotton, peanut, rice and soybean planting seed.
5. Study the vocational and technical courses related to agriculture.
6. Study the administration, programs and facilities of select Texas Agricultural Experiment Stations and the Texas Agricultural Extension Service offices.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Press Releases
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 AG86 72
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View document [9 pages]
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Agriculture and Livestock : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 72nd Legislature.
Subjects: African honey bees | Agriculture | Animal diseases | Aquaculture | Border economy | Border environment | Border health | Border transportation | Colonias | Economic development | Exotic species | Fire ants | Food safety | Hazardous substances | Hazardous waste | Insects | International trade | Livestock | Pesticides | Rio Grande River | Rural areas | Rural issues | Solid waste disposal | Truck traffic | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 ag83
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [59 pages  File size: 3,029 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the promotion of the exotic livestock industry and potential public necessity of governmental regulation thereof.
2. To study international agriculture (joint study with State, Federal and International Relations Committee).
3. To study exotic pests and their impact on Texas agriculture.
4. To study nutrition education and food safety.
5. To study pesticide disposal.
6. To study agricultural economic diversification and development in rural areas.
7. To study the economic development opportunities of the aquaculture industry and the regulatory responsibilities of the State.
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 69th Legislature, Texas House of Representatives / Committee on Agriculture and Livestock.
Subjects: Agriculture | Agriculture, Texas Department of | Animal diseases | Animal Health Commission, Texas | Brucellosis | Cooperative Extension, Texas | Exotic species | Insects | Irrigation | Rural economic development | Soil and Water Conservation Board, Texas | Texas A&M AgriLife Research | Veterinary Medical Examiners, Texas State Board of | Water conservation | West Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 ag83
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [29 pages  File size: 687 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 3.
2. To study contagious animal diseases including Laryngotracheitis (poultry), Pseudo-rabies (swine), and Brucellosis (cattle).
3. To study the cane borer infestation in the Rio Grande Valley.
4. To examine the economic feasibility of the conversion irrigated farmland in West Texas to water-efficient crops and/or dryland farming.
5. To examine the role of the state in the development of farm industries in Texas, including shrimp and catfish farming.
Committee: House Scabies Eradication
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A report to the 63rd Legislature / by House Study Committee on Scabies Eradication.
Subjects: Animal diseases | Animal Health Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.62 sc17
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View report [31 pages  File size: 991 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Hold necessary hearings and study complaints arising under the scabies eradication program.

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