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Committee: House Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Animal diseases | Commercial fishing | Commission on the Arts, Texas | County courthouses | Economic development | Economic development incentives | Endangered species | Film industry | Fisheries | Fishing licenses | Heritage tourism | Historic preservation | Historical Commission, Texas | Outdoor recreation | Oysters | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | State parks | Swine | Texas Film Commission | Texas Heritage Trails Program | Texas Main Street Program | Texas Music Office | Tourism | Video games |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 R245
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [66 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Develop a long-term plan to incorporate land that has been donated or sold to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department into our state park system.
2. Evaluate the Texas Film Commission and the Texas Music Office to determine their effectiveness in economic development in Texas. Determine how the offices can better collaborate with local economic development entities and state agencies to further the economic development goals of the state.
3. Examine the viability of including the commercial oyster industry in the Commercial Fishing License Buyback Program at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
4. Examine current statutes and rules to determine any necessary enhancements that can assist in the eradication of feral hogs by using practical solutions and effective eradication techniques. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock)
5. Monitor the implementation of HB 3279 (83R) regarding the protection of seagrass plants.
6. Examine the economic impact of cultural, recreational, or tourism grants provided by the state, including any economic development grants related to cultural, recreational, or tourism industries, heritage tourism, courthouse restoration, and historic district revitalization.
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: House Cultural and Historical Resources
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature : report of the Committee on Cultural and Historical Resources, House of Representatives, state of Texas, 68th Legislature.
Subjects: Antiquities Code of Texas | Burial sites | Cemeteries | Commission on the Arts, Texas | Historic preservation | Historical Commission, Texas | State buildings | Texas Main Street Program | Tourism |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 c899
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [66 pages  File size: 2,701 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To examine the Antiquities Codes as it pertains to historic structures; how the Antiquities Committee implements the revised legislation; possible moving of historic structures from the Antiquities Committee to the Historical Committee.
2. To explore the possible legislation regarding the modernization, restoration, preservation, adaptive re-use, or destruction of historic public buildings.
3. To study the Texas Historical Commission's Main Street Program and examine the economic and social impact on the individual community and the state, in general: jobs created; social development; historic significance; possible ways to improve and expand the program.
4. To explore other avenues for revitalizing and preserving other historic Texas townsites.
5. To examine the possible need for legislation to identify and protect our historic cemeteries and burial grounds from vandalism and destruction.
6. To examine the revenue generated by the arts for art organizations, artists, and people employed in art-related fields; jobs created; travel and tourism generated; revenue to the state; cities and counties; social impact.
7. To examine how the Texas Arts Commission spends its grant money; possible ways to improve the use of state matching funds for the arts.
8. To examine the economic impact of travel and tourism in Texas; jobs created; economic development; revenue generated to both public and private sectors.

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