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17 Document(s) [ Subject: Fire prevention ]

Committee: Senate Agriculture, Rural Affairs, and Homeland Security
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Agriculture | Aquaculture | Diet and nutrition | Droughts | Fire prevention | Firing ranges | Food safety | Grain elevators and warehouses | Horse slaughter | Horses | Land conservation | Obesity | Ranches and ranching | Rural areas | Small farms | Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program | Texas A&M AgriLife Research | Veterinarians | Water conservation |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 Ag86r
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [47 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the impact of the drought on the Texas agricultural and ranching industry.
2. Develop methods and legislative recommendations to minimize the effects of drought and respond to the challenges for farmers and ranchers.
3. The committee should focus on the following:
  • Implementation of best management practices for agricultural conservation
  • Alternatives to federal assistance due to drought losses
  • Long-term economic impact of the drought on the agricultural sector of the Texas economy
  • Better management of federal, state, and local parkland/preserve-land to reduce fire risk, including cooperative fire mitigation efforts with surrounding properties and neighborhoods
  • Analysis of Texas forest service and land management recommendations and options from other states for mitigating risk
4. Study and make recommendations for ways to increase investment, employment and production in Texas agriculture. Include a review of current land use and market trends as they relate to agricultural use and make recommendations for ways to support and enhance small farm and ranch operations.
5. Study current federal, state and local safeguards regarding seafood consumption in Texas. Review existing academic studies, and federal, state, and private data relating to the safety of imported seafood, and provide recommendations on the need for additional studies and testing related to safety advisories for the public.
6. Assess the current veterinary medical workforce, and make recommendations to address any disparities between small animal (companion) and large animal (food/fiber) veterinarians. Review the Rural Veterinary Medical Loan program (RVML) and make recommendations to enhance the use of RVML funds and other funding sources to increase the veterinary medical workforce.
7. Review the impact of state laws relating to the closure of horse slaughter facilities across the United States. Analyze the impact on the equine industry and agricultural sector of the Texas economy.
8. Examine ways to increase the use of Texas agricultural products in healthy foods readily available to Texas consumers. Evaluate the role of community initiatives in reducing obesity and diet-related diseases and make recommendations to support state and local efforts.
9. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Agriculture & Rural Affairs, 82nd Legislature, Regular and Called Sessions, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Specifically, monitor the implementation and effects of current and proposed federal laws and regulations, including Environmental Protection Agency initiatives that may impact the Texas farming and ranching industry.
Committee: Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 78th Legislature / Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.
Subjects: Building codes | Construction codes | County development districts | County government | Emergency medical services | Fire prevention | Foreclosures | Homeowners' associations | Real estate development | Special taxing districts | Water districts |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 l786
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [231 pages  File size: 3,203 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the appropriateness of foreclosure and other powers granted to property owners' associations to enforce convenants.
2. Examine current state law regarding the purposes, authority and duties of all special districts, including county development districts and fresh water supply districts. The Committee shall examine procedures by which districts are created and board members are selected, the authority to tax and issue bonds, and annexation and condemnation powers. The Committee shall assess the need for safeguards and accountability measures.
3. Study the power of county officials to regulate growth and development in unincorporated areas, including housing development, subdivision regulation, water, and general health, welfare and safety. The Committee shall study county ordinance authority and shall assess the effects of HB 1445, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, HB 3172, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, and SB 873, 77th Legislature, Regular Session.
4. Study the availability and delivrey of fire prevention and emergency medical services across the state. The Committee shall assess variances in service delivery and make recommendations to improve services.
Committee: Joint Fire Protection Standards
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 69th Texas Legislature / from the Texas Fire Protection Standards Committee.
Subjects: Building codes | Fire prevention |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 f514
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [103 pages  File size: 2,951 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Formulate and suggest to the legislature fire protection standards to be enacted statutorily or otherwise adopted through enhanced rulemaking authority on the part of the state fire marshal. In formulating proposed fire protection standards, the committee should address the issues of: (1) whether such standards should be adopted by statute or by rule; (2) whether standards should apply statewide in a uniform fashion or should apply instead only to unincorporated or other areas not presently covered by any standards; (3) whether, under the latter arrangement above in which cities retain their individual authority to adopt fire protection codes, the state fire marshal should have the authority to require mandatory adoption of the Uniform Building Code, Southern Standard Building Code, or some other model code, or at least should have the authority to approve or disapprove the adoption of municipal fire protection codes; (4) whether, under the same arrangement, the state fire marshal should have the authority to prohibit amendments or variances that conflict with municipal fire protection codes; (5) whether, assuming that consideration of the matter is not preempted by enactment of legislation during the 68th Legislature, the state should require the equipping of high-rise buildings with sprinkler systems; (6) whether, similarly assuming no related legislation is enacted during the current session, the state should adopt special fire protection standards for hospitals and convalescent homes, schools and day-care centers, hotels and motels, or other places of public congregation posing a particular threat to human life in the event of a catastrophic fire; and (7) whether the State Board of Insurance should institute, as an incentive to the installation of fire protection devices, mandatory insurance-premium reductions in cases where automatic sprinkler systems or other fire protection technologies have been installed.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Fire Protection Standards
Title: HCR 62
Library Call Number: HCR 62
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View document [6 pages  File size: 701 kb]
Committee: Joint Fire Protection Standards
Title: Notices of public hearing and formal meeting
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 F514 68
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View document [8 pages]
Committee: House Insurance
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Insurance Committee, Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature.
Subjects: Automobile insurance | Consumer protection | Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act | Fire prevention | Firefighters | Health insurance | Insurance industry | Insurance rates | Property insurance | Rural issues | State buildings | State mandates | Texas Catastrophic Property Insurance Association | Tropical storms |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 in7
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [255 pages  File size: 7,620 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 16.
2. To monitor the study being conducted by the State Board of insurance pursuant to HCR 213, 68th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to the advantages and disadvantages of the various forms of property/casualty rate making and policy form implementation.
3. To study mandated coverages in the health insurance field and recommend a coherent policy of state mandated coverages. Examine effects of mandated coverages on rates and premiums as well as the impact of utilization and adverse selection when coverages are mandated.
4. To study advantages and disadvantages of alternative methods of marketing and underwriting uninsured and underinsured motorists coverage currently found in other states and their possible application in Texas, including proposals by which underinsured motorists coverage could be offered without the requirement that benefits be reduced by the amount of the other party's liability coverage.
5. To study the fire record credit system as it currently affects the costs of every fire and commercial multiperil insurance policy in this state; to determine whether the provision of debits or credits based on fire loss experience has had its desired effect of enhancing fire prevention and protection; and to determine whether these desired goals could be achieved in a more equitable or less administratively burdensome manner.
6. To conduct a study to determine if current Texas law regulating unfair and deceptive trade practices in the business of insurance achieves its desired goals of enhancing consumer protection and full disclosure of insurance information without unfairly punishing persons involved in the business of insurance for innocent acts, and to conduct a survey of other state laws to ascertain the advantages and disadvantages of other states' attempts to provide fair and effective consumer protection in the business of insurance.
7. To study advantages and disadvantages of support for volunteer fire departments through a surcharge on insurance premiums in rural areas.
8. To study advantages and disadvantages of a state self-insurance program to provide funds to replace state property and buildings in case of fire or other disasters.
9. To study the impact of Hurricane Alicia on the insurance industry in Texas. Consider the issues of solvency, prices, and availability of windstorm insurance in the storm area. Also study the effectiveness of operation of the Texas Catastrophe Property Insurance Association.
Committee: House Insurance
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Insurance Committee, Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature.
Subjects: Automobile insurance | Consumer protection | Fire prevention | Health insurance | Insurance agents | Insurance industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 in7
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [172 pages  File size: 59,063 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the costs and effectiveness of the compulsory auto liability law passed during the regular session as HB 197, 67th Legislature, Regular Session.
2. Study the need for and feasibility of the establishment of fire protection standards on a statewide basis, including the development of a statewide fire code.
3. Study the need for and the feasibility of additional methods by which citizens of this state may meet the requirement of financial responsibility, including self-insurance, bonding, dedicated savings accounts, and other alternatives.
4. Study the need for raising the limits on financial responsibility from the current 5, 10 and 20 basis to new increased limits.
5. Study the uses of temporary licenses for insurance agents to determine whether there is a continued need for the use of such licenses.
6. Study the handling of claims by insurance companies to determine whether the public is being treated fairly in the adjustment and payment of claims, including recommendations for legislation, if necessary.
7. Study the effects of optional coverage for part-time faculty members of junior and community colleges under the uniform group insurance program for college and university employees.
8. Study the effectiveness of the assigned risk plan for motor vehicle insurance to determine if the plan is working as effectively as possible, and specifically whether a "pool" arrangement would better provide for the needs of the public in Texas, and whether the plan should be expanded to allow for more than minimum limits of coverage, and expanded to additional types of risks.
Committee: Senate Human Resources Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs
Title: Interim Report - Fire prevention, safety and control
Library Catalog Title: Final staff recommendations, Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs : fire prevention, safety and control in Texas.
Subjects: Fire prevention | Firefighters | State Fire Marshal's Office |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 c765rf
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [43 pages  File size: 1,520 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study alternatives to Articles 1.09A, 5.43 and 5.44 of the Texas Insurance Code; the study shall include but not be limited to a consideration of the complex problems resulting from the attempt to provide for fire prevention, safety and control in the absence of any adopted minimal standards for guidance and the desirability of a state fire education program.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Human Resources Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs
Title: SR 663
Library Call Number: SR 663
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View document [3 pages  File size: 1,188 kb]
Committee: Senate Human Resources Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs
Title: Press Releases
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.66 C765PR
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View document [155 pages]
Committee: House Business and Industry
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Committee on Business and Industry, Texas House of Representatives, 65th Legislature, Austin, Texas.
Subjects: Fire prevention | International trade | Occupational licenses | Rural economic development | Rural issues | Texas sesquicentennial | Tourism |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 b964
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [145 pages  File size: 5,638 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. A study of the roles of tourism and its relative economic impact upon the state. This study should include recommendations as to the possibilities of combining the functions of the Tourist Development Agency, the Travel and Information Division of the Department of Highways and Public Transportation, and of the industrial development efforts of the Texas Industrial Commission.
2. A study of the possible scope and character of a Texas sesquicentennial celebration in 1986 and make recommendations as to the role of the state in planning and funding its observance.
3. A study of the best methods for regulation and registration of professional licensing boards, including recommendations and cost/benefit analysis on the possible consolidation of existing boards into a central regulatory and licensing agency. This study shall include recommendations as to whether there are instances of over-regulation and licensing among professions which lead to unnecessary restraints on the free-enterprise system.
4. A study of the state's fire prevention and fire protection laws to determine possible means of improving present hazardous fire conditions and preventing future tragedies. This study shall include a review of the related responsibilities of state agencies having authority in the area of fire prevention, investigation, insurance, prevention and inspection.
5. A study of the existing Rural Loan Development Program to determine why it has not been successfully implemented and utilized as the original legislation intended. An in-depth analysis should reveal possible operational changes in the law, possible methods of alternative funding, and other recommendations that would aid the success and efficiency of the program.
6. A study of the state's commitment in aiding the development of international trade within the state, especially with regard to those businesses, usually small and independent, which could utilize such specialized services but which lack the expertise themselves. This study shall include further recommendations to determine the importance of active involvement by the state in overseas international trade development offices; shall include the areas of funding, activities, and operations of the International Trade Development Division of the Texas Industrial Commission; and shall make recommendations with regard to the overall effectiveness of such a program under its current format or as a combined agency format with relate agencies.
Committee: House Insurance
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, Sixty-fifth legislative session.
Subjects: Automobile insurance | Fire prevention | Insurance agents | Insurance deregulation | Insurance rates | Insurance, Texas State Board of | Property insurance | Uninsured motorists |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 in7
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [173 pages  File size: 7,009 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the viability and necessity of a use and file rating system for automobile and fire insurance, determining if the present rating system or another more open system would best serve the needs of Texas citizens.
2. The study of the proposed federal no-fault automobile insurance legislation (S.354) and its ramifications in Texas.
3. A study of mandatory liability insurance as a prerequisite to automobile operation, as 26% of Texas motorists are uninsured and involved in 68% of the accidents in Texas.
4. A study of the key rating system for fire insurance as well as the rating and territorial classifications, as the statutes have not been updated.
5. A study of the educational and licensing standards for all insurance agents.
Committee: House Ship Channel Safety, Special Interim
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Final report / by the House Special Committee on Ship Channel Safety.
Subjects: Fire prevention | Houston Ship Channel |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 sh64
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [14 pages  File size: 351 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the problems involved with developing a unified system of fire protection for the House Ship Channel and the immediate channel area. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee on Fire Prevention
Title: Transcripts
Library Catalog Title: Transcripts.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 b93t
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Committee: Joint Fireproofing Capitol, Special
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Special Committee.
Subjects: Fire prevention | Texas State Capitol |
Library Call Number: L1836.47 F515 / S.J. of Tex., 47th Leg. 953 (1941)
Session: 47th R.S. (1941)
Online version: View report [12 pages  File size: 691 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the feasibility and probable cost of fireproofing said Capitol Building, and such other recommendations as said committee may deem proper, and to report back to both houses the findings and recommendations of said committee within thirty days from the effective date of this resolution.
Committee: Joint Inspect Capitol
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Special Committee report.
Subjects: Fire prevention | General Land Office | Public restrooms | State buildings | Texas State Capitol |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 34th Leg., R.S. 424 (1915)
Session: 34th R.S. (1915)
Online version: View report [14 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Inspection of the Capitol building and all its departments, including the basement of the Capitol building, and the Land Office building to report a general plan for a thorough-going system of cleaning, sanitation, and inspection of the Capitol building, together with its offices, apartments, basement, and the Land Office Building and to recommend such repairs and alterations as may be necessary to bring the said building into a thoroughly sanitary condition.
Committee: Joint Fire Protection of State Buildings
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Austin, Texas | Fire fighting equipment | Fire prevention | Firefighters | Historical records | Texas State Capitol |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 12th Leg., Adj. 212 (1871)
Session: 12th Adjourned (1871)
Online version: View report [2 pages  File size: 62,689 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Adopt measures for protection of public state buildings, archives, records, etc. against fire. *

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

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