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Committee: House General Investigating and Ethics
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Campaign finance and expenditure reports | Charities | Conflicts of interest | Disaster relief | Employee benefits | Ethics Commission, Texas | Federal funds | Financial disclosures | Gifts and donations | Government ethics | Government travel | Hurricane Harvey | Judicial campaigns | Lobbyists | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) | State agencies | State employee benefits | State employees |
Library Call Number: L1836.85 G286
Session: 85th R.S. (2017)
Online version: View report [64 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Maintain oversight of federal, state, local, and charitable funds spent in response to Hurricane Harvey. Investigate instances of waste, fraud, or abuse involving such funds. Ensure that the State of Texas is maximizing federal disaster aid.
2. Review conflict of interest laws governing public officers and employees to ensure that such laws are adequate to maintain the public’s confidence in government decision-making. Review personal financial statement requirements to ensure that the public has sufficient information on the private financial interests of public officers.
3. Review criminal penalties under Chapter 305, Government Code (registration of lobbyists) and recommend improvements to maintain the integrity of legislative and administrative processes.
4. Examine the Judicial Campaign Fairness Act and identify opportunities to improve the Act.
5. Review procedures and processes used at the Texas Ethics Commission. Identify ways to resolve complaints more efficiently.
6. Examine employment policies and practices at state agencies relating to the hiring of individuals who were terminated from employment with another state agency for misconduct.
7. Review the implementation of S.B. 73 (85R) relating to leave policies and procedures for state employees.
8. Examine laws and policies regulating travel by state agency officials to ensure that travel expenditures are in the best interest of the state.
9. Investigate the use of state agency resources to participate in trade associations and groups funded by industries regulated by the agency.
10. Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature.
Committee: House General Investigating and Ethics
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Conflicts of interest | Financial disclosures | Public officials |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 G286
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [14 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study and determine whether all appointees to state entities should be required to sign additional governance documents prior to serving in an official state capacity.
Committee: House Judicial Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Judicial Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Campaign finance reform | Conflicts of interest | Contraceptives | County clerks | Court Administration, State Office of | Court costs and fees | Court reform | Crime prevention | District court clerks | Drug courts | Drug enforcement | Elder abuse | Electronic business filings | Ethics | Facsimiles | Guardianship | Judicial Council, Texas | Judicial districts | Judicial elections | Judicial selection | Law clerks | Redistricting | Searches and seizures | Senior citizens | Sex crimes | Tulia, Texas | Voter education | Wrongful convictions |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 j899
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [31 pages  File size: 242 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the Uniform Durable Power of Attorney Act, including witnessing, notarization, and notification; possible abuse of elders; refusal of financial institutions to accept Texas' law; and accounting and liability issues concerning attorneys-in-fact.
2. Develop a plan for judicial redistricting as required by the Texas Constitution, Article V, Section 7a.
3. Evaluate the rules of ethical conduct, conflict and disclosure for briefing clerks of the appellate courts.
4. Study the feasibility of creating a statewide sexual assault prevention program.
5. Make an assessment of all issues related to the current organization of the Texas Judicial Council and the Office of Court Administration. Consider the efficiency, responsiveness and accountability of the current organization, and make any appropriate recommendations for change.
6. Monitor the progress of efforts to enable the filing of court documents of all kinds by facsimile or other electronic means, including the use of electronic signatures, actual or electronic notarization, and the need for verification.
7. Assess the current state of judicial campaigns in regard to financing, accountability, immunity and candidate qualification. Make any appropriate reform recommendations.
8. Study the fees assessed by district and county clerks for filing and processing civil cases and consider the establishment of a uniform schedule of fees.
9. Actively monitor agencies and programs under the committee's oversight jurisdiction, including the new Court Interpreter's Board.
Committee: House State Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 72nd Texas Legislature / Committee on State Affairs.
Subjects: Bribery | Campaign contributors | Conflicts of interest | Ethics | Financial disclosures | Lobbyists | Public Utility Commission of Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 st29
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [71 pages  File size: 2,032 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 32.
2. To study the organization and management of the Public Utility Commission of Texas (coordinate with Governor's Task Force on PUC).
3. To study financial disclosure laws, including benefits for public officials and Chapter 305 of the Government Code.
Committee: House Questionnaire Submitted to Members of the House, Special
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Questionnaire Submitted to Members of the House.
Subjects: Conflicts of interest | Financial disclosures | Legislators |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 43rd Leg., 1st C.S. 588 (1933)
Session: 43rd R.S. (1933)
Online version: View report [16 pages  File size: 876 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Draft a questionnaire which includes occupation of Member and any organization from which Member receives salary. Requires Member to complete questionnaire under oath. Requires report be printed in Journal and newspapers furnished copies of report. *
Committee: House Charges Against James E. Ferguson, Governor, Investigate
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report
Subjects: Banks and banking | Conflicts of interest | Ethics | Ferguson, James E. | Fiscal management | Fraud | Government ethics | Governor's mansion | Impeachment | State purchasing |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 35th Leg., R.S. 1338 (1917)
Session: 35th R.S. (1917)
Online version: View report [20 pages  File size: 1,197 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigate the charge that Governor Ferguson misapplied and misappropriated state funds in violation of the state Constitution including repairs, improvements to the Governor's Mansion and Grounds and well as the labor to care for same. *
2. Investigate the charge that Governor Ferguson not only misapplied and misused a large part of appropriations by approving for payment by State accounts for merchandise and articles for which he owes and is personally liable, and approved on said accounts, deficiency certificates. *
3. Investigate the charge that in violation of the Constitution and laws of Texas that James E. Ferguson misapplied and misused a large portion of the appropriation described as "Payment of rewards and other expenses necessary for the enforcement of laws, lithography, telegraphing and other purposes, $7,500." *
4. Investigate the charge that Governor Ferguson has approved accounts for articles for the personal use of his family and household which have been paid out of appropriations and some of which have been made the basis for deficiency certificates issued by the Comptroller of the State. *
5. Investigate the charges that while an officer of a State bank, the Temple State Bank, that Governor Ferguson became indebted to said bank in excess of the amount by statutes violating both civil and criminal statutes. *
6. Investigate the charge that Cashier of the Temple State Bank knowing that Governor Ferguson was in debt to the bank in excess of statutes loaned him additional funds from the bank. *
7. Investigate the charge that James E. Ferguson executed certain mortgages to Temple State Bank to secure all or part of his indebted thereto and requested that the officers of the bank withhold same from record in order that he might be relieved of criticism of his political appointments, and said mortgages were withheld. That while said mortgages were withheld from record by the offices of said bank, that James E. Ferguson executed other mortgages to other parties on the same property, or a large part thereof, and said other mortgages were placed of record before mortgages from said bank were recorded, thereby making the mortgages and security of said bank subject to the liens of said other mortgages. *
8. Investigate the charge that Temple State Bank accepted the "bonding plan" to secure its depositors and did not become a beneficiary of the bank guaranty fund. And that officers of said bank have made application in the last ninety days under the law to the guaranty fund plan that the bondsmen may be relieved of liability by failure of said bank by reasons of the indebtedness of James E. Ferguson to it. *
9. Investigate the charge that the Commissioner of Insurance an Banking, Charles O. Austin, appointed by Governor Ferguson, has failed to investigate the indebtedness of Governor Ferguson to the Temple State Bank. *
10. Prepare a report that shall contain a full and accurate transcript of the proceedings. *
11. Prepare and submit with its report such specific charges as may the basis, or may be necessary in impeachment proceedings against James E. Ferguson, Governor of the State of Texas. *
Committee: Senate Retail Liquor License, Special
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Special Committee report.
Subjects: Alcohol laws and regulations | Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas | Conflicts of interest |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 32nd Leg., 1st C.S. 480 (1911)
Session: 32nd R.S. (1911)
Online version: View report [3 pages  File size: 105 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the correspondence between the Senate, the Comptroller's office, and any citizen of Texas relative to the delay in the issuance of permits for liquor licenses by the Comptroller. *
2. Report to the Senate what action, if any, should be taken by the Senate to ascertain whether or not any employee in the Comptroller's department is now, or has been during the present year, interested in or connected with any law firm in Texas that has acted for any party securing permits to apply for retail liquor licenses. *
Committee: Senate H. Bascom Thomas Expulsion, Committee of the Whole Senate
Title: Report -- Feb. 11, 1909
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee of the Whole Senate
Subjects: Conflicts of interest | Ethics complaints | Ethics laws | Government ethics | Lobbyists | Rules of the Texas Senate - Sanctions |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 31st Leg., R.S. 381 (1909)
Session: 31st R.S. (1909)
Online version: View report [9 pages  File size: 335 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate charges of violations of the Anti-Lobbying Statute by the Senate and decide whether or not Senator H. Bascom Thomas has forfeited his right to membership in the Senate. *
Committee: Senate H. Bascom Thomas Expulsion, Committee of the Whole Senate
Title: Report -- Feb. 18, 1909
Library Catalog Title: Special Committee Report
Subjects: Conflicts of interest | Ethics complaints | Ethics laws | Government ethics | Lobbyists | Rules of the Texas Senate - Sanctions |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 31st Leg., R.S. 421 (1909)
Session: 31st R.S. (1909)
Online version: View report [3 pages  File size: 81 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate charges of violations of the Anti-Lobbying Statute by the Senate and decide whether or not Senator H. Bascom Thomas has forfeited his right to membership in the Senate. *
Committee: Senate H. Bascom Thomas Expulsion, Committee of the Whole Senate
Title: Report -- Mar. 9, 1909
Library Catalog Title: Special Committee Report
Subjects: Conflicts of interest | Ethics complaints | Ethics laws | Government ethics | Lobbyists | Rules of the Texas Senate - Sanctions |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 31st Leg., R.S. 809 (1909)
Session: 31st R.S. (1909)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 132 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate charges of violations of the Anti-Lobbying Statute by the Senate and decide whether or not Senator H. Bascom Thomas has forfeited his right to membership in the Senate. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate H. Bascom Thomas Expulsion, Committee of the Whole Senate
Title: Proceedings -- Feb. 10, 1909
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee of the Whole
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 31st Leg., R.S. 284 (1909)
Session: 31st R.S. (1909)
Online version: View document [28 pages  File size: 1,896 kb]
Committee: Senate H. Bascom Thomas Expulsion, Committee of the Whole Senate
Title: Proceedings -- Feb. 8-9, 1909
Library Catalog Title: Proceedings
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 31st Leg., R.S. 274 (1909)
Session: 31st R.S. (1909)
Online version: View document [10 pages  File size: 660 kb]
Committee: Senate H. Bascom Thomas Expulsion, Committee of the Whole Senate
Title: Proceedings -- Mar. 9, 1909
Library Catalog Title: Report of Special Investigation Committee
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 31st Leg., R.S. 1197 (1909)
Session: 31st R.S. (1909)
Online version: View document [99 pages  File size: 6,600 kb]
Committee: Senate H. Bascom Thomas Expulsion, Committee of the Whole Senate
Title: Statement by Senator Thomas
Library Catalog Title: Statement
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 31st Leg., R.S. 1149 (1909)
Session: 31st R.S. (1909)
Online version: View document [8 pages  File size: 455 kb]
Committee: Senate H. Bascom Thomas Expulsion, Committee of the Whole Senate
Title: Proceedings -- Mar. 13, 1909
Library Catalog Title: Proceedings had in the Thomas matter before the Senate on March 13, 1909
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 31st Leg., R.S. 1162 (1909)
Session: 31st R.S. (1909)
Online version: View document [17 pages  File size: 1,100 kb]
Committee: Senate H. Bascom Thomas Expulsion, Committee of the Whole Senate
Title: Speech of Senator Senter
Library Catalog Title: Personal privilege
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 31st Leg., 1st C.S. 92 1909)
Session: 31st R.S. (1909)
Online version: View document [5 pages  File size: 284 kb]
Committee: Senate H. Bascom Thomas Expulsion, Committee of the Whole Senate
Title: Oath of Office
Library Catalog Title: Report
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 31st Leg., 1st C.S. 306 (1909)
Session: 31st R.S. (1909)
Online version: View document [3 pages  File size: 47 kb]
Committee: Senate Capital Bank and Trust Company, Investigate, Special
Title: Majority Report
Library Catalog Title: Investigating Committee report.
Subjects: Banks and banking | Conflicts of interest |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 29th Leg., 2nd C.S. 33 (1906)
Session: 29th R.S. (1905)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 171 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate whether the relationship of any officers or employees of the State of Texas to the Capital Bank and Trust Company has been or may be detrimental to public service and to investigate to what extent the officers and employees of the State are interested in this banking institution or any other banking institution. Inquire into what extent State funds are used by said institutions. *
Committee: Senate Capital Bank and Trust Company, Investigate, Special
Title: Minority Report
Library Catalog Title: Investigating Committee report.
Subjects: Banks and banking | Conflicts of interest |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 29th Leg., 2nd C.S. 34 (1906)
Session: 29th R.S. (1905)
Online version: View report [6 pages  File size: 255 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate whether the relationship of any officers or employees of the State of Texas to the Capital Bank and Trust Company has been or may be detrimental to public service and to investigate to what extent the officers and employees of the State are interested in this banking institution or any other banking institution. Inquire into what extent State funds are used by said institutions. *

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

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