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Committee: House Energy Resources
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: e-government | Liens | Mexico | Mineral rights | Natural gas production | Natural gas royalties | Oil production | Oil royalties | Pipeline safety | Property rights | Railroad Commission of Texas | Rainy Day Fund |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 En27
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [44 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the impact of the expanding oil and gas exploration and production occurring across the state. Included in the study should be both the positive impacts of the exploration and production as well as the new challenges they are presenting. The study should encompass a review of the following issues: • The effect on the state budget and the Economic Stabilization Fund; • The overall impact on the state economy; • The impact on property values and local taxes; • The effect on roads; • The impact on local school districts; • The complex relationship between land owners, royalty owners, and operators; • The impact on the environment, including emissions and injection wells; • Projected water needs and how those fit with our state water plan; and • The housing issues created by the number of workers needed in areas of shale plays.
2. Study the P5 permitting process at the Railroad Commission to determine whether the process is efficient and effective and whether there are actions that can be taken to improve the process.
3. Study and review the appropriation of general revenue dollars allocated to the Railroad Commission for improvements in IT systems to ensure those funds are being utilized to streamline the permitting process and to allow access to information for all parties that conduct business at the Commission.
4. Review the application of Texas Business & Commerce Code, Section 9.343, to determine the legal rights of unperfected security interests of oil and gas producers with respect to subsequent purchasers, specifically in the context of a bankruptcy proceeding such as Arrow Oil & Gas, Inc. v. SemCrude, L.P. and subsequent cases.
5. Monitor the implementation of HB 2982 (83R) to ensure that the required rulemaking is completed efficiently and in a timely manner and SB 1747 (83R) to ensure effective implementation in keeping with legislative intent.
6. 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.
7. Examine the impact on Texas’s economy and businesses of the recent expansion of oil and gas production in Northern Mexico. Assess opportunities for economic growth in Texas and collaboration between Texas businesses and Mexico resulting from Mexico’s energy reform, including Mexico’s efforts to recover shale gas from the Eagle Ford Shale.
Committee: House Border and International Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Border and International Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2004 : a report to the House of Representatives, 79th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Border economy | Border education | Border health | Border issues | Border transportation | Consumer credit | Higher education | Job training programs | Mexico | Subprime lending | U.S. - Mexico Water Treaty of 1944 |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 B644h
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [81 pages  File size: 4,001 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Identify specific areas of government effort that are lacking in coordination and develop strategies to improve communications between agencies of state government, the state and the federal government and between the Texas and Mexico governments.
2. Assess the feasibility of collaborative scientific and technological research projects between Texas and Mexico universities.
3. Identify areas of health care need that specifically affect the border region or that disproportionately affect the border region, and develop strategies to improve conditions and reduce demand on the health care system.
4. Monitor the dispute on Mexico's water debt. Explore ways to continue planning cooperation of sister cities for water and waste water.
5. Assess job training and retraining efforts in border areas and identify needs and solutions specific to this region of the state.
6. Study the issues relating to lending practices on the border, including the prevalence of subprime and predatory lending along the border.
7. Review and study all existing legislation affecting the development of transportation infrastructure in areas adjacent to the Texas-Mexico border. Study international trade issues as they relate to transportation, the adequacy of existing infrastructure to facilitate international traffic related to trade, the potential for development of inter-modal hubs and other mixed use facilities which promote more efficient trade and economic development, and the opportunities for contracting with Mexico or any of the Mexican states for joint development of transportation infrastructure. (Joint interim charge with House Transportation Committee.)
8. Monitor agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Border drug trafficking | Crime statistics | Drug trafficking | Drug-related crimes | Eight-liners | Gambling | Homeland security | Identity theft | Illegal drugs | Mexico | Searches and seizures | Sexual assault | Terrorism |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 c868h
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [125 pages  File size: 5,810 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review changes in federal laws and law enforcement procedures, as well as recommendations from state and national agencies charged with homeland protection, to assess the need for changes in state criminal laws to protect life and property and to detect, interdict and respond to acts of terrorism
2. Consider ways to cooperate with Mexican states to reduce international drug trafficking.
3. Review the statutory law governing the use of devices known as "eight-liners" and suggest ways to eliminate ambiguity about the legality of their possession and use.
4. Study trends and methods involved in identity theft in Texas. Suggest ways to reduce this type of crime.
5. Consider the manner in which sexual assaults are reported in Texas, and specifically address the wide discrepancy between statistics reported in the Uniform Crime Report and estimates of other groups, such as the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center.
Committee: House Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Capital punishment | Community service (Punishment) | Criminal justice | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Drug rehabilitation programs | Expunged criminal records | Inmate rehabilitation | Kidnapping | Mentally disabled inmates | Mexico | Prison population | Probation | Recidivism |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 c868h
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [219 pages  File size: 8,993 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review criminal procedure issues concerning the detention and arrest of Mexican citizens in Texas and Texas residents in Mexico. Include issues surrounding the abduction of children into Mexico.
2. Examine the criminal procedure statutes in relation to the issue of record expungement for people who have had criminal charges filed against them and the charges were later dismissed.
3. Review the actions other states have taken in regard to execution of persons who are mentally retarded. Consider the effects on all aspects of the criminal justice system of laws that prevent or severely restrict executions.
4. Conduct active oversight of the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
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 Financial Institutions
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report from the House Committe[e] on Financial Institutions, 71st Legislature : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 71st Legislature.
Subjects: Banks and banking | Business loans | Consumer credit | Department of Banking, Texas | Finance Commission of Texas | Foreclosures | Home equity loans | Interest rates | Mexico | Property values | Reverse mortgages | Savings and Loan Department, Texas | Savings and Loans |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 f49
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [58 pages  File size: 3,007 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 12.
2. To study the impact and extent of foreign government ownership of Texas banks and savings and loan institutions.
3. To study deficiency procedures on debts secured by real property following foreclosure sale of the property.
4. To study the impact and results of federally promulgated takeovers and consolidations by out-of-state holding companies on the competitiveness of interest rates among all banks in Texas.
5. To study the responsiveness of holding companies to local, state, small business and agriculture credit needs relative to the availability of capital in Texas' banking markets.
6. To study the state's role in the changing financial institution structure and potential policies the state can develop to strengthen the dual systems of chartering and supervising banks in Texas.
7. To study the impact of the "Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989" on the savings and loan companies in Texas.
8. To study the need for state chartered financial institutions.
9. To study the need for a State Chartered Savings Bank.
10. To study the impact that current law on home equity loans has on savings and loans in Texas under terms of the "good asset" requirements of the "Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989."
11. To study the impact of the requirements of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA) on real estate appraisers, and the means by which the availability of such required services may be assured throughout Texas.
Committee: House Business and Commerce
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim studies / Business and Commerce Committee.
Subjects: Commerce, Texas Department of | Construction industry | Economic development | General contractors | International trade | Job training programs | Liens | Mergers and acquisitions | Mexico | Privatization | Statutory revision | Tourism | Use taxes | Welfare | Welfare-to-work |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 b964
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [180 pages  File size: 5,263 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 3, including the new Department of Commerce and Strategic Policy Commission.
2. To study the possible revision of Chapter 53, Texas Property Code (Mechanic's Liens).
3. To study all issues relating to economic development and diversification through trade and commercial arrangements between business enterprises in Texas and those in Mexico and other Latin American nations.
4. To study and monitor the effectiveness of the agency consolidations and creation of the Department of Commerce.
5. To study and monitor the Department of Commerce's implementation of the requirements of Article 5 (Small Business Assistance), Article 6 (Business Permit Office), and Article 7 (State and Local Permits) in reducing unnecessary governmental regulatory delays that inhibit the economic development of the state.
6. To study the cost/benefits and potential scope of private contracting for governmental services by the State.
7. To study the effect and feasibility of state legislation governing hostile corporate takeovers of domestic corporations.
8. To study methods by which the results of state recruiting programs of business and industry relocation efforts can be measured in terms of cost-benefit to Texas, including a survey of other states' methods of measuring effectiveness.
9. To study the use of the Hotel-Motel Tax.
Committee: House State, Federal, and International Relations
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the members of the 69th Legislature : interim report of the Committee on State, Federal & International Relations, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Border economy | Border issues | Fisheries | Immigration | Mexico | Shrimping industry | Undocumented immigrants | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 st30
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [87 pages  File size: 2,289 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 30.
2. To investigate the possibilities of initiating agreements or permits for Texas shrimpers to harvest in Mexico's Exclusive Economic Zone; explore basis for expansion into other commercial fisheries agreements.
3. To study the effect of the continuing Mexican Peso devaluations on the economies of the Texas border areas; devise a contingency plan, in cooperation with other border states, to stimulate border area economy in the event of future economic problems in Mexico.
4. In cooperation with the House-Senate Joint Committee on Water Resources, study the possibility of developing state water resources through the importation of water from bordering states, and explore riparian rights between those states and Texas.
5. To study the effects of the proposed Simpson-Mazzoli Act on the Texas border area and its economy.
Committee: House Business and Industry
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Committee on Business and Industry, Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature.
Subjects: Affordable housing | Commission on the Arts, Texas | Condominiums | Industrial Commission, Texas | Landlords and tenants | Mexico |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 b964
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [155 pages  File size: 4,564 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study existing statutes and regulations pertaining to condominium housing, comparing these provisions with laws in other states, and determining the possible need for statutory revision. In addition, consider the need for building standards for condominium housing and other related matters.
2. Review legislation enacted during the 66th Regular Session of the Legislature regarding landlord/tenant relations to determine its effectiveness and further undertake an in-depth study of laws in this regard.
3. Investigate the structure and operations of state and local housing authorities. Determine the housing authorities effectiveness in meeting housing needs in Texas, currently and in the future.
4. Determine the effectiveness of the Texas Industrial Commission's office in Mexico City to ascertain what structural and funding changes could improve office operations, promote tourism, and enhance international relations with Mexico.
5. Prepare a list of all events in Texas financially supported by the Texas Commission on the Arts to determine the economic benefits to both the local areas and the state resulting from these events.
Committee: House Energy Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Committee on Energy Resources, Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature.
Subjects: Air pollution | Coal mining | Coal-fired power plants | Energy and Natural Resources Advisory Council, Texas | Energy policy | Mexico | Mining | Municipal annexation | Municipalities | Natural gas leases | Oil leases |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 en27
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [155 pages  File size: 5,579 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Thoroughly review the research grants both quantitatively and qualitatively awarded by the Governor's Energy Advisory Council (currently the Texas Energy and Natural Resources Advisory Council) to determine the benefits resulting from the expenditures.
2. Catalog all rules and regulations which exist regarding coal and thereby determine the feasibility of using coal as a boiler fuel.
3. Explore the feasibility of an energy exchange program between Texas and Mexico considering such resources as coal, natural gas and biomass, etc.
4. Study the economic impact on the production of oil and gas, as well as state revenue, of the annexation of submerged land by home-rule cities.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Energy Resources
Title: Summary of Committee Action
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 EN27 66
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View document [17 pages]
Committee: Joint Mexican Border Troubles
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Border issues | Border security | Mexico |
Library Call Number: LRL
Session: 14th R.S. (1874)
Online version: View report [20 pages  File size: 920 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate Mexican border troubles.

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