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7 Document(s) [ Subject: Campaign funds ]

Committee: House Elections
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Elections, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Campaign contributors | Campaign finance reform | Campaign funds | Early voting | Elections | Persons with disabilities | Voter registration | Voters | Voting by mail |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 el25he
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [82 pages  File size: 2,260 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review and assess all issues related to the financing of campaigns, including so-called "soft-money" and other funds whose source is unclear, the influence of out-of-state political action committees, and so-called "late-train" contributions.
2. Examine the benefits of reducing the number and changing the dates of uniform elections.
3. Examine the procedures for early voting by mail, including simplification of the application, deadlines, distribution of lists, and similar matters.
4. Review Title 15, Election Code, to consider changes to make it easier to understand and follow.
5. Consider methods to make voter registration rolls more accurate and easier to use.
6. Assess the need for better accommodation of voters with visual impairments.
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: Charge 9 RFRA and electronic filing
Library Catalog Title: Senate Committee on State Affairs report to the 77th Legislature : charge 9, monitoring implementation of Texas RFRA and electronic filing.
Subjects: Campaign contributors | Campaign funds | Freedom of religion | Religion | Religious Freedom Restoration Act |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 st29a 9
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [55 pages  File size: 1,720 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Monitor the implementation of the following bills enacted during the 76th Legislature, Regular Session: SB 138, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to government restrictions on the exercise of religion; and HB 2611, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to electronic reporting of certain political contributions and political expenditures.
Committee: House Elections
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Elections, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Campaign contributors | Campaign finance reform | Campaign funds | Early voting | Election fraud | Elections | Political advertising | Soft money | State officials' campaign contributions | Voter registration | Voting Rights Act |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 el25he
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [45 pages  File size: 2,287 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Determine the feasibility of gaining Texas' release from requirements to pre-clear all changes in state and local election law under the U.S. Voting Rights Act.
2. Examine and evaluate the role of financial contributions in campaigns for election to state offices. Identify practices or trends that may be detrimental to the public interest and study ways to eliminate or reverse those trends. (Joint with House Committee on State Affairs)
3. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction, and monitor implementation of major elections-related legislation passed by the 75th Legislature.
Committee: House State Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on State Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Alternative energy | Automobiles | Biotechnology industry | Business taxes | Campaign contributors | Campaign finance reform | Campaign funds | Cloning | Councils of government | Electric utility deregulation | Ethics | Genetic research and testing | Long distance telephone service | Privacy | Public Utility Commission of Texas | Public Utility Regulatory Act | Soft money | State agencies | State taxes | Telephone deregulation | Telephone service |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 st29h
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [119 pages  File size: 6,856 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine and evaluate the role of financial contributions in campaigns for election to state offices. Identify practices or trends that may be detrimental to the public good and study ways to eliminate or reverse those trends. (Joint with the House Committee on Elections)
2. Study the threats to personal privacy due to technological advances in the capacity to store data and the increasing use of electronic transaction in government, business, and everyday life. Examine the uses made of such information by governments and commercial enterprises, and the potential for abuse. Assess legislative options.
3. Review conditions in the telecommunications industry. Examine changes that have occurred since the passage of HB 2128, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, and compare current conditions to expectations at the time of passage. Assess the need for revisions to keep the transition to competition on track.
4. Inventory the kinds of public-private arrangements that currently exist in Texas government, and examine any new ethical or accountability issues that arise when the state relies on private entities in non-traditional ways.
5. Study the legal, social, and economic issues likely to arise because of developments in the fields of genetics and bioethics. Such issues may include those related to altered foodstuffs, cloning, reproduction, eugenics, and genetic testing.
6. Examine whether Regional Planning Commissions (COG's) have fulfilled the purposes for which they were established originally, and whether their functions or enabling legislation requires change.
7. Examine the feasibility of combining agency automobile fleets into a pooled fleet that could be centrally administered to obtain efficiencies of operation.
8. Assess the state and local tax impacts of possible changes in the structure of the electric power industry.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Election Law Violations, Investigation, Special
Title: Testimony taken pursuant to Senate Resolution Number 80, at Austin, Texas on April 5, 1941 (transcript)
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 IN86 47T
Session: 47th R.S. (1941)
Online version: View document [9 pages  File size: 12,321 kb]
Committee: Senate Election Law Violations, Investigation, Special
Title: Transcript of hearing held in Capitol at Austin, Texas June 4 and 5, 1941 (pursuant to SR 80, 47th Legislature)
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 In86 47T
Session: 47th R.S. (1941)
Online version: View document [68 pages  File size: 77,324 kb]
Committee: House State Departments and Permanent School Fund, Special
Title: Report - State Departments
Library Catalog Title: Reports
Subjects: Agriculture Commissioner | Agriculture, Texas Department of | Barber Examiners, Texas State Board of | Bribery | Campaign funds | Government ethics | Government travel | Insurance Commissioner | Nepotism | State agencies | State employee political activities | State employees | Texas School for the Deaf | Tobacco taxes |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 44th Leg., R.S. 2564 (1935)
Session: 44th R.S. (1935)
Online version: View report [8 pages  File size: 442 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Inquire into the manner in which State funds are expended and the purposes for which State funds are used by any all State departments and institutions; and it shall further be its duty to investigate fully the necessity for making appropriations for the maintenance of each and all of the State departments and institutions, and to that end to inquire into the affairs and activities of governmental departments and institutions of whatever character or kind, as such activities affect or relate to the financial or other welfare of the citizens of Texas.

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