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4 Document(s) [ Subject: Texas Economic Development Act ]

Committee: House Economic Development Incentives, Select
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Economic development | Economic development incentives | Film industry | Major Events Reimbursement Program | Tax incentives | Texas Economic Development Act | Texas Emerging Technology Fund | Texas Enterprise Fund |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 Ec74hi
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [59 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The committee shall perform a study of the use and effectiveness of economic development incentive programs in Texas. In performing this study, the committee shall:
  • Determine the types or categories of economic development projects that provide the greatest benefit to the state. Make recommendations where appropriate to focus on or target the types or categories of economic development projects that provide the greatest long-term benefit to the state.
  • Catalog and evaluate economic development incentive grants awarded at the State level and assess their relative success, recognizing adjustments or modifications made to the initial criteria outlined in the award contracts.
  • Examine the agencies administering economic development incentive programs and make recommendations where consolidating or moving functions improves efficiency.
  • Identify any problems in coordination between state and local economic development entities. Make recommendations to improve coordination where beneficial.
  • Review best practices of economic development incentive programs and make recommendations on changes to existing programs where appropriate.
Committee: House Economic Development
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Economic development incentives | Sports | Texas Economic Development Act | Texas Emerging Technology Fund | Texas Enterprise Fund |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 Ec74h
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [33 pages  File size: 3,482 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the performance of the Texas Enterprise Fund, the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, the Texas Economic Development Act, the Texas Enterprise Zone Program, and other economic development tools in promoting economic development in Texas, and recommend any needed statutory changes.
2. Review the overall history, goals, and implementation of the various funds established by Article 5190.14, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes. Identify and recommend any changes necessary to clarify or improve the statute.
3. Study the use of the Texas Economic Development Act since its enactment as HB 1200, 77th Legislature, Regular Session. Determine how the act may be enhanced to better attract significant capital investments by science and technology industries developing alternative energy sources. (Joint Interim Charge with the House Committee on Energy Resources.)
4. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Energy Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Energy Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2008 : a report to the House of Representatives, 81st Texas Legislature
Subjects: Abandoned oil wells | Abandoned property | Alternative energy | Biofuels | Carbon capture and sequestration | Carbon dioxide | Electricity transmission and distribution | Groundwater pollution | Natural gas | Natural gas drilling | Natural gas leases | Oil drilling | Oil leases | Railroad Commission of Texas | Texas Economic Development Act | Water quality management |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 En27
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [45 pages  File size: 172 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine issues related to electrical lines and abandoned equipment on oil and gas leases.
2. Examine whether the Railroad Commission of Texas should regulate carbon capture.
3. Discuss further the issue of financial assurance in relation to oil and gas wells, and evaluate the current bonding structure.
4. Discuss alternative energy sources and how best to incorporate them into our traditional energy sector. Also study the potential benefits of biofuels in Texas, including Texas feedstocks best suited for biofuel production and synergies between that industry and traditional energy sectors. Develop recommendations for facilitating the growth of the biofuel industry in a manner that best positions Texas in the national market.
5. Research ways to maintain ground water quality in relation to oil and gas exploration through economic incentives for innovative technology solutions.
6. Study the use of the Texas Economic Development Act since its enactment as HB 1200, 77th Legislature, Regular Session. Determine how the act may be enhanced to better attract significant capital investments by science and technology industries developing alternative energy sources. (Joint Interim Charge with the House Committee on Economic Development.)
7. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate Finance Subcommittee on Property Appraisal and Revenue Caps
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report
Subjects: Appraisal districts | School budgets | School finance | Tax and expenditure limits | Tax appraisals | Tax rollback elections | Texas Economic Development Act |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 F49pa
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [46 pages  File size: 3,312 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the property tax appraisal system, including the following:
  • the duties and responsibilities of chief appraisers and appraisal districts;
  • any abuses that occur in the appraisal process;
  • the process of appointing the members of boards of directors of appraisal districts;
  • the impact of adding members to the boards of directors of appraisal districts who are not appointed by the taxing jurisdictions of the district and methods for appointing these additional directors;
  • the usefulness of information provided in a notice of appraised value;
  • the impact of HB 1010, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to appraisal districts crossing county lines;
  • any benefit from requiring more uniformity in appraisal standards used by appraisal districts;
  • any revisions to the property valuation appeal system that could reduce the cost of dispute resolution;
  • the likelihood of, and any associated benefit from, increased compliance with the existing business personal property rendition law if chief appraisers are given limited audit authority.
2. Study the benefits and limitations of property tax appraisal caps compared to a limit on revenue a local jurisdiction can receive without the approval of the voters in the locality. Consider alternative sources of funding to replace property tax revenues.
3. Study the cost and benefit to the state of projects approved by school districts limiting the value of business investment under the Texas Economic Development Act (Ch 313, Tax Code), and the funding impact on public schools.
4. Review the practice of school districts approving budgets contingent on the passage of a rate-rollback election.

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