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7 Document(s) [ Subject: Migrant labor ]

Committee: Joint Farmworker Insurance
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Joint Committee on Farmworker Insurance.
Subjects: Agricultural labor | Migrant labor | Workers' compensation |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 f229
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 154 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examine and evaluate the insurance needs of farm workers and develop proposed legislation to address these needs.
Committee: Joint Farmworker Insurance
Title: Recommendations and draft legislation
Library Catalog Title: Recommendations and draft legislation to the members of the Sixty-eighth Legislature / Joint Committee on Farmworker Insurance.
Subjects: Agricultural labor | Migrant labor | Workers' compensation |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 f229r
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [141 pages  File size: 5,261 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examine and evaluate the insurance needs of farm workers and develop proposed legislation to address these needs.
Committee: House Public Education
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature : report / of the Committee on Public Education, Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature.
Subjects: Education Service Centers | Educational tests | Low-income students | Migrant labor | Public schools | State agency budgets | State agency performance measures | Teacher retirement | Teacher Retirement System of Texas | Teachers |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 ed83p
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [102 pages  File size: 2,903 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the mutual responsibility of provisions of enforcement of employment contracts in public schools.
2. Investigate and determine the need for current federal regulations relating to the testing of migrant students in Texas. Specifically address the question of whether federal dollars are being used to promote the principal goal and objective of teaching rather than testing.
3. Oversight functions shall be conducted for all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee during the 67th Regular Session of the Legislature. In addition, a study should be made of the impact of any federal cuts, and the differences in the operational aspect of the agencies under block vs. categorical grants. Close scrutiny should be given to each agency to ascertain if legislative intent is being carried out in the rules promulgated by the agency and if the rules are feasible and practical in their application. These agencies include: State Board of Education Central Education Agency School for the Blind School for the Deaf Advisory Council for Technical-Vocational Education
4. Study the effect of unified reporting formats and governance structure in regards to Regional Education Service Centers.
5. Study the use of state funds for retirement contributions for the salary of public employees who are paid from other than with state funds.
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim study report of the Agriculture and Livestock Committee, Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature.
Subjects: Agricultural labor | Agriculture | Agriculture, U.S. Department of | Alternative energy | Animal Health Commission, Texas | Aquaculture | Biofuels | Brucellosis | Cotton production | Forestry | Grain elevators and warehouses | Livestock | Migrant labor | Railroads | Undocumented immigrants |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 ag83
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [90 pages  File size: 3,324 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study grain marketing practices, to determine if Texas producers can improve their positions in the marketplace.
2. Study the procedures used in forward contracting and the commodities futures market to determine the need for bonding provisions.
3. Review all import and export laws relating to livestock and agricultural produce and determine the need, if any, for closer scrutiny of the importation of certain commodities.
4. Study cotton warehousing in Texas with specific attention to alleged delays in service by the industry, the status of domestic and foreign markets, and the adequacy of current laws as it deals with cotton warehousing.
5. Study the current status of laws relating to agricultural labor relations, including the issue of illegal alien labor, and recommend needed changes.
6. Determine if state efforts are needed to preserve forest land, to promote conservation of both soil and forest crops, and to improve timber production.
7. Review all available information concerning nonresident alien ownership of agricultural land with consideration to establishing a register of alien property owners in Texas. A determination of the effects of alien ownership on the local and state economy should also be made.
8. Investigate the discontinuation of service by the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific rail lines in the Texas Panhandle; to study the economic impact of the loss of rail transportation on industry of the area and the state; and to determine if any actions can be taken to insure the continued transportation of agricultural commodities to market by rail.
9. Continue the cataloging of information on mariculture and determine the economic impact of mariculture on the state.
10. Study all available energy resources usable for agricultural production, particularly the development of gasohol, wind, solar, and biomass conversion. Monitor and disseminate information on gasohol plants in operation today, and study alternatives to market by-products of gasohol plants.
11. Monitor the activities and assist the Animal Health Commission and the United States Department of Agriculture in matters pertaining to the Texas Brucellosis Program. Review all laws pertaining to livestock and enforced by the Animal Health Commission; codify these laws to delete unnecessary provisions.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Education
Title: SR 196
Library Call Number: SR 196
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View document [2 pages  File size: 890 kb]
Committee: House Migrant Farm Workers, House Joint
Title: Joint committee studies.
Library Call Number: LRL
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View document [7 pages]
Committee: House Migrant Labor
Title: Educational needs of migrant workers
Library Catalog Title: Report on the educational needs of migrant workers / prepared by the Texas Education Agency at the request of House Interim Committee on Migrant Labor created by HSR no. 164, third called session, Fifty-seventh Legislature.
Subjects: Agricultural labor | Migrant labor |
Library Call Number: L1836.57 m588
Session: 57th R.S. (1961)
Online version: View report [61 pages  File size: 3,925 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The committee shall hold public hearings in at least four of the major agricultural areas of the State, and shall study and consider both interstate and intrastate aspects of the problems of migratory labor, the coordination of agencies' services in the State and between states, and the cooperation between local, state, and national governments. The Committee shall give special attention to the basic educational needs, work skills and/or lack of such skills and the retraining and vocational education of adult workers.

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