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17 Document(s) [ Subject: Permanent School Fund, Texas ]

Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report
Subjects: Aging and Disability Services, Texas Department of | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Employees Retirement System of Texas | Employers | Financial investments | Frew lawsuits | Health and Human Services Commission, Texas | Health insurance | Health insurance premium subsidies | Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas | Highway finance | Investment of public funds | Iran | Medicaid | Medical reimbursements | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Permanent School Fund, Texas | Permanent University Fund | State agency budgets | State government debt | State Health Services, Texas Department of | State supported living centers | Sudan | Tax incentives | Teacher Retirement System of Texas | Texas Southern University | Transportation, Texas Department of | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 F49
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [46 pages  File size: 698 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Provide effective budget oversight of state agencies to ensure that monies appropriated are spent wisely. Particular areas of focus will include the Texas Department of Transportation, Department of State Health Services coordination of Mental Health Services, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department revitalization of State Parks, Health and Human Services Commission management of Frew settlement agreement and waiting list slots, Department of Aging and Disability Services improvement of State Schools, Texas Department of Criminal Justice roll out of treatment programs and review of the salary career ladder for employees for retention purposes, Texas Youth Commission achievement of reform, Texas Southern University rehabilitation, Higher Education Coordinating Board implementation of incentive programs and the creation of the Texas Cancer Research and Prevention Institute.
2. Evaluate the effectiveness of existing state tax incentives that encourage employers to provide health coverage to their employees, including tax incentives under the revised state business tax, and make recommendations for additional deductions or credits that increase the number of employees covered by health care insurance.
3. Study the feasibility and the advisability of establishing an investment policy that is consistent across all state trust funds, including the trust funds of the Employees Retirement System, the Teachers Retirement System, the Permanent University Fund, and the Permanent School Fund. Identify best investment policies for state trust funds. Examine recent portfolio diversification strategies and the effect they have on long-term fund performance. The recommendations should consider what is an acceptable rate of return, an acceptable degree of risk, the appropriateness of certain investments. (Joint charge with Senate State Affairs Committee)
4. Review Medicaid provider reimbursement rate methodologies, including the impact of factors such as infrastructure concerns, federal minimum wage changes, and cost reports. Study the impact on access to care, quality of care, and value, and make recommendations for legislative changes, taking into account rate increases contained in the current budget. (Joint charge with Senate Health and Human Services Committee)
5. Study and review state and local options for expanding transportation funding and explore options to reduce diversions of Fund 6 revenue. (Joint charge with Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security)
6. Study and make recommendations relating to whether the Texas Department of Transportation is in compliance with Transportation Code ยง201.109, Revenue Enhancement, and whether the Texas Department of Transportation is using the funding sources provided by the Legislature, including, but not limited to, General Obligation, Fund 6 and Mobility Fund bonds, to build new roads. (Joint charge with Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security)
7. Monitor and provide a brief update on the implementation of legislation addressed by the Finance Committee, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve or enhance and complete implementation.
  • SB 247, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to Sudan divestment, and make recommendations about whether to include Iran in the divestment strategy;
  • SB1332, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, to help improve the state's debt management and oversight, including a more comprehensive review of state debt and improved communication between entities and oversight of state bond issuance;
  • SB 10, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, and the Frew settlement to ensure that the initiatives carried out by the Health and Human Services Commission affect meaningful improvement in access to quality care in the Texas Medicaid program; and
  • HB 3732, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to ultra-clean coal technologies, and determine the amount of property tax removed from the tax rolls, as well as the corresponding impact on school finance. Identify any changes needed to strengthen the program and ensure its success.
Committee: Senate Education
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 80th Legislature
Subjects: College preparedness | Disciplinary alternative education programs | Education, Texas State Board of | Educational accountability | Permanent School Fund, Texas | School choice | School discipline | Teacher incentive plans | Teacher salaries | Zero tolerance policies |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 Ed83
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [40 pages  File size: 4,633 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review and make recommendations on any improvements necessary for the state's accountability system, especially as it relates to closing and measuring achievement gaps. The committee should study the feasibility of establishing statutory minimum or baseline performance standards for state education policies. Such a review should include a thorough study of the current assessment structure and make any recommendations about moving to other formats such as end of course testing. The committee shall also make recommendations on how to incorporate alternative delivery methods when assessing student performance.
2. Study and make recommendations on educational reforms necessary to focus high schools and student performance on post-secondary readiness and success.
3. Review the operation of the State Board of Education, including its oversight of the Permanent School Fund, and make recommendations, if necessary, for appropriate legislative oversight and review.
4. Study the impact of pay-for-performance and differentiated pay scales on teacher recruitment and retention. Examine alternative approaches to improving teacher retention. Study value-added assessment/individual student growth measures as a factor in determining compensation for teacher effectiveness. Examine programs in other states that expand the range of teacher salaries and provide incentives for effective teachers to remain in the classroom. Make recommendations for changing teacher salary structures.
5. Review and make recommendations, if necessary, that streamline and clarify Chapter 37 of the Education Code dealing with student discipline. Include a study of state accountability measures for disciplinary alternative education programs to evaluate academic performance and effectiveness in modifying behavior. Include a study of the effects of zero tolerance practices and other changes made by the 79th Legislature. Include a review of after school prevention programs.
6. Evaluate the impact of successful school choice programs on students, parents, and teachers
Committee: House General Investigating
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on General Investigating, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: County development districts | Crime laboratories | Education, Texas State Board of | Minority contractors | Minority-owned/women-owned businesses | Municipal utility districts | Permanent School Fund, Texas | Public Safety, Texas Department of | Special taxing districts |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 g286
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [34 pages  File size: 265 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the state's laws and procedures for the creation of special purpose districts whose jurisdiction is limited to a specific geographic area or areas and whose powers may include the imposition of taxes, the creation of public debt, the exercise of eminent domain, or the exercise of police power. Consider the proliferation of special purpose districts, and investigate whether the activities of these districts comport with the legislative intentions and public purposes for which they were created.
2. Examine policies and procedures governing the Texas Department of Public Safety's crime lab to insure high standards for the testing of evidence for law enforcement agencies throughout the state.
3. Monitor procedures and activities of the State Board of Education in its management of the Permanent School Fund.
4. Review the compliance of state agencies with state law related to Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Participation.
Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim Report - Major state investments
Library Catalog Title: Report to 77th Legislature / Senate Finance Committee, Interim Subcommittee on Major State Investments.
Subjects: Employees Retirement System of Texas | Higher Education Assistance Fund | Permanent School Fund, Texas | Permanent University Fund | Prepaid tuition plans | Stock investments | Teacher Retirement System of Texas | TexPool | Tobacco settlement receipts |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 f49ms
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [36 pages  File size: 1,863 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examine the policies and practices used to invest major state funds including cash balances, and evaluate state investment goals and the funds' performance in reaching those goals. This examination shall include, but is not limited to, review of legal authority, ethical standards, and investment policies and safeguards, management structure, portfolio composition and identification of short-term and long-term goals. The Committee shall make recommendations identifying opportunities for improvements or innovations.
Committee: House General Investigating
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on General Investigating, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Dentists | Education, Texas State Board of | General Services Commission, Texas | Homeland security | Investment managers | Medicaid | Medicaid fraud | Permanent School Fund, Texas | Persons with disabilities | Public Safety, Texas Department of | Risk Management, State Office of | State buildings | State employees | State government contracts | State Preservation Board | Stock investments | Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities | Texas Health Steps Program | Texas State Capitol |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 g286
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [85 pages  File size: 495 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigate allegations of excessive use of crowns and other aggressive dental procedures by certain providers in the Medicaid program.
2. Investigate recent actions of the State Board of Education relating to its management of the Permanent School Fund.
3. Review the security resources available to protect state employees and state buildings.
4. Review the program and processes by which disabled workers are afforded priority in certain state procurements, including the roles of the General Services Commission, the Council for Purchasing from People with Disabilities, and the Texas Industries for the Blind and Handicapped.
Committee: Senate Funding Issues in Education, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 76th Legislature.
Subjects: College preparatory curriculum | College preparedness | Educational technology | Foundation School Program | Higher Education Assistance Fund | Permanent School Fund, Texas | Permanent University Fund | Recommended High School Program | Scholarships | School finance | Student aid | Textbooks | University budgets | University enrollment | University finance | University graduates | University graduation rates |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 f962
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [55 pages  File size: 2,414 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the current status of student financial assistance and tuition exemption/waiver programs. Identify possible criteria to be considered by the Legislature in evaluating such proposals and to establish priorities for these programs in the future.
2. Review the appropriateness of current allotments, weights, and set-asides under the Foundation School Program to fund school districts.
3. Study the management, investment, and distribution of funds dedicated to public and higher education, including the Permanent School Fund, Available School Fund, Permanent University Fund, Available University Fund, and Higher Education Fund. The Committee should review the purpose of these funds and the ability of these funds to continue to meet the needs of the state.
4. Study the factors affecting undergraduate enrollment and graduation rates at public colleges and universities in Texas, and make recommendations for any necessary legislative action. The Committee should consider the costs of higher education and the availability of financial assistance to students; collaborative efforts between higher education and public education systems; and student recruitment and retention efforts. The Committee should also consider methods to effectively measure institutions' performance in meeting enrollment and graduation goals set by the Legislature.
5. Evaluate and, if needed, make recommendations to determine need and allocation of funds for higher education budget special items, medical schools and Texas A&M Service agencies.
6. Study the costs of textbooks for public schools and, if necessary, make recommendations to improve the purchasing process to ensure that Texas schools are receiving the best price possible. In its work, the Committee should examine the use of computers and other technological resources as alternative teaching aids to textbooks and consider whether these alternative resources are more economical and efficient in enhancing the learning capacities of children
Committee: Senate Investment Practices of State Funds, Investigation
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Investment practices of the Teacher Retirement System, Employees Retirement System, Permanent School Fund, Permanent University Fund : a report to the 57th Legislature pursuant to Senate Resolution no. 566, 56th Legislature.
Subjects: Employees Retirement System of Texas | Fund management | Investment of public funds | Permanent School Fund, Texas | Permanent University Fund | Teacher Retirement System of Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.56 UN3
Session: 56th R.S. (1959)
Online version: View report [86 pages  File size: 3,431 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The committee shall have full powers to investigate in any manner deemed advisable by said Committee, the investment practices, purchases, and handling of the funds of the Teacher Retirement System, the Permanent School Fund, the Employees Retirement Fund, and the University of Texas Fund.
Committee: House State Office Rentals, Special
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee pursuant to House simple resolution no. 105
Subjects: Permanent School Fund, Texas | State agencies | State buildings |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 46th Leg., R.S. 4417 (1939)
Session: 46th R.S. (1939)
Online version: View report [5 pages  File size: 248 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Contact the various state departments and agencies now paying rentals for office space within the city limits of Austin; that said committee advise the with the Board of Control and State Auditor, and secure from them any information they may have on the above subject; that said committee contact the architect now employed by the Board of Control, and ascertain from him on estimates furnished by said architect the least space which would be required to house the different agencies and departments now paying rentals and approximate the cost of building and equipping the same, taking advantage of any and all materials which the State might secure for the least monetary consideration; that the committee contact those state agencies which are operating in conjunction with the federal goverment, and paying rentals from funds made available by the state; that this committee be authorized and instructed to begin their investigations immediately to the end that the information may be available to the Legislature at the earliest possbile date.
Committee: House State Departments and Permanent School Fund, Special
Title: Report - Permanent School Fund
Library Catalog Title: Reports
Subjects: Investment of public funds | Permanent School Fund, Texas |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 44th Leg. R.S. 2782 (1935)
Session: 44th R.S. (1935)
Online version: View report [21 pages  File size: 1,314 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the investment of money from the Permanent School fund in refunding bonds. *
Committee: Joint General Land Office Investigation
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Special Committee report
Subjects: General Land Office | Government ethics | Land Commissioner | Land vacancy claims | Mineral rights | Permanent School Fund, Texas | Permanent University Fund | State Auditor's Office, Texas | State land |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 41st Leg., 1st C.S. 322 (1929)/L1836.41 L229R
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Online version: View report [6 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Conduct investigation of General Land Office concerning all patents, leases, and sales of public domain and investigate every action of the Commissioner of the General Land Office. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint General Land Office Investigation
Title: Miscellaneous exhibits: Charges against J.T. Robison, Commissioner of the General Land Office, resolutions, correspondence (Robison election expense reports, public lands, reevaluations under acts of 1913 and 1925, lawsuit in Travis County, land records)
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.41 L229M
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Online version: View document [92 pages  File size: 32,739 kb]
Committee: Joint General Land Office Investigation
Title: Ernst & Ernst Examination
Library Catalog Title: Revaluations under Act of 1913
Library Call Number: L1836.41 L229S 1913
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Committee: Joint General Land Office Investigation
Title: Ernst & Ernst Examination
Library Catalog Title: One cent expense fund
Library Call Number: L1836.41 L229SO
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Committee: Joint General Land Office Investigation
Title: Ernst & Ernst Examiniation
Library Catalog Title: Revaluations under Act of 1925-26
Library Call Number: L1836.41 L229S 1925-6
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Committee: Joint General Land Office Investigation
Title: Report of Investigation of the General Land Office, as provided for in S.C.R. No. 4; Transcripts, February 7-March 12, 1929
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.41 L229R
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Online version: View document [1016 pages  File size: 418,546 kb]
Committee: House Comptroller's and Treasurer's Office, Examine
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas | Fund management | Permanent School Fund, Texas |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 20th Leg., C.S. 94 (1888)
Session: 20th R.S. (1887)
Online version: View report [3 pages  File size: 137 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate and ascertain, the cause of deficiencies in the available public school funds, and report.
Committee: House Comptroller and Treasurer's Offices, Select
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Available School Fund, Texas | Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas | Federal funds | Investment of public funds | Military spending | Permanent School Fund, Texas | State employees | Treasury Department, Texas State |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 12th Leg., R.S., 1546 (1871)
Session: 12th 1st C.S. (1870)
Online version: View report [15 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examine the office of the Comptroller and the Treasurer.

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

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