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9 Document(s) [ Subject: Bankruptcy ]

Committee: House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Asbestos litigation | Bankruptcy | Child custody | Court Administration, State Office of | Court costs and fees | Court records | Family violence | Guardianship | Lawsuit lending | Legislative intent | Ombudsmen | Protective orders | Rules and regulations | Statutory revision | Wills and estates |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 J898
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [34 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the potential effects on victims of family and domestic violence in the judicial process if courts are allowed to issue agreed protective orders without a finding of violence.
2. Study and make recommendations regarding the discrepancies in guardianship and child custody statutes. Review potential solutions to the problems surrounding "arbitrary and capricious" findings by trial court judges.
3. Study the rules of statutory construction and establish a method of determining legislative intent.
4. Study the degree of transparency in asbestos bankruptcy trusts and how it affects litigation of asbestos exposure claims in Texas courts.
5. Study the public policy implications of lawsuit lending and its effects on the civil justice system.
6. Study whether the asbestos and silica multidistrict litigation courts should be allowed to dismiss, without prejudice, claims on the courts' inactive dockets for want of prosecution under certain circumstances.
7. Study best practices regarding corporate governance. Make recommendations on the confidentiality of communications to ombudsmen in order to provide more protections to complaining parties.
8. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 82nd Legislature.
Committee: House Human Services
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Human Services, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Americans with Disabilities Act | Bankruptcy | Community care | Community support services | Disability benefits | Human Services, Texas Department of | Liability insurance | Long-term care | Medicaid | Medicaid eligibility | Medical liability insurance | Medical reimbursements | Medicare | Nursing homes | Persons with disabilities | Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program | Welfare | Welfare reform |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 h88
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [98 pages  File size: 765 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study issues created by the transition of the TANF program to federal law when the state's waiver expires in 2002. Include a review of the final TANF regulations and how other states use TANF funds outside the traditional cash assistance program. Consider policies to improve outcomes for people leaving welfare.
2. Study issues surrounding the financial difficulties experienced by some nursing home companies, including the reasons for bankruptcies and closures, state policies and resources for dealing with them, and impacts on residents.
3. Assess the state's responsibilities and policies regarding supports for individuals with disabilities in community-based settings.
4. Study the current public assistance eligibility, application and review processes, and other Department of Human Services' client communications to ensure that clients are getting the supports necessary to make a successful transition to self-sufficiency.
Committee: Joint State Guaranty Funds, Select
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the Seventy-second Legislature / by the Joint Select Committee on State Guaranty Funds.
Subjects: Bankruptcy | Insurance industry | Tax credits |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 g931
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [98 pages  File size: 2,854 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the costs and benefits of the premium tax credit allowed for guaranty fund assessments under Article 9.48, Insurance Code (Texas Title Insurance Guaranty Act), Article21.28-C, Insurance Code (Texas Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Act), and Article 21.28-D, Insurance Code (Life, Accident, Health and Hospital Service Insurance Guaranty Association Act). The study should include, but shall not be limited to, a review the benefits to Texas policyholders, the benefits to the insurance industry, the cost of the tax credit to Texas taxpayers, the impact on the insurance industry of repealing the tax credit, the impact on Texas policyholders of repealing the tax credit, and alternatives to the tax credit.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint State Guaranty Funds, Select
Title: Proclamation
Library Catalog Title: Proclamation
Library Call Number: L1800.1 p926
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View document [1 pages  File size: 101 kb]
Committee: Senate Municipal Utility Districts, Special
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 71st Legislature / Special Committee on Municipal Utility Districts.
Subjects: Bankruptcy | Bond issues | Municipal utility districts | Real estate development | Special taxing districts |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 m925
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [26 pages  File size: 973 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the potential for defaults among county municipal utility districts.
2. Assess the social and economic impact of the districts that have defaulted or are in danger of default, including the impact on residents of the district with respect to cost of services, tax burden, homestead protection, rights and powers of bondholders, and liability of officers of districts.
3. Assess the impact on developers or owners of undeveloped land in the districts with respect to status of liens, involvement of lenders and financial institutions, and liability to residents and bondholders.
4. Survey the financial position of municipal utility districts with respect to the effects of declining real estate valuations, the existence and collateral of interest and sinking funds, the cost of those costs upon residents, and the effects of those costs upon residents.
5. Develop a projection of future trends based on information gathered from all the diverse interests involved in the issue and ascertain what action, if any, should be taken by the state to avoid the adverse effects resulting from default by utility districts.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Municipal Utility Districts, Special
Title: SR 256, 70th Leg.
Library Call Number: SR 256
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View document [3 pages  File size: 720 kb]
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: Joint International and Great Northern Railroad, Investigate the Receivership
Title: Receivership of the International and Great Northern Railroad
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Bankruptcy | Railroads |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 22nd Leg., 1st C.S. 126 (1892)
Session: 22nd R.S. (1891)
Online version: View report [12 pages  File size: 792 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the case of Jay Gould vs. the International and Great Northern Railroad Company in the District Court of Smith county and all the proceedings had and done in said cause and in other courts of the state affecting said railroad company and its receivers.

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

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