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15 Document(s) [ Subject: Historic preservation ]

Committee: House Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Bees | Boating | Economic impact | Emergency management | Historic preservation | Historical Commission, Texas | Hurricane Harvey | Monarch butterflies | Natural disasters | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | State parks | Tourism |
Library Call Number: L1836.85 R245
Session: 85th R.S. (2017)
Online version: View report [63 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's and the Texas Historical Commission's roles in the response to Hurricane Harvey. Evaluate the economic, recreational, and biological impacts and needed repairs from Harvey as they relate to applicable state agencies and the following areas and industries under the purview of the Committee: a. State parks b. Wildlife and fish c. Historic sites and buildings d. Art and cultural resources e. Travel and tourism f. In addition, provide recommendations on how to allow for a timely recovery of these areas from Harvey, and how to mitigate the impact of, and adequately prepare for, future natural disasters.
2. Study the feasibility of establishing and mobilizing a volunteer contingency of private boat owners through the boat registration and license database administered by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to assist first responders in search and rescue efforts in natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey.
3. Study the effects of declining migratory species, such as the monarch butterfly, as well as native and domesticated bee populations on agricultural production and its economic impact on the state. Identify possible causes of the population changes and monitor national trends. Make recommendations on how to improve and promote monarch butterfly and bee populations and habitats in the state. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Agriculture & Livestock)
4. Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature.
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: Senate Government Organization
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 80th Legislature
Subjects: Energy conservation | Heritage tourism | Historic preservation | Historical Commission, Texas | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 G747o
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [14 pages  File size: 201 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations for the creation of a comprehensive catalogue of facilities of historical significance managed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the Texas Historical Commission (THC). Include recommendations for efficient management and promotion of such sites, including a review of the merits of consolidation of those sites under one of the existing agencies or a new agency, and identify potential funding mechanisms to ensure that facilities are adequately funded.
2. Review recent efforts to improve the use of resources by state agencies through conservation, energy audits, and energy efficiency.
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 State, Federal, and International Relations
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on State, Federal and International Relations, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Education Agency, Texas | Historic preservation | Historical Commission, Texas | Historical monuments | Internet | Libraries and librarians | Library & Archives Commission, Texas State | School libraries | Texas State Cemetery | TexShare |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 st30
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [34 pages  File size: 2,283 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study how the Legislature can encourage the development of a comprehensive plan for coordinating and integrating networking and resource sharing for all types of libraries, including any action necessary to empower an agency or entity to coordinate the separate plans or develop a new comprehensive plan and the coordination of buying power.
2. Study a simplified procedure for listing on the State Register of Historic Places; assess whether simpler procedures are desirable.
3. Review the standards governing eligibility for burial in the State Cemetery.
4. Study the feasibility of constructing and operating a motion picture sound state facility in Texas.
Committee: House International and Cultural Relations
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on International and Cultural Relations interim report, 1994 : a report to the House of Representatives, 74th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Air pollution | Border environment | Border issues | Historic preservation | Historical Commission, Texas | Mexico | North American Free Trade Agreement |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 c898
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [58 pages  File size: 2,475 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction, including a study of mandated reports to the legislature and legislative agencies. The study should consist of a review of the legislative reporting requirements of all agencies to identify areas where reporting obligations could be streamlined and agency accountability improved. The committee shall make specific recommendations about the continuation, modification or elimination of required legislative reports.
2. Study ways to advance preservation, dissemination and promotion of Texas history.
3. Review the opportunities for Texas and Mexican legislative and executive offcials to share information in a timely manner on border developments significantly affecting the other side of the border (the construction of the Carbon II lignite plant in Mexico is cited as an example). Recommend mechanisms to achieve appropriate levels of information and coordination on such developments.
Committee: House Cultural and Historical Resources
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature : report of the Committee on Cultural and Historical Resources, House of Representatives, state of Texas, 68th Legislature.
Subjects: Antiquities Code of Texas | Burial sites | Cemeteries | Commission on the Arts, Texas | Historic preservation | Historical Commission, Texas | State buildings | Texas Main Street Program | Tourism |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 c899
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [66 pages  File size: 2,701 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To examine the Antiquities Codes as it pertains to historic structures; how the Antiquities Committee implements the revised legislation; possible moving of historic structures from the Antiquities Committee to the Historical Committee.
2. To explore the possible legislation regarding the modernization, restoration, preservation, adaptive re-use, or destruction of historic public buildings.
3. To study the Texas Historical Commission's Main Street Program and examine the economic and social impact on the individual community and the state, in general: jobs created; social development; historic significance; possible ways to improve and expand the program.
4. To explore other avenues for revitalizing and preserving other historic Texas townsites.
5. To examine the possible need for legislation to identify and protect our historic cemeteries and burial grounds from vandalism and destruction.
6. To examine the revenue generated by the arts for art organizations, artists, and people employed in art-related fields; jobs created; travel and tourism generated; revenue to the state; cities and counties; social impact.
7. To examine how the Texas Arts Commission spends its grant money; possible ways to improve the use of state matching funds for the arts.
8. To examine the economic impact of travel and tourism in Texas; jobs created; economic development; revenue generated to both public and private sectors.
Committee: House State Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Final report of the State Affairs Committee to the 68th Legislature.
Subjects: Amusement park ride safety inspections | Amusement parks | Animal cruelty | Energy conservation | Historic preservation | Historical Commission, Texas | State agencies | State buildings |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 st29
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [66 pages  File size: 1,582 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the problem of animal abuse with specific emphasis on the care and treatment of animals in kennels and boarding or riding stables and the occurrences of dog fighting in the state.
2. Monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the energy conservation measures for state buildings in the capitol complex.
3. Conduct a general overview of state agencies to determine if the plain language policy as adopted by the 67th Legislature is being followed.
4. Study the historical statutes and guidelines of the Parks and Wildlife Department, the Texas Historical Commission and the Texas Antiquities Committee to determine if clarifying changes are needed.
5. Study the current safety regulations for amusement rides and determine if additional regulations are necessary.
Committee: Senate State-Municipal Planning, Interim
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: State buildings and Texas communities : final report of the Senate State-Municipal Planning Study Committee.
Subjects: Energy conservation | Historic preservation | Property taxes | State buildings | State land |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 st29m
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [160 pages  File size: 9,674 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Consider the particular financial and planning problems of municipalities which have state-owned facilities and property within their corporate limits or which may be located so near such state-owned facility that such municipality is likely to be adversely affected from the location of such state-owned facility.
2. Consider issues associated with state-owned land, including: the feasibility of reimbursement for local government service costs; local participation in state building planning; energy use and energy conservation in state buildings; historic buildings; Capitol view corridors; capitol complex landscaping; mixed-use buildings and employee transportation policies. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate State-Municipal Planning, Interim
Title: SR 642
Library Call Number: SR 642
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View document [3 pages  File size: 502 kb]
Committee: Joint Governor's Mansion, Special
Title: SCR 23
Library Call Number: SCR 23
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View document [2 pages  File size: 180 kb]
Committee: House Historical Preservation, Special
Title: Preliminary report
Library Catalog Title: Preliminary report to the honorable Gus F. Mutscher, Speaker, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Historic preservation |
Library Call Number: L1801.8 h629rp
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View report [12 pages  File size: 543 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Survey the current status of Texas historical resources with an eye toward spurring utmost utilization of the story of Texas history.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Historical Preservation, Special
Title: Transcripts and minutes, September 21, October 23, December 16 (Subcommittee on Integrity of Public Buildings), December 16-17, 1970; Appendix, A Report to the Speaker's Special Committee on Historical Preservation from the Subcommittee on Finance
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.8 H629M
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [131 pages  File size: 189,839 kb]
Committee: House Housing of Artifacts Found Off Padre Island
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A report to the House of Representatives of the 62nd Legislature / by the House Interim Study Committee on the Housing of Artifacts found off Padre Island.
Subjects: Historic preservation | Historical monuments | Museums | Ships and shipping |
Library Call Number: L1836.61 H817
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View report [72 pages  File size: 2,691 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Work with the eventual custodian of the Spanish treasure in arranging for its display appropriately near the site where the discovery was made, either in the existing museum in Corpus Christi, Texas, or in a new museum established at the site of the discovery on land which has already been tendered to the State of Texas as a gift for this purpose.
2. The Committee shall also direct that markers be placed at the actual site of the sunken ships, so that tourists visiting the museum may see them and the area will become second only to the Alamo as a tourist attraction.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Housing of Artifacts Found Off Padre Island
Title: Transcript, Museum for Spanish Treasure Committee [January 9, 1970]
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 H817M 1/70
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [25 pages  File size: 61,685 kb]

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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