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Committee: House Insurance
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Assisted living facilities | Fraud | Health care provider networks | Health insurance | Insurance industry | Insurance, Texas Department of | Medical bill balance billing | Prompt payment of insurance claims | Property insurance | Texas Mutual Insurance | Texas Windstorm Insurance Association | Windstorm insurance | Workers Compensation Commission, Texas | Workers' compensation |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 In7
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [87 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine available data on the cost of weather-related property insurance claims and the incidence of litigation of these claims. Study whether these data reveal trends or patterns over time and what the drivers of these trends might be. Identify impacts on the property insurance market and on consumers from claims litigation.
2. Examine the effectiveness of previous legislative efforts to encourage transparency and adequacy of health care networks, and of legislation to protect consumers from the negative impacts of disputes over out-of-network services. Study whether enhancements in transparency or regulation are necessary.
3. Evaluate the statutory penalty calculations under Texas's prompt payment laws regarding health care claims. Include an analysis of whether the proper benchmarks are used to establish penalties commensurate with an improper payment and the effect of the abolition of the Texas Health Insurance Pool on the use of funds collected under the statute.
4. Study the Texas credit for reinsurance statutes and how they affect market capacity, the cost of regulatory compliance, and the prospect of federal preemption of the state's ability to regulate reinsurance. Examine how alternative credit for reinsurance statutes in other jurisdictions function, including in the regulatory and legal systems of those jurisdictions.
5. Monitor the implementation of SB 900 (84R), including the rulemaking process by the Texas Department of Insurance and the adoption of an updated plan of operation by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.
6. Examine the effectiveness of residual market programs in the insurance industry in Texas, as well as approaches used in other states.
7. Review the implementation of HB 2929 (83R). Examine the bill's impact and compliance among affected health plans. Examine the costs incurred by the Employees Retirement System, Teacher Retirement System, and any other affected state health plans as a result of the legislation.
8. Review current statutory provisions regarding the prosecution of workers' compensation insurance fraud. Examine ways to maintain or enhance fraud prosecution while ensuring a fair process for all parties involved.
9. 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.
Committee: House Investments and Financial Services
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Banks and banking | Business climate | Consumer Credit Commissioner, Office of | Credit service organizations | Elder abuse | Electronic security | Financial investments | Fraud | Loans | Senior citizens | Subprime lending |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 IN9
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [68 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the current state of cybersecurity of financial institutions in Texas. Review state and federal laws, and evaluate what additional steps need to be taken to make financial institutions in Texas more secure.
2. Examine the short-term lending industry in Texas. Study the adequacy of consumer access to credit and the effectiveness of consumer protections, specifically reviewing the consistency and coordination of state law with federal law and local ordinances. Review data-reporting requirements for credit-access businesses and make appropriate recommendations.
3. Evaluate what policies are currently in place to prevent the financial exploitation and financial abuse of aging Texans, and determine what changes need to be made to strengthen protections for this vulnerable population.
4. Study the impact on local communities when community banks are consolidated and how this changes the landscape of banking in Texas. Evaluate how the state can help expand charter opportunities in Texas.
5. Examine the current investment climate and resources available to businesses in Texas. Analyze the effectiveness of existing programs and whether current investment tools are bringing new businesses and new jobs to Texas, and determine whether the current programs are helping established businesses in Texas create jobs. Identify barriers to investment opportunities faced by businesses and investors. This analysis should include but not be limited to: angel investing, crowdfunding, micro-lending, private equity, venture capital, and mezzanine investing. Make appropriate recommendations to ensure investment tools in Texas continue to evolve to help bring jobs to Texas and meet the needs of new and existing businesses in Texas.
6. 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 addition to general oversight, the Committee should specifically: 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 State Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 82nd Legislature
Subjects: Employees Retirement System of Texas | Financial investments | Fraud | Health care | Health care costs | Health insurance | Hospitals | Insurance agents | Insurance rates | Medically uninsured | Military personnel | Open government | Open Meetings Act, Texas | Public Information Act, Texas | Senior citizens | Teacher Retirement System of Texas | Voter registration | Voters | Voting by mail | Voting systems | Workers' compensation |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 ST29a
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [248 pages  File size: 24,817 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Upon passage of federal legislation relating to reform of the health care industry and health insurance industry, study the implications of such legislation on Texas, the health care industry, and public and private insurance. Study and monitor the implementation of the insurance regulatory changes, changes to high risk pool, and any other insurance mandates. Study the health care policy changes and the impact to the Medicaid and CHIP programs and the state budget. Assess the impact to all state uninsured and uncompensated care programs and county programs for the uninsured, including county property tax programs to pay for the uninsured. Make recommendations for the efficient implementation of programs. (Joint charge with Senate Health and Human Services Committee)
2. Monitor the actuarial and financial conditions of the pension and health care programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System and the Employees Retirement System. Assess the effectiveness of pilot programs designed to encourage the use of clinical integration, payments for good outcomes, use of best practices, focus on wellness and prevention, and bundling of costs for episodes of care, and other health care savings initiatives. Make recommendations for expanding the pilot programs for use across all private and state sponsored health care, including the Medicaid program, as a means to improve Texans' health and provide more effective care that allows for assistance for the uninsured. (SB 7, SB 8 and SB 10, 81st Legislature)
3. Study the implementation of the Healthy Texas program enacted by the 81st Legislature and the ongoing implementation of SB 1731, 80th Legislature, to determine if this program is effectively lowering health insurance costs and increasing access to health insurance for small business. Study and make recommendations about using this program to increase access to health insurance for sole proprietors. Review other states efforts to lower health care costs to small business owners and sole proprietors and incentivize small business owners and sole proprietors to purchase insurance.
4. Examine best practices for increasing the affordability and availability of health insurance in the individual and small group market, including medical underwriting practices, rescission of coverage, cancellation of coverage, rate regulation, and reporting of medical loss ratios.
5. Study how increased out-of-pocket costs for medications and treatment impact consumers' compliance with health care recommendations and how that response impacts overall health care costs. Review available research into value design programs.
6. Study ways to improve the efficiency and accuracy of voter registration rolls, including the feasibility and security of online registration and automatic registration and the accuracy of verification and purging of voters. Recommend ways to ensure that deceased or otherwise ineligible voters are not included on rolls while also ensuring that all eligible applicants are efficiently registered.
7. Study the transparency of organizational structures, policies and coverage associated with health insurance underwriters/agents and the relationship between underwriters/agents and policyholders.
8. Study the sale of annuities in Texas, particularly to seniors. Evaluate the requirements relating to rescission of an annuity contract, payment of surrender fees, return of money, contract forms, including a standard contract form, buyer's guide, agent's commission and disclosure of an agent's commission. Make recommendations for legislation, if needed, and consider whether the insurance commissioner by rule may limit an agent's commission.
9. Study the effect Texas hospital billing and collection practices have on the uninsured's and under-insured's access to hospital health care services, on the uninsured's and under­insured's economic circumstances, and on medical debt recorded as bad debt on hospital books and records. Assess whether hospital billing disparities involving pricing discounts between the uninsured and insured exist and make recommendations for any changes necessary.
10. Study the adequacy of workers' compensation benefits in the following categories: lifetime income benefits, wage benefits for the high wage earner, and workers whose wage benefits stop before Social Security benefits begin. In order to determine the impact of increased benefits in one or more of these categories, work with the Texas Department of Insurance to develop a publicly accessible model to predict the costs related to those enhanced benefits, the effect of those costs on workers' compensation premiums, and whether enrollment in the workers' compensation system will be adversely impacted by increasing the benefits in one or more of the stated categories.
11. Study whether subrogation claims by writers of workers' compensation policies should be limited or prohibited. Study the effect on workers' compensation premiums, if any, if subrogation claims by writers of workers' compensation policies are limited or prohibited. Consider the feasibility of developing a publicly accessible model to predict the impact on workers' compensation premiums, if any, if subrogation claims by writers of workers' compensation policies are limited or prohibited, while protecting confidentiality as required by law and study whether the impact on workers' compensation premiums, if any, would adversely impact enrollment in the workers' compensation system.
12. Study and make recommendations regarding access to voting by members of the military serving in the United States and abroad, including the feasibility of electronic delivery of ballots.
13. Study the Public Information Act and the Open Meetings Act to ensure that government continues to operate in a way that is open and transparent. The study should consider how advances in technology and the emergence of various forms of social media (e.g. Facebook, MySpace, Twitter) have affected communications by and within governmental bodies.
14. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on State Affairs, 81 st Legislature, Regular and Called Sessions, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation.
Committee: House Financial Institutions
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Financial Institutions, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2008
Subjects: Automobiles | Consumer credit | Consumer protection | Financial investments | Foreclosures | Fraud | Funeral industry | Marketing | Mortgage brokers | Mortgages |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 F49h
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [70 pages  File size: 10,026 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor federal rules and regulations on lending and determine the state's role in regulating issues that relate to the mortgage foreclosure process, disclosures for loan terms, home equity, mortgage brokers, mortgage bankers, consumer protections, and counseling for mortgage products.
2. Monitor the implementation of HB 716, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, to determine if there is a need to further legislate the protection of homebuyers in mortgage fraud schemes, emphasizing the impact in the foreclosure process.
3. Study the adequacy and effectiveness of existing regulation of prepaid funeral benefits that are funded by insurance or annuity products and make recommendations for statutory changes necessary to further strengthen the regulatory system for protecting customers.
4. Study practices involved in the sale and financing of a motor vehicle, including conditional delivery, negative equity, and retirement of existing debt on vehicle trade-in.
5. Study whether the state financial regulatory agencies should assist consumers in the investigation and correction of credit card billing errors.
6. Assess the extent of consumer protections in state regulations of short-selling of commodities, with a particular emphasis on the state's enforcement authority and ways to ensure reliability in the short-selling market.
7. Examine the practice of marketing variable annuities and determine whether certain sales practices constitute fraud.
8. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Financial Institutions
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Financial Institutions, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2006
Subjects: Banks and banking | Consumer Credit Commissioner, Office of | Credit Union Department | Department of Banking, Texas | Finance Commission of Texas | Foreclosures | Fraud | Mortgage brokers | Mortgages | Savings and Loan Department, Texas | Subprime lending |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 F49h
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [81 pages  File size: 20,202 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the feasibility and impact of consolidating the state financial regulatory agencies which include the Office of the Consumer Credit Commissioner, Texas Department of Banking, Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending (formerly Texas Savings and Loan Department) and the Texas Credit Union Department.
2. Evaluate predatory lending practices involved with subprime mortgage lending within the state, primarily in the border counties, including: Study the patterns of mortgage fraud and develop statutory changes to reduce incidences of mortgage fraud and punish violators. Study the relationship between mortgage brokers and residential borrowers including: whether or not the mortgage broker is the agent of the residential borrower: the types of disclosures which should be required; and, the sources and nature of compensation.
Committee: House Business and Industry
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Business & Industry, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Biotechnology industry | Construction industry | Consumer protection | Fraud | General contractors | Medical research | Senior citizens | Sweepstakes | Telemarketers | Texas Workers' Compensation Insurance Fund | Workers Compensation Commission, Texas | Workers' compensation |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 b964
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [107 pages  File size: 535 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine ways to deter and punish consumer fraud directed at senior citizens, including telemarketing fraud.
2. Assess the public's view of telemarketing generally, the desire and need for simpler ways to prevent nuisance calls, and whether views depend on the business of the vendor or solicitor.
3. Consider the legal status and policies appropriate to any surplus funds held by the Texas Workers' Compensation Insurance Fund. The committee's consideration should be directed at assuring that sufficient funds are available to deal with all possible market conditions.
4. Consider the benefits and problems associated with contingency clauses in construction contracts.
5. Study the emergence of the healthcare technology industry in Texas. Identify factors promoting and inhibiting development of the industry and consider state or private actions potentially affecting its growth.
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: Senate Health and Human Services
Title: Interim report - Reforming Medicaid
Library Catalog Title: Reforming Medicaid in Texas : interim report.
Subjects: Child nutrition programs | Fraud | Health and Human Services Commission, Texas | Human Services, Texas Department of | Managed care | Medicaid | Medicaid eligibility | State budgets | Welfare fraud |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 m468
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [137 pages  File size: 7,824 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review and evaluate the options provided by the State Medicaid Director and make recommendations for state or federal administrative action that could be taken in the short term under current law, if any, with the goal of fundamentally changing the Medicaid delivery system to achieve significant savings in the Texas Medicaid Program in FY '96-'97.
2. Review Medicaid and other related programs in Texas and other states, such as Tennessee and Oregon, to identify cost-saving methods that have proven successful or have the potential to prove successful.
3. Identify barriers at the federal level, whether statutory or administrative, that restrict or limit Texas' ability to achieve substantial Medicaid cost-savings.
4. Make recommendations for state legislation, if necessary, to substantially reduce the growth in demand for spending in the 1996-97 Medicaid budget and following budget periods.
5. Review compliance by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission with the requirements of HB 7, 72nd Legislature, 1st Called Session and subsequent amendments thereto.
6. At the direction of the Lieutenant Governor, investigate allegations of fraud, mismanagement or waste in any health and human services program or agency involving substantial loss or risk of future loss to the state.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Health and Human Services
Title: Committee documentation: daily minutes record, draft minutes, testimony of Richard C. Ladd, HHSC Commissioner (HHSC accomplishments, reorganization, LBB budget recommendations, DHS summary of impact of legislative budget estimates), guardianship
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 H88 73
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View document [30 pages  File size: 529 kb]
Committee: House Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1992 : a report to the House of Representatives, 73rd Texas Legislature.
Subjects: At-risk youth | Bail | Crime Victims' Compensation Fund | Elder abuse | Fraud | Gangs | Juries | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice system | Mental health services | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) | School safety | School violence | Senior citizens | Trial by jury | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 c868hj
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [74 pages  File size: 3,239 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the feasibility of developing and implementing a uniform method of reporting gang activity (crime reporting program). Study ways of suppressing gang activity (alternative programs, enhanced penalties, vertical proesecution, parental responsibility, etc.) Study methods to remove hard core gang members from the street (training developing job skills and placement, counseling, community activities). Develop definition of "gang member" to apply on a state-wide basis.
2. Review and compare rules of the 36 County Bailbond Boards. Compare bail bonds and personal bonds as used in the counties; the rate of collection on forfeitures; the cost of forfeitures to the county; and the rearrest rates. make recommendations for improvements to both systems.
3. Review the grand jury process. Consider the jury wheel system versus the jury commission.
4. Study the prevalence of fraud perpetrated upon the elderly in the state. Make recommendations for prevention and protection.
5. Study the impact of mental health care on the Texas Crime Victims Compensation fund.
6. Monitor the Texas Punishment Standards Committee.
Committee: Senate Health and Human Services, Interim
Title: Interim report - Rehabilitation services
Library Catalog Title: Private psychiatric, substance abuse, and medical rehabilitation services in Texas.
Subjects: Drug rehabilitation programs | Fraud | Hospitals | Mentally disabled persons | Mentally ill persons | Patients' rights |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 p939
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [98 pages  File size: 3,212 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The Committee shall study current laws relating to involuntary commitment of individuals to institutions.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Health and Human Services, Interim
Title: Committee documentation on private psychiatric and substance abuse services: interim committee meeting schedule, issues (medications, access to medical records, private psychiatric hospital standards, etc.), news articles
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.72 P939M
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View document [214 pages  File size: 6,057 kb]
Committee: Senate Health and Human Services, Interim
Title: Psychiatric hospital abuses: letter from Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to Governor Ann Richards, information on abuse and neglect in private psychiatric hospitals
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 H88 72
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View document [112 pages  File size: 2,277 kb]
Committee: Joint Deceptive Trade Practices
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Joint Committee on Deceptive Trade Practices.
Subjects: Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act | Fraud |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 d355
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [26 pages  File size: 1,156 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examine the economic impact on businesses and consumers resulting from the interpretation and application of the Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA). Study whether the interpretation of the DTPA has contributed to unpredictability in the state's civil justice system. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Deceptive Trade Practices
Title: Report of the Joint Committee on Deceptive Trade Practices, Volume I: agendas, minutes, transcripts, legislative history (transcripts and journals of previous legislation)
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.70 D355 1
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View document [905 pages  File size: 25,840 kb]
Committee: Joint Deceptive Trade Practices
Title: Report of the Joint Committee on Deceptive Trade Practices, Volume II: written testimony, index to oral testimony, other materials submitted
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.70 D355 2
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View document [340 pages  File size: 8,604 kb]
Committee: House Financial Institutions
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the House Financial Institutions Committee, Texas House of Representatives, 70th Legislature.
Subjects: Banks and banking | Consumer credit | Consumer Credit Commissioner, Office of | Financial investments | Franchise taxes | Fraud | Home equity loans | Liens | Public Funds Investment Act | Savings and Loans | Tax deductions |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 f49
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [89 pages  File size: 2,838 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the need to clarify and consolidate existing statutes governing the investment of public funds by local and regional governmental entities; and to study the advisability of expanding the investment option of local governments and institutions of Higher Education.
2. To study the problems of unenforceable second liens on a homestead.
3. To study the extent and public benefits of state regulatory authority over the savings and loan industry.
4. To study the equity of imposing the state franchise tax on both a bank holding company and the individual banks and the feasibility of amending state law to resolve the issue.
5. To study the lending practices and procedures of institutions and individuals that contribute to fraud, abuse and deception in the buying and selling of retail installment contracts.
Committee: House Selling of State Jobs, Investigate Alleged
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of committee in regard to selling of state positions
Subjects: Bribery | Fraud | State employees |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 43rd Leg., 2nd C.S. 189 (1934)
Session: 43rd R.S. (1933)
Online version: View report [9 pages  File size: 407 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate and inquire into the affairs and activities of Live Stock Sanitary Commission, or any other governmental department of whatever kind or character, of such activities, as to the financial or other welfare of the citizens of Texas.
Committee: Senate Irregularities in State Dept. Finance Matters, Investigate
Title: Preliminary Report #1
Library Catalog Title: Final report and recommendations of the Senate Investigating Committee, 42nd Texas Legislature.
Subjects: County government | Court costs and fees | Fees | Fines | Fraud |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 42nd Leg., 1st C.S., 583 (1931)
Session: 42nd R.S. (1931)
Online version: View report [7 pages  File size: 333 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate any irregularities in financial matters that might be presented to the committee. *
Committee: Senate Irregularities in State Dept. Finance Matters, Investigate
Title: Preliminary Report #2
Library Catalog Title: Final report and recommendations of the Senate Investigating Committee, 42nd Texas Legislature.
Subjects: County government | Court costs and fees | Fees | Fines | Fraud |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 42nd Leg., 1st C.S., 759 (1931)
Session: 42nd R.S. (1931)
Online version: View report [15 pages  File size: 964 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate any irregularities in financial matters that might be presented to the committee. *
Committee: Senate Irregularities in State Dept. Finance Matters, Investigate
Title: Final Report
Library Catalog Title: Final report and recommendations of the Senate Investigating Committee, 42nd Texas Legislature.
Subjects: County government | Court costs and fees | Fees | Fines | Fraud |
Library Call Number: L1836.42 In8
Session: 42nd R.S. (1931)
Online version: View report [96 pages  File size: 4,019 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate any irregularities in financial matters that might be presented to the committee. *
Committee: Joint Graft Charges, Investigation of
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee to investigate certain charges
Subjects: Fiscal management | Fraud | Government travel | Health, Texas Department of | State Fire Marshal's Office | Theft | Treasury Department, Texas State |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 37th Leg., 1st C.S. 409 (1921)
Session: 37th R.S. (1921)
Online version: View report [4 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate charges that in various departments of state government there has been mismanagement, misspending, and misapplication of money, together with false and fraudulent returns on expense accounts by employees. *
Committee: House Charges Against James E. Ferguson, Governor, Investigate
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report
Subjects: Banks and banking | Conflicts of interest | Ethics | Ferguson, James E. | Fiscal management | Fraud | Government ethics | Governor's mansion | Impeachment | State purchasing |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 35th Leg., R.S. 1338 (1917)
Session: 35th R.S. (1917)
Online version: View report [20 pages  File size: 1,197 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigate the charge that Governor Ferguson misapplied and misappropriated state funds in violation of the state Constitution including repairs, improvements to the Governor's Mansion and Grounds and well as the labor to care for same. *
2. Investigate the charge that Governor Ferguson not only misapplied and misused a large part of appropriations by approving for payment by State accounts for merchandise and articles for which he owes and is personally liable, and approved on said accounts, deficiency certificates. *
3. Investigate the charge that in violation of the Constitution and laws of Texas that James E. Ferguson misapplied and misused a large portion of the appropriation described as "Payment of rewards and other expenses necessary for the enforcement of laws, lithography, telegraphing and other purposes, $7,500." *
4. Investigate the charge that Governor Ferguson has approved accounts for articles for the personal use of his family and household which have been paid out of appropriations and some of which have been made the basis for deficiency certificates issued by the Comptroller of the State. *
5. Investigate the charges that while an officer of a State bank, the Temple State Bank, that Governor Ferguson became indebted to said bank in excess of the amount by statutes violating both civil and criminal statutes. *
6. Investigate the charge that Cashier of the Temple State Bank knowing that Governor Ferguson was in debt to the bank in excess of statutes loaned him additional funds from the bank. *
7. Investigate the charge that James E. Ferguson executed certain mortgages to Temple State Bank to secure all or part of his indebted thereto and requested that the officers of the bank withhold same from record in order that he might be relieved of criticism of his political appointments, and said mortgages were withheld. That while said mortgages were withheld from record by the offices of said bank, that James E. Ferguson executed other mortgages to other parties on the same property, or a large part thereof, and said other mortgages were placed of record before mortgages from said bank were recorded, thereby making the mortgages and security of said bank subject to the liens of said other mortgages. *
8. Investigate the charge that Temple State Bank accepted the "bonding plan" to secure its depositors and did not become a beneficiary of the bank guaranty fund. And that officers of said bank have made application in the last ninety days under the law to the guaranty fund plan that the bondsmen may be relieved of liability by failure of said bank by reasons of the indebtedness of James E. Ferguson to it. *
9. Investigate the charge that the Commissioner of Insurance an Banking, Charles O. Austin, appointed by Governor Ferguson, has failed to investigate the indebtedness of Governor Ferguson to the Temple State Bank. *
10. Prepare a report that shall contain a full and accurate transcript of the proceedings. *
11. Prepare and submit with its report such specific charges as may the basis, or may be necessary in impeachment proceedings against James E. Ferguson, Governor of the State of Texas. *
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: Joint General Land Office, Select
Title: Investigation of the charge of defalcation/embezzlement in the Land Office
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Fraud | General Land Office |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 11th Leg., R.S. 341 (1866)
Session: 11th R.S. (1866)
Online version: View report [13 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examine the charge of defalcation in the Land Office.
Committee:  
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Fraud | Land titles |
Library Call Number: LRL
Session: ()
Online version: View report [3 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. To investiagte frauds committed in procuring bounty and donation land warrants, headright certificates, and soldiers' pay.

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