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8 Document(s) [ Subject: Administrative Hearings, State Office of ]

Committee: House Environmental Regulation
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Administrative Hearings, State Office of | Air pollution | Carbon dioxide | Coal-fired power plants | Electric Reliability Council of Texas | Electric utilities | Electricity supplies | Environmental permits | Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. | Environmental Quality, Texas Commission on | Manufacturing | State administrative hearings |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 en89
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [39 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the environmental permitting processes at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), specifically the contested-case hearing process at the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) and the timelines associated with the process. Study the economic impact that the state's permitting processes have on Texas manufacturing sectors and how neighboring states' and the federal permitting processes and timelines compare to those in Texas.
2. 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.
3. Review the Environmental Protection Agency's newly proposed Clean Power Plan to determine the potential impact the proposed federal rule would have on Texas. Specifically, the Committee should examine how the proposed emissions reductions would impact the reliability of the state's electricity generation, the potential impact on the price of retail electricity and its affordability, and the potential impact on the economic development of the state. Additionally, the Committee should review the state's renewable energy and energy efficiency standards to determine if they are capable of contributing to meeting any proposed emissions reductions and determine what changes, if any, to these policies could help facilitate meeting the proposed emissions reductions.
Committee: House Government Efficiency and Reform
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Accenture LLP | Administrative Hearings, State Office of | Competitive bidding | Design/build process | Government transparency | Health and Human Services Commission, Texas | IBM | Identity requirements | Information Resources, Texas Department of | Local government contracts | Occupational licenses | Privatization | Roofing | Rules and regulations | Social networking websites | State agencies | State government contracts | State purchasing | Texas State Data Center |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 G747r
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [161 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine and make recommendations on purchasing cooperatives created under Chapter 791 of the Texas Government Code, including the bid process and the role of inter-local contracts. Clarify for consistency the following terms: purchasing cooperatives, inter-local contracts, and inter-local agreements.
2. Examine the utilization of alternative project delivery methods, such as design-build and construction-manager-at-risk, by municipalities, water districts, and authorities, and other local governmental entities since the passage of HB 1886, 80th Legislature.
3. Examine interagency agreements and charges for providing information or personal identification documents at the request of a state agency to fulfill day-to-day operations at the expense of the requesting state agency.
4. Examine areas of potential privatization of state services in an effort to achieve a higher level of service and greater efficiency for Texas taxpayers. (Joint with the House Committee on State Affairs)
5. Examine state agency rulemaking and consider ways to improve procedural efficiencies and public transparency, and to better inform policymakers as to their use, purpose, and cost-effectiveness, including an examination of the financial and other impacts such regulations have on both the license holder and the public. (Joint with the House Committee on State Affairs)
6. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 82nd Legislature.
7. Find ways to increase transparency, accountability and efficiency in state government.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Government Efficiency and Reform
Title: Hearing materials, April 16, 2012, Hearing notice, agenda, and testimony on interim charge 2 (alternative delivery) and interim charge 3 (interagency billing)
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 G747R 82 2012: APR 16
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View document [276 pages  File size: 20,896 kb]
Committee: House Ways and Means
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Ways & Means, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2010 : a report to the House of Representatives, 82nd Texas Legislature
Subjects: Administrative Hearings, State Office of | Appraisal review boards | Business taxes | Cable telecommunications providers | Comptroller of Public Accounts campaigns and elections | Margins tax | Property tax exemptions | Sales tax exemptions | Sales taxes | Satellite communications | State administrative hearings | Tax appraisals |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 W368
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [128 pages  File size: 1,365 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the revised franchise tax and identify changes to simplify the tax and improve compliance and fairness.
2. Examine the state's major tax exemptions to determine how the current costs and benefits compare with the original legislative objectives. Make recommendations for adjustments as needed.
3. Study methods for improving the quality and uniformity of, and communications to taxpayers about, property tax appraisals.
4. Evaluate the impact of the transfer of administrative law judges from the Comptroller's Office to the State Office of Administrative Hearings on the dispute resolution process.
5. Study the tax structure as applied to cable versus satellite service to determine if any unfair competition results from state tax policies.
6. Monitor the implementation of property tax appraisal and alternative valuation appeal reforms enacted by the 81st Legislature.
7. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: Interim report - Transfer of administrative hearings
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 75th Legislature on the transfer of administrative hearings from individual state agencies to the State Office of Administrative Hearings.
Subjects: Administrative Hearings, State Office of |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 ad65
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [96 pages  File size: 5,130 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Determine the effectiveness of the transfer of administrative hearings from individual state agencies to the State Office of Administrative Hearings.
Committee: House Licensing and Administrative Procedures
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1994 : a report to the House of Representatives, 74th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Administrative Hearings, State Office of | Occupational licenses |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 l616
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [89 pages  File size: 4,201 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the need for licensing the practice of geology to protect the public interest.
2. Consider the benefits of consolidation of the governing boards regulating related professions and trades.
3. Examine the public policy relating to the receipt of commissions and referral fees by licensed professionals for referral outside the scope of the licensee's profession.
4. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction, specifically including the efficiency and effectiveness of the State Office of Administrative Hearings. The committee should conduct a thorough review of that agency to assess the quality of its performance and the service provided to client agencies. The timeliness of hearings and decisions should be a part of the study. Perform a study of mandated reports to the legislature and legislative agencies. The study should consist of a review of the legislative reporting requirements of all agencies to identify areas where reporting obligations could be streamlined and agency accountability improved. The committee shall make specific recommendations about the continuation, modification or elimination of required legislative reports.
Committee: Senate State Affairs, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report on the General Services Commission, Texas Department of Transportation, workers' compensation insurance fund : with special reports on Automobile Theft Prevention Authority, Commission on Fire Protection, Office of Administrative Hearings, State Pr
Subjects: Administrative Hearings, State Office of | Automobile Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority | Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas | Ethics Commission, Texas | Fire Protection, Texas Commission on | General Services Commission, Texas | Texas Workers' Compensation Insurance Fund | Transportation, Texas Department of | Workers' compensation |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 st29sr
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [67 pages  File size: 2,406 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. The Committee shall examine the functions of the Department of Transportation, including issues ranging from organization to regulatory procedures.
2. The Committee shall study and monitor the use of the Workers' Compensation State Fund.
3. The Committee shall monitor the operations of the General Services Commission as amended by HB 39, 72nd Legislature, 2nd Called Session.
4. Monitor legislation related to the Office of Administrative Hearings, the Ethics Commission, Auto Theft Prevention Authority, Commission on Fire Protection, and the Office of the Comptroller's Property Tax Division. Examine issues related to transition, organization and regulatory procedures. *
Committee: House Judiciary
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Judiciary, House of Representatives, State of Texas, 69th Legislature.
Subjects: Administrative Hearings, State Office of | Alternative dispute resolution | Court congestion | Court Reporters Certification Board, Texas | Divorce |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 j898
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [101 pages  File size: 3,277 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the funding procedures and processes of the Court Reporters Certification Board, and review the qualifications necessary for certification.
2. To study the necessity and desirability of establishing or expanding a system of arbitration or mediation for certain civil cases.
3. To study the necessity and desirability of allowing court ordered alimony in Texas, and the determination of those parameters of circumstances which would indicate a need for spousal maintenance.
4. To study the advantages and disadvantages to the state of creating a central panel of administrative law judges.

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

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