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Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report
Subjects: Aging and Disability Services, Texas Department of | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Employees Retirement System of Texas | Employers | Financial investments | Frew lawsuits | Health and Human Services Commission, Texas | Health insurance | Health insurance premium subsidies | Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas | Highway finance | Investment of public funds | Iran | Medicaid | Medical reimbursements | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Permanent School Fund, Texas | Permanent University Fund | State agency budgets | State government debt | State Health Services, Texas Department of | State supported living centers | Sudan | Tax incentives | Teacher Retirement System of Texas | Texas Southern University | Transportation, Texas Department of | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 F49
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [46 pages  File size: 698 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Provide effective budget oversight of state agencies to ensure that monies appropriated are spent wisely. Particular areas of focus will include the Texas Department of Transportation, Department of State Health Services coordination of Mental Health Services, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department revitalization of State Parks, Health and Human Services Commission management of Frew settlement agreement and waiting list slots, Department of Aging and Disability Services improvement of State Schools, Texas Department of Criminal Justice roll out of treatment programs and review of the salary career ladder for employees for retention purposes, Texas Youth Commission achievement of reform, Texas Southern University rehabilitation, Higher Education Coordinating Board implementation of incentive programs and the creation of the Texas Cancer Research and Prevention Institute.
2. Evaluate the effectiveness of existing state tax incentives that encourage employers to provide health coverage to their employees, including tax incentives under the revised state business tax, and make recommendations for additional deductions or credits that increase the number of employees covered by health care insurance.
3. Study the feasibility and the advisability of establishing an investment policy that is consistent across all state trust funds, including the trust funds of the Employees Retirement System, the Teachers Retirement System, the Permanent University Fund, and the Permanent School Fund. Identify best investment policies for state trust funds. Examine recent portfolio diversification strategies and the effect they have on long-term fund performance. The recommendations should consider what is an acceptable rate of return, an acceptable degree of risk, the appropriateness of certain investments. (Joint charge with Senate State Affairs Committee)
4. Review Medicaid provider reimbursement rate methodologies, including the impact of factors such as infrastructure concerns, federal minimum wage changes, and cost reports. Study the impact on access to care, quality of care, and value, and make recommendations for legislative changes, taking into account rate increases contained in the current budget. (Joint charge with Senate Health and Human Services Committee)
5. Study and review state and local options for expanding transportation funding and explore options to reduce diversions of Fund 6 revenue. (Joint charge with Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security)
6. Study and make recommendations relating to whether the Texas Department of Transportation is in compliance with Transportation Code ยง201.109, Revenue Enhancement, and whether the Texas Department of Transportation is using the funding sources provided by the Legislature, including, but not limited to, General Obligation, Fund 6 and Mobility Fund bonds, to build new roads. (Joint charge with Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security)
7. Monitor and provide a brief update on the implementation of legislation addressed by the Finance Committee, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve or enhance and complete implementation.
  • SB 247, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to Sudan divestment, and make recommendations about whether to include Iran in the divestment strategy;
  • SB1332, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, to help improve the state's debt management and oversight, including a more comprehensive review of state debt and improved communication between entities and oversight of state bond issuance;
  • SB 10, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, and the Frew settlement to ensure that the initiatives carried out by the Health and Human Services Commission affect meaningful improvement in access to quality care in the Texas Medicaid program; and
  • HB 3732, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to ultra-clean coal technologies, and determine the amount of property tax removed from the tax rolls, as well as the corresponding impact on school finance. Identify any changes needed to strengthen the program and ensure its success.
Committee: Senate Finance Subcommittee on Capital Funding for Higher Education
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Higher Education Assistance Fund | Permanent University Fund | Tuition revenue bonds | University buildings | University finance |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 F49he
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [83 pages  File size: 6,377 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study capital funding for institutions of higher education, including tuition revenue bonds (looking at construction, renovation, and technology projects), PUF, and HEAF funding issues. Review the state's current process of authorizing tuition revenue bonds. Make recommendations to streamline and objectify the process to ensure the authorizations of tuition revenue bonds meet the state's goals for higher education.
Committee: House Higher Education
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Higher Education, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2006 : a report to the House of Representatives, 80th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Community college finance | Community colleges | Higher Education Assistance Fund | Permanent University Fund | Student aid | Texas B-on-Time loans | Toward EXcellence, Access & Success Grant Program | Tuition Equalization Grants | Tuition revenue bonds | University buildings | University enrollment | University finance |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 Ed84h
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [47 pages  File size: 3,111 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate state supported financial aid programs, and whether they are structured and administered in a manner that will most effectively allow the state to meet the goals set forth in Closing the Gaps.
2. Consider formula funding models for institutions of higher education, and evaluate whether current formulas most effectively promote excellence and support the goals set forth in Closing the Gaps.
3. Evaluate accessibility to higher education, and identify whether certain areas of the state are underserved with respect to bachelor's and associate's degree programs.
4. Examine existing methods of facilities funding for institutions of higher education, and identify the most efficient means by which to allocate state resources.
5. Study community college service areas, and determine whether - and to what extent - existing boundaries should be modified to reflect population shifts or other demographic changes.
6. Review and analyze all higher education funding formulas. (Joint Interim Charge with the House Committee on Appropriations)
Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim Report - Major state investments
Library Catalog Title: Report to 77th Legislature / Senate Finance Committee, Interim Subcommittee on Major State Investments.
Subjects: Employees Retirement System of Texas | Higher Education Assistance Fund | Permanent School Fund, Texas | Permanent University Fund | Prepaid tuition plans | Stock investments | Teacher Retirement System of Texas | TexPool | Tobacco settlement receipts |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 f49ms
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [36 pages  File size: 1,863 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examine the policies and practices used to invest major state funds including cash balances, and evaluate state investment goals and the funds' performance in reaching those goals. This examination shall include, but is not limited to, review of legal authority, ethical standards, and investment policies and safeguards, management structure, portfolio composition and identification of short-term and long-term goals. The Committee shall make recommendations identifying opportunities for improvements or innovations.
Committee: Senate Funding Issues in Education, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 76th Legislature.
Subjects: College preparatory curriculum | College preparedness | Educational technology | Foundation School Program | Higher Education Assistance Fund | Permanent School Fund, Texas | Permanent University Fund | Recommended High School Program | Scholarships | School finance | Student aid | Textbooks | University budgets | University enrollment | University finance | University graduates | University graduation rates |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 f962
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [55 pages  File size: 2,414 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the current status of student financial assistance and tuition exemption/waiver programs. Identify possible criteria to be considered by the Legislature in evaluating such proposals and to establish priorities for these programs in the future.
2. Review the appropriateness of current allotments, weights, and set-asides under the Foundation School Program to fund school districts.
3. Study the management, investment, and distribution of funds dedicated to public and higher education, including the Permanent School Fund, Available School Fund, Permanent University Fund, Available University Fund, and Higher Education Fund. The Committee should review the purpose of these funds and the ability of these funds to continue to meet the needs of the state.
4. Study the factors affecting undergraduate enrollment and graduation rates at public colleges and universities in Texas, and make recommendations for any necessary legislative action. The Committee should consider the costs of higher education and the availability of financial assistance to students; collaborative efforts between higher education and public education systems; and student recruitment and retention efforts. The Committee should also consider methods to effectively measure institutions' performance in meeting enrollment and graduation goals set by the Legislature.
5. Evaluate and, if needed, make recommendations to determine need and allocation of funds for higher education budget special items, medical schools and Texas A&M Service agencies.
6. Study the costs of textbooks for public schools and, if necessary, make recommendations to improve the purchasing process to ensure that Texas schools are receiving the best price possible. In its work, the Committee should examine the use of computers and other technological resources as alternative teaching aids to textbooks and consider whether these alternative resources are more economical and efficient in enhancing the learning capacities of children
Committee: House State Investment Policy, House Joint
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Texas House of Representatives, Joint Committee on State Investment Policy interim report, 1996.
Subjects: Education, Texas State Board of | Permanent University Fund | Public Funds Investment Act | State agencies | Stock investments |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 in8
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [21 pages  File size: 577 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The House Joint Committee on State Investment Policy is created to review the investment policies of state agencies and institutions of higher education. The Review should include recent changes implemented by the State Board of Education for investments of the Permanent School Find.
Committee: Senate Investment Practices of State Funds, Investigation
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Investment practices of the Teacher Retirement System, Employees Retirement System, Permanent School Fund, Permanent University Fund : a report to the 57th Legislature pursuant to Senate Resolution no. 566, 56th Legislature.
Subjects: Employees Retirement System of Texas | Fund management | Investment of public funds | Permanent School Fund, Texas | Permanent University Fund | Teacher Retirement System of Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.56 UN3
Session: 56th R.S. (1959)
Online version: View report [86 pages  File size: 3,431 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The committee shall have full powers to investigate in any manner deemed advisable by said Committee, the investment practices, purchases, and handling of the funds of the Teacher Retirement System, the Permanent School Fund, the Employees Retirement Fund, and the University of Texas Fund.
Committee: Joint General Land Office Investigation
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Special Committee report
Subjects: General Land Office | Government ethics | Land Commissioner | Land vacancy claims | Mineral rights | Permanent School Fund, Texas | Permanent University Fund | State Auditor's Office, Texas | State land |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 41st Leg., 1st C.S. 322 (1929)/L1836.41 L229R
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Online version: View report [6 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Conduct investigation of General Land Office concerning all patents, leases, and sales of public domain and investigate every action of the Commissioner of the General Land Office. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint General Land Office Investigation
Title: Miscellaneous exhibits: Charges against J.T. Robison, Commissioner of the General Land Office, resolutions, correspondence (Robison election expense reports, public lands, reevaluations under acts of 1913 and 1925, lawsuit in Travis County, land records)
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.41 L229M
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Online version: View document [92 pages  File size: 32,739 kb]
Committee: Joint General Land Office Investigation
Title: Ernst & Ernst Examination
Library Catalog Title: Revaluations under Act of 1913
Library Call Number: L1836.41 L229S 1913
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Committee: Joint General Land Office Investigation
Title: Ernst & Ernst Examination
Library Catalog Title: One cent expense fund
Library Call Number: L1836.41 L229SO
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Committee: Joint General Land Office Investigation
Title: Ernst & Ernst Examiniation
Library Catalog Title: Revaluations under Act of 1925-26
Library Call Number: L1836.41 L229S 1925-6
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Committee: Joint General Land Office Investigation
Title: Report of Investigation of the General Land Office, as provided for in S.C.R. No. 4; Transcripts, February 7-March 12, 1929
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.41 L229R
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Online version: View document [1016 pages  File size: 418,546 kb]
Committee: House Oil and Gas Leases, Investigate
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the committee in regard to certain oil and gas leases.
Subjects: Fiscal management | Natural gas leases | Natural gas royalties | Oil fields | Oil leases | Oil production | Oil royalties | Permanent University Fund | State land | University of Texas at Austin |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 42nd Leg., R.S., 2082 (1931)
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Online version: View report [16 pages  File size: 785 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigate the validity of certain oil and gas leases. *
2. Determine whether the University of Texas has and is now receiving their share of royalty due from oil and gas leases.
3. Determine whether the available fund is being expended in a lawful manner.

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

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