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Committee: House Border and Intergovernmental Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Border and Intergovernmental Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2010 : a report to the House of Representatives, 82nd Texas Legislature
Subjects: Border economy | Border security | Colonias | Drug trafficking | Drug-related crimes | Economic development | Food safety |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 B644h
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [32 pages  File size: 732 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate the effectiveness of state operations at controlling drug-related crimes and other violence along the Texas-Mexico border. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Public Safety
2. Identify any gaps in Texas laws that may prevent coordinated efforts, both statewide and on the border, to ensure a safe food supply. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Public Health
3. Examine current state laws and regulations aimed at improving economic development in the state and determine their impact on communities along the Texas-Mexico border. Identify any changes that would improve economic development results along the Texas-Mexico border.
4. Analyze state laws and regulations and the efforts of the multiple state entities responsible for addressing the needs of Texas residents in colonias. Determine the effectiveness of such programs and suggest improvements.
5. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Public Safety
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Public Safety, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2010 : a report to the House of Representatives, 82nd Texas Legislature
Subjects: Border drug trafficking | Border security | Concealed weapons | Driver Responsibility Program | Drug trafficking | Drug-related crimes | Peace officers | Public Safety, Texas Department of | Statutory revision |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 P96h
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [106 pages  File size: 10,402 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the recruitment and retention practices that the Department of Public Safety currently employs and make recommendations on how to make improvements. Specifically, examine the current officer shortage in Texas and the effect it is having on the state's public safety.
2. Investigate best practices to process concealed hand gun licenses in order to alleviate backlog and make recommendations for implementation, if appropriate.
3. Monitor the Driver Responsibility Program and consider methods for overall improvement of the program.
4. Study the statutory definition, duties, and authority of a Texas peace officer.
5. Evaluate the effectiveness of state operations at controlling drug-related crimes and other violence along the Texas-Mexico border. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Border and Intergovernmental Affairs
6. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate Transportation and Homeland Security
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: The Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security interim report to the 82nd Legislature.
Subjects: Air quality | Driver licenses | Driver Responsibility Program | Drug trafficking | Drug-related crimes | Emergency management | Environmental permits | Environmental protection | Gangs | Highway finance | Homeland security | Metropolitan Planning Organizations | Motor vehicle pollution | Outsourcing | Regional mobility authorities | Semi-trailer trucks | Tax increment reinvestment zones | Toll roads | Traffic | Transportation | Transportation, Texas Department of | Tropical storms | Uninsured motorists |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 In5hs
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [56 pages  File size: 2,085 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Recommend ways to maximize the contribution of alternative transportation modes and evaluate what impacts they have on congestion and air quality. Identify statutory barriers to reducing transportation's impact on air quality and preventing any restrictions on or loss of federal funds due to air quality. Study the incidence of fraudulent automotive emissions certifications in the state and recommend changes in enforcement which will increase the effectiveness of state emissions regulation and assist in attainment of federal air quality standards.
2. Review and make recommendations relating to the Texas Department of Transportation's organizational structure and working relationship with local governments, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, Regional Tolling Authorities and Regional Mobility Authorities.
3. Recommend improvements to homeland security, including the state's infrastructure and housing recovery operations. Make recommendations for incorporating best practices and addressing any gaps in existing procedures, and disaster preparation and response, including volunteer involvement, evacuation and sheltering and trauma care, and communications interoperability.
4. Examine the public policy implications of Comprehensive Development Agreements (CDAs) and recommend whether they should be reauthorized to construct specific roadways.
5. Explore the policy implications of transportation reinvestment zones funded by state sales and use taxes as an alternative to public financing of transportation projects.
6. Examine transportation funding concepts contained in legislation considered during the 81st Legislature, Regular and Special Sessions. Analyze options and make recommendations relating to historical funding strategies including prioritization of existing revenues, as well as alternative state and local transportation funding concepts. (Joint charge with Senate Finance Committee)
  • Ensure that the pass-through program reimbursements to contractors and local public entities are based on actual project costs and not cost estimates.
  • Prioritize necessary road construction projects and target financing to those segments that affect the largest number of Texans through congestion mitigation.
  • Ensure that Texas receives the best value for its investment. (Subcharges added pursuant to Dewhurst letter dated 4/8/2010.)
7. Study and make recommendations to expedite the environmental review process for transportation projects.
8. Evaluate the Texas Department of Transportation's policy for permitting overweight vehicles and recommend ways to ensure overweight vehicles do not cause significant damage to the State's roadways and bridges. Examine the limited operation hours and staffing of highway weight stations across the state and consider whether expanded operations or other alternatives would improve compliance with weight restrictions.
9. Review the 100 most congested roadway segments and determine if alternative congestion relief modes have been identified to relieve segments in areas where the addition of lanes is not possible. For example, review whether TxDOT and MPOs consider instituting park & rides and encouraging employee flex times to relieve congested roadway segments.
10. Evaluate outsourcing at the Texas Department of Transportation, including, but not limited to, engineering services and aerial mapping.
11. Review the possible increase in number of unlicensed and uninsured drivers resulting from license suspensions or indigence resulting drivers' inability to pay Driver Responsibility surcharges in light of new Department of Public Safety rules.
12. Study and make recommendations for legislation to inform Texans about best practices for hurricane preparation, response, and recovery, including information about basic state operations and pre-designated locations for PODs (Points of Distribution) across the state. Establish procedures and penalties for noncompliance by local jurisdictions that hinder response and recovery efforts.
13. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Transportation & Homeland Security, 81st Legislature, Regular and Called Sessions, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation.
  • Monitor the implementation of gang-related legislation passed during the 81 st Legislature and its impact on drug cartel-related transnational gangs and crime in Texas.
Committee: House Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Border drug trafficking | Crime statistics | Drug trafficking | Drug-related crimes | Eight-liners | Gambling | Homeland security | Identity theft | Illegal drugs | Mexico | Searches and seizures | Sexual assault | Terrorism |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 c868h
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [125 pages  File size: 5,810 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review changes in federal laws and law enforcement procedures, as well as recommendations from state and national agencies charged with homeland protection, to assess the need for changes in state criminal laws to protect life and property and to detect, interdict and respond to acts of terrorism
2. Consider ways to cooperate with Mexican states to reduce international drug trafficking.
3. Review the statutory law governing the use of devices known as "eight-liners" and suggest ways to eliminate ambiguity about the legality of their possession and use.
4. Study trends and methods involved in identity theft in Texas. Suggest ways to reduce this type of crime.
5. Consider the manner in which sexual assaults are reported in Texas, and specifically address the wide discrepancy between statistics reported in the Uniform Crime Report and estimates of other groups, such as the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center.
Committee: Joint State and Local Drug Control, Task Force on
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 72nd Legislature / Task Force on State and Local Drug Control.
Subjects: Crime prevention | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Drug rehabilitation programs | Drug trafficking | Drug-related crimes | Inmate rehabilitation | Prison population | Substance abuse |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 d842r
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [84 pages  File size: 4,044 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study issues of public policy relating to drug control, including the following: (a) the need for state of Texas coordination with new federal initiatives in the War on Drugs; (b) the cost to the state of new federal drug control; (c) new initiatives and methods of drug abuse prevention in public elementary schools and the feasibility and cost of implementing new programs at that level; (d) the large increase of felony offenses by persons referred to juvenile probation programs; and (e) means of more efficient and effective coordination of drug-related law enforcement activities between agencies and levels of government. The task force shall also monitor the progress and effectiveness of pilot programs established by the lieutenant governor's anticrime legislative package.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint State and Local Drug Control, Task Force on
Title: Proclamation
Library Catalog Title: Proclamation
Library Call Number: L1800.1 p926
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View document [1 pages  File size: 96 kb]
Committee: Senate Drug Study
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A report to the Senate of the 62nd Legislature, state of Texas / by the Senate Drug Study Committee.
Subjects: At-risk youth | Drug enforcement | Drug rehabilitation programs | Drug trafficking | Drug-related crimes | Substance abuse |
Library Call Number: L1836.61 us2
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View report [64 pages  File size: 2,845 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Conduct public hearings and give intense study to the dangers involved in the continued increase in the availability of narcotics and dangerous drugs, by Texas high school and college age youth. The interim committee shall extend its attention to the chemical properties of narcotics and dangerous drugs, and their harmful physical and psychological effects. The committee shall also recommend a positive program for educating our youth concerning the properties of narcotics and dangerous drugs and their possible effect.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Drug Study
Title: Transcript, March 4, 1970, Austin
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 US2M 3/4/70
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [171 pages  File size: 250,882 kb]
Committee: Senate Drug Study
Title: Transcripts, March 4, May 8, June 10, September 30, October 7, October 13, and October 22, 1970, list of hearing dates (does not contain April 24, 1970 hearing on dangerous drugs)
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 US2M
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [472 pages  File size: 517,084 kb]
Committee: Senate Drug Study
Title: Transcript, Subcommittee on Law Enforcement, Committee Hearing on Dangerous Drugs, April 24, 1970, Dallas
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 US2M 4/24/70
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [36 pages  File size: 49,205 kb]
Committee: Senate Drug Study
Title: Transcript, Subcommittee on Causation and Rehabilitation, May 8, 1970, San Antonio
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 US2M 5/8/70
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [41 pages  File size: 66,804 kb]
Committee: Senate Drug Study
Title: Transcript, Subcommittee on Education and Research, June 10, 1970, Austin
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 US2M 6/10/70
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [39 pages  File size: 60,328 kb]
Committee: Senate Drug Study
Title: Transcript, Subcommittee on Causation and Rehabilitation of Drug Abuse, September 30, 1970, San Antonio
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 US2M 9/30/70
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [60 pages  File size: 24,800 kb]
Committee: Senate Drug Study
Title: Transcript, Subcommittee on Enforcement, October 7, 1970, San Antonio
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 US2M 10/7/70
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [55 pages  File size: 3,104 kb]
Committee: Senate Drug Study
Title: Transcript, Subcommittee on Enforcement, October 13, 1970, Houston
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 US2M 10/13/70
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [51 pages  File size: 21,987 kb]
Committee: Senate Drug Study
Title: Transcript, Subcommittee on Enforcement, October 22, 1970, Dallas
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 US2M 10/22/70
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [54 pages  File size: 89,195 kb]

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