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Committee: House Business and Industry
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Automobile repairs | Consumer credit and debt | Consumer Credit Commissioner, Office of | Electronic security | Employees | Identity theft | Independent contractors | Liens | Theft | Wages | Workers' compensation | Workforce | Workforce Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 B964
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [66 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the voluntary nature of workers' compensation in Texas and how it meets the needs of employers and employees.
2. Review existing lien laws in Texas. Specifically: a. Examine laws concerning the enforcement of contract liens affecting real property. Identify improvements, if any, that will enhance the certainty of title following sale, enhance ability to ensure that sales are conducted by qualified trustees, prevent unnecessary litigation, facilitate loss mitigation between borrowers and sellers, and protect the interests of homeowners, lenders and trustees. b. Study the imposition of mechanics' liens on automobiles and its impact on mechanics, car owners and purchasers, and lenders. c. Review ad valorem tax lien lending after the implementation of SB 247, 83rd R.S. and the impact on homeowners, taxing authorities, mortgage lenders, and tax lien lenders. Review the procedures and powers of the Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner to ensure compliance with SB 247.
3. Study the impact of SB 1024,82 R.S. on wage theft and law enforcement's and regulatory agencies' responses to wage theft claims. Recommend changes if necessary.
4. Examine the issue of misclassifying employees as independent contractors on workers, employers, income tax withholding, and the unemployment insurance system. Review current statutory deterrents, including those equired by HB 2015, 83rd R.S., and make recommendations for changes if necessary.
5. Study the impact of credit card data theft and other credit or privacy information theft on Texas consumers and businesses.
6. 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.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Business and Industry
Title: Committee meeting handouts and testimony, May 27, 2014 (Existing lien laws: automobile mechanics liens, property tax liens, contractors liens, foreclosure process; wage theft)
Library Call Number:
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View document [218 pages  File size: 18,200 kb]
Committee: Senate Business and Commerce
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 78th Texas Legislature / Senate Committee on Business and Commerce, Subcommittee on Prevailing Wage Rates.
Subjects: State purchasing | Wages |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 B963W
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [39 pages  File size: 1,175 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Assess the prevalence of prevailing wage rate differences in state procurement contracts. The Committee should determine if identified variances justify the use of additional methodologies to determine prevailing wage rates.
Committee: House Ways and Means
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Ways and Means, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: e-commerce | Internet | Natural gas industry | Oil industry | Sales tax exemptions | Sales taxes | Severance taxes | Tax credits | Tax holidays | Tax incentives | Tax revenue | Tax system | Use taxes | Wages |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 w368
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [64 pages  File size: 3,235 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the economic impact of Internet commerce on state and local tax revenues. Monitor the activities and recommendations of the federal Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce.
2. Identify and list the specific changes to the tax structure that would: (1) produce the most positive effect on gross state product; (2) produce the most positive effect on the creation and retention of jobs that pay a living wage; (3) most benefit troubled or declining industries, such as agriculture or oil production; (4) promote enhanced tax equity, including mitigation of the regressivity of the current tax structure; and (5) address loopholes that permit certain classes of taxpayers to avoid equitable taxation. Each list should be a separate list, and any tax changes recommended should take into account the revenue needs of the state.
3. Review the tax exemptions and credits approved by the 76th Legislature, including SB 441, 76th R.S., and the emergency severance tax measures, and evaluate their success in achieving legislative goals.
Committee: House Labor
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Labor, Texas House of Representatives, 64th Legislature to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 65th Legislature.
Subjects: Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 | Employment agencies | Employment Commission, Texas | Organized labor | Public retirement systems | Unemployment benefits | Wages |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 l113
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [118 pages  File size: 4,317 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review all laws affecting the Department of Labor and Standards to effectuate consistent, complementary statutory provisions.
2. Study and appraise the unemployment and placement services and the employment compensation services available to workers in Texas.
3. Survey the retirement benefits and pension plans of employers in the State of Texas.
Committee: House Wage Scales of State Highway Department, Special
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of committee appointed to investigate certain wage scales
Subjects: Highway Department, Texas State | Wages |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 44th Leg., 3rd C.S. 481 (1936)
Session: 44th R.S. (1935)
Online version: View report [5 pages  File size: 141 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate wage scales now paid by contractors, and other irregularities in awarding contracts by the State Highway Department.

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