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8 Document(s) [ Subject: County budgets ]

Committee: House County Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Alternatives to incarceration | Counties | County budgets | County employees | Criminal justice | Emergency management | Flood control | Flooding | Hurricane Harvey | Infrastructure | Land use regulations | Mentally ill inmates | Natural disasters | Salaries |
Library Call Number: L1836.85 C832
Session: 85th R.S. (2017)
Online version: View report [75 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine how emergency response activities are organized, funded, and coordinated. Review the impact of natural disasters on county finances. Identify any deficiencies in authority for the most populous counties related to infrastructure planning, emergency response, and recovery. Explore ways to improve efficiencies and manage costs while protecting public safety. Additionally, study the relationship between the state, counties, non-governmental organizations, and churches in preparing for and responding to Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, and determine if preparedness plans are adequate.
2. Evaluate whether counties have the necessary ordinance-making and enforcement authority to deal with flood risk in unincorporated rural and suburban areas of Texas. Additionally, examine whether counties have adequate resources and authority to ensure that new development in unincorporated areas is not susceptible to flooding.
3. Study how counties identify defendants' and inmates' behavioral health needs and deferral opportunities to appropriate rehabilitative and transition services. Consider models for ensuring defendants and inmates with mental illness receive appropriate services upon release from the criminal justice system.
4. Review the population limitations found in Local Government Code Section 154.041 and Local Government Code Section 113.047. Determine if counties with a population below 190,000 could benefit from the population limitations being removed.
5. Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature.
Committee: House County Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Abandoned property | Alternatives to incarceration | Councils of government | County budgets | County government | County jails | County roads | Jail Standards, Texas Commission on | Medicaid |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 C832
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [13 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study county-related issues arising from population growth in unincorporated areas with regard to existing and new developments and the provision of services, including garbage disposal, fire protection, road maintenance, electricity, and water and wastewater service. Make necessary legislative recommendations for improving problems in these areas of the state.
2. Study opportunities for cost savings through the abolishment of certain elected offices or the consolidation of county services.
3. Conduct a general study of issues facing county jails. The study should include innovative ways to address overcrowding, the impact homelessness has on the county jail population, and recommendations for handling inmates undergoing detoxification and withdrawal from drugs and alcohol.
4. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 82nd Legislature.
Committee: House County Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 72nd Texas Legislature / Committee on County Affairs.
Subjects: Amarillo, Texas | Boating | County budgets | County roads | District courts | Indigent health care | Motor fuels taxes | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Potter County | Randall County | State mandates | Tax assessor-collectors |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 c832
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [25 pages  File size: 758 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 6.
2. To study the imposition of a county gasoline tax dedicated to the construction and maintenance of county roads and bridges.
3. To study the need for additional revenue measures for county criminal justice programs.
4. To study the effect of the County Indigent Health Care program on the county budget.
5. To study the effect of state mandated programs on rollback limits.
6. To study the registration of boats and the county tax assessor-collector's role in the process.
7. To study the possible consolidation of certain contiguous counties.
Committee: House County Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 71st Texas Legislature / Committee on County Affairs, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Appraisal districts | Bail | County budgets | County government | County treasurers | Indigent health care | Jail Standards, Texas Commission on | Real estate development | State mandates | Tax assessor-collectors |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 c832
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [16 pages  File size: 622 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 6.
2. To study the current funding sources of Texas county government in light of comparative studies on the funding of county governments nationwide. Make recommendations on adequacy of current revenue to meet current and future county responsibilities including the infrastructure needs of county programs.
3. To study the need for ordinance making power for county government to protect the health and welfare of citizens living in unincorporated areas.
4. To study and evaluate the county indigent health programs resulting from the Indigent Health Care and Treatment Act and develop recommendations for any necessary revisions. (Joint study with House Committee on Public Health).
5. To study the possible consolidation of tax collection efforts under one entity and project the fiscal impact of such programs.
6. To study the abolishment of the office of county treasurer and the transfer of the treasurer's duties to auditor's office.
7. To study the reorganization of county government to allow for the abolition of unnecessary offices on a local option basis.
8. To study the impact of state programs and expenditures mandated by the state for counties.
9. To study the development of a County Fiscal Responsibility Act to insure all funds linked to county government are under the purview of the commissioner's court.
10. To study the operation of county bail bond boards.
11. To study the need for citizen representation on boards.
Committee: House County Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on County Affairs : to the speaker and members of the House of Representatives.
Subjects: Compensatory time | County budgets | Overtime pay | Statutory revision | Supreme Court decisions, U.S. |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 c832
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [13 pages  File size: 412 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the availability and feasibility of alternative revenue sources for county government finance.
2. Study the impact on county governments of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Garcia V. San Antonio Metropolitan Transit Authority.
3. Study the recodification of the government code with special emphasis on the county government subtitle.
Committee: House County Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: To the Speaker and members of the House of Representatives : report of the Committee on County Affairs.
Subjects: Counties | County budgets | County government | Indigent health care | Property taxes | Radioactive waste | Solid waste disposal | Statutory revision | Supreme Court decisions, U.S. | Tax appraisals |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 c832
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [140 pages  File size: 4,573 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 5.
2. To examine county ordinance-making authority and its ramifications.
3. To classify, investigate, and analyze county law as it presently exists.
4. To investigate the various sources of revenue that counties currently have.
5. To examine the impact of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, revenues regarding tax exempt status of federal securities on county revenues.
6. In cooperation with the House Committee on Urban Affairs and the House-Senate Joint Committee on Indigent Health Care, study the impact of indigent health care on county government.
7. Conduct a mid-course review of the activities to date of the Texas Low-level Radioactive Waste Disposal Authority (TLLRWDA) and take testimony and gather evidence from interested public officials and private citizens on the matter of low-level nuclear waste disposal in Texas.
Committee: House Intergovernmental Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature : report of the / Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs, Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature.
Subjects: Border economy | County budgets | County government | Federal government | Firefighters | International trade | Maquiladoras | Police officers | State employees | State Property Tax Board | Tax Assessor Examiners, Board of |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 in8
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [107 pages  File size: 2,913 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Oversight functions shall be conducted for all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 67th Regular Session of the Legislature. In addition, a study should be made of the impact of any federal cuts, and the differences in the operational aspect of the agencies under block vs. categorical grants. Close scrutiny should be given to each agency to ascertain if legislative intent is being carried out in the rules promulgated by the agency and if the rules are feasible and practical in their application. These agencies include: Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations Tax Assessor Examiners State Property Tax Board
2. Examine the concepts and practices of the "twin cities" programs along the border with Mexico to determine the benefit and impact of such programs.
3. Examine the creation and operation of foreign trade zones, their functions, and their effects upon the community. Determine whether their roles should be expanded, and if so, in what manner.
4. Determine the role the state should seek in the "new" systems of Intergovernmental Relations with concentration on block grants, pass throughs, the decline of federal influence and money, and impacts upon local governments.
5. Investigate the current status of civil service in Texas and its impact on public employees.
6. Study the role of county government, its importance, and its financial problems; consider a possible recodification of state laws relating to counties.
Committee: House Intergovernmental Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature : report of the / Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs, Texas House of Representatives, 67th [i.e. 66th] Legislature.
Subjects: County budgets | County government | County sheriffs | Disaster relief | District attorneys | District courts | Emergency management | Extraterritorial jurisdiction | Hospital districts | Indigent health care | Judicial interpretation of legislation | Liability | Municipal utility districts | Municipalities | Natural disasters | Security guards | Sovereign immunity | State Property Tax Board | Tax Assessor Examiners, Board of | Water districts |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 in8
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [78 pages  File size: 2,110 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Oversight functions shall be conducted for all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 66th Regular Session of the Legislature. The agencies include: Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations Texas Assessor Examiners State Property Tax Board (School Tax Assessment Practices Board)
2. Review the legal status and effects of validation acts.
3. Review the status of hospital districts in Texas created by general and special law, including processes of petition, election, funding and administration.
4. Review the particular problems encountered by hospital districts which are required to treat large numbers of indigent patients or districts which support medical schools or teaching hospitals. Make recommendations regarding funding for indigent health care and residency programs. *
5. Review county bidding, contracting and purchasing procedures.
6. Determine the costs to counties caused by the district judicial and administrative system of Texas.
7. Study risk management of elected and appointed officials of local government.
8. Study the legal relationships between utility districts and cities' extraterritorial jurisdiction when the two units overlap.
9. Determine the status of reserve deputy sheriffs in Texas with particular attention to the question of employment and compensation for work involving private security.
10. Evaluate the adequacy of the Texas Disaster Act of 1975 to determine if more state effort is needed to assist local governments in disaster relief, cleanup operations, and evacuation planning and machinery.

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

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