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Committee: House Government Transparency and Operation
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Emergency management | Hurricane Harvey | Natural disasters | Open government | Public Information Act, Texas | State agencies | State government contracts | State purchasing |
Library Call Number: L1836.85 G747t
Session: 85th R.S. (2017)
Online version: View report [86 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the role of technology in disaster preparedness and the response to Hurricane Harvey and future natural disasters. Review and make recommendations to drive innovation and efficiency and evaluate whether there are any regulatory impediments to collaboration between the public and private sectors.
2. Evaluate whether qualifying state agencies are appropriately utilizing available state disaster recovery services, including the statewide technology centers. Consider the costs and benefits of allowing other states to participate in Texas' statewide technology centers under Subchapter L, Chapter 2054, Texas Government Code for disaster recovery purposes.
3. Review Texas’ open meeting laws and related government decision-making policies. Determine if the formal processes prevented the efficient delivery of assistance during Hurricane Harvey. Make recommendations on maintaining the current standards of accountability without limiting government-provided aid during disaster events.
4. Evaluate whether, in light of recent Texas Supreme Court rulings, the provisions of the Public Information Act are adequate to support transparency and accountability in government, particularly as it relates to government contracting and procurement.
5. Study how state agencies can share knowledge and practices, reduce duplicative data gathering, and conduct business in a more efficient manner through interagency data sharing. Review best practices to provide the public with more transparency and access to government information.
6. Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee will also specifically monitor the implementation of H.B. 8 (85R).
Committee: House General Investigating and Ethics
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Ethics laws | Government ethics | State employee benefits | State government contracts | State purchasing |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 G286
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [30 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the ethics laws governing public officers and employees in this state and identify areas in which the laws are inadequate to maintain the public's trust and confidence in government. Assess whether required financial disclosures by those making governmental decisions adequately inform the public of potential conflicts of interest.
2. Study the contracting practices at major state agencies to determine if additional reforms are needed to maintain public confidence and trust in the expenditure of state funds.
3. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 84th 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.
4. Examine the use by state agencies of emergency leave and settlement payments to provide supplemental compensation to departing employees. Recommend any revisions or clarifications to the law necessary to ensure that taxpayer dollars are being used prudently.
Committee: House State Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Banks and banking | Economy | Electric meters | Electric utility rates and charges | Electronic security | Emergency management | Fetal rights | Medical ethics | Natural disasters | Organ and tissue donations | Organized labor | Public Utility Commission of Texas | State employees | State government contracts | State purchasing | Telephone service | Undocumented immigrants | Universal Service Fund | Utility service | Water and sewer utilities |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 St29h
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [78 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study if the state's infrastructure is adequately prepared for disasters, whether man-made or natural. Include preparedness assessments of the maintenance and recovery of vital infrastructure such as transportation and utility systems.
2. Examine procedures regarding contract monitoring, compliance, performance evaluation and notification requirements for state contracting procedures. Include recommendations to determine a "best value" for the state and prevent conflicts of interests. Evaluate guidelines regarding the state's participation in contracts funded by grants and suggest methods to ensure the best use of taxpayer funds.
3. Determine if the state has sufficient authority and the tools to ensure continued operation of the state's government and economy under existing budgetary and statutory authority. Make contingency recommendations to prevent collapse in the event of an economic disaster.
4. Study the policies used by research and medical entities to adhere to the highest ethical standards for acquiring human fetal tissue for medical and scientific purposes. Specifically, review compliance to ensure informed consent and that all state and federal laws sufficiently respect the dignity of the human body. Study criteria for which persons have standing when giving consent for the use of fetal remains and to investigate potential violations of state laws regulating organ/tissue donation. Determine whether additional disclosure and reporting requirements are necessary to ensure moral and ethical research practices. Review practices and statutes in other states regarding fetal tissue harvesting.
5. Study support mechanisms for the Small and Rural Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier - Universal Service Fund. Consider alternative funding mechanisms as well as necessary statutory changes to ensure reasonable cost of basic local phone service in high cost, rural areas without expanding the size of the Texas Universal Service Fund.
6. Evaluate the administrative process used to determine utility rates. Consider if sufficient opportunities exist to ensure customer representation. Also determine if additional legislative guidance is needed to ensure public notification and participation.
7. Examine how the Public Utility Commission of Texas, when applicable, and utility providers, whether vertically integrated, privately owned, or municipally owned, can ensure consumer protection regarding metering devices for water, gas, and electricity service. Review recent examples of inaccurate or confusing billings and offer recommendations on appropriate consumer recourse and appeal. In addition, assess utility procedures regarding meter installation.
8. Examine state and local laws applicable to undocumented immigrants throughout the State of Texas and analyze the effects of those laws in conjunction with federal immigration laws and the policies and practices followed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
9. Examine payroll deductions from state or political subdivision employees for the purpose of labor organization membership dues or fees as well as charitable organization and nonprofit contributions. Determine if this process is an appropriate use of public funds.
10. Monitor the impact of major State Affairs legislation passed by the 84th Legislature, including updates regarding recent contracting reforms. 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. 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
Subjects: Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas | Council on Competitive Government | Electronic security | Employees Retirement System of Texas | Information Resources, Texas Department of | Library & Archives Commission, Texas State | Lottery Commission, Texas | State agencies | State agency mandated reports | State government contracts | State purchasing | Texas Facilities Commission | United Healthcare |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 G747o
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [200 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine state agencies’ mandated reporting practices, the necessity and utility of these reports, and reporting processes to the legislature and to the public. Make recommendations on eliminating unnecessary and duplicative reports, reducing state costs through the use of technology, and improving transparency to the legislature and citizens.
2. Review and recommend improvements to state agency training, policies, and procedures for monitoring and reporting performance of state contracts, including a review of exemptions to state contracting oversight.
3. Monitor the implementation of SB 1597, relating to the development of state agency information security plans to improve the security of agency information systems and to proactively protect the state against cybercrime and similar security threats.
Committee: House State Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Anonymous campaign contributions | Campaign finance and expenditure reports | Campaign finance reform | Electric Reliability Council of Texas | Electricity supplies | Electricity transmission and distribution | Enhanced driver licenses | Environmental cleanup | Environmental compliance | Environmental Quality, Texas Commission on | Government transparency | Public Utility Commission of Texas | Railroad Commission of Texas | Real ID Act | State government contracts | Undocumented immigrants |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 St29h
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [56 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the methods state agencies use for planning for investment in future infrastructure. Specifically, review how agencies determine what investments in infrastructure will be necessary to meet the state's demands and facilitate continued economic expansion. Review how agencies determine the costs and benefits associated with future infrastructure investment to ensure that the citizens of the state are receiving the best value and what other factors agencies use to make investment decisions.
2. Study Title 15 of the Election Code, which regulates political funds and campaigns, including requirements for financial reports by campaigns, candidates, officeholders, and political committees. Specifically, study what types of groups are exempt from reporting requirements in the Election Code and make recommendations on how to make the political process more transparent.
3. Study the different financial assurance options used by state agencies to ensure compliance with environmental clean-up or remediation costs. Determine whether the methods utilized by state agencies are appropriate to ensure sufficient funds will be available when called upon.
4. Review state agency contracting with businesses seeking to provide goods and services to the state. Study the procedures agencies use to determine the costs versus benefits when evaluating proposals. Determine whether additional disclosure and reporting requirements are necessary to ensure transparency and accountability and to promote ethical business practices.
5. 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 Technology
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Business climate | Cellular telephones | e-government | Electronic security | High tech industry | Identity theft | Information Resources, Texas Department of | Internet | Patents | State government contracts | Traffic safety | Transportation, Texas Department of | Video games | Wireless Internet |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 T227
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [113 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the current laws, rules, and processes in place for the Department of Information Resources's Cooperative Contracts and recommend improvements to the 84th Legislature. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Government Efficiency and Reform)
2. Examine the public's accessibility to government services and agencies through the use of mobile applications and online services. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Government Efficiency and Reform)
3. Study the feasibility of an integrated identity management program (IIMP) for state agencies. Examine best practices in the deployment of technology to safeguard state data and programs, limit fraudulent or unauthorized access to state hardware and software, and develop a secure state digital infrastructure. Determine potential savings to the state and make further recommendations on the implementation of IIMP that encompass both logical and physical security.
4. Study whether abuses in the patent system interfere with the goal of expanded opportunity and innovation for Texas businesses and whether actions by the state can address any such abuses.
5. Evaluate Texas's competitiveness with other states in recruiting and cultivating the software industry, including entertainment software; fostering economic development; and creating potential new jobs. Examine current incentives and regulations and whether these assist or hinder the expansion of the entertainment software industry in Texas.
6. Review state regulatory and tax policy to ensure that investment in technology infrastructure, goods, and services is unfettered and that Texas is able to capitalize on innovation to fuel additional job growth, business expansion, and investment. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Ways and Means)
7. Monitor and review the efforts of the Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Texas Technology Task Force (TTTF). The TTTF shall study emerging transportation, communication, and computing technologies and determine physical infrastructure and system components that TxDOT or other state departments would need to provide to enable selected technologies. The task is to be completed by TTTF as directed by SB 1 (83R), item 44, Article VII-31. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Transportation)
8. 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 Government Efficiency and Reform
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Accenture LLP | Administrative Hearings, State Office of | Competitive bidding | Design/build process | Government transparency | Health and Human Services Commission, Texas | IBM | Identity requirements | Information Resources, Texas Department of | Local government contracts | Occupational licenses | Privatization | Roofing | Rules and regulations | Social networking websites | State agencies | State government contracts | State purchasing | Texas State Data Center |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 G747r
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [161 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine and make recommendations on purchasing cooperatives created under Chapter 791 of the Texas Government Code, including the bid process and the role of inter-local contracts. Clarify for consistency the following terms: purchasing cooperatives, inter-local contracts, and inter-local agreements.
2. Examine the utilization of alternative project delivery methods, such as design-build and construction-manager-at-risk, by municipalities, water districts, and authorities, and other local governmental entities since the passage of HB 1886, 80th Legislature.
3. Examine interagency agreements and charges for providing information or personal identification documents at the request of a state agency to fulfill day-to-day operations at the expense of the requesting state agency.
4. Examine areas of potential privatization of state services in an effort to achieve a higher level of service and greater efficiency for Texas taxpayers. (Joint with the House Committee on State Affairs)
5. Examine state agency rulemaking and consider ways to improve procedural efficiencies and public transparency, and to better inform policymakers as to their use, purpose, and cost-effectiveness, including an examination of the financial and other impacts such regulations have on both the license holder and the public. (Joint with the House Committee on State Affairs)
6. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 82nd Legislature.
7. Find ways to increase transparency, accountability and efficiency in state government.
Committee: House State Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Broadband technology | Cable telecommunications providers | Comptroller of Public Accounts campaigns and elections | Computer networks | Computers | Council on Competitive Government | Electric Reliability Council of Texas | Electric utilities | Electricity supplies | Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. | Health and Human Services Commission, Texas | Information Resources, Texas Department of | Mercury | Occupational licenses | Privatization | Public Utility Commission of Texas | Railroad Commission of Texas | Rules and regulations | State agencies | State government contracts | State land | State purchasing | Texas Facilities Commission | Transboundary pollution |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 St29h
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [78 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the issue of resource adequacy in the Texas electricity market, federal and state interventions in the marketplace that may be negatively impacting future adequacy, and the best way to maintain resource adequacy.
2. Examine whether current law ensures broadband provider access to an electric cooperative's utility poles and facilities pursuant to reasonable, cost-based, and nondiscriminatory rates, terms, and conditions. Study methods for improving access to electric cooperative utility poles to reduce unnecessary costs and delays for the delivery of broadband service to Texas consumers.
3. Examine areas of potential privatization of state services in an effort to achieve a higher level of service and greater efficiency for Texas taxpayers. (Joint with the House Committee on Government Efficiency & Reform)
4. Identify inefficiencies in the regulation of public utilities in order to minimize the cost of regulation to consumers.
5. Examine methods of cloud computing technology to streamline agency operations and generate greater efficiencies for more cost-effective operations. (Joint with the House Committee on Technology)
6. Examine state agency rulemaking and consider ways to improve procedural efficiencies and public transparency, and to better inform policymakers as to their use, purpose, and cost-effectiveness, including an examination of the financial and other impacts such regulations have on both the license holder and the public. (Joint with the House Committee on Government Efficiency & Reform)
7. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction, including the implementation of SB 1048 regarding public-private partnerships on state-owned property.
8. Study how businesses seeking to provide goods or services to the state interact with state agencies. Consider whether additional procedures are needed to ensure that goods and services obtained by the state are the best value. Determine whether additional disclosure and reporting requirements are necessary to ensure transparency, accountability, and to promote ethical business practices.
Committee: Joint Private Participation in Toll Projects, Legislative Study
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Legislative Study Committee on Private Participation in Toll Projects : final report
Subjects: Privatization | State government contracts | Toll roads |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 T577
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [125 pages  File size: 6,068 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The legislative study committee shall select a presiding officer from among its members and conduct public hearings and study the public policy implications of including in a comprehensive development agreement entered into by a toll project entity with a private participant in connection with a toll project a provision that permits the private participant to operate and collect revenue from the toll project. In addition, the committee shall examine the public policy implications of selling an existing and operating toll project to a private entity. Not later than December 1, 2008, the legislative study committee shall: (1) prepare a written report summarizing: (A) any hearings conducted by the committee; (B) any legislation proposed by the committee; (C) the committee's recommendations for safeguards and protections of the public's interest when a contract for the sale of a toll project to a private entity is entered into; and (D) any other findings or recommendations of the committee; and (2) deliver a copy of the report to the governor, the lieutenant governor, and the speaker of the house of representatives.
Committee: Senate Transportation and Homeland Security
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 81st Legislature
Subjects: Advertising | Billboards | Border security | Bridges | Buses | Crime laboratories | Dedicated funds | Driver licenses | Driver Responsibility Program | Drug trafficking | Emergency management | Enhanced driver licenses | Gangs | Highway finance | Homeland security | Human trafficking | Metropolitan Planning Organizations | Privatization | Real ID Act | State agencies | State government contracts | Toll roads | Trans-Texas Corridor | Transportation | Transportation, Texas Department of | Undocumented immigrants |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 In5hs
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [109 pages  File size: 797 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate the state's homeland security efforts and the state's recent $140 million investment in law enforcement to help secure the border and study and make recommendations to deter transnational and drug-related gang violence and crime, including the use of injunctions and any possible improvements to Chapter 125 of the Civil Practices and Remedies Code, relating to membership in street gangs.
2. Study and make recommendations for the creation of a tamper-proof driver's license or photo ID that complies with the federal Real ID Act, including the implementation of the Secure Enhanced Drivers' License Program (SB 11, 80th Legislature, Regular Session), by the Department of Pubic Safety and issue recommendations for improving and expanding the pilot program.
3. Examine the roles and best practices among individuals, state and local governments, hospitals and other health care providers, and the insurance industry for disaster planning and first response efforts. Explore what changes are needed to better prepare for natural disasters to mitigate claims and losses. Include an assessment of the state's implementation of recent recommendations for evacuations, including movement of medically fragile populations. Study the level of preparedness among critical infrastructure entities in both the public and private sector, the effectiveness of state disaster relief policies relating to this infrastructure and the sufficiency of personnel needed to restore this infrastructure. Assess the state's preparedness to handle a public health emergency. Examine the challenges of interoperability of communications technologies to improve coordination of different plans across jurisdictions
4. Study and make recommendations regarding state and local regulation of billboards. Produce a graphical analysis of current billboards, evaluate objective criteria for locations where billboards can be permitted or prohibited, including but not limited to geographical (corridor or urban/rural), land usage (e.g. industrial), or cultural/historical criteria, and include consideration of the impact on any federal funding.
5. Study and make recommendations for improving management and oversight of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). Include a review of populations served, MPO governance, oversight, roles, variation among MPOs, and MPO decision-making ability in relation to TxDOT or other agencies.
6. Study Comprehensive Development Agreements (CDAs) and make recommendations to ensure the maximum benefit to taxpayers. Study the implications of requiring CDAs to have definitive buyback formulas that can be calculated without using any form of future revenue forecasts. Study requiring potential CDA projects to be solicited only after environmental clearance has been granted. Study the implications of shortening CDA's maximum allowable contract duration. Study provisions affecting competing facilities.
7. Review the status of structurally deficient bridges and provide increased oversight of TxDOT's bridge repair activities to ensure that any unsafe bridges are identified and repaired as soon as possible.
8. Study and make recommendations relating to the status of current and planned toll road projects in Texas, the use of public-private partnerships to build new roads and/or transit services, and the market valuation process. Analyze the impact of lengthening the number of years a toll road authority may issue bonds.
9. Study the effectiveness of the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) and make recommendations for its future role in providing additional roads in Texas. Provide specific recommendations relating to public input in the development of the TTC.
10. Study the impact of prohibitions in Section 2301.476 (Manufacturer or Distributor Ownership, Operation, or Control of Dealership), Occupations Code, on the sale of buses in Texas and make recommendations. Gather information and monitor the methods of sale of buses in other states and the dealership network, if any. Evaluate the need and possible benefits or detriments caused to public and private sector in application of this law and rule to the bus industry.
11. Study the issue and amount of state agency expenditures on media activities and the legal authority for such expenditures. Develop recommendations for guidelines to ensure appropriate use of state funds to provide legitimate public education.
12. Monitor urban crime laboratories and their compliance with state laws regulating their functions and make recommendations to restore public trust in their functions and to ensure full compliance with federal Homeland Security reporting requirements. Specifically, review the report issued by the Independent Investigator for the Houston Police Department Crime Laboratory and Property Room, the independent panel review of certain criminal convictions prompted by the conclusions of this report, and the implementation by the City of Houston of any reforms recommended in this report.
13. Study and review state and local options for expanding transportation funding and explore options to reduce diversions of Fund 6 revenue.(Joint charge with Senate Finance Committee)
14. Study and make recommendations relating to whether the Texas Department of Transportation is in compliance with Transportation Code §201.109, Revenue Enhancement, and whether the Texas Department of Transportation is using the funding sources provided by the Legislature, including, but not limited to, General Obligation, Fund 6 and Mobility Fund bonds, to build new roads. (Joint charge with Senate Finance Committee)
15. Study and make recommendations to stem the tide of illegal immigration, drug trafficking, and human smuggling, and to reduce the criminal activities within the Border region. (Joint charge with Senate Committee on International Relations and Trade)
16. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Transportation & Homeland Security Committee, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Specifically, report on implementation of SB 792, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, and SB 1723, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, to improve the overall collection rate and compliance rate with the Driver Responsibility Program.
Committee: House Transportation
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Transportation, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Air quality | Air transportation | Competitive bidding | Design/build process | Emissions | Highway finance | Homeland security | North American Free Trade Agreement | Semi-trailer trucks | State government contracts | Terrorism | Texas Mobility Fund | Traffic | Truck inspection stations |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 t687
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [78 pages  File size: 2,628 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study long-term financing options for mobility in Texas. Consider the most efficient and productive ways to fund the mobility fund, contingent upon its approval by the voters. Otherwise, consider additional options for long-term highway funding. Assess the effects of low-bid versus design-build contracting methods. Consider adoption of a level of service for mobility in Texas.
2. Review and consider all issues related to truck transportation at the international border, including (a) the security and efficiency at check points, (b) truck safety, including compliance with weight regulations, and (c) the continuing impact of NAFTA, including commercial vehicle inspections.
3. Gather information about the security of general aviation, rail and truck transportation, and Texas seaports. Review government regulations and business practices to determine whether legislation is needed to protect life and property and to detect, interdict and respond to acts of terrorism.
4. Study the need for general aviation facilities and identify potential resources that could be used to support additional facilities.
5. Consider opportunities to mitigate air quality problems in non-attainment areas by corridors or special routing of long-haul traffic, including interstate or NAFTA-related traffic.
6. Actively monitor agencies and programs under the committee's oversight jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate Advisory Council on the Digital Economy
Title: Executive Summary
Library Catalog Title: Bringing digital opportunity to all Texans : the report.
Subjects: Advisory Council on the Digital Economy, Texas | Business taxes | Community colleges | Consumer protection | Digital divide | Economic development | High tech employment | High tech industry | High technology | Internet | Privacy | State government contracts | Technology education |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 d569s
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [6 pages  File size: 52 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. With a focus on maintaining Texas' leadership in the digital economy, the Council shall consider strategies that (a) promote Texas' already-existing technology-friendly climate, (b) reduce governmental impediments to the greater economic opportunities for technology companies in Texas, and (c) encourage technology companies to locate in and remain in Texas. Specifically, the Council shall consider: A. How to create broad promotional efforts that highlight Texas' pro-technology business climate. B. How tax policy encourages or discourages the growth of Texas' high tech industry. C. How state government permitting, contracting and regulatory compliance processes affect the growth of Texas' high tech industry.
2. To enhance Texas' position as a leader in the digital economy, the Council shall consider strategies to develop a more educated workforce. Specifically, the Council shall consider: A. Which improvements in K-12 mathematics and science education programs might help meet the workforce needs of the high tech industry. B. How to improve the technology training for primary and secondary school teachers and how technology can be more fully integrated into the curriculum of Texas' schools. C. Whether current high school technology programs meet the workforce needs of the high tech industry. D. How Texas' community colleges can be a key to addressing the workforce demands of the high tech industry. E. How to encourage the movement of technology from university labratories into Texas' high tech companies.
3. The growth of the Internet brings new opportunities, such as greater information distributed more broadly, and new risks. The Council shall develop strategies to promote the broad opportunities that the Internet brings and shall consider what, if any, steps might be taken to minimize the adverse effects of the new risks. Specifically, the Council shall consider: A. How to bridge the digital divide and make the opportunities of the Internet available to more Texans. B. What consumer protection measures, including fraud protection, privacy protection and anti-spamming protection, can provide consumers with greater confidence in their use of the Internet as a tool for information and commerce. C. How to utilize the Internet as a means of addressing public health concerns regarding the delivery of medical information and services. D. How to utilize the Internet as a tool to allow for greater public participation in the democratic process. E. How to utilize the Internet as a means of enhancing rural economic development. F. What measures can be taken to give parents greater control over their children's use of the Internet.
Committee: Senate Advisory Council on the Digital Economy
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Advisory Council on the Digital Economy (ACDE) : bringing digital opportunity to all Texans.
Subjects: Advisory Council on the Digital Economy, Texas | Business taxes | Community colleges | Consumer protection | Digital divide | Economic development | High tech employment | High tech industry | High technology | Internet | Privacy | State government contracts | Technology education |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 d569
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [45 pages  File size: 128 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. With a focus on maintaining Texas' leadership in the digital economy, the Council shall consider strategies that (a) promote Texas' already-existing technology-friendly climate, (b) reduce governmental impediments to the greater economic opportunities for technology companies in Texas, and (c) encourage technology companies to locate in and remain in Texas. Specifically, the Council shall consider: A. How to create broad promotional efforts that highlight Texas' pro-technology business climate. B. How tax policy encourages or discourages the growth of Texas' high tech industry. C. How state government permitting, contracting and regulatory compliance processes affect the growth of Texas' high tech industry.
2. To enhance Texas' position as a leader in the digital economy, the Council shall consider strategies to develop a more educated workforce. Specifically, the Council shall consider: A. Which improvements in K-12 mathematics and science education programs might help meet the workforce needs of the high tech industry. B. How to improve the technology training for primary and secondary school teachers and how technology can be more fully integrated into the curriculum of Texas' schools. C. Whether current high school technology programs meet the workforce needs of the high tech industry. D. How Texas' community colleges can be a key to addressing the workforce demands of the high tech industry. E. How to encourage the movement of technology from university labratories into Texas' high tech companies.
3. The growth of the Internet brings new opportunities, such as greater information distributed more broadly, and new risks. The Council shall develop strategies to promote the broad opportunities that the Internet brings and shall consider what, if any, steps might be taken to minimize the adverse effects of the new risks. Specifically, the Council shall consider: A. How to bridge the digital divide and make the opportunities of the Internet available to more Texans. B. What consumer protection measures, including fraud protection, privacy protection and anti-spamming protection, can provide consumers with greater confidence in their use of the Internet as a tool for information and commerce. C. How to utilize the Internet as a means of addressing public health concerns regarding the delivery of medical information and services. D. How to utilize the Internet as a tool to allow for greater public participation in the democratic process. E. How to utilize the Internet as a means of enhancing rural economic development. F. What measures can be taken to give parents greater control over their children's use of the Internet.
Committee: House Appropriations
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Appropriations, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Correctional officer salaries | State agencies | State budgets | State employee salaries | State employee turnover | State employees | State government contracts | Tobacco settlement receipts |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 ap65
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [97 pages  File size: 4,308 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Actively monitor through hearings and research the appropriations made by the 76th Legislature, including the disposition of tobacco settlement proceeds.
2. Review practices of state agencies and institutions in salary administration, contract employees, general contracting practices including monitoring the performance of contractors, Year 2000 performance, and attainment of performance goals.
3. Examine trends in pay and turnover in state agencies and institutions with a focus on the most highly paid executive positions and the lowest paid positions, such as correctional officers, human service caseworkers, food service workers, MHMR aides and assistants, and therapist technicians.
Committee: House Economic Development
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Economic Development, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Aerospace Commission, Texas | Economic Development, Texas Department of | Job training programs | Local Workforce Development Boards | Skills Development/Smart Jobs Fund | Spaceports | State government contracts | Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund | Unemployment insurance | Unemployment taxes | Welfare | Welfare-to-work | Workforce |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 ec74h
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [96 pages  File size: 4,086 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Assess the strengths and weaknesses of local workforce development boards and their capacity to provide effective training and job services. Include a review of the boards' monitoring and verification of contractor performance and reports. Assess the workforce development system's effectiveness in the areas of (a) the TANF population, (b) dislocated workers, (c) persons with disabilities and (d) the high-technology workforce.
2. Actively monitor the status of the unemployment insurance compensation trust fund. Study the mechanisms in current law designed to keep the fund in the desired range.
3. Review current programs and examine other options for preparing students who do not seek advanced degrees for jobs in today's economy.
4. Conduct active oversight of the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
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 | Disabled persons | Education, Texas State Board of | General Services Commission, Texas | Homeland security | Investment managers | Medicaid | Medicaid fraud | Permanent School Fund, Texas | 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: Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 77th Legislature / Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.
Subjects: Affordable housing | Building codes | Competitive bidding | Councils of government | County government | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Design/build process | Housing and Community Affairs, Texas Department of | Municipal annexation | Municipalities | Real estate development | State government contracts | Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation | Transportation, Texas Department of |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 l786
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [262 pages  File size: 7,243 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate the potential benefits offered through the "design-build" form of bidding, which allows engineers, architects, and builders to form teams and bid on state projects in contrast to the current method which mandates that each entity bid separately. The Committee shall compare the State of Texas practices to other states and to the private sector and evaluate the "design-build" option as it relates to buildings, roads, and other publicly funded projects.
2. Study the funding and expenditures of Councils of Government (COGs) and examine the changing relationship between COGs and the state and federal governments since 1982. The Committee shall monitor the compliance by COGS regarding publication of financial statements, as referenced in the General Appropriations Bill, HB 1, 76th Legislature, Regular Session.
3. Review the statutory authority granted to local governments to regulate the development of residential subdivisions. The Committee shall identify conflicting provisions and make recommendations to clarify existing statutes.
4. Monitor the implementation of SB 89, 76th Legislature, Regular Session relating to municipal annexation.
5. Examine the powers, functions and programs administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) and the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation (TSAHC). The committee's report will assess the methodology used in allocating the various housing funds and resources, including the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program and the Housing Trust Fund, and the compliance by the agency with that methodology, and address whether the programs administered by TDHCA and the TSAHC meet the affordable housing demands of targeted population groups throughout the State of Texas.
Committee: House Public Health
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Public Health, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Children's health insurance | Children's Health Insurance Program | e-commerce | Emergency medical services | Health care | Hospitals | Indigent health care | Internet | Managed care | Medicaid | Nonprofit hospitals | Pharmaceutical industry | Pharmacists | Prescription drug costs | Prescription drugs | Public health | State government contracts | Telemedicine | Trauma centers |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 h349h
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [275 pages  File size: 10,000 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the role of the pharmaceutical industry in the delivery of health care in Texas. The review should identify pharmaceutical cost-drivers and opportunities to reduce costs, assess the role of pharmacy benefit managers and pharmacies, and address patient-specific issues, as well as other issues identified by the committee.
2. Review issues related to the increased use of new technologies in the delivery of health care. The review should identify opportunities and risks associated with the sale of medical devices and drugs over the Internet, the feasibility of expanding telemedicine to improve care in underserved areas, and regulatory and privacy issues presented by these new technologies.
3. Evaluate the role and potential of disease management in public health programs that serve chronically ill populations.
4. Study issues arising from hospital system sales, conversions, partnerships and mergers, including the impact on health care in medically underserved and rural communities and on the level of charity care provided.
5. Examine the requirements imposed on emergency medical services providers in rural areas. Determine whether individual requirements encourage or hinder the provision of services.
6. Conduct active oversight of the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction, including the Children's Health Insurance Program, the restructuring of health and humans service agencies under HB 2641, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, and the Medicaid managed care program.
Committee: Senate Hopwood, and State Contract and Employment Practices, Special
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 76th Legislature.
Subjects: Affirmative action | Cultural diversity | Hopwood lawsuit | Minority contractors | Minority students | Minority-owned/women-owned businesses | State employees | State government contracts | University admissions |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 h779
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [101 pages  File size: 3,735 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Analyze state and federal legislation, court orders, regulatory opinions, and interpretations regarding access to and participation in higher education, state contracts and state employment. The Committee should monitor the U.S. Department of Education's evaluation of the Texas system of higher education to determine compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
2. Evaluate current state programs, practices and policies in light of the Hopwood opinion to determine compliance with current legal restrictions and effectiveness in achieving intended goals. Also, evaluate the state's equal opportunity provisions regarding contracting with historically underutilized businesses (HUBs) and minority hiring practices to determine compliance with current legal restrictions and effectiveness in achieving intended goals.
3. Make any necessary recommendations to achieve fair and equal access to and participation in higher education, state contracts, and state employment by all Texans, including disadvantaged persons. The Committee should define which, if any, individuals or groups of individuals should be considered "disadvantaged". The recommendations should identify the necessary legal or administrative action by the state to achieve its goals.
4. The Committee should indicate whether its recommendations, or current guidelines relating to fair and equal access to and participation in higher education, state contracts, and state employment, should be placed in general law, agency rules, or riders in the state's General Appropriations Act.
Committee: House Civil Practices
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Civil Practices, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Alternative dispute resolution | Sovereign immunity | State government contracts | Supreme Court, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 c499
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [68 pages  File size: 2,201 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the use of the sovereign immunity statute by state agencies in contract disputes.
2. Study methods that could be used to review resolutions granting permission to sue the State.
3. Study the rulemaking authority of the Supreme Court in civil court proceedings.
Committee: House General Investigating
Title: Interim Report - State contracting
Library Catalog Title: Report on state contracting.
Subjects: Fraud | State government contracts |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 c768
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [195 pages  File size: 9,359 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations regarding the prevention and detection of fraud in contracts with state agencies, including: pre-contract procedures for: investigating potential contractors' qualifications, background and past performance and developing clearly stated contract performance measures; use of uniform contract terms by all state agencies to ensure full contractor performance and compliance with applicable state and federal standards; payment of comparable amounts for comparable services delivered to different agencies; proper methods of contract payments to ensure the state gets full value for taxpayer funds; auditing of contractor performance and payments to contractors; methods for recovering improperly spent or overpaid funds.
2. Study and make recommendations regarding the effectiveness of state agencies' internal audit functions in preventing and detecting fraud.
3. Study and make recommendations regarding coordination among state agencies to prevent and detect fraud in contracts with state agencies through the use of information sharing, combined audit resources and procedures to detect double billing.
Committee: Senate General Investigating, Special
Title: Interim Report - State contracting
Library Catalog Title: Report on state contracting.
Subjects: Audits | Fraud | State agencies | State government contracts |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 c768
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [195 pages  File size: 9,359 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations regarding the prevention and detection of fraud in contracts with state agencies, including: pre-contract procedures for: investigating potential contractors' qualifications, background and past performance and developing clearly stated contract performance measures; use of uniform contract terms by all state agencies to ensure full contractor performance and compliance with applicable state and federal standards; payment of comparable amounts for comparable services delivered to different agencies; proper methods of contract payments to ensure the state gets full value for taxpayer funds; auditing of contractor performance and payments to contractors; methods for recovering improperly spent or overpaid funds.
2. Study and make recommendations regarding the effectiveness of state agencies' internal audit functions in preventing and detecting fraud.
3. Study and make recommendations regarding coordination among state agencies to prevent and detect fraud in contracts with state agencies through the use of information sharing, combined audit resources and procedures to detect double billing.
Committee: House Appropriations
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Appropriations, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1994 : a report to the House of Representatives, 74th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: General Services Commission, Texas | State employee salaries | State employees | State government contracts |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 ap65
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [30 pages  File size: 1,058 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review exempt salary schedules in state agencies, including comparisons of the number of exempt potitions and salary levels among agencies; the effects of removing the exempt salary schedule from the appropriations bill, and recommendation of a method for establishing exempt salaries by future legislatures.
2. Study possible improvements in the state's system for the procurement of goods and services. Consider the procurement study recently completed by the General Services Commission and the Comptroller of Public Accounts.
3. Examine the practices of agencies in awarding employee salary bonuses. Define the goals of bonus programs and make recommendations to assure that such programs conform to goals defined by the legislature.
Committee: Joint Historically Underutilized Businesses, Select
Title: Interim report - State procurement options
Library Catalog Title: The Texas challenge : broadening the competitive edge : a report examining the expansion of state procurement opportunities.
Subjects: Competitive bidding | Minority contractors | State government contracts |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 h629
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [33 pages  File size: 2,132 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Oversee a study on how the state will be able to reach the goal for state agencies and universities to purchase 30 percent of their goods and services from "historically underutilized businesses." The study will include a list of certified businesses by industry group and location that should be of use to state agencies.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Historically Underutilized Businesses, Select
Title: Interim report - Disparity study
Library Catalog Title: State of Texas disparity study : a report to the Texas Legislature as mandated by H.B. 2626, 73rd Legislature.
Library Call Number: L1836.73 h629d
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View document [387 pages  File size: 14,114 kb]
Committee: House State Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: The House Committee on State Affairs interim report to the 73rd Legislature.
Subjects: Employees | Legislature, Texas | Recycling | Solid waste disposal | Staff leasing | State government contracts |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 st29
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [66 pages  File size: 2,414 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor and oversee legislation enacted during the 72nd Regular and Special Called Sessions that was considered by the Committee on State Affairs; Performance Audit Review Recommendations; and any agency-initiated changes.
2. Carry out budget and oversight responsibilities for all agencies, boards, and commissions listed in Rule 3, Section 32. A. Monitor and oversee documentation of salary increases. B. Verify the number and status of outcomes and outputs as identified in the Appropriations Bill (HB 1, 72nd Legislature, 1st Called Session). C. Review agencies' existing performance standards and determine whether new standards are needed.
3. Consider the legislative and fiscal impact of annual legislative sessions on the state of Texas.
4. Evaluate current state programs and policies concerning the purchase of recycled products.
5. Study employee leasing.
Committee: House Higher Education
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 72nd Legislature : report of the Committee on Higher Education of the Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Community colleges | Continuing education | Curriculum | Educational tests | Higher education | Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas | Landlords and tenants | Medical education | Minority contractors | Minority-owned/women-owned businesses | Physicians | State government contracts | Student housing | Super Conducting Super Collider project | Texas Academic Skills Program | University dormitories | University finance | University student transfers |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 ed84h
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [226 pages  File size: 7,931 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and to have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 15.
2. To study the status, role and mission of upper level centers and institutions in the system of public higher education.
3. To study the status of the core curriculum initiative established in HB 2183, 70th Legislature, Regular Session.
4. To study the fiscal impact of the TASP test on public junior colleges and community colleges.
5. To study the resident physician compensation program administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
6. To study the feasibility of establishment of Legislative criteria that must be met before the State authorizes the creation of additional institutions of higher education.
7. To study university housing policies and tenant-landlord responsibilities on university campuses.
8. To study reasonable minority participation in business contracts with university campuses.
9. To study the impact of and access to the Super Conducting-Super Collider project on the Texas public system of higher education.
10. To study the benefits of the means by which continuing education programs can be provided in those areas of the state that are not presently served.
Committee: House Businesses Owned by Women or Minorities, Select
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the House Special Committee on Businesses Owned by Women or Minorities.
Subjects: Minorities | Minority contractors | Minority-owned/women-owned businesses | State government contracts | Women |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 b96
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [25 pages  File size: 823 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Develop recommendations for public policy through which the state may provide assistance to businesses that are owned by women and minorities, with particular attention given to: 1. An assessment of the current and anticipated role women-owned and minority-owned businesses play within the Texas economy; 2. an assessment of the need for a standardized definition of women-owned and minority-owned businesses among state agencies that will be applicable to all agencies. 3. A review of state procurement efforts to identify women-owned and minority-owned business participation in the procurement system of the state with attention given to past and future trends; 4. An evaluation of the effects of state-required bid performance and surety bonding requirements on women-owned and minority-owned businesses; 5. An assessment of capital resources in existence at the federal, state, and local level that are available to women-owned and minority-owned businesses, as well as identification of the state's role in assisting women-owned and minority-owned businesses' access to capital resources; 6. A coordination with efforts being undertaken by the Texas Department of Commerce and other appropriate agencies and state commissions that have an impact on women-owned and minority-owned businesses.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Businesses Owned by Women or Minorities, Select
Title: HR 8, 70th Leg.
Library Call Number: HR 8
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View document [4 pages  File size: 118 kb]
Committee: House Judiciary
Title: Interim Report - Volume 1
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature : reports of the Committee on Judiciary, House of Representatives, state of Texas, 66th Legislature.
Subjects: Court costs and fees | Courts | Freedom of the press | Legal assistants | Media | State government contracts | Statutory revision |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 j898 1
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [115 pages  File size: 3,170 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the feasibility of a codification of the judicial statutes of Texas.
2. Study the need for laws to define and limit the powers and authorities of paralegals.
3. Make recommendations for revisions of the rules of venue.
4. Investigate the fair trial and free press guidelines adopted by the American Bar Association House of Delegates as applied to the Judicial Branch of Texas, to determine whether such guidelines should be adopted by the Legislature.
5. Study state contracts and the feasibility of modifying current statutes related to liquidated damages.
6. Outline the various fees and court costs in Texas, to ascertain whether these charges are commensurate with the costs of the services provided.
Committee: House Hold Harmless Agreements, Interim
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A report to [the] House of Representatives and to the 63rd Legislature.
Subjects: Liability | Natural gas industry | Oil industry | State government contracts |
Library Call Number: L1836.62 h71
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View report [17 pages  File size: 801 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Make a study of the "hold harmless" agreements required of Texas contractors and attempt to find a more equitable solution to this problem.
Committee: House State Contracting Procedures, Interim
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report / from the Interim Study Committee on State Contracting Procedures as authorized by HSR 341, 61st Legislature.
Subjects: State government contracts |
Library Call Number: L1836.61 C768
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View report [2 pages  File size: 78 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Make a complete study of the contracting procedures involving expenditures by the State of Texas for capital equipment and other items.
Committee: Senate State Free Textbook Law Investigating
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Special Committee report
Subjects: State government contracts | Textbooks |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 41st Leg., R.S. 1408 (1929)
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Online version: View report [5 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the adoption of all state textbooks adopted at the October 1928 meeting of the Texas State Textbook Commission, including the prices, and whether the same textbooks were sold or offered for sale in other states at a cheaper price and recommend any changes to the existing State Free Textbook Law. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate State Free Textbook Law Investigating
Title: Report - Governor
Library Catalog Title: Message from the Governor.
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex. 41st Leg., 2nd C.S. 166 (1929)
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Online version: View document [5 pages]
Committee: House Contracts for Textbooks
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Relating to contracts for text books.
Subjects: State government contracts | State purchasing | Textbooks |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 38th Leg., 2nd C.S. 267 (1923
Session: 38th R.S. (1923)
Online version: View report [2 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To conduct an investigation of the acts of the Texas Book Commission in letting contracts to determine if such contracts were justified. *
2. If it is found that anything influenced the letting of such contracts, that would invalidate said contracts, that the committee shall secure from the Attorney General's Department as the best method by which contracts may be cancelled. *
Committee: Senate Investigation of Expenditures on Capitol and Disloyalty of Certain State Employees
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Special Committee Reports with Exhibits
Subjects: Flags | Patriotism | State employees | State government contracts | State purchasing | Texas State Capitol |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 35th Leg., 1st C.S. 382 (1917)
Session: 35th R.S. (1917)
Online version: View report [15 pages  File size: 789 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To investigate expenditures of more that $125,000 in repairs and improvements on the Capitol building that have been expended without written contracts, plans and specifications and without authorization since the Thirty-fourth Legislature adjourned. *
2. To investigate reports that certain employees of the State are so sympathetic to the enemies of our country as to curse the American flag and the those patriots that gave service and lives to our country. *
Committee: House Printing at the Supreme Court, Investigate, Special
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: State government contracts |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 24th Leg., R.S. 987 (1895)
Session: 24th R.S. (1895)
Online version: View report [2 pages  File size: 88 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Thoroughly investigate the matter of Supreme Court printing and report back to the House at the earliest time practicable the results.
Committee: House State Expert Printer, Investigate, Special
Title: State Expert Printer
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Fraud | State government contracts | State Printing Office |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 23rd Leg., R.S. 1160 (1893)
Session: 23rd R.S. (1893)
Online version: View report [16 pages  File size: 953 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the truth of the charges of unlawful expenditure of money, as a fraud upon the State, and report the result of the investigation to the Legislature at the earliest practicable moment.
Committee: Senate Superintendent of Education
Title: Report - Majority Report
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Bribery | State government contracts | Superintendent of Public Instruction, Texas | Textbooks |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 12th Leg., Adj. 384 (1871)
Session: 12th Adjourned (1871)
Online version: View report [3 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate charges of misconduct by Superintendent of Education, J.C. DeGress. *
Committee: Senate Superintendent of Education
Title: Report - Minority Report
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Bribery | State government contracts | Superintendent of Public Instruction, Texas | Textbooks |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 12th Leg., Adj. 403 (1871)
Session: 12th Adjourned (1871)
Online version: View report [5 pages  File size: 2,253 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate charges of misconduct by Superintendent of Education, J.C. DeGress. *
Committee: Joint Public Grounds and Public Buildings
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report
Subjects: State government contracts | Texas State Capitol |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 8th Leg., 1st C.S. 62 (1861)
Session: 8th R.S. (1859)
Online version: View report [10 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Inquire into contract made with the contractors for roofing the Capitol and report by bill or otherwise. *

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

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