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14 Document(s) [ Subject: Gambling ]

Committee: Joint Review the Texas Lottery and Texas Lottery Commission
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Bingo | Charities | Gambling | Lottery Commission, Texas | Texas Lottery |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 L917
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [27 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study charitable bingo and the distribution of charitable bingo revenue; study the elimination of the state lottery.
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Eight-liners | Election fraud | Employees Retirement System of Texas | Entergy Corporation | Gambling | Health care costs | Health insurance | Health maintenance organizations | Insurance industry | Investment of public funds | Legislative intent | Medical research | Medically uninsured | Mental health services | Mentally ill inmates | Mentally ill persons | Privatization | Public retirement systems | Statutory revision | Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation | Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool | Texas Lottery | Tort reform | Voter identification | Voting systems | Workers' compensation |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 St29a
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [308 pages  File size: 43,740 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the factors that impact the transparency and efficiency of the health insurance market. Make recommendation to result in the use of best practices, lower health care costs, and better health outcomes, including the following:
  • Study factors contributing to the increasing cost of health care;
  • Study insurer and health maintenance organization (HMO) use of tiers, ratings, or classifications to differentiate among credentialed physicians already admitted to the insurer or HMO panel of preferred providers or network;
  • Examine methods to remediate incorrect tiering, ratings, or classifications;
  • Examine how physicians are notified of the standards against which they will be compared and whether they are notified of the standards prior to the evaluation period;
  • Improve transparency with respect to the marketing of prescription drugs; and
  • Study the use of certain nonprofit health corporations - approved under Chapter 162, Occupations Code, in Texas. Examine whether such entities operate on a statewide scale or on a limited scale, whether such entities adhere to the formalities required of corporations, whether the operation of such entities are influenced by owners or members who are not licensed to practice medicine, and whether such entities have ever been decertified or investigated for failure to maintain compliance with Texas law or regulations.
2. Study and make recommendations for reducing the number of uninsured Texans, focusing on the following:
  • Options to increase access to private health insurance, including 3 Share programs, employer sponsored plans and portable, individual insurance;
  • Incentives for encouraging counties and local governments to participate in private health insurance cost sharing for their respective residents;
  • Options to reduce health care premiums, including creation of special plans with increased deductibles and catastrophic coverage;
  • Implementation and possible expansion of health services districts;
  • Other state programs for increasing market-based coverage of the uninsured, including costs and effectiveness;
  • Options that will increase consumer choice and personal responsibility; and
  • Analysis of state and federal regulations that contribute to higher premium costs.
3. Study and make recommendations relating to the Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool, including the current eligibility for coverage requirements, the economic profiles of participants and former participants, the affordability of the insurance products’ premiums and deductibles, and the public's awareness of the Pool.
4. Study the issue of security and accuracy in Texas elections. The study should include the benefits and risks of electronic voting technology, including the necessity of maintaining a paper record of each electronic vote. The study should also include an analysis of fraud in Texas elections, including prosecution rates for voter fraud, the processes for purging ineligible voters from voter lists, and the integrity of the mail-in and provisional ballot systems. Study the effectiveness of electronic voting technology and voter ID laws in other states. Monitor the implementation of the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002, including the implementation of the Texas Election Administration Management system. Recommend statutory and regulatory changes designed to ensure that only eligible voters are allowed to vote in Texas elections and that each vote is accurately counted.
5. Review and make recommendations for requiring insurance coverage of routine medical care for patients with a life-threatening disease or condition who have elected to participate in a clinical trial.
6. Study the economic impact of recent civil justice reform legislation in Texas.
7. Study whether Texas should adopt the Restatement 2nd of Torts Sec. 674 (Wrongful use of Civil Proceedings) and whether a person should be allowed to recover court and attorneys fees when he has been forced to defend a lawsuit filed without probable cause or for intimidation purposes.
8. Monitor the Texas workers' compensation system, and the continued implementation of the reforms of HB 7, 79th Legislature, Regular Session, by the Texas Department of Insurance and other state agencies. Specifically evaluate the recent decision by the Texas Supreme Court in Entergy v. Summers in terms of its impact and the impact of previous legislation on the workers' compensation system.
9. Study and make recommendations to reduce illegal gambling in Texas, including, but not limited to, the illegal use of Eight-Liners.
10. Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of phasing in a defined-contribution pension for future employees versus the existing defined-benefit pension plan. Study options for transition or implementation issues and how the phase-in could be structured. Evaluate the possibility of requiring the state employee contribution rate to meet the annually required contribution for the statewide retirement funds each biennium in order to prevent unfunded liabilities.
11. Study the relationship between the public mental health system and the criminal justice and civil courts systems, including the identification and sharing of information regarding mentally ill offenders, including minors, among criminal justice and mental health agencies, the courts, state hospitals, and the Veterans Administration. Study how current confidentiality laws impact the exchange of information among groups described above. Study the sentencing of mentally ill offenders compared to non-mentally ill offenders, including minors, and the affect that has on statewide prison capacity and on the quality of health care provided to mentally ill offenders. (Joint charge with Senate Criminal Justice Committee)
12. Review and evaluate appropriate state regulation of a private operator of the state lottery should the state receive bids for a lease of the lottery that merit strong consideration. Provide recommendations for ensuring the security and integrity of the lottery and for adequate consumer protections. (Joint charge with Senate Finance Committee)
13. Study the feasibility and the advisability of establishing an investment policy that is consistent across all state trust funds, including the trust funds of the Employees Retirement System, the Teachers Retirement System, the Permanent University Fund, and the Permanent School Fund. Identify best investment policies for state trust funds. Examine recent portfolio diversification strategies and the effect they have on long-term fund performance. The recommendations should consider what is an acceptable rate of return, an acceptable degree of risk, the appropriateness of certain investments. (Joint charge with Senate Finance Committee)
14. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the State Affairs Committee, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. In particular, monitor and report on the effect of HB 2365, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, which allows public entities to report "other post employment benefits" (OPEBs) on a statutory modified accrual basis, including any effect on auditor opinions, bond ratings, or other fiscal issues. Monitor the implementation of SB 1731, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to transparency of health information, and SB 1846, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to TRS.
Committee: House Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Border drug trafficking | Crime statistics | Drug trafficking | Drug-related crimes | Eight-liners | Gambling | Homeland security | Identity theft | Illegal drugs | Mexico | Searches and seizures | Sexual assault | Terrorism |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 c868h
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [125 pages  File size: 5,810 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review changes in federal laws and law enforcement procedures, as well as recommendations from state and national agencies charged with homeland protection, to assess the need for changes in state criminal laws to protect life and property and to detect, interdict and respond to acts of terrorism
2. Consider ways to cooperate with Mexican states to reduce international drug trafficking.
3. Review the statutory law governing the use of devices known as "eight-liners" and suggest ways to eliminate ambiguity about the legality of their possession and use.
4. Study trends and methods involved in identity theft in Texas. Suggest ways to reduce this type of crime.
5. Consider the manner in which sexual assaults are reported in Texas, and specifically address the wide discrepancy between statistics reported in the Uniform Crime Report and estimates of other groups, such as the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 70th Legislature / Senate Committee on Natural Resources.
Subjects: Alternative energy | Colonias | Drinking water | Gambling | Groundwater | Hazardous waste | Horse racing | Houston, Texas | Natural gas | Natural gas industry | Oil industry | Solid waste disposal | Texas Panhandle | Wastewater management | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 n219s
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [152 pages  File size: 4,482 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the problems associated with inadequate water and wastewater systems in colonias. Examine some of the resources and funds outside the Water Development Board that could be used to improve water and sewer service in the colonias. *
2. Study issues associated with water supplies in Houston, including groundwater availability, subsistence, flooding, urban runoff and non-point source water pollution. *
3. Study groundwater use, quality and protection in the El Paso area. *
4. Review alternatives to landfills and injection wells for the disposal of hazardous wastes. Consider methods to treat or destroy hazardous wastes, as well as efforts to reduce waste production.
5. Review the history of horse racing in Texas; consider the possible economic and social costs and benefits of pari-mutuel betting on horse races. Study the predicted effects of legalizing pari-mutuel betting the Texas farm economy. *
6. Review development of alternative energy sources and renewable energy sources; consider methods to encourage the development of renewable energy sources in Texas.
7. Hold public hearings on issues related to the production of white oil (chilled, condensed natural gas) in the Texas Panhandle. Consider the effects of the Railroad Commission's ruling on white oil on the oil and gas industry and the economy of the Texas Panhandle. Review federal court actions related to the dispute.
Committee: Senate Horse Racing and Pari-mutuel Betting, Interim
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Horse racing and the pari-mutuel : has Texas come of age?
Subjects: Gambling | Horse racing |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 h787
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View report [62 pages  File size: 5,099 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Shall conduct a comprehensive study of the pari-mutuel system of horse racing as it is conducted in other states and also study the feasibility of introducing such a system in the State of Texas. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Horse Racing and Pari-mutuel Betting, Interim
Title: Minutes, transcripts, committee documentation (signed copy of Senate Resolution No. 58, 62nd Legislature, 2nd C.S. with Texas Senate seal, correspondence, reports on horse industry and pari-mutuel racing, other states, news articles)
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.62 H787m
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View document [194 pages  File size: 61,732 kb]
Committee: House General Investigating Committee
Title: Interim Report - Jefferson County investigation
Library Catalog Title: Report to the House of Representatives of the 57th Legislature of Texas / General Investigating Committee.
Subjects: Gambling | Jefferson County |
Library Call Number: L1801.9 IN8 56 v.2
Session: 56th R.S. (1959)
Online version: View report [326 pages  File size: 13,673 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigate the breakddown of local law enforcement in Jefferson county.
2. Initiate and continue any and all inquiries and hearings into matters pertaining to the State Government and any units or subdivisions within the State of Texas, and all other matters considered by said committee to be needed for the information of the Legislature and for the welfare and protection of the citizens of this state.
Committee: House General Investigating Committee
Title: Address by Hbl. Menton J. Murray
Library Catalog Title: Address by the Honorable Menton J. Murray relative to the report of the House General Investigating Committee
Subjects: Gambling | Jefferson County |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 57th Leg. R.S. 1005 (1961)
Session: 56th R.S. (1959)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 231 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the breakddown of local law enforcement in Jefferson county.
Committee: House El Paso Investigating
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of El Pao investigation of the charges contained in House simple resolution no. 293.
Subjects: El Paso County | Gambling |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 54th Leg., R.S. 3254 (1955)
Session: 53rd R.S. (1953)
Online version: View report [5 pages  File size: 172 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Inquire into the truth of the accusations of official misconduct on the part of certain public officials and foregoing affidavits against the public officials named therein, to-wit, Roy D. Jackson, Judge of the 34th Judicial District, Roy Vinson, Chief of Police of the City of El Paso, and William E. Clayton, District Attorney of El Paso County. *
Committee: House Crime Investigating, Special
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Final report to the House of Representatives of the 53d Legislature of Texas
Subjects: Casinos | Crime | Criminal investigations | Criminal justice | Gambling |
Library Call Number: L1836.52 C868 1953
Session: 52nd R.S. (1951)
Online version: View report [64 pages  File size: 3,728 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Conduct a sweeping investigation of the reports or organized criminal activity in the State of Texas and the enforcement of criminal laws of the state by local officials.
Committee: Senate Crime Investigation
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report and recommendations of the Senate Committee Investigating Crime, 43rd Legislature, 1933-1934.
Subjects: Courts | Crime | Crime statistics | Gambling | Law enforcement | Police departments | Texas Code of Criminal Procedure |
Library Call Number: L1836.43 C868/S.J. of Tex., 44th Leg., R.S. 267 (1935)
Session: 43rd R.S. (1933)
Online version: View report [40 pages  File size: 2,390 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigate and report upon the present, and, if any, growing disregard and violation by the criminal element of any and all laws of this state.
2. Investigate and report upon the effort or lack of effort on the part of any or all officers of the state government to enforce the laws of the state.
3. Investigate and report upon the effect, if any, that the disregard of some of the laws of this state has upon encouraging and making possible the violation of other laws of the state.
4. Investigate and report upon the effect, if any, that the lack of strict law enforcement by officials in certain sections has upon encouraging and making possible violations of law in other sections of the state.
5. Investigate and report upon any defects, if any, in our penal laws, laws of criminal procedure, and in our present jury system.
6. Investigate and fix responsibility, if possible, for the present seeming breakdown in the enforcement of our criminal laws.
7. Investigate and suggest needed rearrangement or consolidation of our state police system.
8. Investigate and report with reference to the so-called racket of slot machines and activities allowing bookmakers to run in Texas and whether or not certain lawyers of this state are in league with the illegal operators on a retainer basis to help them defeat the criminal laws of this state.
Committee: House Home Builders' Association, Investigating
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Investigating Committee for the Home Builders' Association.
Subjects: Attorney General opinions | Bankruptcy | Financial investments | Gambling | Securities fraud |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 38th Leg., 2nd C.S. 778 (1923)
Session: 38th R.S. (1923)
Online version: View report [7 pages  File size: 476 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To investigate and determine the conduct of all parties for the 21,000 contract holders within the State of Texas. *
2. Make a report the to Second Called Session. If the committee does not have sufficient time to make the necessary investigation it shall continue its labors after adjournment and until all of the matters have been addressed. *
3. If investigation shall discover any violation of the law on the part of any person connected in any matter whatsoever with the management, conduct and operation of the United Home Builders of America is shall make a report of the facts to the district attorney or county district attorney having jurisdiction and also to the grand jury of the county or counties if the grand jury is in session. *
Supporting documents
Committee: House Home Builders' Association, Investigating
Title: Transcript, In Re Investigation of United Home Builders of America, Supplement to House Journal, May 13-15, 1923
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.38 UN3
Session: 38th R.S. (1923)
Online version: View document [159 pages  File size: 271,696 kb]
Committee: House Investigating
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Investigating Committee.
Subjects: Gambling |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 33rd Leg., R.S. 411 (1913)
Session: 33rd R.S. (1913)
Online version: View report [13 pages  File size: 656 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Make a rigid and thorough investigation into the alleged facts set forth in the January 30, 1913 San Antonio Express regarding the participation in games of chance by members of the Thirty-Third Legislature.

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

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