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Committee: House Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Bees | Boating | Economic impact | Emergency management | Historic preservation | Historical Commission, Texas | Hurricane Harvey | Monarch butterflies | Natural disasters | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | State parks | Tourism |
Library Call Number: L1836.85 R245
Session: 85th R.S. (2017)
Online version: View report [63 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's and the Texas Historical Commission's roles in the response to Hurricane Harvey. Evaluate the economic, recreational, and biological impacts and needed repairs from Harvey as they relate to applicable state agencies and the following areas and industries under the purview of the Committee: a. State parks b. Wildlife and fish c. Historic sites and buildings d. Art and cultural resources e. Travel and tourism f. In addition, provide recommendations on how to allow for a timely recovery of these areas from Harvey, and how to mitigate the impact of, and adequately prepare for, future natural disasters.
2. Study the feasibility of establishing and mobilizing a volunteer contingency of private boat owners through the boat registration and license database administered by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to assist first responders in search and rescue efforts in natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey.
3. Study the effects of declining migratory species, such as the monarch butterfly, as well as native and domesticated bee populations on agricultural production and its economic impact on the state. Identify possible causes of the population changes and monitor national trends. Make recommendations on how to improve and promote monarch butterfly and bee populations and habitats in the state. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Agriculture & Livestock)
4. Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature.
Committee: House Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Commission on the Arts, Texas | Heritage tourism | Historical Commission, Texas | Library & Archives Commission, Texas State | Natural disasters | Natural resources conservation | Parks | San Marcos River | State parks | Tourism |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 R245
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [58 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the repair of state parks from damage caused by natural disasters, including flooding and wildfires. Review the status of securing federal relief funds to offset state costs. Study current programs in Texas, as well as programs in other states, to determine how to mitigate and prepare for potential future hazards in the wildland-urban interface.
2. Study and make recommendations regarding the improvement and expansion of the state parks system, pursuant to the passage of HB 158 (84R). Examine options such as conservation easements that can maintain private ownership and working lands while also preserving open space
3. Study and make recommendations regarding decreasing illegal behavior, improving public safety, protecting private property rights, and protecting environmental quality on the San Marcos River.
4. Explore ways to promote and improve tourism, youth education and economic development through heritage, cultural, recreational, historical, and nature programs and preservation practices. Consider the long-term economic impact of state parks and state and local historic sites, the Texas Heritage Trails Program, the Alamo Mission Complex, and rural community revitalization in promoting recreation and heritage tourism.
5. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 84th 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 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 Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Alamo | Aquatic vegetation | Battleship Texas | Chronic Wasting disease | Commission on the Arts, Texas | Daughters of the Republic of Texas | Deer | Droughts | Endangered species | Fisheries | General Land Office | Historical Commission, Texas | Invasive species | Library & Archives Commission, Texas State | License plates | Office of Economic Development and Tourism | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Sporting goods sales taxes | State parks | State Preservation Board | Texas Film Commission | Texas State Cemetery | Tourism | Wildfires | Wildlife |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 R245
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [103 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate strategies to control known existing invasive aquatic species, including species commonly referred to as giant salvinia (Salvinia molesta), water hyacinths (family Pontederiaceae), and zebra mussels (family Dreissenidae).
2. Study and make recommendations for improving deer breeder compliance with existing laws and regulations.
3. Recommend approaches to improve long-term funding for state park acquisition, development, and maintenance.
4. Study the effects the drought and wildfires have had on tourism and recreation in Texas. Make recommendations for ways to prevent future losses.
5. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 82nd Legislature, including the General Land Office's implementation of HB 3726 (82R), regarding the administration of the Alamo.
Committee: Joint Use of Sales Tax on Sporting Goods, Legislative Task Force
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Sporting goods sales taxes | State parks |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 Sp67
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [37 pages  File size: 2,048 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The task force shall: (1) review the items that are included in the definition of "sporting goods" under Section 151.801(e), Tax Code; (2) determine the amount of sales tax revenue that must be generated from the sale of "sporting goods" to fund, at a minimum, the appropriations made by the 80th Legislature regarding state parks, local parks, historic sites, coastal management programs, and water planning; (3) not later than December 15, 2008, prepare and present to the legislature a report that describes the findings of the task force and includes recommendations regarding the specific items that should be included in the definition of "sporting goods" under Section 151.801(e), Tax Code, in order to more evenly match the revenue streams needed to cover ongoing appropriations (estimated to be $70 million per annum), net of the use of unexpended balances in 2008-2009 biennium, without creating large dedicated fund balances.
Committee: House State Cultural and Recreational Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on State Cultural & Recreational Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2004 : a report to the House of Representatives, 79th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Billboards | Commission on the Arts, Texas | Fisheries | Heritage tourism | Highway beautification | Historical Commission, Texas | Hunting | Library & Archives Commission, Texas State | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Rivers | Shrimping industry | State parks | Tourism |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 R245
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [54 pages  File size: 2,037 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Actively study the rules, regulations and statutes which govern Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the department's responsibilities.
2. Review, for the purpose of safety, the discharges of fire arms for hunting and recreational shooting in our state-owned river beds.
3. Review the missions and goals of the Texas Commission on the Arts, the Texas Historical Commission, and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and consider possible consolidation.
4. Research heritage, cultural, recreational and historical tourism programs this state is involve din and explore new ways to promote and improve tourism in the state.
5. Research the regulation and control of scenic by-ways and billboards.
6. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House State Recreational Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on State Recreational Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Deer hunting | Fishing licenses | Hunting | Hunting licenses | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | State parks | Wildlife | Wildlife management areas |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 r245
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [81 pages  File size: 2,576 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate the need for hunting license exemptions for wildlife that pose an imminent threat to personal property or human health and safety.
2. Study the management of state wildlife on private property.
3. Review issues related to reciprocal license agreements with neighboring states and reduced-price fishing licenses for persons over 65.
4. Consider a general policy governing the extent to which the state parks system should be financially self-supporting. Consider additional policies that might fairly allocate costs between the state and local entities for sites that are primarily of local interest.
5. Conduct active oversight of the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House State, Federal and International Relations
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on State, Federal, and International Relations, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Cemeteries | Historical Commission, Texas | Official designations | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Records Management Inter-agency Coordination Council | State historical parks | State parks |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 st30
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [55 pages  File size: 2,565 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
2. Study the need to enhance protection for cemeteries, especially those that may be unknown or unmarked. Consider the effects on landowners of current laws and any proposed changes.
3. Consider whether there is a need and a way to restrain the growth of official state symbols and resolutions. Review current lists to determine whether revision is desirable.
4. Actively monitor activities of the Records Management Inter-Agency Coordination Council to develop recommendations regarding electronic records.
5. Monitor the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's efforts to implement the recommendations contained in the KPMG Peat Marwick review of the states's historical structures, sites, and parks, including all measures to improve the maintenance, operational support, and promotion of the facilities. (Joint with the House Committee on State Recreational Resources)
Committee: House State Recreational Resources
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on State Recreational Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Endangered species | Environmental protection | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | State historical parks | State parks |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 r245
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [78 pages  File size: 2,870 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review statues in the Parks and Wildlife Code and recommend changes to those that require burdensome regulations.
2. Evaluate the deferred maintenance requirements within the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Examine the possibility of allowing political subdivisions or partnerships to operate parks that are not adequately maintained or scheduled for closure.
3. Study the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's involvement in environmental impact studies and endangered species studies.
Committee: House Agriculture and Wildlife Management
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Agriculture and Wildlife Management, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1994 : a report to the House of Representatives, 74th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Agriculture | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | State agency mandated reports | State parks |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 ag83
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [44 pages  File size: 1,306 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the value added opportunities for processing agricultural products grown in Texas.
2. Study the success and limitations of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's ongoing efforts to develop and promote the State's recreational infrastructure, wildlife areas, fish hatcheries and related facilities. Review the Department's policy relating to new land acquisitions concurrent with closures and down-sizing of existing facilities, and the policy of limiting economic development opportunities in relation to Department facilities.
3. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction, including a study of mandated reports to the legislature and legislative agencies. The study should consist of a review of the legislative reporting requirements of all agencies to identify areas where reporting obligations could be streamlined and agency accountability improved. The committee shall make specific recommendations about the continuation, modification or elimination of required legislative reports.
Committee: House Environmental Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Environmental Affairs : to the speaker and the members of the Texas House of Representatives, 71st Legislature.
Subjects: Artificial reefs | Fisheries | Fishing | Hazardous waste | Natural resources conservation | Offshore structures | Outdoor recreation | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Radioactive waste | Solid waste disposal | State parks | Tourism | Wetlands |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 en89
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [120 pages  File size: 3,608 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the interstate compacts for the handling of low-level radioactive waste.
2. To study the acquisition of wetlands and other conservation areas.
3. To study the feasibility of converting drilling rigs to fish reefs.
4. To study methods to increase tourism through the coordination of public and private parks and recreational facilities throughout the state.
Committee: House Environmental Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature : report of the Committee on Environmental Affairs.
Subjects: Duck hunting | Hunting | Lead contamination | Outdoor recreation | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Privatization | Shrimping industry | State parks | Statutory revision |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 en89
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [166 pages  File size: 5,800 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 10.
2. To review methods for enhancing the management and promoting the conservation of the shrimp resource in Texas; suggest any changes needed in areas of Chapter 77 of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code in which regulatory flexibility could exist relative to biological data gathered and evaluated.
3. In cooperation with the House Committee on State Affairs, to study the relevance of alternative forms of ammunition for use in the hunting of waterfowl in Texas; consider the comparative advantages an disadvantages of steel and lead shot, being attentive to the need for effective conservation of Texas wildlife.
4. To consider the financial impact of the withdrawal of the Corps of Engineers from their traditional role as recreational providers; determine the role of the private sector in providing recreational opportunities and review methods encouraging greater participation in both profit making and non-profit activities.
5. To monitor the implementation and enforcement of SB 94, 68th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to a Uniform Parks and Wildlife Code.
Committee: House Environmental Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature : report of the Committee on Environmental Affairs.
Subjects: Air quality | Clean Air Act | Environmental crimes | Environmental laws and regulations | Environmental permits | Environmental protection | Hazardous substances | Hazardous waste | Litter | Outdoor recreation | Radioactive waste | San Antonio Missions National Historical Park | Solid waste disposal | State parks |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 en89
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [369 pages  File size: 13,174 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review methods for local and/or state governments to dispose of hazardous chemicals in an economical and environmentally sound manner.
2. Determine the feasibility of the issuance of joint permits for air and water quality to industries through interagency coordination in order to reduce paperwork, quicken the process and avoid bureaucratic duplication.
3. Study the environmental, public safety, and economic impact of litter along Texas highways, streets and roads and recommend a plan for reducing litter that emphasized public education and incentives for anti-litter programs.
4. Determine the economic and environmental impact of nuclear waste storage and disposal in and on Texas, with attention to the licensure of disposal facilities, safety regulations and standards, and local citizen approval of site selection.
5. Monitor the impact of the State Implementation Plan under the 1977 Federal Clean Air Act, and determine the need, if any, for revisions of standards.
6. Project the recreational needs of Texas for the remainder of the twentieth century and forecast urban park needs.
7. Provide an update on the progress of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. *
Committee: House Environmental Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A compilation of interim reports to the sixty-sixth legilative session, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Air Control Board, Texas | Aquaculture | Clean Air Act | Commercial fishing | Fisheries | Fishing | General Land Office | Outdoor recreation | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Recycling | Solid waste disposal | State parks |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 h816 2
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [78 pages  File size: 3,886 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. A study of developing federal policies regarding park development, and explore a multigovernmental approach to park development and operation.
2. A study of the saltwater fishing industry in order to enhance the environment for the production, harvesting, and marketing of aquatic products and to safeguard the Texas fishing and tourist industries.
3. Oversight responsibility of agency expenditures and related transactions. This function shall encompass a review and monitoring of all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 65th Regular Session of the Legislature, to wit: Air Control Board General Land Office and Veterans' Land Board Parks and Wildlife Department Board of Managers of Texas State Railroad
4. A study of the public and private involvements in resource recovery operations.
Committee: House Environmental Affairs Subcommittee on State Parks
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: The report of the Parks Subcommittee, House Committee on Environmental Affairs, Sixty-fourth Legislature.
Subjects: Environmental education | Environmental protection | Land conservation | Outdoor recreation | Parks | State parks |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p229
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [28 pages  File size: 779 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the ways in which existing state agencies can improve their programs of maintaining the environment, both directly and by means of public information and education.
2. Make an extensive study of the need for improving existing parks and establishing new parks in the southern, central, and eastern portions of the state and shall include in its study innovative park programs in other states and nations.
3. Endeavor to ascertain ways in which the Texas Conservation Foundation can increase its acquisition of lands for park purposes and ways in which state agencies can work more closely with county historical survey committees in preserving the heritage of Texas.
4. The Committee shall attempt to locate sites for a wilderness area in the state and for parks and camping areas adjacent to major cities in Texas.
5. The Committee shall study pilot programs to use state parks as open air classrooms and specially trained rangers as guides to teach children ecological courses arranged through the Texas Education agency and to employ school-aged, elderly, disadvantaged, and unemployed persons in park maintenance, building programs, plant and wildlife surveys, bookkeeping, and other park-related duties.
Committee: Senate Parks and Recreation
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: This land is our land: a report on Texas' natural environment; a report to the 61st legislative session.
Subjects: Environmental protection | Land conservation | Outdoor recreation | State parks |
Library Call Number: L1836.60 p235
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
Online version: View report [51 pages  File size: 8,448 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the problem of locating and securing more land which could be set aside for parks and recreational purposes, the better utilization of existing parks and the development of existing parks to accommodate more visitors.
Committee: Joint State Parks System in Regard to Equal Facilities for Whites and Negroes, Special
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee to Study State Parks System
Subjects: Integration | Racial discrimination | State parks |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 52nd Leg., R.S. 135 (1951)
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 84 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Make a thorough and comprehensive investigation of the State's entire parks system, for the purpose of recommending to the regular session of the 52nd Texas Legislature, what steps are necessary to provide substantially equal park facilities for the White and Negro races in the State.
Committee:   Purchase of Property Adjoining the Alamo
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Purchase of Property Adjoining the Alamo.
Subjects: Alamo | State parks |
Library Call Number: L1836.39 AL11/S.J. of Tex., 40th Leg., 790 (1927)
Session: 40th R.S. (1927)
Online version: View report [5 pages  File size: 179 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the advisability of the state acquiring all remaining property, now privately owned, in the block bounded by Alamo Plaza, Nacogdoches, East Houston, and Crockett streets in the city of San Antonio, surrounding the historic Alamo, the approximate cost thereof, and the means to be used.
Committee: Joint Site for State Park
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee to Investigate Site for State Park
Subjects: Davis Mountains | Frio River | Palo Duro Canyon | State parks |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 38th Leg., R.S. 1653 (1923)
Session: 37th R.S. (1921)
Online version: View report [5 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Inspect Palo Duro Canyon, the Davis Mountains, and the Frio Canyon for the purpose of determining their eligibility as sites for state parks. *

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

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