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9 Document(s) [ Subject: County roads ]

Committee: House Transportation
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: County roads | Emergency management | Highway construction | Highway finance | Hurricane Harvey | Infrastructure | International trade | Natural disasters | Natural gas industry | Oil industry | Ports | Self-driving automobiles | Semi-trailer trucks | Toll roads | Traffic | Transportation | Transportation planning | Transportation, Texas Department of | Unmanned aircraft |
Library Call Number: L1836.85 T687
Session: 85th R.S. (2017)
Online version: View report [67 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the state's response to Hurricane Harvey and natural disaster preparedness with respect to the transportation system and transportation infrastructure. Make recommendations for improving agency operations related to emergency preparedness and response.
2. Study the ability of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to deliver highway construction projects that reduce congestion and improve mobility, including the Department's options and limitations related to contracting. Make recommendations to improve the Department's ability to complete complex projects on time and under cost.
3. Study the efficacy of existing transportation finance mechanisms from state, regional, and local perspectives. Identify opportunities to improve existing transportation finance mechanisms and investigate the feasibility of developing new ones.
4. Study Texas' various toll authorities and evaluate their transparency and stakeholder responsiveness. Make recommendations to improve the state oversight of toll authorities.
5. Review the management of the oversize/overweight permitting system and ensure that the state is adequately protecting the driving public and road integrity. Make recommendations to improve operations.
6. Study emerging issues in transportation related to technology and evaluate the state's preparedness for addressing challenges and opportunities posed by technological advances. Review the implementation of state and federal programs and legislation related to intelligent transportation systems, autonomous vehicles, unmanned aircraft systems (i.e. drones), and other technological changes.
7. Review the current state of infrastructure at Texas' international shipping ports and border ports of entry in Texas. Identify transportation-related impediments to international trade and estimate the impact of those challenges, including border wait times, on the state's economy. Make recommendations for improvements to facilitate international trade and economic growth. (Joint charge with the House Committee on International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs)
8. Evaluate the impact energy exploration and production have on state and county roads and make recommendations on how to improve road quality in areas impacted by these activities. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Energy Resources)
9. Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee will also specifically monitor the implementation of the TxDOT Sunset legislation and related management actions.
Committee: House County Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Bail | Child abuse | Child Protective Services | County jails | County roads | Court costs and fees | Criminal justice | Criminal records | Electronic security | Emergency management | Fees | Indigent health care | Jail Standards, Texas Commission on | Managed care | Medicaid | Mentally ill inmates | Mentally ill persons | Natural disasters | Police officers | Suicide |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 C832
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [112 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review jail standards and procedures with regards to potentially mentally ill persons in county jails, as well as issues stemming from interactions between the general public and peace officers. *
2. Study the effectiveness and efficiency of current programs in Texas as well as best practices to determine how to decrease the risk and mitigate the impact of wildfires, floods, and other natural hazards in the wildland-urban interface. Examine the duties, performance, and jurisdictions of water districts, municipalities, Emergency Services Districts, other similar districts, and state offices like the Fire Marshal and Extension Services. Evaluate current regulations and identify best practices. Recommend approaches for hazard mitigation and response to natural disasters. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Urban Affairs)
3. Identify and address potential gaps in counties’ cybersecurity policies and ensure that personal information held by counties and other local governmental entities is secure.
4. Evaluate the Texas Commission on Jail Standards to determine if the Commission has the resources and structure to provide sufficient oversight, regulation, and enforcement over Texas county jails.
5. Review pretrial service and bonding practices throughout the state. Examine factors considered in bail and pre-trial confinement decisions, including the use of risk assessments; assess the effectiveness and efficiency of different systems in terms of cost to local governments and taxpayers, community safety, pretrial absconding rates and rights of the accused. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence)
6. Study the implications and effects on law enforcement agencies and individuals that stem from the publication, republication, or other dissemination for public internet access of mug shots and other criminal history information regarding involvement of an individual in the criminal justice system.
7. Study statutorily mandated services provided by sheriffs and constables, and determine whether fee schedules allow cost recovery without placing undue burdens on recipients of those services.
8. Study the effect of Proposition 5 (SJR 17 (84R)) on the quality of private roadways in counties with a population of less than 7,500. Make recommendations to ensure the amendment does not result in undue competition between counties and private industry, and whether additional counties could benefit from a similar authorization.
9. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 84th Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee should: a. consider any reforms to state agencies to make them more responsive to Texas taxpayers and citizens; b. identify issues regarding the agency or its governance that may be appropriate to investigate, improve, remedy, or eliminate; c. determine whether an agency is operating in a transparent and efficient manner; and d. identify opportunities to streamline programs and services while maintaining the mission of the agency and its programs.
Committee: House County Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Abandoned property | Alternatives to incarceration | Councils of government | County budgets | County government | County jails | County roads | Jail Standards, Texas Commission on | Medicaid |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 C832
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [13 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study county-related issues arising from population growth in unincorporated areas with regard to existing and new developments and the provision of services, including garbage disposal, fire protection, road maintenance, electricity, and water and wastewater service. Make necessary legislative recommendations for improving problems in these areas of the state.
2. Study opportunities for cost savings through the abolishment of certain elected offices or the consolidation of county services.
3. Conduct a general study of issues facing county jails. The study should include innovative ways to address overcrowding, the impact homelessness has on the county jail population, and recommendations for handling inmates undergoing detoxification and withdrawal from drugs and alcohol.
4. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 82nd Legislature.
Committee: House Land and Resource Management
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Land and Resource Management, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: County roads | Farm-to-market roads | Gulf Intracoastal Waterway | Office of Rural Community Affairs | Rural areas | Rural issues | Urban sprawl |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 l229
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [71 pages  File size: 795 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct a comprehensive examination of issues associated with the expansion of metropolitan areas into formerly rural areas ("urban sprawl"), including impacts on infrastructure, alteration of the rural or small town character, and the loss of open spaces including farm land and wildlife habitat. Consider the range of state, local and private measures (including the purchase of development rights) that might mitigate the negative aspects of such growth.
2. Consider issues associated with the ownership and maintenance of rural roads. Assess the benefits of legislation that would clarify ownership and county responsibility for maintenance of those roads.
3. Pursuant to HB 2684, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, conduct a study on the placement and use options for dredged material from the Gulf Intracoastal waterway.
4. Actively monitor agencies and programs under the committee's oversight jurisdiction, including the implementation of HB 7, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, and the new Office of Rural Community Affairs.
Committee: House Rural Development, Select
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Select Committee on Rural Development, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: County roads | Economic development | Farm-to-market roads | Railroads | Rural areas | Rural health care | Rural issues | Rural population | Rural schools | Telecommunications infrastructure | Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 r88
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [92 pages  File size: 5,357 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct a comprehensive study of all issues pertaining to the current and future viability of rural areas and small cities and towns in Texas. The committee shall develop plans to maintain and improve the economic, social and cultural life of rural Texans.
2. Studies shall include rural industries, transportation, telecommunications, environmental and natural resource issues, health and human needs, housing, and any other matters substantially affecting the quality of life in rural Texas.
3. Report should recommend both short-term and long-term strategic changes in state policy, rules and regulations.
Committee: House Transportation
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Transportation, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Border transit corridors | Bridges | County roads | Driver licenses | Farm-to-market roads | Federal funds | GARVEE bonds | Graduated driver licenses | Highway finance | Highways - safety | Motor fuels taxes | North American Free Trade Agreement | Semi-trailer trucks | Speed limits | Teenage drivers | Toll roads | Traffic fatalities | Transportation bonds | Transportation, Texas Department of |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 t687
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [58 pages  File size: 2,220 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study ways the state and counties can ensure a safe, adequately funded county road and bridge system consistent with encouraging commerce and economic growth.
2. Study the advantages and disadvantages of a graduated driver's license program, including the experience of states that have recently enacted such programs.
3. Examine highway funding issues in light of the combined impact of rapid transportation growth and increased NAFTA traffic. Monitor state and federal developments related to funding and planning of NAFTA corridors.
4. Conduct active oversight of the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction, including effects of legislation increasing speed limits.
Committee: House Transportation
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Transportation, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Bridges | County roads | Highway finance | License plates | Motor vehicle records | Motor vehicle registration | North American Free Trade Agreement | Semi-trailer trucks | Speed limits | Traffic | Traffic safety | Truck traffic |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 t687
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [199 pages  File size: 9,587 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review all issues related to speed limits and highway safety.
2. Study the system for funding county reads and bridges. Assess its adequacy and any measures that would improve the system.
3. Review the process for creating and issuing special license plates. Assess the benefits and disadvantages of a proliferation of special plates.
4. Study the effects of oversize and overweight trucks on roads and bridges, including the impact of NAFTA-related traffic.
5. Examine the implementation of HB 2151, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, and HB 2599, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to the licensing of salvage vehicle dealers and to salvage vehicle titling procedures. Review federal legislation that may impact state laws relating to salvage vehicles. (Joint with the House Committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures)
6. Conduct active oversight of agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction, including the implementation of SB 370, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, and monitor issues affecting state highway funding.
Committee: House Transportation
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Transportation, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Air transportation | Bridges | County roads | Eminent domain | Farm-to-market roads | Highway construction | Highway finance | Property rights | Rights of way | Semi-trailer trucks | Toll roads | Transportation bonds | Transportation, Texas Department of | Truck traffic |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 t687
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [31 pages  File size: 1,615 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study alternative financing of the state's highway system.
2. Study ways to establish a dedicated funding source for general aviation development needs.
3. Study the effect of "Schmidt Factors" and "Westgate Laws" on right-of-way acquisitions and public works projects.
4. Study the effect of heavy trucks on highways and county roads, including a look a current laws and the ratio between consumptive use of the system and fees paid by users.
Committee: House County Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 72nd Texas Legislature / Committee on County Affairs.
Subjects: Amarillo, Texas | Boating | County budgets | County roads | District courts | Indigent health care | Motor fuels taxes | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Potter County | Randall County | State mandates | Tax assessor-collectors |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 c832
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [25 pages  File size: 758 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 6.
2. To study the imposition of a county gasoline tax dedicated to the construction and maintenance of county roads and bridges.
3. To study the need for additional revenue measures for county criminal justice programs.
4. To study the effect of the County Indigent Health Care program on the county budget.
5. To study the effect of state mandated programs on rollback limits.
6. To study the registration of boats and the county tax assessor-collector's role in the process.
7. To study the possible consolidation of certain contiguous counties.

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

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