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Committee: House Border and International Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Border and International Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2004 : a report to the House of Representatives, 79th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Border economy | Border education | Border health | Border issues | Border transportation | Consumer credit | Higher education | Job training programs | Mexico | Subprime lending | U.S. - Mexico Water Treaty of 1944 |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 B644h
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [81 pages  File size: 4,001 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Identify specific areas of government effort that are lacking in coordination and develop strategies to improve communications between agencies of state government, the state and the federal government and between the Texas and Mexico governments.
2. Assess the feasibility of collaborative scientific and technological research projects between Texas and Mexico universities.
3. Identify areas of health care need that specifically affect the border region or that disproportionately affect the border region, and develop strategies to improve conditions and reduce demand on the health care system.
4. Monitor the dispute on Mexico's water debt. Explore ways to continue planning cooperation of sister cities for water and waste water.
5. Assess job training and retraining efforts in border areas and identify needs and solutions specific to this region of the state.
6. Study the issues relating to lending practices on the border, including the prevalence of subprime and predatory lending along the border.
7. Review and study all existing legislation affecting the development of transportation infrastructure in areas adjacent to the Texas-Mexico border. Study international trade issues as they relate to transportation, the adequacy of existing infrastructure to facilitate international traffic related to trade, the potential for development of inter-modal hubs and other mixed use facilities which promote more efficient trade and economic development, and the opportunities for contracting with Mexico or any of the Mexican states for joint development of transportation infrastructure. (Joint interim charge with House Transportation Committee.)
8. Monitor agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 79th Legislature
Subjects: Border health | Damage award caps | Election administration | Election laws | Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 | Employees Retirement System of Texas | Health insurance | Liability insurance | Managed care | Medical liability insurance | Medically uninsured | Nursing homes | Patients' rights | Quality of care | Rural health care | State employee benefits | State mandated health insurance | Teacher health insurance | Teacher Retirement System of Texas | Tort reform | Voter registration | Voting systems |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 St29a
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [0 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the implementation of changes made to the state group health insurance plans and identify additional cost-saving measures. Study the feasibility and practicality of offering health reimbursement accounts as an alternate health insurance plan for those insured in ERS, TRS, and university plans. Provide recommendations regarding whether the current method of administering these programs is in the best interest of the State of Texas and the various insured populations, or whether such programs might be more efficiently administered in another fashion.
2. Monitor the implementation of HB 1549, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, the Federal Help America Vote Act of 2002, to assure that Texas meets the criteria to secure the proposed federal funding. Make recommendations for statutory changes required to implement federal legislation and improve the efficiency of the process.
3. Study the implementation of SB 10, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, and SB 541, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations, as needed, to make health insurance more accessible, and affordable for all Texans.
4. Study the April 2003 United States Supreme Court decision in Kentucky Association of Health Plans v. Miller to determine its impact on Texas laws regulating health insurance plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and make recommendations to changes in state law to conform with recent federal court decisions.
5. Study the reimbursement methodology of health care plans operating in Texas for out-of-network claims, specifically focusing upon the reimbursement of usual and customary charges, and make recommendations on how to improve their effectiveness. The study and recommendations should encompass all plans, including those participating in Texas Medicaid managed care program and should consider federal and state laws as well as Health & Human Services Commission rules relating to the reimbursement of out-of-network claims.
6. Study the implementation of HB 4, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, and Proposition 12 in achieving lower medical malpractice rates and providing more access to affordable health care. Monitor and report on trends in medical malpractice insurance rates and the effect of tort reform on access to health care and provider shortages in certain regions, particularly along the Border.
7. Study and report on the affordability, reasonableness, and impact of mandatory liability insurance on the nursing home industry. Assess and report on the effects of the admissibility of quality reports.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: April 7, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [141 pages  File size: 17,254 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: April 10, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [116 pages  File size: 14,484 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: April 14, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [138 pages  File size: 17,902 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: April 15, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [126 pages  File size: 16,600 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: April 16, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [148 pages  File size: 18,902 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: April 22, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [106 pages  File size: 13,317 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: April 30, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [6 pages  File size: 733 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: May 5, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [107 pages  File size: 13,692 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: May 6, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [51 pages  File size: 6,403 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: May 7, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [102 pages  File size: 12,765 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: May 13, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [83 pages  File size: 9,164 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: May 16, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [40 pages  File size: 4,729 kb]
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: June 1, 2003 Transcript, Senate State Affairs Committee, House Bill 4, 78th Legislature.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 ST29 78T
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View document [15 pages  File size: 1,795 kb]
Committee: Joint Binational Health Benefit Plan Coverage
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Interim Committee on Binational Health Benefit Plan Coverage.
Subjects: Border health | Health care | Health care providers | Health insurance |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 b51
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [140 pages  File size: 8,344 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the provision of binational health benefit plan coverage.
2. Hold hearings in the border areas of the state to: (1) determine the need for binational health benefit plan coverage; (2) assess the health care needs of the border area and how those needs can be served by various types of providers; and (3) assess the affordability, cost-effectiveness, economic impact, and improved health status achievable through binational health benefit plan coverage.
Committee: Senate Border Affairs, Special
Title: Interim Report - Health
Library Catalog Title: Health interim report : Texas border health.
Subjects: Air pollution | Air quality | Birth defects | Border health | Border Health Institute | Children's Health Insurance Program | Dengue Fever | Dental hygienists | Dentists | Diabetes | Drinking water | Immunizations | Indigent health care | Medicaid | Medicaid application process | Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Program, Texas | Medical reimbursements | Medical research | Mental health services | Mosquitoes | Sewer service | Surface water pollution | Texas Center for Infectious Diseases | Tire disposal | Tuberculosis | Wastewater management | Water quality management | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 b644h
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [108 pages  File size: 503 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Assess the Border Region's water and wastewater system infrastructure needs and the impact of the lack of adequate water and wastewater systems on health conditions along the Border. The Committee shall develop both short-term and long-term recommendations to address these infrastructure needs.
2. Assess the health conditions in the Border Region, including childhood diseases and chronic health problems endemic to the Border such as diabetes and tuberculosis. Included in this assessment shall be an evaluation of the utilization of immunization and prevention programs and of collaborative efforts on common health issues between Texas and the Mexican Border States. The Committee shall develop health care strategies to improve Border health conditions and recommendations for their implementation.
Committee: Senate North American Free Trade Agreement, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: A report to the 76th Legislature.
Subjects: Affordable housing | Border counties | Border economy | Border health | Border issues | Border transit corridors | Border transportation | Colonias | Employment | Environment | Environmental protection | Interstate Highway 35 | Job training programs | Literacy | Local Workforce Development Boards | North American Free Trade Agreement | Railroads | Traffic | Transportation | Transportation infrastructure | Unemployment | Water quality management | Water supplies | Workforce | Workforce Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 n811
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [163 pages  File size: 12,556 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate the impact of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on the Texas economy and determine how different segments of the economy are affected.
2. Determine how NAFTA has affected employment and identify any employment losses or gains. Assess how the state's workforce programs have responded to any employment changes and make any necessary recommendations to improve that response.
3. Assess the impact NAFTA is having on the state's infrastructure, including but not limited to transportation, education, housing, the environment and health and human services.
4. Develop a statewide strategic response plan to the effects of NAFTA in Texas which identifies available and needed resources at the local, state and federal level and provides for a coordinated response.
Committee: Senate International Relations, Trade and Technology
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee interim report : a report to the 75th Legislature.
Subjects: Affordable housing | Attorney General of Texas | Border economy | Border environment | Border health | Border issues | Border transportation | Colonias | Consumer credit | Contracts for deed | Housing and Community Affairs, Texas Department of | International trade | Mortgages | North American Free Trade Agreement | Private activity bonds | Real estate development | Sewer service | Wastewater management | Water Development Board, Texas | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 in9
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [173 pages  File size: 11,680 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the enforcement of HB 1001, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, the colonias bill, and identify any provisions that need to be clarified or strengthened.
2. Assess the progress of the Texas Water Development Board's "economically distressed areas program" with regards to the number of applications received and the number of water and waste water projects actually implemented in the colonias.
3. Assess the effect of NAFTA on Texas' infrastructure including transportation, housing, education and the environment, with special attention to its impact along the Texas/Mexico border.
4. Monitor implementation of, and make recommendations for any needed changes in, legislation passed by the 74th Legislature to address the problems of colonias, specifically SB 336, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, SB 1509, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, and HB 2726, 74th Legislature, Regular Session.
5. Study and make recommendations regarding methods and programs to expand international trade, with particular focus on the use of technology.
Committee: House NAFTA and GATT, Special Select
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 74th Texas Legislature. Special House Select Committee on NAFTA and GATT.
Subjects: Agriculture | Border economy | Border environment | Border health | Border issues | Border transportation | Job training programs | North American Free Trade Agreement | Workforce |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 n13
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [322 pages  File size: 14,100 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. To assess the impacts on Texas of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. The assessments should include the effects on the state's economy, environment, state and local governments, infrastructure and services (e.g., education, health care, sanitation, etc.). The Committee shall consider measures to prepare the state to obtain the maximum benefits from the agreements, while minimizing their negative effects.
Committee: House Public Health
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Public Health, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1992 : a report to the House of Representatives, 73rd Legislature.
Subjects: Border health | Border issues | Child nutrition programs | Dental care | Health care | Indigent health care | Lead contamination | Lead-based paint | Long-term care | Medical reimbursements | Nursing homes | Prescription drugs | Senior citizens | Solid waste disposal | Tuberculosis | Undocumented immigrants |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 h349
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [62 pages  File size: 2,694 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study medical waste disposal in coordination with Committee on Environmental Affairs.
2. Study health care reimbursement, and coordinate with and monitor the Texas Health Policy Task Force as it relates to this issue.
3. Study the administration of medication in hospitals, nursing homes and extended care facilities.
4. Study the problems associated with indigent health care provided to the citizens of Mexico in the border regions of Texas.
5. Study tuberculosis testing, treatment, and control.
6. Study the reporting of childhood lead poisoning.
7. Study the adoption of an enforceable lead ban.
8. Study oral health in long term care facilities.
9. Study chronic disease prevention by instituting dietary changes in publicly-funded food services.
Committee: House State, Federal, and International Relations
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on State, Federal & International Relations, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1992 : a report to the House of Representatives, 73rd Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Border environment | Border health | Environment | Environmental protection | International trade | Manufacturing | Maquiladoras | North American Free Trade Agreement | Public health | Retail industry | Truck traffic |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 st30
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [134 pages  File size: 6,144 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement on Texas, including issues relating to health and environment along the Texas-Mexico border, in cooperation with other appropriate committees.
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Agriculture and Livestock : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 72nd Legislature.
Subjects: African honey bees | Agriculture | Animal diseases | Aquaculture | Border economy | Border environment | Border health | Border transportation | Colonias | Economic development | Exotic species | Fire ants | Food safety | Hazardous substances | Hazardous waste | Insects | International trade | Livestock | Pesticides | Rio Grande River | Rural areas | Rural issues | Solid waste disposal | Truck traffic | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 ag83
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [59 pages  File size: 3,029 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the promotion of the exotic livestock industry and potential public necessity of governmental regulation thereof.
2. To study international agriculture (joint study with State, Federal and International Relations Committee).
3. To study exotic pests and their impact on Texas agriculture.
4. To study nutrition education and food safety.
5. To study pesticide disposal.
6. To study agricultural economic diversification and development in rural areas.
7. To study the economic development opportunities of the aquaculture industry and the regulatory responsibilities of the State.
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Natural Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report 1990 : a report to the House of Representatives, 72nd Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Border health | Colonias | Drinking water | Outdoor recreation | Property rights | Real estate development | Rio Grande River | Rio Grande Valley | Rivers | Statutory revision | Wastewater management | Water Commission, Texas | Water districts | Water planning | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 n219h
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [33 pages  File size: 1,633 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the transfer of water rights from irrigation districts to municipalities in South Texas.
2. To study the categories, powers and duties of water and wastewater districts created under the Texas Water Code or by other statutes, including the procedures for the creation of such districts.
3. To study the relationships and coordination between the Texas Water Commission and local water authorities, including the effect of the current institutional structure on the achievement of water policy goals.
4. To study current efforts to provide and finance water and wastewater services to the colonias.
5. To study the rights of property owners along rivers and streams.
6. To study the recodification of the Texas Water Codes.
Committee: House State, Federal and International Relations
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on State, Federal, and International Relations : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 72nd Legislature.
Subjects: Agriculture | Border economy | Border environment | Border health | Border issues | Border transportation | Colonias | Drinking water | Federal aid | Federal funds | International trade | Maquiladoras | Water quality management | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 st30
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [25 pages  File size: 1,273 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 33.
2. To study the impact of health, environmental immigration and infrastructure improvements on the economy of the Texas-Mexico border area.
3. To study the existing maquiladora programs along the Texas-Mexico border and determine means by which foreign investment and participation can be enhanced.
4. To study the implementation and development of the European state of Texas International Trade Offices and the impact of the European Common Market (Europe 92) on international trade in Texas.
5. To study the implementation and development of the Asian State of Texas International Offices.
6. To study federal allocation of funds in Texas, including defense, research and federal formula programs and the role of the Office of State and Federal Relations.
7. To study international agriculture (joint study with Agriculture and Livestock).
Committee: House Public Health
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: To the Speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature : report of the Committee on Public Health.
Subjects: Alcohol-related deaths | Alcoholism | Alternative medicine | Border health | Health care costs | Indigent health care | Mental health services | Mentally ill persons | Psychologists | South Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 h349
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [31 pages  File size: 1,116 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study, in cooperation with the House-Senate Joint Committee in Indigent Health Care, health care needs in South Texas.
2. To study chelation therapy, acupuncture, and the practice of human ecology, in cooperation with the House Committee on Human Services.
3. To study alcoholism in women.
4. To study the role of psychologists in mental health commitment process and in the delivery of health services.
5. Study the issues of rising medical costs and medical cost containment. *

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

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