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6 Document(s) [ Subject: Risk Management, State Office of ]

Committee: House Business and Industry
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Corporate governance | Death benefits | Electronic security | Homeowners' associations | Independent contractors | International trade | Pharmaceutical industry | Pharmacies | Physicians | Prescription drug costs | Risk Management, State Office of | Small businesses | State agencies | Transportation network companies | Welfare-to-work | Workers' compensation |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 B964
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [67 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study Texas businesses' utilization of the Federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit, and the associated state tax refund under Subchapter H, Labor Code, in employing those who are receiving government benefits and/or have consistently faced significant barriers to employment. Conduct a cost/benefit analysis of the tax credit vis-a-vis savings in federal and state public assistance programs. Make recommendations to remove any unnecessary administrative obstructions and expand Texas business owners' use of the program.
2. Identify and address potential gaps in Texas businesses’ cybersecurity policies and ensure that Texans’ personal information held by these businesses is secure.
3. Evaluate how Texas can support shared economy growth in the state. Determine how the state can ensure customer security and satisfaction as well as consumer protections without enacting burdensome regulations. Additionally, study the effects of a growing portion of the state's workforce seeking full-time vs. supplemental part-time employment with related technology-based businesses. Analyze recent debate and legal precedent regarding the classification of these employees.
4. Examine the regulatory powers of property owners associations, and the procedures available to home owners when an association restricts individual or property rights. Review current best practices to help clarify the balance of property rights, transparency in governance, and the best interests of property owners in the state.
5. Study the impact of recent Texas cases related to the rights and remedies of shareholders of Texas corporate forms, including the impact of those decisions on the legal rights of both Texas corporations and shareholders and any impact on the Texas business climate.
6. Study the requirement for state agencies and entities to purchase insurance through the State Office of Risk Management (SORM), and the agencies and entities that are exempt from this requirement. Examine the costs and benefits of each approach, and the waiver process by which SORM can allow agencies to purchase insurance on their own.
7. Study the following aspects of the designated doctor process in the Texas workers' compensation system: a. the Division of Workers' Compensation's (DWC's) processes for educating, monitoring, and evaluating designated doctors; b. whether the DWC requires additional authority to regulate designated doctors or entities providing services for designated doctors; and c. any unique issues with "traveling" designated doctors.
8. Examine the adequacy of benefits for injured employees in the Texas workers' compensation system who qualify for Lifetime Income Benefits, and for the beneficiaries of employees who receive Death Benefits. In particular, examine the application of benefit caps for those benefit types and the termination of Death Benefits to surviving spouses on remarriage.
9. Analyze recent data attributing the decline in domestic manufacturing to a consistent trade deficit caused by steady increases in net imports. Study how expanding trade and investing in manufacturing communities’ partnerships can grow the state's skilled workforce and production as well as increase net exports and develop a trade balance. (Joint charge with the House Committee on International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs)
10. 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 Real Property Data Collection, Reporting, and Assessment, Select
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Risk Management, State Office of | State buildings | State land |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 R229H
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [10 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the potential ways to ensure that the state is able to identify, track, and maintain information on the location, condition, and replacement value of all real property owned by the state.
Committee: Senate State Real Property Data Collection, Reporting, and Assessment, Select
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: General Land Office | Legislative Budget Board, Texas | Property insurance | Public colleges and universities | Risk Management, State Office of | State agencies | State buildings | State land | Texas State Capitol complex |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 R229
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [10 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the potential benefits of maintaining a comprehensive database of all real property owned by the state.
2. Study the potential financial loss to the state that could result from the state owning uninsured and underinsured real property.
3. Study any efficiencies or cost savings potentially achieved by requiring the General Land Office to submit the annual report required under Section 31.157, Natural Resources Code, to the Texas Department of Transportation, the Employees Retirement System of Texas, and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
4. Study the potential benefits or burdens, including administrative burdens, of requiring each state agency and institution of higher education to report information on the real property it possesses, at the same time and in a uniform manner, to a single entity, and how often the information should be reported.
5. Study which state agency is best suited to collect information on all real property owned by the state and the appropriate method for collecting this information.
6. Study the information that is currently reported by state agencies and institutions of higher education regarding real property of which agencies and institutions have charge and control.
7. Study the distinction between state agencies and institutions of higher education that report information on real property owned by the state as compared to state agencies and institutions of higher education that collect information for a report on real property owned by the state.
8. Study information determined by the Legislative Budget Board as necessary for the State Office of Risk Management to conduct an insurable state asset study to develop a statewide strategy that will ensure all real property owned by the state is adequately insured.
9. Study how often the State Office of Risk Management should submit an insurable state asset study to the legislature.
10. Study the results of the appraisal required by Subsection (e) of this section, and the potential loss to the state by inadequately insuring the Capitol Complex, as defined by Section 443.0071, Government Code.
11. Study other potential ways to ensure that the state is able to identify, track, and maintain a database of the location, condition, and replacement value of all real property owned by the state.
Committee: House Business and Industry
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Business and Industry, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2006 : a report to the House of Representatives, 80th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Colonias | Contracts for deed | Homeowners' associations | Identity theft | Risk Management, State Office of | Texas Mutual Insurance | Workers' compensation |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 B964
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [97 pages  File size: 20,115 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the implementation of HB 1823, 79th Legislature, Regular Session, to determine if there is a need to further legislate the protection of homebuyers who purchase dwellings under the "rent-to-own" or "contract-for-deed" procedures. There should be particular attention paid to assure that no unintended consequences materialize.
2. Study the problem of identity theft, and recommend any legislative changes needed to combat the problem. (Joint interim charge with the House Committee on State Affairs.)
3. Monitor the Texas workers' compensation system reforms and implementation of HB 7, 79th Legislature, Regular Session, by the Texas Department of Insurance and other state agencies. (Joint interim charge with the House Committee on Insurance.)
4. Study the powers and practices of homeowner associations in Texas and the possible need for legislation, such as the proposed Texas Uniform Planning Community Act, to address the rules, enforcement, restrictions and other matters with in the authority of a homeowner association. (Joint interim charge with the House Committee on Land and Resource Management.)
5. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House General Investigating
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on General Investigating, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Dentists | Education, Texas State Board of | General Services Commission, Texas | Homeland security | Investment managers | Medicaid | Medicaid fraud | Permanent School Fund, Texas | Persons with disabilities | Public Safety, Texas Department of | Risk Management, State Office of | State buildings | State employees | State government contracts | State Preservation Board | Stock investments | Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities | Texas Health Steps Program | Texas State Capitol |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 g286
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [85 pages  File size: 495 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigate allegations of excessive use of crowns and other aggressive dental procedures by certain providers in the Medicaid program.
2. Investigate recent actions of the State Board of Education relating to its management of the Permanent School Fund.
3. Review the security resources available to protect state employees and state buildings.
4. Review the program and processes by which disabled workers are afforded priority in certain state procurements, including the roles of the General Services Commission, the Council for Purchasing from People with Disabilities, and the Texas Industries for the Blind and Handicapped.
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: Charge 7 Surety bonds
Library Catalog Title: Senate Committee on State Affairs report to the 77th Legislature : charge 7, purchase of insurance and surety bonds by state agencies and institutions.
Subjects: Liability insurance | Risk Management, State Office of |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 st29a 7
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [66 pages  File size: 1,739 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the purchase of insurance and surety bonds by state agencies and institutions, including an evaluation of premiums paid and claims recovered.

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