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Committee: House Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Animal diseases | Commercial fishing | Commission on the Arts, Texas | County courthouses | Economic development | Economic development incentives | Endangered species | Film industry | Fisheries | Fishing licenses | Heritage tourism | Historic preservation | Historical Commission, Texas | Outdoor recreation | Oysters | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | State parks | Swine | Texas Film Commission | Texas Heritage Trails Program | Texas Main Street Program | Texas Music Office | Tourism | Video games |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 R245
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [66 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Develop a long-term plan to incorporate land that has been donated or sold to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department into our state park system.
2. Evaluate the Texas Film Commission and the Texas Music Office to determine their effectiveness in economic development in Texas. Determine how the offices can better collaborate with local economic development entities and state agencies to further the economic development goals of the state.
3. Examine the viability of including the commercial oyster industry in the Commercial Fishing License Buyback Program at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
4. Examine current statutes and rules to determine any necessary enhancements that can assist in the eradication of feral hogs by using practical solutions and effective eradication techniques. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock)
5. Monitor the implementation of HB 3279 (83R) regarding the protection of seagrass plants.
6. Examine the economic impact of cultural, recreational, or tourism grants provided by the state, including any economic development grants related to cultural, recreational, or tourism industries, heritage tourism, courthouse restoration, and historic district revitalization.
7. 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.
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Natural Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report 1990 : a report to the House of Representatives, 72nd Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Border health | Colonias | Drinking water | Outdoor recreation | Property rights | Real estate development | Rio Grande River | Rio Grande Valley | Rivers | Statutory revision | Wastewater management | Water Commission, Texas | Water districts | Water planning | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 n219h
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [33 pages  File size: 1,633 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the transfer of water rights from irrigation districts to municipalities in South Texas.
2. To study the categories, powers and duties of water and wastewater districts created under the Texas Water Code or by other statutes, including the procedures for the creation of such districts.
3. To study the relationships and coordination between the Texas Water Commission and local water authorities, including the effect of the current institutional structure on the achievement of water policy goals.
4. To study current efforts to provide and finance water and wastewater services to the colonias.
5. To study the rights of property owners along rivers and streams.
6. To study the recodification of the Texas Water Codes.
Committee: House Environmental Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Environmental Affairs : to the speaker and the members of the Texas House of Representatives, 71st Legislature.
Subjects: Artificial reefs | Fisheries | Fishing | Hazardous waste | Natural resources conservation | Offshore structures | Outdoor recreation | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Radioactive waste | Solid waste disposal | State parks | Tourism | Wetlands |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 en89
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [120 pages  File size: 3,608 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the interstate compacts for the handling of low-level radioactive waste.
2. To study the acquisition of wetlands and other conservation areas.
3. To study the feasibility of converting drilling rigs to fish reefs.
4. To study methods to increase tourism through the coordination of public and private parks and recreational facilities throughout the state.
Committee: House Environmental Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature : report of the Committee on Environmental Affairs.
Subjects: Duck hunting | Hunting | Lead contamination | Outdoor recreation | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Privatization | Shrimping industry | State parks | Statutory revision |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 en89
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [166 pages  File size: 5,800 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 10.
2. To review methods for enhancing the management and promoting the conservation of the shrimp resource in Texas; suggest any changes needed in areas of Chapter 77 of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code in which regulatory flexibility could exist relative to biological data gathered and evaluated.
3. In cooperation with the House Committee on State Affairs, to study the relevance of alternative forms of ammunition for use in the hunting of waterfowl in Texas; consider the comparative advantages an disadvantages of steel and lead shot, being attentive to the need for effective conservation of Texas wildlife.
4. To consider the financial impact of the withdrawal of the Corps of Engineers from their traditional role as recreational providers; determine the role of the private sector in providing recreational opportunities and review methods encouraging greater participation in both profit making and non-profit activities.
5. To monitor the implementation and enforcement of SB 94, 68th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to a Uniform Parks and Wildlife Code.
Committee: House Environmental Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and the members of the Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature : report of the Committee on Evironmental Affairs.
Subjects: Air pollution | Air quality | Clean Air Act | Commercial fishing | Fish | Fishing | Hazardous waste | Hunting | Outdoor recreation | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Radioactive waste | Recycling | Solid waste disposal | Speckled trout | State park fees |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 en89
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [319 pages  File size: 9,605 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Secure accurate statistics on the availability of redfish and trout.
2. Monitor the initiation of the Texas Low-Level Waste Authority; suggest any changes in the laws passed during the 67th legislative session.
3. Study the feasibility of repealing all hunting and fishing laws that are not under the Uniform Regulatory Act.
4. Study the need to extend the financing of the Local Park Fund.
5. Monitor the drafting of the 1982 Implementation Plan for Harris County and monitor changes in the Federal Clean Air Act.
6. Review the fees and charges levied by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to determine if the department should be given the authority to set reasonable and necessary fees in appropriate areas.
7. Conduct a study in cooperation with the appropriate state agencies and the private sector to determine the feasibility of implementing laws to govern the placement of toxic and chemical waste facilities.
8. Study the desirability or necessity of state legislation restricting the placement of garbage transfer stations or landfills in close proximity to residential areas, schools, churches, parks, playgrounds, etc. Alternative methods of garbage disposal should be investigated.
9. Study the potential environmental safety problems involved in the use of underground injection wells for the disposal of hazardous wastes.
Committee: House Human Services
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature : report of the / Human Services Committee, Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature.
Subjects: Aging and Disability Services, Texas Department of | Air quality | Blind, Texas Commission for the | Child abuse | Child Protective Services | Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Texas Commission for the | Elder abuse | Hazardous substances | Manufactured housing | Medicaid | Outdoor recreation | Senior citizens | State agency budgets | Welfare |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 h89
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [309 pages  File size: 11,172 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 operation aspect of the agencies under block vs. categorical grants. These agencies include: Department of Human Resources Texas Commission for the Blind Texas Commission for the Deaf Texas Department of Community Affairs Texas Rehabilitation Commission Board of Licensure of Nursing Home Administrators Department of Aging The Veterans Affairs Commission
2. Track the development of the newly created Department of Aging. Investigate protective services for the elderly, currently provided by Department of Human Resources, and determine whether the Department of Aging could effectively take over those duties.
3. Develop background information on the general subject area of battered children and conduct and investigation into protective services for children provided by state agencies. (Do agencies overlap in authority, number of calls answered per month, effective results, justification or program, etc.)
4. Conduct and in-depth study of the AFDC program. Look at descriptive data such as turnover rate, ethnic breakdown, percentage of fraud. Consider the effect of abolishment of ceiling on payments if amendment passes in November of 1982.
5. Monitor the development of outdoor training programs under the Commission for the Deaf.
6. Study the detrimental effects of formaldehyde use to determine what actions need to be taken to protect the health of the general public.
7. Monitor state procurement and program changes of Medicaid Services in Texas.
8. Study activities and programs of the Texas Commission for the Blind including the Commission's efficiency in relation to its contracted services.
Committee: House Environmental 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 Environmental Affairs.
Subjects: Air quality | Clean Air Act | Environmental crimes | Environmental laws and regulations | Environmental permits | Environmental protection | Hazardous substances | Hazardous waste | Litter | Outdoor recreation | Radioactive waste | San Antonio Missions National Historical Park | Solid waste disposal | State parks |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 en89
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [369 pages  File size: 13,174 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review methods for local and/or state governments to dispose of hazardous chemicals in an economical and environmentally sound manner.
2. Determine the feasibility of the issuance of joint permits for air and water quality to industries through interagency coordination in order to reduce paperwork, quicken the process and avoid bureaucratic duplication.
3. Study the environmental, public safety, and economic impact of litter along Texas highways, streets and roads and recommend a plan for reducing litter that emphasized public education and incentives for anti-litter programs.
4. Determine the economic and environmental impact of nuclear waste storage and disposal in and on Texas, with attention to the licensure of disposal facilities, safety regulations and standards, and local citizen approval of site selection.
5. Monitor the impact of the State Implementation Plan under the 1977 Federal Clean Air Act, and determine the need, if any, for revisions of standards.
6. Project the recreational needs of Texas for the remainder of the twentieth century and forecast urban park needs.
7. Provide an update on the progress of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. *
Committee: House Urban Issues, Select
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature : report / of the Select Committee on Urban Issues, the Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature.
Subjects: Counties | Disaster relief | Education | Emergency management | Flooding | Higher education | Land use regulations | Municipal annexation | Municipalities | Natural disasters | Natural resources conservation | Outdoor recreation | Property taxes | Solid waste disposal | Urban sprawl | Water conservation | Water planning |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 ur1
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [275 pages  File size: 9,908 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Determine the governance needs of Texas' urban areas in the 1980s, including ordinance making authority, property taxes, and annexation as related to growth patterns.
2. Identify critical issues and potential long-range solutions regarding natural resources, educational, and governance needs of Texas cities in the 1980s.
3. Review factors, including urban expansion and drainage practices, which may have contributed to the increasing frequency and severity of urban flooding. Suggest state and local flood management activities which would reduce the risk of floods. *
4. Study natural resources issues facing local governments, including urban flooding, disaster assistance, emergency preparedness, hazardous waste disposal, low-level radioactive waste, water conservation, water supplies, air pollution, urban recreation and solid waste disposal. *
5. Review education issues facing local governments, including teacher shortages, vocational education, student attendance and discipline, public school finance, and higher education *
Committee: House Environmental Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A compilation of interim reports to the sixty-sixth legilative session, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Air Control Board, Texas | Aquaculture | Clean Air Act | Commercial fishing | Fisheries | Fishing | General Land Office | Outdoor recreation | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Recycling | Solid waste disposal | State parks |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 h816 2
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [78 pages  File size: 3,886 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. A study of developing federal policies regarding park development, and explore a multigovernmental approach to park development and operation.
2. A study of the saltwater fishing industry in order to enhance the environment for the production, harvesting, and marketing of aquatic products and to safeguard the Texas fishing and tourist industries.
3. Oversight responsibility of agency expenditures and related transactions. This function shall encompass a review and monitoring of all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 65th Regular Session of the Legislature, to wit: Air Control Board General Land Office and Veterans' Land Board Parks and Wildlife Department Board of Managers of Texas State Railroad
4. A study of the public and private involvements in resource recovery operations.
Committee: House Environmental Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Environmental Affairs, Texas House of Representatives, 64th Legislature, to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 65th Legislature
Subjects: Air pollution control technology | Battleship Texas | Coal mining | Environmental protection | Industrial air pollution | Mining | Outdoor recreation | Parks | Recycling | Shrimping industry | Solid waste disposal | Uranium mines |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 en89
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [132 pages  File size: 3,791 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigate the cost of maintaining the Battleship Texas. Consider proposals to increase the money available for the Battleship Texas Commission by eliminating the net revenue ceiling or increasing the allowable bond interest rate. *
2. Study the need for parks and recreation facilities in urban areas. Consider possible cooperative arrangements between the federal government, the state, and local governments. *
3. Review the effects of the Texas Shrimp Conservation Act. *
4. Study the possible consolidation of the State's environmental agencies. *
5. Study the potential of recycling as a method to dispose of municipal and industrial solid waste. Evaluate the economic feasibility of resource recovery programs. Consider the development of a waste exchange system to facilitate the re-use of industrial wastes. *
6. Study the impact of the Texas Surface Mining and Reclamation Act. *
7. Study energy consumption requirements and air pollution control tradeoffs for a cast iron soil pipe foundry. *
Committee: House Environmental Affairs Subcommittee on State Parks
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: The report of the Parks Subcommittee, House Committee on Environmental Affairs, Sixty-fourth Legislature.
Subjects: Environmental education | Environmental protection | Land conservation | Outdoor recreation | Parks | State parks |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p229
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [28 pages  File size: 779 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the ways in which existing state agencies can improve their programs of maintaining the environment, both directly and by means of public information and education.
2. Make an extensive study of the need for improving existing parks and establishing new parks in the southern, central, and eastern portions of the state and shall include in its study innovative park programs in other states and nations.
3. Endeavor to ascertain ways in which the Texas Conservation Foundation can increase its acquisition of lands for park purposes and ways in which state agencies can work more closely with county historical survey committees in preserving the heritage of Texas.
4. The Committee shall attempt to locate sites for a wilderness area in the state and for parks and camping areas adjacent to major cities in Texas.
5. The Committee shall study pilot programs to use state parks as open air classrooms and specially trained rangers as guides to teach children ecological courses arranged through the Texas Education agency and to employ school-aged, elderly, disadvantaged, and unemployed persons in park maintenance, building programs, plant and wildlife surveys, bookkeeping, and other park-related duties.
Committee: Senate Parks and Recreation
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: This land is still our land: a report on Texas' natural environment; a report to the 63rd legislative session.
Subjects: Outdoor recreation | Parks |
Library Call Number: L1836.62 p235
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View report [58 pages  File size: 16,627 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Shall study the problems of locating more land for parks and recreational purposes, the better utilization of existing parks to accommodate more visitors and preserve a healthy environment. *
Committee: Senate Parks and Recreation
Title: Interim Report - This Land is Our Land II
Library Catalog Title: This land is our land, II : a report on Texas' natural environment.
Subjects: Outdoor recreation | Parks |
Library Call Number: L1836.61 p235
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View report [33 pages  File size: 6,618 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the problems of locating and securing more land which could be set aside for parks recreational purposes the better utilization of existing parks and the development of existing parks to accommodate more visitors.
Committee: Senate Parks and Recreation
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: This land is our land: a report on Texas' natural environment; a report to the 61st legislative session.
Subjects: Environmental protection | Land conservation | Outdoor recreation | State parks |
Library Call Number: L1836.60 p235
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
Online version: View report [51 pages  File size: 8,448 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the problem of locating and securing more land which could be set aside for parks and recreational purposes, the better utilization of existing parks and the development of existing parks to accommodate more visitors.

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

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