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5 Document(s) [ Subject: Spaceports ]

Committee: Senate Natural Resources and Economic Development
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Aerospace industry | Air pollution | Air quality | Carbon dioxide | Clean Air Act | Economic development | Economic development incentives | Electric power plants | Electric Reliability Council of Texas | Environmental permits | Environmental protection | Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. | Environmental Quality, Texas Commission on | Ground level ozone | Oil fields | School districts | Spaceports | SpaceX | State administrative hearings | Tax incentives | Texas Emissions Reduction Plan | Theft |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 N219E
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [155 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Implementation of Federal Regulations: Study the impact and identify challenges Texas faces implementing proposed federal Environmental Protection Agency regulations, including, but not limited to the Clean Power Plan, Reduction of Methane & Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from oil and gas facilities, Ozone standards, Regional Haze, and Waters of the U.S. Make recommendations for legislative or constitutional action the committee considers necessary.
2. Texas Emission Reduction Plan (TERP): Study and make recommendations regarding the use of Texas Emission Reduction Plan (TERP) funds, including reducing air emissions from mobile sources in response to changes in ozone standards.
3. Economic Development: Evaluate the effectiveness and necessity of programs and resources currently used to support economic development in Texas. Make recommendations regarding continuation of effective strategies, modification of existing administrative or regulatory barriers, and the reduction or elimination of ineffective programs.
4. Expedited Permitting: Evaluate the permitting process in Texas and neighboring states and make recommendations for eliminating unnecessary barriers and expediting the process to ensure that the regulatory process is consistent and predictable.
5. ERCOT/PUC Electricity Issues: Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction. In this oversight and monitoring, the committee should: 1) identify and recommend opportunities to streamline programs or services and enhance grid safety while maintaining the mission of ERCOT and PUC and their programs; and 2) identify barriers ERCOT or PUC may have in their governance that may be appropriate to improve or eliminate.
6. Oil Field Theft: Study and make recommendations for solving the oil field theft problems facing Texas, including identifying the proper mechanisms for increasing enforcement effectiveness.
7. Monitoring Charge: Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development during the 84th Legislature, Regular Session and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Specifically, monitor the following: 1)Legislation relating to Texas aerospace incentives; 2) Expedited permitting; and 3) Electric utility rate adjustments.
Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim Report - Spaceport Trust Fund
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 78th Legislature / Senate Finance Subcommittee on the Spaceport Trust Fund.
Subjects: Spaceports |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 F49SP
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [29 pages  File size: 1,021 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Monitor the implementation of SB 813, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, the creation of the Spaceport Trust Fund.
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: Senate Space Science Industry Commission
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Final report and recommendations / Texas Senate, Space Science Industry Commission.
Subjects: Aerospace industry | Spaceports |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 sp11
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [51 pages  File size: 1,850 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Assess the major factors shaping the space science industry, evaluate the potential of its growth, and recommend ways of supporting existing facilities while attracting a new space science industry in Texas.
2. Identify priority issues for the further development of existing industry; collect and analyze existing information and data and conduct surveys and studies for industry development; establish an agenda and implementation schedule of actions that will contribute to the expansion and diversification of this vital industry.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Space Science Industry Commission
Title: SR 210, 70th Leg.
Library Call Number: SR 210
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View document [3 pages  File size: 66 kb]

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