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6 Document(s) [ Subject: Government travel costs ]

Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Senate Finance Committee : recommendations to the 76th Legislature.
Subjects: Government travel costs | State budgets | State employee salaries | State employees |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 f49
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [292 pages  File size: 12,163 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Based upon the work of the Finance Subcommittees, make any necessary recommendations for legislative or state agency action.
2. Review the use of riders in the Appropriations Bill and recommend guidelines to evaluate proposed riders for appropriateness and legality.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Committee documentation: daily minutes record
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 F49 75
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View document [1 pages  File size: 28 kb]
Committee: Senate Agency Services Management
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 70th Legislature / Senate Committee on Agency Services Management.
Subjects: Energy conservation | Government travel costs | State agency budgets |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 ag35
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [50 pages  File size: 2,179 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review and make appropriate recommendations regarding: 1. state agency energy consumption and efficiency, including use of electricity, gas, as well as facilities maintenance and design; 2. all aspects of transportation costs, including vehicle and aircraft maintenance and operations, use of fuels and lubricants, vehicle and aircraft acquisition, and state employee travel practices; 3. state printing costs, including reproduction processes and publications; 4. health service benefits to state employees, including alternative methods and survey-cost components; 5. utilization of high-tech equipment, including interactive video, facsimile interconnection, and satellite linkage; 6. state policies and practices relating to membership fees and conference attendance; and 7. proper use of personnel to include feasibility of pooling, productivity measures, training and performance incentives.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Agency Services Management
Title: SR 368, 69th Leg.
Library Call Number: SR 368
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View document [3 pages  File size: 1,045 kb]
Committee: House Appropriations
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 69th Texas Legislature, Texas House of Representatives / Appropriations Committee.
Subjects: Computers and government | Databases | Distributed electricity generation | Electric power plants | Energy conservation | Government travel costs | Health insurance | Job training programs | State agencies | State agency budgets | State budgets | State buildings | State employees | Tuition | University finance | Welfare-to-work |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 ap65
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [55 pages  File size: 1,748 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 2.
2. To investigate the feasibility of having state offices in foreign countries for use of various state agencies, including but not limited to: a. The Department of Agriculture b. The Industrial Commission c. The Tourist Development Agency
3. To review the capital outlay requirements of various facilities operated by the state in order to: a. Determine the need for state-owned floor space in Travis County. b. Set priorities in regards to the capital outlay of all state agencies and institutions.
4. To review state employees group insurance to: a. Determine the most cost effective bidding procedures available to the state. b. Examine alternatives to reducing state costs for the employees' group health insurance program.
5. To have interim oversight of all automated services in state government to: a. Determine the role of automation in state government. b. Research the possibility of coordination of automated services of small state agencies into a Central Automated System.
6. To review the travel policies and the transportation needs of state agencies to: a. Analyze the necessity of travel and the reimbursement policies of state agencies and institutions. b. Consider the feasibility of advanced telecommunication in lieu of travel. c. Explore the feasibility of having a motor pool for all Austin based state agencies. d. Examine the use of TDC in repairing and reconditioning state owned vehicles.
7. To review funding sources and general revenue to determine: a. Policies concerning estimates of local income as an offset to general funding. b. The appropriate policy in the application of indirect cost as it relates to federal and private funding in the method of financing state agencies and institutions. c. The impact of general rider provisions, with particular emphasis of Sec. 67, Art. V, as it relates to proportional funding of selected agencies. d. Review budget and agency policies (including salary, leave, and travel policies) of those agencies whose budgets are not controlled by the General Appropriations Act.
8. To study the possibility of state agencies and institutions developing sources of energy for their own consumption.
9. To conduct a comparative study to determine the most effective means of helping the welfare-unemployed enter the state work force.
10. To review in cooperation with the House Committee on Higher Education in tuitional policies of institutions of higher education as it pertains to exemptions, particularly in payment of tuition of out-of-state students.
11. To review planning and coordination of research by state agencies for the purpose of recommending those changes which will improve effectiveness and utility of the research product. Review shall include, but not be limited to: a. Research funded through state appropriations, federal grants, private grants, and interagency contracts.
12. To review the advantages and disadvantages of annual vs. biennial appropriations.
Committee: House Appropriations
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, Sixty-eighth Legislature : report of the Committee on Appropriations, Texas House of Representatives, Sixty-seventh Legislature.
Subjects: Federal funds | Government travel costs | Property insurance | State agencies | State budgets | University finance |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 ap65
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [42 pages  File size: 1,452 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the implementation of federal budgetary changes and their impact on state agency programs, with emphasis on block grants versus categorical grants.
2. Coordinate, cooperate and assist the House Standing Committee with oversight functions for all agencies; review the method by which the new travel provisions dealing with increased per diem in high-cost areas are being implemented and review out-of-state travel expenses by those agencies which are authorized to have a higher per diem when traveling out of state; review the state policy in relation to the use of state vehicles, including aircraft, to determine what operations are the most efficient and practical.
3. Examine the state policy of funding to reimburse colleges and universities for uninsured losses to property; review the appropriate subcommittee process to determine what, if any, adjustments could be made to make the process work more efficiently; review and recommend any necessary changes in the current process and format through which agencies develop and submit operating budgets to the Executive and Legislative Budget Office.
4. Develop a suggested approach for implementation of the General Appropriations Act which allows the Legislature to set per diem of board members; Determine the feasibility of developing a way to divert fund balances that remain in special funds over and above the needs of the current biennium without the necessity for statutory change; review the method by which a capital projects budget could be developed for the General Appropriations Act.

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