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Committee: House General Investigating and Ethics
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on General Investigating and Ethics, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2010 : a report to the House of Representatives, 82nd Texas Legislature
Subjects: Blogs | Ethics Commission, Texas | Ethics laws | Government ethics | Political advertising |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 G286
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [25 pages  File size: 675 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review state law in light of the effects of Texas Ethics Commission Advisory Opinion No. 484 relating to acceptance of benefits provided to officeholders. Recommend any necessary legislative changes.
2. Review the definition of "political advertising" and determine whether the definition should be expanded to include content contained in blogs and other types of Internet communications.
3. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Elections
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: E-mail | Election administration | Election fraud | Lobbyists | Political advertising | Provisional ballots | State purchasing | Voter identification | Voter registration | Voting by mail | Voting systems |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 EL25he
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [161 pages  File size: 19,242 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the general issue of electronic voting technology, including the issues of general benefits and risks, security and accuracy, paper trails, etc.
2. Examine the prevalence of fraud in Texas elections, considering prosecution rates and measures for prevention. Study new laws in other states regarding voter identification, and recommend statutory changes necessary to ensure that only eligible voters can vote in Texas elections. Specifically study the Texas mail-in ballot system, the provisional voting system, and the various processes for purging voter lists of ineligible voters.
3. Monitor the continued implementation of the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002 by the Office of the Secretary of State, specifically including the implementation of the Texas Election Administration Management system to maintain voter registration records, administer elections, and execute and report election results.
4. Study poll worker recruitment and training in Texas, and suggest possible statutory improvements.
5. Monitor which counties are chosen by the Office of the Secretary of State for the new super precinct pilot program, and observe their progress.
6. Study the exemption in the Texas lobby contingent fee ban, which currently permits contingent fees and does not require lobby registration, for influencing the purchasing of goods and services by a state agency. Consider whether this exemption should be amended or repealed.
7. Research the current Texas law prohibiting the use of public resources for political advertising, and determine whether the law needs to be amended to clarify that publicly funded e-mail systems may not be used for political advertising.
8. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Elections
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Elections, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Campaign contributors | Campaign finance reform | Campaign funds | Early voting | Election fraud | Elections | Political advertising | Soft money | State officials' campaign contributions | Voter registration | Voting Rights Act |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 el25he
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [45 pages  File size: 2,287 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Determine the feasibility of gaining Texas' release from requirements to pre-clear all changes in state and local election law under the U.S. Voting Rights Act.
2. Examine and evaluate the role of financial contributions in campaigns for election to state offices. Identify practices or trends that may be detrimental to the public interest and study ways to eliminate or reverse those trends. (Joint with House Committee on State Affairs)
3. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction, and monitor implementation of major elections-related legislation passed by the 75th Legislature.
Committee: House Constitutional Amendments
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature : report / of the Consitutional Amendments Committee, Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature.
Subjects: Constitutional amendments | Home equity loans | Mortgages | Political advertising | Primary elections | Voter education | Voter turnout |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 c766
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [47 pages  File size: 1,569 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the concept of numerous resolutions versus single resolutions on ballots submitted to voters.
2. Should single submissions prove more favorable in response to public education of the issue, determine what impact might be felt if amendments were also submitted at the time of primary elections by both parties holding such elections.
3. Determine if there is a more clear and concise method to inform voters on proposed legislation via new advertising as it currently exists under law versus other media forms.
4. Determine the need for expanding the permissible scope of homestead encumbrancing, particularly including secondary financing of the residential homestead.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Election Law Violations, Investigation, Special
Title: Testimony taken pursuant to Senate Resolution Number 80, at Austin, Texas on April 5, 1941 (transcript)
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 IN86 47T
Session: 47th R.S. (1941)
Online version: View document [9 pages  File size: 12,321 kb]
Committee: Senate Election Law Violations, Investigation, Special
Title: Transcript of hearing held in Capitol at Austin, Texas June 4 and 5, 1941 (pursuant to SR 80, 47th Legislature)
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 In86 47T
Session: 47th R.S. (1941)
Online version: View document [68 pages  File size: 77,324 kb]

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