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4 Document(s) [ Subject: Gubernatorial appointments ]

Committee: House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Employers | Environmental protection | Ex-offenders | Gubernatorial appointments | Judges | Landlords and tenants | Lawsuits | Liability | Term limits | Uniform Electronic Legal Materials Act | Wills and estates |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 J898
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [97 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the constitutional qualifications and term lengths for appellate court judges, and consider whether changes would benefit the public and the judiciary.
2. Study the potential issues involving civil liability for interacting with ex-offenders. In particular, examine the implications of HB 1188, 83rd R.S. and the potential expansion of similar protections to landlords.
3. Review the methods used by state agencies and courts to prepare and publish electronic legal materials. Examine the processes used to ensure reliability and permanence of these materials and strategies used to harmonize those processes with national standards, including possible adoption of the Uniform Electronic Legal Materials Act.
4. Study issues that inhibit the use of wills and access to the probate process in Texas, particularly for low-income individuals.
5. Examine the public policy implications of litigation related to environmental contamination brought by local governments, in particular whether such litigation supports effective remediation.
6. Study the issue of whether Regional Presiding Judges should be appointed by the Chief Justice rather than the Governor.
7. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 83rd 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: Senate Nominations, Special
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Analysis of gubernatorial appointees to agencies, boards and commissions : prepared pursuant to Senate Resolution 761 / Senate Committee on Nominations.
Subjects: Gubernatorial appointments |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 n728
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [64 pages  File size: 1,994 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Prepare a formal study of gubernatorial appointments currently authorized by statute. The analysis should include the following elements: a synopsis of each agency containing one or more gubernatorial appointees; a breakdown of appointees by sex, ethnicity, and geographical area of residence with separate figures for newly appointed and reappointed officials; and an itemization of the appointive positions that come vacant during the period covering June 1, 1989 to June 1, 1995.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Nominations, Special
Title: Committee documentation: daily minutes record
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 N728 71
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View document [1 pages  File size: 18 kb]
Committee: Senate Judiciary
Title: Report - Thurmond Resignation
Library Catalog Title: Report
Subjects: Gubernatorial appointments | Judges | Judicial ethics | Public officials' resignations |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 12th Leg., R.S. 294 (1871)
Session: 12th 1st C.S. (1870)
Online version: View report [8 pages  File size: 4 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate question of whether J.M. Thurmond has resigned as judge of the 31st Judicial District.

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