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Committee: House Business and Industry
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Adverse possession | Construction industry | Consumer credit | Deed restrictions | General contractors | Homeowners' associations | Liens | Mortgages | Property taxes | Statutes of limitation | Subcontractors |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 B964
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [49 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review existing lien laws in Texas and make recommendations for improvement.
2. Review the current statutory requirements to obtain real property by adverse possession in Texas. Recommend any changes to existing law that may be needed to ensure equitable real estate transfers in the state.
3. Examine current deed restriction laws and make recommendations to encourage efficiency in homeownership and conveyance.
4. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 82nd Legislature, including the amendments to the Texas Property Code regarding homeowners associations.
Committee: Senate Business and Commerce
Title: Interim Report - Residential Construction Commission
Library Catalog Title: Texas Residential Construction Commission : interim report to the 79th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Construction industry | Residential Construction Commission, Texas | Residential Construction Liability Act |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 B963rc
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [16 pages  File size: 481 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the creation of the Texas Residential Construction Commission (TRCC) established by HB 730, 78th Legislature, Regular Session to determine its effectiveness in reducing lawsuits and improving consumer satisfaction with residential construction services. Issues to be covered shall include, but not be limited to, the: registration of homebuilders, including the Texas Start Builder designation; state-sponsored inspection and dispute resolution process; preparation and adoption of new building performance standards; voluntary certification of arbitrators and filing of arbitration awards; and consumer complaint procedures and public information efforts. In addition to those issues, the Committee shall study and make recommendations on improving the activities of the three task forces for which the TRCC has oversight responsibilities: The Mold Reduction and Remediation Task Force, the Task Force for Rainwater Harvesting and Water Recycling, and the Task Force for Residential Construction Arbitration.
Committee: House Business and Industry
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Business & Industry, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Biotechnology industry | Construction industry | Consumer protection | Fraud | General contractors | Medical research | Senior citizens | Sweepstakes | Telemarketers | Texas Workers' Compensation Insurance Fund | Workers Compensation Commission, Texas | Workers' compensation |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 b964
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [107 pages  File size: 535 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine ways to deter and punish consumer fraud directed at senior citizens, including telemarketing fraud.
2. Assess the public's view of telemarketing generally, the desire and need for simpler ways to prevent nuisance calls, and whether views depend on the business of the vendor or solicitor.
3. Consider the legal status and policies appropriate to any surplus funds held by the Texas Workers' Compensation Insurance Fund. The committee's consideration should be directed at assuring that sufficient funds are available to deal with all possible market conditions.
4. Consider the benefits and problems associated with contingency clauses in construction contracts.
5. Study the emergence of the healthcare technology industry in Texas. Identify factors promoting and inhibiting development of the industry and consider state or private actions potentially affecting its growth.
Committee: Senate State Affairs, Interim
Title: Interim report - Contractors
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 76th Legislature : charge three, analyzing the regulations and laws governing contractors in construction, remodeling, and repair of residential and commercial buildings.
Subjects: Construction industry | General contractors |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 st29a 3
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [34 pages  File size: 1,677 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Analyze the regulations and laws governing contractors in construction, remodeling and repair of residential and commercial buildings, and, if necessary, make recommendations for legislative action.
Committee: House Business and Industry
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Business and Industry Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Construction industry | Economic development | General contractors | Globe Life Park | Sports arenas |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 b964
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [104 pages  File size: 4,290 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study lien laws and other relationships involved in construction contracts, including hold harmless agreements, mechanics' and materialmen's liens, loan documentation, lien releases, prompt pay, pay if paid and builder licensure.
2. Study issues relating to the public support of sports facilities for economic development.
Committee: House Business and Commerce
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim studies / Business and Commerce Committee.
Subjects: Commerce, Texas Department of | Construction industry | Economic development | General contractors | International trade | Job training programs | Liens | Mergers and acquisitions | Mexico | Privatization | Statutory revision | Tourism | Use taxes | Welfare | Welfare-to-work |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 b964
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [180 pages  File size: 5,263 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and to have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 3, including the new Department of Commerce and Strategic Policy Commission.
2. To study the possible revision of Chapter 53, Texas Property Code (Mechanic's Liens).
3. To study all issues relating to economic development and diversification through trade and commercial arrangements between business enterprises in Texas and those in Mexico and other Latin American nations.
4. To study and monitor the effectiveness of the agency consolidations and creation of the Department of Commerce.
5. To study and monitor the Department of Commerce's implementation of the requirements of Article 5 (Small Business Assistance), Article 6 (Business Permit Office), and Article 7 (State and Local Permits) in reducing unnecessary governmental regulatory delays that inhibit the economic development of the state.
6. To study the cost/benefits and potential scope of private contracting for governmental services by the State.
7. To study the effect and feasibility of state legislation governing hostile corporate takeovers of domestic corporations.
8. To study methods by which the results of state recruiting programs of business and industry relocation efforts can be measured in terms of cost-benefit to Texas, including a survey of other states' methods of measuring effectiveness.
9. To study the use of the Hotel-Motel Tax.
Committee: House Business and Commerce Subcommittee on Construction Trench Safety
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 70th Legislature / Texas House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Construction Trench Safety Standards.
Subjects: Construction industry | Workplace safety |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 c766
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [18 pages  File size: 511 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examine the safety standards for construction employees working in trenches.
Committee: Senate Human Resources Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim activities of the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs.
Subjects: Construction industry | Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act | Manufactured housing | Vending machines |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 c765ia
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 241 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the laws regulating mobile homes in Texas and make suggestions for improvements. *
2. Review the operation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act, and recommend any needed amendments. *
3. Oversee the operation of the Texas Amusement Machine Commission and the enforcement of laws regulating the amusement machine industry. *
4. Study the problems caused by incomplete and faulty home remodeling and construction. *
Committee: Senate Human Resources Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs
Title: Interim Report - Fraud and deceptive trade practices in the home remodeling industry
Library Catalog Title: Preliminary final report : fraud and deceptive trade practices in the home remodeling industry.
Subjects: Construction industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 c765rd 1974
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [6 pages  File size: 310 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the problems caused by incomplete and faulty home remodeling and construction. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Human Resources Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs
Title: Press Releases
Library Catalog Title: Press releases.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 c765pr
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [0 pages]
Committee: Senate Human Resources Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs
Title: DPS inventory of materials
Library Call Number: L1836.63 C765VI
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [0 pages]
Committee: Senate Human Resources Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs
Title: Meeting list
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.64 c765m
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [6 pages]

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