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9 Document(s) [ Subject: Racial discrimination ]

Committee: Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Affordable housing | Ballots | Bond elections | Emergency management | Extraterritorial jurisdiction | Housing and Community Affairs, Texas Department of | Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of | Initiative and referendum | Local government debt | Municipal annexation | Municipal government | Municipalities | Public improvement districts | Public notices | Racial discrimination | Supreme Court decisions, U.S. |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 L786
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [31 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Annexation: Identify areas of concern in regards to statutory extraterritorial jurisdiction expansion and the processes used by municipalities for annexation, specifically reviewing whether existing statute strikes the appropriate balance between safeguarding private property rights and encouraging orderly growth and economic development. Make recommendations for legislative action, if necessary.
2. Local Ordinance Integrity: Examine the processes used by home rule municipalities to adopt ordinances, rules, and regulations, including those initiated by petition and voter referendum. Determine if additional statutory safeguards are necessary to ensure that ballot language accurately describes proposed initiatives. Identify ways to improve transparency and make recommendations, if needed, to ensure that local propositions and the means by which they are put forth to voters, conform with existing state law.
3. Disaster Preparedness Planning and Coordination: Review natural disaster preparedness planning and coordination in the wake of a growing range of threats. Evaluate whether existing processes maximize regional cooperation to rebuild housing and infrastructure, and allow for the timely dissemination of funds to units of local governments for reconstruction following a federal declaration. Develop recommendations, if necessary, to improve the efficiency of disaster recovery efforts, incorporating best practices identified from other states, as well as lessons-learned from past reconstruction efforts in Texas.
4. Municipal Management Districts: Study the means by which the Texas Legislature reviews the creation of municipal management districts (MMDs) by special law to determine if different processes should be used to evaluate new MMDs created within populated or developed areas from those created over undeveloped areas. Identify ways to better assess how the services and improvements of a proposed Page 5 of 5 MMD within populated or developed areas will supplement and enhance those provided by other local governments, as well as if the territory of the proposed MMD encompasses or overlaps area that is already within other assessment or taxing entities. Make recommendations, if necessary, to improve the notice provided to individuals and businesses within populated or developed areas proposed for inclusion in an MMD.
5. Supreme Court ICP Ruling: Review existing statute and rules that govern the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs in light of the recent Supreme Court decision in Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. vs. TDHCA, et al. and recommend if any modifications are necessary to conform to the decision.
6. Debt Transparency in the Voting Booth: Examine ways to improve government accountability in elections regarding the issuance of public debt. Include a review of the information that is currently provided to individuals in the voting booth and provide statutory recommendations, if necessary, to improve transparency.
Committee: Senate Economic Development, Interim
Title: Interim report - Telecommunications and insurance
Library Catalog Title: Report on telecommunications and insurance.
Subjects: Homeowners insurance | Insurance industry | Insurance, Texas Department of | Liability | Long distance telephone service | Managed care | Open records requests and decisions | Patients' rights | Public Information Act, Texas | Public Utility Commission of Texas | Public Utility Regulatory Act | Racial discrimination | Telecommunications infrastructure | Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund | Telephone deregulation | Telephone service |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 ec74t
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [308 pages  File size: 12,707 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the effect of property insurance form deregulation, as addressed in SB 1499, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, passed by the Legislature during the 1997 regular session, on the affordability and availability of homeowners insurance.
2. Monitor the implementation of SB 386, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, passed by the Legislature during the 1997 regular session, regarding managed care liability, including the development of the rules and standards governing the certification, selection, and operation of independent review organizations.
3. Study and assess the effectiveness of HB 2128, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, passed by the Legislature during the 1995 regular session, including but not limited to: the deployment of an advanced telecommunications infrastructure in Texas; the development of competition in the local telecommunications market in Texas; and the use of the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund in improving the capabilities of Texas schools, libraries and public hospitals. In its evaluation, the Committee should identify any remaining barriers to the development of full competition in the telecommunications market in Texas and make recommendations, if necessary, for any legislative or regulatory action.
4. Review the process used by the Texas Department of Insurance and the Attorney General in making determinations regarding public disclosure of insurance data and, if necessary, make recommendations to streamline and standardize the process.
5. Review and make recommendations, if needed, to clarify what insurance market-related data should be in the public domain and what information should be considered proprietary data to preserve competition. This review should consider both statistical data and underwriting guidelines.
Committee: House Environmental Regulation
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Environmental Regulation, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1994 : a report to the House of Representatives, 74th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Air pollution | Air quality | Environmental permits | Ground level ozone | Nonattainment areas | Racial discrimination | Real estate development | Solid waste disposal | State agency mandated reports | Zoning |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 en89
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [82 pages  File size: 4,772 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the opportunities and impediments to creating special solid waste management districts to provide services to rural communities.
2. Study preventive measures available to state and local governments that can maintain or enhance air quality conditions in those metropolitan areas in Texas presently meeting the national ambient air quality standards.
3. Study the state's requirements for the siting of environmentally sensitive facilities and make recommendations to address associated land use compatibility concerns.
4. 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.
Committee: House General Investigating Committee
Title: Interim Report - Marshall, Willacy County, and Potter-Randall County investigations.
Library Catalog Title: Report to the House of Representatives of the 57th Legislature of Texas : Marshall investigation, Willacy county investigation, Potter-Randall county
Subjects: Civil rights | Marshall, Texas | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Potter County | Public demonstrations | Racial discrimination | Randall County | Willacy County |
Library Call Number: L1801.9 IN8 56 v.3
Session: 56th R.S. (1959)
Online version: View report [137 pages  File size: 6,997 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigate the sit-ins and demonstrations in Marshall in March and April of 1960. *
2. Determine whether or nor international, national or other outside influences or pressures are being used, or have been used, within the State of Texas for the purpose of violating property rights, fomenting disturbances of the peace and conducting economic boycotts against local business enterprises
3. To determine whether boycott activities of a direct or secondary nature are being conducted.
4. Determine whether or not a conspiracy composed of Communist-front organizations and other undesirable elements exists for the purpose of teaching and promoting persons to violate property rights through mass demonstrations, boycotts and other undesirable tactics.
5. Determine whether facilities supported by funds from public tax sources, and by funds from public solicitations and drives for school construction and operation, and tax-exempt facilities, have been used to aid and abet such a conspiracy for agitation.
6. Determine whether or not the permanent injunction issued by the 7th Judicial Court of Smith County against the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is being violated.
7. Determine the effect of deliberate economic and racial agitation in the State of Texas and to recommend legislation aimed at strengthening the ability of the State of Texas to maintain the harmonious and peaceful relationship between races which has existed for so many years in this State.
8. Investigate charges of carelessness, negligence and mismangement in the operation of the Willacy County Navigation District. *
9. Investigate the breakdown of local law enforcement in Potter and Randall counties.
10. Initiate and continue any and all inquiries and hearings into matters pertaining to the State Government and any units or subdivisions within the State of Texas, and all other matters considered by said committee to be needed for the information of the Legislature and for the welfare and protection of the citizens of this state.
Committee: House Reburial of Felix Longoria, Investigation, Special
Title: Majority Report
Library Catalog Title: Reports of the committee pursuant to H.S.R. no. 68
Subjects: Graves | Longoria, Felix | Racial discrimination | Three Rivers, Texas |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 51st Leg., R.S. 1420 (1949)
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Online version: View report [6 pages  File size: 282 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Subpoena witnesses and administer oath and take evidence in the matter of the handling of the funeral of Felix Longoria. Do all things necessary to find and report back to this House the truth in this controversy not later than March 1, 1949. *
Committee: House Reburial of Felix Longoria, Investigation, Special
Title: Minority Report
Library Catalog Title: Reports of the committee pursuant to H.S.R. no. 68
Subjects: Graves | Longoria, Felix | Racial discrimination | Three Rivers, Texas |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 51st Leg., R.S. 1423 (1949)
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 121 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Subpoena witnesses and administer oath and take evidence in the matter of the handling of the funeral of Felix Longoria. Do all things necessary to find and report back to this House the truth in this controversy not later than March 1, 1949. *
Committee: Joint State Parks System in Regard to Equal Facilities for Whites and Negroes, Special
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee to Study State Parks System
Subjects: Integration | Racial discrimination | State parks |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 52nd Leg., R.S. 135 (1951)
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 84 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Make a thorough and comprehensive investigation of the State's entire parks system, for the purpose of recommending to the regular session of the 52nd Texas Legislature, what steps are necessary to provide substantially equal park facilities for the White and Negro races in the State.
Committee: House Accommodating the Insane, Provisions for
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report
Subjects: Austin State Hospital | County jails | Mental health services | Mentally ill inmates | Mentally ill persons | Racial discrimination | San Antonio State Hospital | Terrell State Hospital |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 34th Leg., 1st C.S. 441 (1915)
Session: 34th R.S. (1915)
Online version: View report [1 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Inquire into and ascertain as to whether or not sufficient appropriation has been made and ample quarters provided for the properly caring for these insane of our state in a humane manner.
Committee: House Federal Relations
Title: Inquiry into statements and allegations by General Kiddoo
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: African Americans | Homicide | Racial discrimination |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 11th Leg., R.S. 528 (1866)
Session: 11th R.S. (1866)
Online version: View report [5 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Consider the report by Brevet Major General D.M. Kiddoo to Major General O.O. Howard and to inquire whether the charges therein that the citizens of Texas are outraging and murdering negroes are false and slanderous or otherwise.

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

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