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21 Document(s) [ Subject: Texas Constitution ]

Committee: Senate Business and Commerce
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Electric utilities | Electric utility deregulation | Electric utility rates and charges | Emergency management | Flood insurance | Flood plains | Health insurance | Health insurance exchanges | Home equity lines of credit | Home equity loans | Hurricane Harvey | Mortgages | Natural disasters | Occupational licenses | Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act | Privacy | Social networking websites | Texas Constitution | Wills and estates |
Library Call Number: L1836.85 B963
Session: 85th R.S. (2017)
Online version: View report [133 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study infrastructure security and energy restoration post weather events. Identify ways state government entities can help utilities more effectively stage pre-hurricane mobilization crews for managing resources before an event.
2. Examine state mortgage requirements regarding the notification of homebuyers on their need for flood insurance in flood plains and flood pool areas and make recommendations on how to better inform consumers.
3. Examine local government regulations, including occupational licenses, as related to Hurricane Harvey and determine if any are a detriment to rebuilding efforts.
4. Examine and make recommendations on the need for changes to the Texas Constitution for home equity lenders to offer various forms of relief to Texas homeowners affected by natural disasters including, among others, the authority to enter into deferment agreements. This examination should include a study of home equity rules regarding negotiation, modification and refinancing and whether constitutionally established time periods can be waived in times of disasters.
5. Free Market Electricity: Examine the competitive nature of the Texas retail electric system and what government competitive intrusions in the free energy markets may have in distorting those markets. Review the impact of competitive versus noncompetitive retail electricity markets across the state in terms of price and reliability. Consider the projected impact of establishing competitive electric retail markets statewide.
6. Health Insurance Market Stability: Study the factors affecting health insurance markets in Texas, particularly the individual market, including federal and state law. Make recommendations that would result in increased stability in the markets and enhance value and affordability for individual consumers and businesses. Examine what steps the state needs to take to allow out-of-state health insurance sales. In developing its recommendations, the committee should consider the flexibility afforded to states by 1332 "state innovation" waivers, which allow states to modify or eliminate tax penalties associated with individual and employer coverage mandates; modify requirements for benefits and subsidies; and find alternative ways to provide benefit plan choices, determine eligibility for subsidies, and enroll consumers.
7. Licensing and Fees: Review licensing requirements and fees imposed on entities within the committee's jurisdiction. Make recommendations for state licenses and fees that should be reduced, repealed or transitioned to private-sector enforcement.
8. Social Media Access: Study access issues regarding digital assets of decedents. Study social media privacy laws and whether job applicants and students' privacy is jeopardized under current law.
9. Examine the 2018 electric reliability forecasts announced by ERCOT and review how expected diminished reserve markets will impact the rates of residential and business consumers. Monitor current mechanisms available to ERCOT to ensure grid reliability, identify trends in the wholesale electric market, and make recommendations to maintain grid reliability moving forward.
10. Monitoring Charge: Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Business and Commerce during the 85th Legislature, Regular Session, including: • The implementation of legislation to deregulate occupational licensing; • The settlement of out-of-network health benefit claims involving balance billing and patient's explanation of benefits statements; and • Make recommendations regarding any additional legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/ or complete implementation.
Committee: House Constitutional Revision, Select
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Select Committee on Constitutional Revision, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Constitutional amendments | Texas Constitution |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 c765
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [51 pages  File size: 1,601 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate the public perception of the need for comprehensive revision of the Constitution. If appropriate, develop a plan for revision (such as an article-by-article review by a legislative committee over a prescribed period, establishment of a constitutional revision commission that includes scholars and members of the public, or a constitutional convention) including a proposed schedule.
2. Identify specific changes the public would support in Article 3 (Legislative Department), Article 5 (Judicial Department) and Article 16 (General Provisions).
3. Identify remaining obsolete, ineffective, executed or other irrelevant provisions of the Constitution.
Committee: Joint Constitutional Convention Planning
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: The plan.
Subjects: Texas Constitution |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 c766pl v.1
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [59 pages  File size: 3,198 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Prepare recommendations relating to (1) the temporary and permanent rules of the convention, (2) organization of the convention, (3) staffing of the convention, (4) the budget of the convention, (5) methods of presenting proposals to the voters, and (6) any other matters it deems necessary in regard to the proper and effective operation of the convention.
Committee: Joint Constitutional Convention Planning
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: The plan.
Subjects: Texas Constitution |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 c766pl v.2
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [74 pages  File size: 2,603 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Prepare recommendations relating to (1) the temporary and permanent rules of the convention, (2) organization of the convention, (3) staffing of the convention, (4) the budget of the convention, (5) methods of presenting proposals to the voters, and (6) any other matters it deems necessary in regard to the proper and effective operation of the convention.
Committee: Joint Constitutional Convention Planning
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: The plan.
Subjects: Texas Constitution |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 c766pl v.3
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [54 pages  File size: 1,549 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Prepare recommendations relating to (1) the temporary and permanent rules of the convention, (2) organization of the convention, (3) staffing of the convention, (4) the budget of the convention, (5) methods of presenting proposals to the voters, and (6) any other matters it deems necessary in regard to the proper and effective operation of the convention.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Constitutional Convention Planning
Title: Permanent rules of procedure : resolution no. 1, as amended, adopted July 27, 1973
Library Catalog Title: Permanent rules of procedure : resolution no. 1, as amended, adopted July 27, 1973 / Joint Constitutional Convention Planning Committee.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 c766ru
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Committee: Joint Constitutional Convention Planning
Title: A proposal : suggested physical arrangements in the House Chamber for the 1974 Texas Constitutional Convention.
Library Catalog Title: A proposal : suggested physical arrangements in the House Chamber for the 1974 Texas Constitutional Convention / prepared for the Committee on House Administration by Lawrence McBride.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 c766s
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Committee: Joint Constitutional Convention Planning
Title: Draft rules
Library Catalog Title: [Draft rules].
Library Call Number: L1836.63 c766 gp
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Committee: Joint Constitutional Convention Planning
Title: Minutes
Library Catalog Title: Minutes.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 c766m
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Committee: Joint Constitutional Revision Commission
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report and recommended revised constitution / of the Constitutional Revision Commission (H.S.R. 429, 60th Legislature) to the members of the 61st Legislature.
Subjects: Texas Constitution |
Library Call Number: L1836.60 c766
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
Online version: View report [329 pages  File size: 18,164 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Texas, that there is hereby created a Constitutional Revision Commission, hereinafter referred to as the "Commission," to make revision thereof, after careful and impartial research and a thoughtful and responsible study of its provisions.
2. The Commission shall draft and recommend to the 61st Legislature in writing and deliver to the elected Members of the 61st Legislature a new or revised State Constitution at least 30 days prior to the date of the convening of the 61st Legislature; however, if an agreement cannot be reached on an entirely new Constitution, the Commission shall propose revisions of parts of the present Constitution.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Constitutional Revision Commission
Title: Supplemental Documents (appointments to the Constitutional Revision Committee, H.S.R. 429, Model State Constitution, Working Paper, Bibliography)
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.60 C766M
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
Online version: View document [28 pages  File size: 30,286 kb]
Committee: Joint Constitutional Revision Commission
Title: HJR 60 : joint resolution proposing a constitutional amendment amending, revising, and rearranging the Constitution of the State of Texas
Library Catalog Title: HJR 60 : joint resolution proposing a constitutional amendment amending, revising, and rearranging the Constitution of the State of Texas.
Library Call Number: L1836.60 c766j
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
Committee: Joint Constitutional Revision Commission
Title: Report and recommended revised constitution / of the Constitutional Revision Commission (H.S.R. 429, 60th Legislature).
Library Catalog Title: Report and recommended revised constitution / of the Constitutional Revision Commission (H.S.R. 429, 60th Legislature).
Library Call Number: L1836.60 c766rr
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
Committee: Joint Constitutional Revision Commission
Title: Revised Constitution and commentary
Library Catalog Title: Revised Constitution and commentary.
Library Call Number: L1836.60 c766d 1968
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
Committee: Joint Constitutional Revision Commission
Title: Revised Constitution of Texas / recommended by Constitutional Revision Commission, created by H.S.R. 429, 60th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Revised Constitution of Texas / recommended by Constitutional Revision Commission, created by H.S.R. 429, 60th Legislature.
Library Call Number: L1836.60 c766rc
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
Committee: Joint Constitutional Revision Commission
Title: Texas Constitution sections assigned to executive committee.
Library Catalog Title: Texas Constitution sections assigned to executive committee.
Library Call Number: L1836.60 c766se
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
Committee: Joint Constitutional Revision Commission
Title: Texas Constitution sections assigned to executive committee.
Library Catalog Title: Texas Constitution sections assigned to executive committee.
Library Call Number: L1836.60 c766sl
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
Committee: Joint Constitutional Revision Commission
Title: Working papers and correspondence.
Library Catalog Title: Working papers and correspondence.
Library Call Number: L1836.60 c766wo
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
Committee: Senate Tax Program
Title: Report -- Preliminary Report
Library Catalog Title: Preliminary report and recommendations of the Senate Tax Program Committee.
Subjects: Personal property taxes | Sales taxes | State budget shortages | State budgets | State income taxes | Tax administration | Tax system | Texas Constitution |
Library Call Number: L1836.43 T199/S.J. of Tex., 44th Leg., R.S. 461 (1935)
Session: 43rd R.S. (1933)
Online version: View report [55 pages  File size: 3,411 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the tax and financial situation in Texas with a view of distributing the tax burden more equitably by bringing all property under taxation of wealth now escaping its just burden; and of devising ways and means of amending our laws on taxation so that the inequalities and unfairness which now exist in our system and its administration will be eliminated as nearly as possible.
Committee: Senate Constitutional Amendments
Title: Consideration of the subject of calling for a constitutional convention - Majority
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Texas Constitution |
Library Call Number: LRL
Session: 14th R.S. (1874)
Online version: View report [5 pages  File size: 420 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Consider the subject of calling and providing for a convention of the people to frame a new constitution.
Committee: Senate Constitutional Amendments
Title: Consideration of the subject of calling for a constitutional convention - Minority
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Texas Constitution |
Library Call Number: LRL
Session: 14th R.S. (1874)
Online version: View report [5 pages  File size: 420 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Consider the subject of calling and providing for a convention of the people to frame a new constitution.

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