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12 Document(s) [ Subject: Wine and wine industry ]

Committee: Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Coastal Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 81st Legislature
Subjects: Agricultural policy | Biofuels | Coastal erosion | Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Act | Deer | Food prices | Horses | Texas Open Beaches Act | Tourism | Wine and wine industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 N219a
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [39 pages  File size: 4,207 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the economic development impact, benefits and costs of the Fuel Ethanol and Biodiesel Incentive Program. Analyze and make recommendations regarding the following areas of interest:
  • state cost versus economic benefit, including any impact on the price of feed for livestock and food for human consumption;
  • the program as compared to other state and federal incentives;
  • any federal legislative or administrative changes relating to the program; and
  • options to encourage research and new technologies and market based incentives and competitive feedstock issues including feedstock development.
2. Study the impact of funding increases and their effectiveness for the Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Program and provide options for possible future funding sources.
3. Study the economic impacts and unintended consequences of allowing whitetail deer raised on deer farms in Texas to be legally processed for venison. Study the interstate shipment issues with venison from other states currently faced by Texas restaurant suppliers.
4. Study the impact of the thoroughbred and quarter horse industries on agriculture in Texas, specifically the reasons for decline in those industries over the last several years.
5. Study the growth potential for rural economic development through the wine and grape industry as a result of expanded traditional agricultural operations and expanded agritourism.
6. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Coastal Resources, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete the implementation. Specifically, monitor the implementation of HB 2819, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to enforcement of the Open Beaches Act. Additionally, monitor the implementation of the federal 2007 Farm Bill and determine the impact on the Texas agricultural industry.
Committee: Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 80th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Affordable housing | Colonias | Counties | Flood plains | Grants | Home ownership | Homeowners' associations | Land use regulations | Municipal utility districts | Red light running | Special taxing districts | Special utility districts | Traffic cameras | Wine and wine industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 L786
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [257 pages  File size: 23,433 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations regarding the regulatory authority of counties in relation to development in unincorporated areas, including public safety and public health regulations, and the authority of counties to prevent new colonias development without sufficient water, wastewater, and other infrastructure.
2. Study and make recommendations relating to the use of funds collected from red light camera citations.
3. Study and make recommendations regarding the relationship between cities and special utility districts, including the formation of special utility districts in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of cities, and the ability of those districts to meet the future service needs of residents; the number of special utility districts currently existing and their effect on the overall property tax burden; as well as the significant growth/creation of special utility districts and their effect on the provision of services to residents.
4. Study and make recommendations relating to counties' ability to apply for and receive state and federal grants. Focus on assessing the impact and use of grant funds, on streamlining the process, and upon the impact and options available for counties without incorporated cities and towns.
5. Examine and make recommendations relating to the appropriateness and advisability of adopting the "Texas Uniform Planned Community Act," as published by the State Bar of Texas Subcommittee on Property Owners Associations, as the enabling statute to establish a comprehensive and uniform framework for the creation and operation of residential planned communities
6. Study the implementation and impact of legislation passed by the 79th Legislature to increase the economic impact of the Texas Wine Industry on the state's economy and make recommendations, as appropriate.
7. Study the status of floodplain mapping in Texas communities and the scope of local governments' floodplain development management authority and make recommendations, as necessary, to enable communities to provide accurate floodplain data and management plans that will facilitate more favorable insurance rates and better protect the lives and property of Texas residents in the event of a natural disaster.
8. Study the home ownership rate for low-income Texans. Make recommendations for increasing home ownership. Analyze options for enhancing Low Income Housing Tax Credits and include costs and benefits to the state.
Committee: Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 79th Legislature
Subjects: Affordable housing | Alcohol laws and regulations | Alcoholic beverage industry | County clerks | Fees | Rural areas | Rural economic development | Rural issues | Substandard housing | Wine and wine industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 L786
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [69 pages  File size: 300 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations on the need for statutory language relating to fees charged for copies of documents filed electronically or in paper format with a county clerk. Examine all state and local policies relating to document fees and analyze the impact of any recommended changes on local and state revenues.
2. As required by SB 264, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, jointly study with the House Urban Affairs Committee the effect of subdividing uniform state service regions into urban/exurban areas and rural areas and upon the provision of state and federal financial assistance to meet housing needs of rural areas.
3. Study the unique challenges and opportunities in rural areas from an economic development standpoint. Study the future and unmet needs of rural communities, residents and businesses and examine the quality of infrastructure, housing, health care, and community involvement. Make recommendations for promoting investment in growth industries in rural areas.
4. Study and make recommendations relating to development of the Texas wine producing industry. Assess the impact of state and federal laws on the shipment and delivery of wine and make recommendations for increasing the economic impact of the wine producing industry in Texas.
Committee: Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Title: Interim Report - Appendices
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 79th Legislature
Subjects: Affordable housing | Alcohol laws and regulations | Alcoholic beverage industry | County clerks | Fees | Rural areas | Rural economic development | Rural issues | Substandard housing | Wine and wine industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 L786
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [376 pages  File size: 20,945 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations on the need for statutory language relating to fees charged for copies of documents filed electronically or in paper format with a county clerk. Examine all state and local policies relating to document fees and analyze the impact of any recommended changes on local and state revenues.
2. As required by SB 264, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, jointly study with the House Urban Affairs Committee the effect of subdividing uniform state service regions into urban/exurban areas and rural areas and upon the provision of state and federal financial assistance to meet housing needs of rural areas.
3. Study the unique challenges and opportunities in rural areas from an economic development standpoint. Study the future and unmet needs of rural communities, residents and businesses and examine the quality of infrastructure, housing, health care, and community involvement. Make recommendations for promoting investment in growth industries in rural areas.
4. Study and make recommendations relating to development of the Texas wine producing industry. Assess the impact of state and federal laws on the shipment and delivery of wine and make recommendations for increasing the economic impact of the wine producing industry in Texas.
Committee: Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Title: Interim Report - Recommendations
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 79th Legislature
Subjects: Affordable housing | Alcohol laws and regulations | Alcoholic beverage industry | County clerks | Fees | Rural areas | Rural economic development | Rural issues | Substandard housing | Wine and wine industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 L786
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [18 pages  File size: 145 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations on the need for statutory language relating to fees charged for copies of documents filed electronically or in paper format with a county clerk. Examine all state and local policies relating to document fees and analyze the impact of any recommended changes on local and state revenues.
2. As required by SB 264, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, jointly study with the House Urban Affairs Committee the effect of subdividing uniform state service regions into urban/exurban areas and rural areas and upon the provision of state and federal financial assistance to meet housing needs of rural areas.
3. Study the unique challenges and opportunities in rural areas from an economic development standpoint. Study the future and unmet needs of rural communities, residents and businesses and examine the quality of infrastructure, housing, health care, and community involvement. Make recommendations for promoting investment in growth industries in rural areas.
4. Study and make recommendations relating to development of the Texas wine producing industry. Assess the impact of state and federal laws on the shipment and delivery of wine and make recommendations for increasing the economic impact of the wine producing industry in Texas.
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Agriculture and Livestock Texas House of Representatives interim report 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Agricultural subsidies | Agriculture | Agriculture, Texas Department of | Alcohol laws and regulations | Alcoholic beverages | Animal diseases | Bovine tuberculosis | Cooperative Extension, Texas | Environmental education | Exotic species | Farming | Fire ants | Forest Service, Texas A&M | W. Goodrich Jones State Forest | Wine and wine industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 ag83
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [63 pages  File size: 2,503 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the potential for new educational and recreational opportunities in connection with properties under ownership or management by the Texas Forest Service.
2. Review efforts and opportunities to develop value-added industries for Texas agricultural products, including factors which may prevent increased production and marketing of Texas products.
3. Review federal farm legislation and assess its impact on Texas agriculture.
4. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction, including the implementation of a statewide bovine and cervidae tuberculosis plan; the development of a statewide fire ant research and management plan by the Fire Ant Research and Management Account Advisory Council; and programs and budget processes of the Texas Department of Agriculture.
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 71st Texas Legislature / Committee on Agriculture and Livestock, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Agriculture | Enterprise zone programs | Grain elevators and warehouses | Kenaf | Paper mills | Rural economic development | Transportation infrastructure | Veterinarians | Veterinary Medical Examiners, Texas State Board of | Wine and wine industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 ag83
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [74 pages  File size: 2,902 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the feasibility of creating rural or agricultural enterprise zones in Texas.
2. To study the certification of animal reproduction technicians.
3. Contingent upon the passage of Constitutional Amendment No. 1, to study the implementation of a self-insurance pool for grain elevators.
4. To study kenaf, an alternative crop for Texas that is used to make paper products.
5. To study the Texas wine industry and submit statutory modifications to the 71st Legislature which would promote the growth and marketing of wine produced in Texas.
6. To study the effect of transportation costs on Texas agricultural products.
Committee: House Liquor Regulation
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 70th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Alcohol laws and regulations | Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Texas | Alcoholic beverages | Military bases | Open container laws | Sunset review process | Wine and wine industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 l669
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [20 pages  File size: 660 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor all activities and have budget and oversight responsibilities for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
2. Study the effects of the implementation of the "across the board" sunset provisions of HB 2084, 69th Legislature, Regular Session, to determine whether the Alcoholic Beverage Commission has implemented these provisions and if any are causing unforeseen difficulties or problem areas.
3. Study the continuing growth of the Texas wine and grape industry in comparison with the industry in California and other states.
4. Do a comparative study of survey of "happy hour" regulations including those of other states and to determine whether they are best regulated through statute or by rule-making authority.
5. Review and study statistics and enforcement histories of locally adopted "open container" ordinances.
6. Study the effects of the United States Department of Defense purchasing alcoholic beverages outside the state's regulated channels.
Committee: House Liquor Regulation
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Liquor Regulation, Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature.
Subjects: Alcohol laws and regulations | Driving while intoxicated | Open container laws | Underage drinking | Wine and wine industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 l669
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [81 pages  File size: 3,336 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 21.
2. To study the possibility of increasing the legal drinking age from 19 to 21 years of age.
3. To do a comparative study of other state's laws prohibiting open alcoholic beverage containers in moving vehicles.
4. In cooperation with the House Committee on State Affairs, study the wine and grape industry in Texas, and how other states have encouraged the development of this industry.
Committee: House State Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Final report on interim charges / House Committee on State Affairs, 68th Legislature.
Subjects: Biofuels | Duck hunting | Hunting | Lead contamination | Property tax exemptions | Records management | Rights of way | State agencies | State agency performance measures | State buildings | State government debt | Telephone service | Vehicle safety inspections | Wine and wine industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 st29
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [128 pages  File size: 3,653 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 29.
2. To study telecommunications needs for the state and its agency network in cooperation with other special legislative and statutory committees.
3. To study the feasibility of combining branch offices of legislators and/or state agencies in cities and towns.
4. To study the elimination of the state vehicle inspection requirements.
5. To study the quality control requirements for gas purchased at the gas pump, specifically gasohol.
6. To study the feasibility of leasing excess rights of way for additional state income.
7. In cooperation with the House Committee on Liquor Regulations, study wine production and associated grape cultivation in Texas.
8. To examine the issuance of general obligation bonds to finance major projects in Texas.
9. To study the management practices of state agencies.
10. To study the merits of eliminating the use of legal-size forms and other papers in state government, and additionally conduct a comprehensive study of the management of all state records and historical documents within the committee's jurisdiction.
11. To study enforcement of the prohibition on aliens and corporations receiving open-space valuation for agricultural land taxation.
12. In cooperation with the House Committee on Environmental Affairs, study the relevance of alternative forms of ammunition for use in the hunting of waterfowl in Texas; consider the comparative advantages and disadvantages of steel and lead shot, being attentive to the need for effective conservation of Texas wildlife.
Committee: House Liquor Regulation
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature : report of the Committee on Liquor Regulation, Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature.
Subjects: Air transportation | Alcohol laws and regulations | Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Texas | Excise taxes | Wine and wine industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 l669
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [64 pages  File size: 2,584 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Oversight functions shall be conducted for all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 67th Regular Session of the Legislature. In addition, a study should be made of the impact of any federal cuts, and the differences in the operational aspect of the agencies under block vs. categorical grants. Close scrutiny should be given to each agency to ascertain if legislative intent is being carried out in the rules promulgated by the agency and if the rules are feasible and practical in their application. These agencies include: Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
2. Study viniculture in Texas as it relates to recently enacted laws relating to the commercial production of wine.
3. Determine if the fees charged to holders of licenses and permits under the Alcoholic Beverage Code are presently adequate.
4. Compare Texas laws with other states' laws dealing with revenue collection of taxes on alcoholic beverages and the administration of such taxation at the service level.
5. Study the feasibility of expanding the number of ports of entry for alcoholic beverages in Texas to include airports.
Committee: House Liquor Regulation
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Liquor Regulation : Texas House of Representatives, 65th Legislature.
Subjects: Alcohol laws and regulations | Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Texas | Recycling | Wine and wine industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 l669
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [65 pages  File size: 1,921 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Oversight responsibility of agency expenditures and related transactions. This function shall encompass a review and monitoring of all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 65th Regular Session of the Legislature, to with: Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
2. A study of the wine-grape industry in Texas, its potential economic impact on the state, and the possible conflicts that may arise under the present Texas statutes and regulations.
3. A study of existing laws and regulations relating to liquor and the regulation of that industry in Texas. Make recommendations as to any substantive or formal changes that may be needed to clarify areas of current uncertainty in the law.
4. A study of nonreturnable bottles and the status of legislation related thereto. The study should review the status of related legislation in other states, and make recommendations as to any necessary changes in Texas statutes.

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