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Committee: Senate Transportation
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Automobile insurance | Highway finance | Natural gas production | Oil production | Privatization | Semi-trailer trucks | TexasSure | Toll roads | Traffic | Traffic safety | Transportation, Texas Department of | Uninsured motorists |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 T685
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [43 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the anticipated impact increased oil and gas production will continue to have on roadways and bridges. Make recommendations to enhance the safety and infrastructure damaged by truck activity related to oil and gas exploration and production.
2. Evaluate the Texas Department of Transportation and Metropolitan Planning Organization's progress on reducing congestion on the 100 Most Congested Roadway segments and make recommendations to advance the development of the remaining congestion relief projects.
3. Evaluate Comprehensive Development Agreements (CDA) and Design/Build project delivery methods and make recommendations for their future role in reducing congestion and continuing the state's economic growth.
4. Examine the implementation of SB 1792 (83R), which provides remedies for habitual violators of nonpayment of tolls and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation.
5. Study and monitor the state's efforts to protect taxpayers from uninsured motorists. Make recommendations to improve compliance of maintaining motor vehicle liability insurance and registration.
Committee: Senate Transportation and Homeland Security
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: The Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security interim report to the 82nd Legislature.
Subjects: Air quality | Driver licenses | Driver Responsibility Program | Drug trafficking | Drug-related crimes | Emergency management | Environmental permits | Environmental protection | Gangs | Highway finance | Homeland security | Metropolitan Planning Organizations | Motor vehicle pollution | Outsourcing | Regional mobility authorities | Semi-trailer trucks | Tax increment reinvestment zones | Toll roads | Traffic | Transportation | Transportation, Texas Department of | Tropical storms | Uninsured motorists |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 In5hs
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [56 pages  File size: 2,085 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Recommend ways to maximize the contribution of alternative transportation modes and evaluate what impacts they have on congestion and air quality. Identify statutory barriers to reducing transportation's impact on air quality and preventing any restrictions on or loss of federal funds due to air quality. Study the incidence of fraudulent automotive emissions certifications in the state and recommend changes in enforcement which will increase the effectiveness of state emissions regulation and assist in attainment of federal air quality standards.
2. Review and make recommendations relating to the Texas Department of Transportation's organizational structure and working relationship with local governments, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, Regional Tolling Authorities and Regional Mobility Authorities.
3. Recommend improvements to homeland security, including the state's infrastructure and housing recovery operations. Make recommendations for incorporating best practices and addressing any gaps in existing procedures, and disaster preparation and response, including volunteer involvement, evacuation and sheltering and trauma care, and communications interoperability.
4. Examine the public policy implications of Comprehensive Development Agreements (CDAs) and recommend whether they should be reauthorized to construct specific roadways.
5. Explore the policy implications of transportation reinvestment zones funded by state sales and use taxes as an alternative to public financing of transportation projects.
6. Examine transportation funding concepts contained in legislation considered during the 81st Legislature, Regular and Special Sessions. Analyze options and make recommendations relating to historical funding strategies including prioritization of existing revenues, as well as alternative state and local transportation funding concepts. (Joint charge with Senate Finance Committee)
  • Ensure that the pass-through program reimbursements to contractors and local public entities are based on actual project costs and not cost estimates.
  • Prioritize necessary road construction projects and target financing to those segments that affect the largest number of Texans through congestion mitigation.
  • Ensure that Texas receives the best value for its investment. (Subcharges added pursuant to Dewhurst letter dated 4/8/2010.)
7. Study and make recommendations to expedite the environmental review process for transportation projects.
8. Evaluate the Texas Department of Transportation's policy for permitting overweight vehicles and recommend ways to ensure overweight vehicles do not cause significant damage to the State's roadways and bridges. Examine the limited operation hours and staffing of highway weight stations across the state and consider whether expanded operations or other alternatives would improve compliance with weight restrictions.
9. Review the 100 most congested roadway segments and determine if alternative congestion relief modes have been identified to relieve segments in areas where the addition of lanes is not possible. For example, review whether TxDOT and MPOs consider instituting park & rides and encouraging employee flex times to relieve congested roadway segments.
10. Evaluate outsourcing at the Texas Department of Transportation, including, but not limited to, engineering services and aerial mapping.
11. Review the possible increase in number of unlicensed and uninsured drivers resulting from license suspensions or indigence resulting drivers' inability to pay Driver Responsibility surcharges in light of new Department of Public Safety rules.
12. Study and make recommendations for legislation to inform Texans about best practices for hurricane preparation, response, and recovery, including information about basic state operations and pre-designated locations for PODs (Points of Distribution) across the state. Establish procedures and penalties for noncompliance by local jurisdictions that hinder response and recovery efforts.
13. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Transportation & Homeland Security, 81st Legislature, Regular and Called Sessions, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation.
  • Monitor the implementation of gang-related legislation passed during the 81 st Legislature and its impact on drug cartel-related transnational gangs and crime in Texas.
Committee: House Transportation
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Transportation, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2008 : a report to the House of Representatives, 81st Texas Legislature
Subjects: Buses | Driver licenses | Driver Responsibility Program | Emergency medical services | Enhanced driver licenses | Graduated driver licenses | High-occupancy vehicle lanes | Homeland security | Identity requirements | Metropolitan areas | Parking facilities | Persons with disabilities | Railroad tracks | Rural areas | Teenage drivers | Traffic | Traffic safety | Trans-Texas Corridor | Transportation planning | Trauma Facilty/EMS account | Uninsured motorists |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 T687
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [71 pages  File size: 8,336 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Research and make recommendations to the legislature on programs to improve safety for teen drivers.
2. Study the concept of using corridor planning organizations to provide a mechanism for local involvement in the Trans-Texas Corridor.
3. Study and make recommendations for funding mechanisms for the Rail Relocation Fund.
4. Study and make recommendations regarding the feasibility of a motor bus-only lane program for state highways in Texas that focuses on the use of improved shoulders as a low-speed bypass of congested highway lanes. Examine comparable laws form other states that allow transit buses to operate on state highway shoulders.
5. Examine the role of metropolitan planning authorities in state law, as well as the creation of rural planning authorities to address the planning needs outside of metropolitan planning organizations but within council of government boundaries.
6. Study and make recommendations for changes to statutes regarding handicapped parking.
7. Review the effectiveness of the Driver Responsibility Program and provide recommendations for increasing the collection rate of assessed penalties. Provide recommendations for amnesty and incentive programs established by the passage of SB 1723, 80th Legislature, Regular Session. Examine the status of Texas' current statewide trauma system infrastructure and how the system may be optimized to meet future trauma care needs in a rapidly growing state with overburdened emergency rooms. (Joint Interim Charge with the House Committee on Public Health.)
8. Review the current requirements for driver's license and identification card holders in Texas in order to recommend legislative measures to prevent these documents from being used to further criminal activities, and recommend ways to enhance homeland security. (Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations.)
9. Monitor the continued implementation of the Texas Financial Responsibility Verification Program authorized by SB 1670, 79th Legislature, Regular Session, and determine whether any further statutory enhancements are needed to reduce the number of uninsured motorists in Texas. (Joint Interim Charge with the House Committee on Insurance.)
10. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate Civil Justice, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report on uninsured motorists and tort reform savings.
Subjects: Automobile insurance | Insurance rates | Liability insurance | Tort reform | Uninsured motorists |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 c499r
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [166 pages  File size: 6,712 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study automobile liability insurance to determine alternatives to Texas' current mandatory liability system. The Committee should examine problems with the existing system, including problems arising from the large number of uninsured/underinsured motorists, fraud related to securing proof of financial responsibility, difficulties in enforcing the current system, and the expense and delay in resolving claims. In its work, the committee should examine various "no-fault" plans. The Committee may make recommendations for legislative or regulatory action.
2. Evaluate the impact of tort reform legislation enacted since 1993, including its impact on insurance rates in Texas. To avoid duplication of resources, the Committee should coordinate its work with the Senate Interim Committee on Economic Development.
3. Assess whether additional changes should be made to the civil justice system. Among other issues the Committee may identify, the Committee may review laws concerning class action lawsuits, third party liability, premises liability, collection of judgement, and filing of amicus curiae briefs. In its work, the Committee should evaluate potential effects of insurance rates.
Committee: Joint Rate and Policy Form Regulation, Select
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Select Committee on Rate and Policy Form Regulation to the 74th Texas Legislature : pursuant to House Bill 1461 of the 73rd Legislature, article 1.50, Texas Insurance Code.
Subjects: Automobile insurance | Homeowners insurance | Insurance deregulation | Insurance industry | Insurance rates | Insurance regulation benchmark system | Uninsured motorists |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 in7
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [386 pages  File size: 21,862 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. The committee shall study insurance rate and policy form regulation in this state. The committee shall assess: (1) the effects of changes made by the 72nd Legislature in insurance regulation to identify whether the purpose of the department should be further changed from insurance rate and policy form regulation and directed to: (A) regulation of the financial conditions of companies and market conduct; and (B) provision of consumer services; (2) the degree of competition in the insurance industry in this state; and (3) the availability of motor vehicle insurance, the number of uninsured drivers, and the number of drivers insured through the Texas Automobile Insurance Plan Association, on a geographic area basis, to assess if certain geographic areas of the state are underserved.
2. The committee shall appoint an independent consulting firm to evaluate the activities of advisory organizations in this state, including their impact on competition in the insurance market, their use by insurers, and their impact on availability and affordability of coverage, and any other matters relevant to determining their continued authorization. The committee shall include in its report to the legislature a recommendation for the future role of the advisory organizations in this state.
3. The committee shall appoint an independent consulting firm to evaluate the costs and benefits of each of the systems and include in its report to the legislature a recommendation for future data collection consistent with its recommendations on rates.
Committee: House Insurance
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Insurance, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1992 : a report to the House of Representatives, 73rd Legislature.
Subjects: Age discrimination | Americans with Disabilities Act | Automobile insurance | Credit insurance | Dentists | Health insurance | Insurance industry | Insurance, Texas Department of | Medically uninsured | Office of Public Interest Counsel | Senior citizens | Texas Catastrophic Property Insurance Association | Uninsured motorists | Workers' compensation |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 in7
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [63 pages  File size: 2,598 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Carry out budget and oversight responsibilities for all agencies, boards, and commissions listed in Rule 3, Section 18. A. Monitor and oversee documentation of salary increases. B. Verify the number and status of outcomes and outputs as identified in the Appropriations Bill (HB 1, 72nd Legislature, 1st Called Session). C. Review agencies' existing performance standards and determine whether new standards are needed.
2. Monitor and coordinate with the Texas Health Policy Task Force as it relates to accessible and affordable health care insurance.
3. Study no-fault auto insurance.
4. Study the impact on current Texas insurance policies of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
5. Study supervision, conservation, and liquidation of insurers.
6. Study cancellation of personal auto insurance of the elderly.
7. Study modifications of rate regulation in Texas concerning auto and fire allied lines.
8. Study establishment and regulation of dental referral plans.
9. Study credit life and credit accident and health regulation.
10. Review the operation of the Texas Catastrophe Property Insurance Association *
Committee: House Insurance
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Insurance Committee, Texas House of Representatives, 71st Legislature.
Subjects: Automobile insurance | Insurance rates | Insurance, Texas State Board of | Long-term care insurance | Title insurance | Uninsured motorists |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 in7
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [22 pages  File size: 721 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 18.
2. To study no-fault insurance.
3. To study financial responsibility laws relative to automobile insurance.
4. To study Title Insurance regulations and industry practices.
5. To study gaps in the availability of insurance coverage for long term care for the elderly.
Committee: House Insurance
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, Sixty-fifth legislative session.
Subjects: Automobile insurance | Fire prevention | Insurance agents | Insurance deregulation | Insurance rates | Insurance, Texas State Board of | Property insurance | Uninsured motorists |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 in7
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [173 pages  File size: 7,009 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the viability and necessity of a use and file rating system for automobile and fire insurance, determining if the present rating system or another more open system would best serve the needs of Texas citizens.
2. The study of the proposed federal no-fault automobile insurance legislation (S.354) and its ramifications in Texas.
3. A study of mandatory liability insurance as a prerequisite to automobile operation, as 26% of Texas motorists are uninsured and involved in 68% of the accidents in Texas.
4. A study of the key rating system for fire insurance as well as the rating and territorial classifications, as the statutes have not been updated.
5. A study of the educational and licensing standards for all insurance agents.
Committee: Joint Uninsured Motorists' Coverage
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 62nd Legislature / Interim Study Committee on Uninsured Motorists' Coverage.
Subjects: Automobile insurance | Uninsured motorists |
Library Call Number: L1836.61 UN3
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View report [59 pages  File size: 2,542 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The Committee on Uninsured Motorists' Coverage shall review the information, data, and records accumulated by its predecessor, and collect such additional information as deemed necessary.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Uninsured Motorists' Coverage
Title: Transcript, September 4, 1970
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 UN3M 9/4/70
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [54 pages  File size: 85,220 kb]

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

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