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13 Document(s) [ Subject: High technology ]

Committee: Senate Advisory Council on the Digital Economy
Title: Executive Summary
Library Catalog Title: Bringing digital opportunity to all Texans : the report.
Subjects: Advisory Council on the Digital Economy, Texas | Business taxes | Community colleges | Consumer protection | Digital divide | Economic development | High tech employment | High tech industry | High technology | Internet | Privacy | State government contracts | Technology education |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 d569s
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [6 pages  File size: 52 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. With a focus on maintaining Texas' leadership in the digital economy, the Council shall consider strategies that (a) promote Texas' already-existing technology-friendly climate, (b) reduce governmental impediments to the greater economic opportunities for technology companies in Texas, and (c) encourage technology companies to locate in and remain in Texas. Specifically, the Council shall consider: A. How to create broad promotional efforts that highlight Texas' pro-technology business climate. B. How tax policy encourages or discourages the growth of Texas' high tech industry. C. How state government permitting, contracting and regulatory compliance processes affect the growth of Texas' high tech industry.
2. To enhance Texas' position as a leader in the digital economy, the Council shall consider strategies to develop a more educated workforce. Specifically, the Council shall consider: A. Which improvements in K-12 mathematics and science education programs might help meet the workforce needs of the high tech industry. B. How to improve the technology training for primary and secondary school teachers and how technology can be more fully integrated into the curriculum of Texas' schools. C. Whether current high school technology programs meet the workforce needs of the high tech industry. D. How Texas' community colleges can be a key to addressing the workforce demands of the high tech industry. E. How to encourage the movement of technology from university labratories into Texas' high tech companies.
3. The growth of the Internet brings new opportunities, such as greater information distributed more broadly, and new risks. The Council shall develop strategies to promote the broad opportunities that the Internet brings and shall consider what, if any, steps might be taken to minimize the adverse effects of the new risks. Specifically, the Council shall consider: A. How to bridge the digital divide and make the opportunities of the Internet available to more Texans. B. What consumer protection measures, including fraud protection, privacy protection and anti-spamming protection, can provide consumers with greater confidence in their use of the Internet as a tool for information and commerce. C. How to utilize the Internet as a means of addressing public health concerns regarding the delivery of medical information and services. D. How to utilize the Internet as a tool to allow for greater public participation in the democratic process. E. How to utilize the Internet as a means of enhancing rural economic development. F. What measures can be taken to give parents greater control over their children's use of the Internet.
Committee: Senate Advisory Council on the Digital Economy
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Advisory Council on the Digital Economy (ACDE) : bringing digital opportunity to all Texans.
Subjects: Advisory Council on the Digital Economy, Texas | Business taxes | Community colleges | Consumer protection | Digital divide | Economic development | High tech employment | High tech industry | High technology | Internet | Privacy | State government contracts | Technology education |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 d569
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [45 pages  File size: 128 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. With a focus on maintaining Texas' leadership in the digital economy, the Council shall consider strategies that (a) promote Texas' already-existing technology-friendly climate, (b) reduce governmental impediments to the greater economic opportunities for technology companies in Texas, and (c) encourage technology companies to locate in and remain in Texas. Specifically, the Council shall consider: A. How to create broad promotional efforts that highlight Texas' pro-technology business climate. B. How tax policy encourages or discourages the growth of Texas' high tech industry. C. How state government permitting, contracting and regulatory compliance processes affect the growth of Texas' high tech industry.
2. To enhance Texas' position as a leader in the digital economy, the Council shall consider strategies to develop a more educated workforce. Specifically, the Council shall consider: A. Which improvements in K-12 mathematics and science education programs might help meet the workforce needs of the high tech industry. B. How to improve the technology training for primary and secondary school teachers and how technology can be more fully integrated into the curriculum of Texas' schools. C. Whether current high school technology programs meet the workforce needs of the high tech industry. D. How Texas' community colleges can be a key to addressing the workforce demands of the high tech industry. E. How to encourage the movement of technology from university labratories into Texas' high tech companies.
3. The growth of the Internet brings new opportunities, such as greater information distributed more broadly, and new risks. The Council shall develop strategies to promote the broad opportunities that the Internet brings and shall consider what, if any, steps might be taken to minimize the adverse effects of the new risks. Specifically, the Council shall consider: A. How to bridge the digital divide and make the opportunities of the Internet available to more Texans. B. What consumer protection measures, including fraud protection, privacy protection and anti-spamming protection, can provide consumers with greater confidence in their use of the Internet as a tool for information and commerce. C. How to utilize the Internet as a means of addressing public health concerns regarding the delivery of medical information and services. D. How to utilize the Internet as a tool to allow for greater public participation in the democratic process. E. How to utilize the Internet as a means of enhancing rural economic development. F. What measures can be taken to give parents greater control over their children's use of the Internet.
Committee: House Appropriations
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Appropriations, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Appellate courts | High technology | State agencies | State budgets | State employee salaries | State employees | Supreme Court, Texas | Year 2000 computer problem |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 ap65
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [75 pages  File size: 3,496 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Perform a comprehensive evaluation of performance-based budgeting and strategic planning, including costs and benefits. Review the original goals of the programs and assess the extent to which they have met expectations. Report specific achievements that would not have occurred under previous systems. Develop performance measures to evaluate success of the systems.
2. Study the duplication of state services. Compile an inventory of programs in which there is an apparent duplication of state services. Based on the inventory, select specific services for detailed study and recommendations.
3. Review implementation of new job classification plans. Evaluate agency actions in response to new plans. Continue study to improve consistency and equity among agencies and titles while preserving essential management flexibility.
4. Determine whether the methods of funding Texas courts, especially the Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeals, are the most efficient and effective. Evaluate other funding options. Include a review of any benefits achieved by the additional funding provided to the courts for fee collection and enhanced technology.
5. Study opportunities for agencies to use technology to deliver products and services more effectively. Maintain active oversight on the Year 2000 initiative.
Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim report - Government technology
Library Catalog Title: Supplemental charge on government technology : recommendations to the Senate Finance Committee.
Subjects: High technology | State agencies |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 f49/75scrt/art.1,6,7
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [93 pages  File size: 3,579 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Evaluate whether state agencies timely receive and appropriately consider information on advances in technology. Identify any barriers, financial or otherwise, that impede the exchange of information and make suggestions to eliminate them. The Committee may also make recommendations, if necessary, to increase innovative use of technology in state government to better serve Texas.
Committee: Senate Administration
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Senate Committee on Administration report on technology for the 75th Legislature.
Subjects: High technology | Legislative process | Senate, Texas State |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 t226
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [195 pages  File size: 6,456 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the current use of technology by the Texas Senate and conduct a needs assessment to identify further use of appropriate technologies.
2. Review the use of technology by legislative bodies in other states and identify model systems that would be of benefit to the Texas Senate.
3. Make recommendations on the application of technology to the legislative process including Senate floor functions.
4. Make recommendations regarding the use of technology to support the members of the Senate in fulfilling their responsibilities.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Administration
Title: Preliminary technology working papers, Texas Legislative Council, November 6, 1995; Vision 2000; Current Senate computer services provided by TLC, September 1995; and DIR, Senate Administration Committee information resources review, October 1995
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 AD65 74
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View document [225 pages  File size: 5,507 kb]
Committee: Senate Education
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Senate Education Committee final report to the 75th Legislature.
Subjects: College preparedness | Elementary education | High technology | Higher education | Higher education affordability | Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas | Job training programs | Juvenile justice alternative education programs | Juvenile justice system | Legislative Budget Board, Texas | Medical education | School districts | School finance | Secondary education | Student aid | Tuition | University administrators | University enrollment | University faculty salaries | University research | Vocational education | Workforce Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 ed83
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [57 pages  File size: 2,198 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the role of the Texas Legislature, Texas Higher Eduation Coordinating Board, and the university systems in making changes in the governance structure of universities and implementing academic/research programs.
2. Monitor the implementation of SB 1, 74th Legislature, Regular Session with emphasis on the relationship established between the education and juvenile justice communities; the change in relationship between the state and independent school districts; the implementation of home-rule districts, and campus and program charter provisions; and the LBB studies on school funding special allotments and program weights.
3. Review the affordability of higher education in Texas in light of potential cutbacks in Federal student financial assistance, increases in tuition and student services fees, and recent state-funded student assistance measures.
4. Study higher education financial issues related to the projected increases in enrollment; faculty and administrator salaries; and support for research into emerging technologies and for medical schools.
5. Review educational services and training provided to non-college bound students, and make recommendations on the appropriate educational institutions to ensure that these students acquire employment skills.
6. Study the appropriate role of and relationships between the levels of education in Texas. Such relationships include elementary/secondary education and higher education, and two year and four-year institutions.
Committee: House Science and Technology
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 73rd Legislature : Committee on Science and Technology interim report, 1992.
Subjects: Databases | Distance education | High tech industry | High technology | Technology education | Technology transfer and commercialization | University research |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 sc89
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [62 pages  File size: 2,803 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor and oversee legislation enacted during the 72nd Regular and Special Called Sessions that was considered by the Committee on Science and Technology; Performance Audit Review Recommendations; and any agency-initiated changes.
2. Carry out budget and oversight responsibilities for all agencies, boards, and commissions listed in Rule 3, Section 31. A. Monitor and oversee documentation of salary increases. B. Verify the number and status of outcomes and outputs as identified in the Appropriations Bill (HB 1, 72nd Legislature, 1st Called Session). C. Review agencies' existing performance standards and determine whether new standards are needed.
3. Study the application of advanced technology in the state's school system, and more specifically, study the educational impact that the experimental Schoolink Project has had on the state and opportunities and requirements for its expansion.
4. Study options and opportunities to transfer technology developed by state employees. The study should address intellectual property ownership; licensing; equity ownership in spin-off ventures; royalty collection and disbursement; employee rewards; rights and incentives; and transfer priorities to Texas agencies, federal agencies, and other state's hardware/software systems; and other inventions.
Committee: House Science and Technology
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Science and Technology Committee, Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 70th Legislature.
Subjects: Economic development | Federal research grants | High technology | University research |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 sc26
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [42 pages  File size: 2,210 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. To study the quantity, source, and distribution of research and development spending in the State.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Science and Technology
Title: Memo from the House of Representatives
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 SCI27 69
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View document [1 pages]
Committee: House Business and Commerce
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 69th Legislature, Texas House of Representatives / Committee on Business and Commerce.
Subjects: Bond issues | Consumer protection | Economic development | Exports | High tech industry | High technology | Municipal bonds | Private activity bonds | School bonds | Workers' compensation |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 b964
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [7 pages  File size: 333 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To examine current laws and proposed measures from the 68th Session dealing with the sale of health spa memberships and resort time-share vacations to determine if Texas consumers need additional protection.
2. To study the level and type of public and tax-exempt debt in Texas compared to other state and the manner in which these programs are authorized and created.
3. To consider the changing nature of the Texas economy and whether current economic development activities are responsive to technological changes. Specifically look at export development and whether the Export Development Act of 1982 contains opportunities for action by the State of Texas.
4. To consider whether Texas' Workers' Compensation Program should include rehabilitative services.
5. To study the state's role in the development and attraction of higher technology industry to Texas.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Business, Technology and Education, Special
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Fostering emerging technologies in Texas / Advisory Committee to the Texas Senate Committee on Business, Technology and Education.
Library Call Number: L1836.68 b965i
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View document [145 pages  File size: 3,499 kb]
Committee: Senate Business, Technology and Education, Special
Title: SR 3, 1st Called Session
Library Call Number: SR 3
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View document [3 pages  File size: 528 kb]

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