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8 Document(s) [ Subject: Agricultural labor ]

Committee: Senate Implementation of the Agricultural Hazard Communication Act
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Hazard Communication Act : interim report to the 71st Legislature / Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture
Subjects: Agricultural labor | Hazardous substances |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 h339
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [24 pages  File size: 689 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review the implementation of the Agricultural Hazard Communication Act. *
Committee: Joint Farmworker Insurance
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Joint Committee on Farmworker Insurance.
Subjects: Agricultural labor | Migrant labor | Workers' compensation |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 f229
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 154 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examine and evaluate the insurance needs of farm workers and develop proposed legislation to address these needs.
Committee: Joint Farmworker Insurance
Title: Recommendations and draft legislation
Library Catalog Title: Recommendations and draft legislation to the members of the Sixty-eighth Legislature / Joint Committee on Farmworker Insurance.
Subjects: Agricultural labor | Migrant labor | Workers' compensation |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 f229r
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [141 pages  File size: 5,261 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examine and evaluate the insurance needs of farm workers and develop proposed legislation to address these needs.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim Report to the 68th Legislature / Senate Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Agriculture.
Subjects: Agricultural labor | Agricultural loans | Agriculture | Cooperative Extension, Texas | Explosions | Grain elevators and warehouses | Pesticides | Texas A&M AgriLife Research | Water planning | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 ag83s
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [45 pages  File size: 2,772 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the issues of bonding or recovery funds associated with grain elevator storage to ensure commodity producers against possible economic loss.
2. Explore the issue of agricultural labor with respect to labor availability and labor relations.
3. Study the transportation of agricultural commodities and analyze the effect that transportation rates have upon agricultural profitability.
4. Review the measures the state has taken to guarantee that farmers are assured sufficient supplies of water for their crops and livestock.
5. Examine the adequacy and timeliness of publicly funded agricultural research and development programs.
6. Examine any problems relating to the enabling legislation and administration of the Family Farm and Ranch Security Program.
7. Study the current system for bonding of commodity warehouses. Consider the risk of warehouse defaults and the possible effects on depositors. Review proposed methods for guaranteeing 100% protection for commodities depositors *
8. Review current state laws regulating pesticides; consider whether additional regulations are needed to protect the health farm workers. *
9. Investigate recent grain elevator explosions in Texas and suggest means to reduce the likelihood that such catastrophes will recur.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture
Title: SR 627
Library Call Number: SR 627
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View document [3 pages  File size: 666 kb]
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim study report of the Agriculture and Livestock Committee, Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature.
Subjects: Agricultural labor | Agriculture | Agriculture, U.S. Department of | Alternative energy | Animal Health Commission, Texas | Aquaculture | Biofuels | Brucellosis | Cotton production | Forestry | Grain elevators and warehouses | Livestock | Migrant labor | Railroads | Undocumented immigrants |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 ag83
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [90 pages  File size: 3,324 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study grain marketing practices, to determine if Texas producers can improve their positions in the marketplace.
2. Study the procedures used in forward contracting and the commodities futures market to determine the need for bonding provisions.
3. Review all import and export laws relating to livestock and agricultural produce and determine the need, if any, for closer scrutiny of the importation of certain commodities.
4. Study cotton warehousing in Texas with specific attention to alleged delays in service by the industry, the status of domestic and foreign markets, and the adequacy of current laws as it deals with cotton warehousing.
5. Study the current status of laws relating to agricultural labor relations, including the issue of illegal alien labor, and recommend needed changes.
6. Determine if state efforts are needed to preserve forest land, to promote conservation of both soil and forest crops, and to improve timber production.
7. Review all available information concerning nonresident alien ownership of agricultural land with consideration to establishing a register of alien property owners in Texas. A determination of the effects of alien ownership on the local and state economy should also be made.
8. Investigate the discontinuation of service by the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific rail lines in the Texas Panhandle; to study the economic impact of the loss of rail transportation on industry of the area and the state; and to determine if any actions can be taken to insure the continued transportation of agricultural commodities to market by rail.
9. Continue the cataloging of information on mariculture and determine the economic impact of mariculture on the state.
10. Study all available energy resources usable for agricultural production, particularly the development of gasohol, wind, solar, and biomass conversion. Monitor and disseminate information on gasohol plants in operation today, and study alternatives to market by-products of gasohol plants.
11. Monitor the activities and assist the Animal Health Commission and the United States Department of Agriculture in matters pertaining to the Texas Brucellosis Program. Review all laws pertaining to livestock and enforced by the Animal Health Commission; codify these laws to delete unnecessary provisions.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Migrant Farm Workers, House Joint
Title: Joint committee studies.
Library Call Number: LRL
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View document [7 pages]
Committee: House Migrant Labor
Title: Educational needs of migrant workers
Library Catalog Title: Report on the educational needs of migrant workers / prepared by the Texas Education Agency at the request of House Interim Committee on Migrant Labor created by HSR no. 164, third called session, Fifty-seventh Legislature.
Subjects: Agricultural labor | Migrant labor |
Library Call Number: L1836.57 m588
Session: 57th R.S. (1961)
Online version: View report [61 pages  File size: 3,925 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The committee shall hold public hearings in at least four of the major agricultural areas of the State, and shall study and consider both interstate and intrastate aspects of the problems of migratory labor, the coordination of agencies' services in the State and between states, and the cooperation between local, state, and national governments. The Committee shall give special attention to the basic educational needs, work skills and/or lack of such skills and the retraining and vocational education of adult workers.

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

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