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94 Document(s) [ Subject: Statutory revision ]

Committee: House Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Alternatives to incarceration | Children's mental health | Criminal records | Deferred adjudication | Inmate rehabilitation | Internet | Jail population | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice system | Juveniles certified as adults | Mental health services | Mentally ill inmates | Parole | Prisoner re-entry | Probation | Public information | Recidivism | Restorative justice | Rules of the Texas House of Representatives | State jail system | Statutory revision | Substance abuse | Texas Penal Code | Vandalism |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 C868h
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [82 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the classification of 17-year-olds as adults in the criminal justice system of Texas.
2. Study the effectiveness of deferred adjudication and orders for non-disclosure in spite of the many exceptions to the statute. Study extending the use of expunction of criminal records history and non-disclosures to certain qualified individuals with low-level, non-violent convictions. Examine the statutorily allowed but underused non-disclosure and expunction of criminal records, and the use of deferred adjudication.
3. Study the impact of SB 1289 (83R). Examine the sale of criminal histories that may be erroneous as well as the lasting impact that arrest records have on individuals who are arrested but not charged or convicted. Assess the need for revision of existing statutes and consider designating an agency responsible for regulating entities involved in the industry.
4. Examine the association between co-occurring serious mental illness and substance use disorders and parole revocation among inmates from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Review current policies and procedures for incarcerating individuals with a dual mental health diagnosis in both state and county correctional facilities and examine potential remedies within the State's criminal justice system to ensure that the public is protected and that individuals with a mental health diagnosis receive a continuum of mental health services. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Corrections)
5. Examine the current pecuniary loss thresholds associated with graffiti offenses. Study the costs of enhancing the penalties associated with the offense of graffiti, as well as a study of pretrial diversion programs that exist in other states and are specific to persons convicted of graffiti offenses. Study the existing Graffiti Abatement Programs in Texas.
6. Evaluate the approximately 1,500 non-traditional criminal offenses that can be found outside of the Penal Code. Study the feasibility of streamlining these offenses and examine ambiguities in the law. Study the existing use of the Rule of Lenity and Mens Rea requirements in Texas and the benefit of codifying both of these standards.
7. Examine the utilization of community supervision in state jail felonies and the effectiveness of the state jail in light of its original purpose.
8. 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 Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Asbestos litigation | Bankruptcy | Child custody | Court Administration, State Office of | Court costs and fees | Court records | Family violence | Guardianship | Lawsuit lending | Legislative intent | Ombudsmen | Protective orders | Rules and regulations | Statutory revision | Wills and estates |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 J898
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [34 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the potential effects on victims of family and domestic violence in the judicial process if courts are allowed to issue agreed protective orders without a finding of violence.
2. Study and make recommendations regarding the discrepancies in guardianship and child custody statutes. Review potential solutions to the problems surrounding "arbitrary and capricious" findings by trial court judges.
3. Study the rules of statutory construction and establish a method of determining legislative intent.
4. Study the degree of transparency in asbestos bankruptcy trusts and how it affects litigation of asbestos exposure claims in Texas courts.
5. Study the public policy implications of lawsuit lending and its effects on the civil justice system.
6. Study whether the asbestos and silica multidistrict litigation courts should be allowed to dismiss, without prejudice, claims on the courts' inactive dockets for want of prosecution under certain circumstances.
7. Study best practices regarding corporate governance. Make recommendations on the confidentiality of communications to ombudsmen in order to provide more protections to complaining parties.
8. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 82nd Legislature.
Committee: House Public Safety
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Public Safety, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2010 : a report to the House of Representatives, 82nd Texas Legislature
Subjects: Border drug trafficking | Border security | Concealed weapons | Driver Responsibility Program | Drug trafficking | Drug-related crimes | Peace officers | Public Safety, Texas Department of | Statutory revision |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 P96h
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [106 pages  File size: 10,402 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the recruitment and retention practices that the Department of Public Safety currently employs and make recommendations on how to make improvements. Specifically, examine the current officer shortage in Texas and the effect it is having on the state's public safety.
2. Investigate best practices to process concealed hand gun licenses in order to alleviate backlog and make recommendations for implementation, if appropriate.
3. Monitor the Driver Responsibility Program and consider methods for overall improvement of the program.
4. Study the statutory definition, duties, and authority of a Texas peace officer.
5. Evaluate the effectiveness of state operations at controlling drug-related crimes and other violence along the Texas-Mexico border. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Border and Intergovernmental Affairs
6. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Eight-liners | Election fraud | Employees Retirement System of Texas | Entergy Corporation | Gambling | Health care costs | Health insurance | Health maintenance organizations | Insurance industry | Investment of public funds | Legislative intent | Medical research | Medically uninsured | Mental health services | Mentally ill inmates | Mentally ill persons | Privatization | Public retirement systems | Statutory revision | Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation | Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool | Texas Lottery | Tort reform | Voter identification | Voting systems | Workers' compensation |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 St29a
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [308 pages  File size: 43,740 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the factors that impact the transparency and efficiency of the health insurance market. Make recommendation to result in the use of best practices, lower health care costs, and better health outcomes, including the following:
  • Study factors contributing to the increasing cost of health care;
  • Study insurer and health maintenance organization (HMO) use of tiers, ratings, or classifications to differentiate among credentialed physicians already admitted to the insurer or HMO panel of preferred providers or network;
  • Examine methods to remediate incorrect tiering, ratings, or classifications;
  • Examine how physicians are notified of the standards against which they will be compared and whether they are notified of the standards prior to the evaluation period;
  • Improve transparency with respect to the marketing of prescription drugs; and
  • Study the use of certain nonprofit health corporations - approved under Chapter 162, Occupations Code, in Texas. Examine whether such entities operate on a statewide scale or on a limited scale, whether such entities adhere to the formalities required of corporations, whether the operation of such entities are influenced by owners or members who are not licensed to practice medicine, and whether such entities have ever been decertified or investigated for failure to maintain compliance with Texas law or regulations.
2. Study and make recommendations for reducing the number of uninsured Texans, focusing on the following:
  • Options to increase access to private health insurance, including 3 Share programs, employer sponsored plans and portable, individual insurance;
  • Incentives for encouraging counties and local governments to participate in private health insurance cost sharing for their respective residents;
  • Options to reduce health care premiums, including creation of special plans with increased deductibles and catastrophic coverage;
  • Implementation and possible expansion of health services districts;
  • Other state programs for increasing market-based coverage of the uninsured, including costs and effectiveness;
  • Options that will increase consumer choice and personal responsibility; and
  • Analysis of state and federal regulations that contribute to higher premium costs.
3. Study and make recommendations relating to the Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool, including the current eligibility for coverage requirements, the economic profiles of participants and former participants, the affordability of the insurance products’ premiums and deductibles, and the public's awareness of the Pool.
4. Study the issue of security and accuracy in Texas elections. The study should include the benefits and risks of electronic voting technology, including the necessity of maintaining a paper record of each electronic vote. The study should also include an analysis of fraud in Texas elections, including prosecution rates for voter fraud, the processes for purging ineligible voters from voter lists, and the integrity of the mail-in and provisional ballot systems. Study the effectiveness of electronic voting technology and voter ID laws in other states. Monitor the implementation of the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002, including the implementation of the Texas Election Administration Management system. Recommend statutory and regulatory changes designed to ensure that only eligible voters are allowed to vote in Texas elections and that each vote is accurately counted.
5. Review and make recommendations for requiring insurance coverage of routine medical care for patients with a life-threatening disease or condition who have elected to participate in a clinical trial.
6. Study the economic impact of recent civil justice reform legislation in Texas.
7. Study whether Texas should adopt the Restatement 2nd of Torts Sec. 674 (Wrongful use of Civil Proceedings) and whether a person should be allowed to recover court and attorneys fees when he has been forced to defend a lawsuit filed without probable cause or for intimidation purposes.
8. Monitor the Texas workers' compensation system, and the continued implementation of the reforms of HB 7, 79th Legislature, Regular Session, by the Texas Department of Insurance and other state agencies. Specifically evaluate the recent decision by the Texas Supreme Court in Entergy v. Summers in terms of its impact and the impact of previous legislation on the workers' compensation system.
9. Study and make recommendations to reduce illegal gambling in Texas, including, but not limited to, the illegal use of Eight-Liners.
10. Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of phasing in a defined-contribution pension for future employees versus the existing defined-benefit pension plan. Study options for transition or implementation issues and how the phase-in could be structured. Evaluate the possibility of requiring the state employee contribution rate to meet the annually required contribution for the statewide retirement funds each biennium in order to prevent unfunded liabilities.
11. Study the relationship between the public mental health system and the criminal justice and civil courts systems, including the identification and sharing of information regarding mentally ill offenders, including minors, among criminal justice and mental health agencies, the courts, state hospitals, and the Veterans Administration. Study how current confidentiality laws impact the exchange of information among groups described above. Study the sentencing of mentally ill offenders compared to non-mentally ill offenders, including minors, and the affect that has on statewide prison capacity and on the quality of health care provided to mentally ill offenders. (Joint charge with Senate Criminal Justice Committee)
12. Review and evaluate appropriate state regulation of a private operator of the state lottery should the state receive bids for a lease of the lottery that merit strong consideration. Provide recommendations for ensuring the security and integrity of the lottery and for adequate consumer protections. (Joint charge with Senate Finance Committee)
13. 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 Finance Committee)
14. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the State Affairs Committee, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. In particular, monitor and report on the effect of HB 2365, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, which allows public entities to report "other post employment benefits" (OPEBs) on a statutory modified accrual basis, including any effect on auditor opinions, bond ratings, or other fiscal issues. Monitor the implementation of SB 1731, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to transparency of health information, and SB 1846, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to TRS.
Committee: House Elections
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Elections, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2004 : a report to the House of Representatives, 79th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Election laws | Ethics Commission, Texas | Provisional ballots | Secretary of State, Texas | Statutory revision | Voter registration | Voting systems |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 EL25he
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [25 pages  File size: 89 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review compliance with the provisions of the Federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA) and implementation through the Secretary of State's office of the legislation passed as issues surrounding HAVA become more settled.
2. Examine the risks, costs, benefits and efficiencies of the entire canon of Texas Election Law for an omnibus rewrite and recodification.
3. Monitor the Texas Ethics Commission rulemaking for the implementation of HB 1606, 78th Legislature, Regular Session.
4. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Business and Industry
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Business & Industry, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Consumer protection | Funeral industry | Statutory revision | Texas Workers' Compensation Insurance Fund | Workers Compensation Commission, Texas | Workers' compensation |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 b964
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [163 pages  File size: 8,971 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review trends in the use of binding arbitration requirements in consumer agreements, with special attention to transactions in which the consumer has little or no bargaining power.
2. Review the performance of the workers' compensation system in returning injured workers to safe and productive employment in a timely manner. Consider system features, policies of the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission and actions on the part of health care providers or other system participants that may adversely affect returns to work.
3. Review and evaluate the substantive recodifications of the Business Organizations Code that were considered by the 76th and 77th Legislatures.
4. Review the fiscal condition of the workers' compensation subsequent injury fund. Determine whether changes will be needed to keep the fund viable in light of increased demands placed on it by recent legislation.
5. Assess the need for regulation or other consumer protections in the sale of caskets.
6. Actively monitor the agencies under the committee's oversight jurisdiction.
Committee: House Civil Practices
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Civil Practices, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Alternative dispute resolution | Consumer protection | Homeland security | Judicial interpretation of legislation | Liability | National security | Open records requests and decisions | Public information | Public Information Act, Texas | Rules of evidence | Statutory revision | Supreme Court, Texas | Terrorism |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 c498
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [162 pages  File size: 7,486 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine practices by courts and attorneys in product liability cases that may be detrimental to public health and safety. The review should include the sealing of records that might assist the public in assessing the dangers of using a product, agreements not to disclose information to the public or regulatory agencies, and any other rules, practices or laws deemed relevant by the committee.
2. Examine changes over the last decade to the civil justice system that affect the right of litigants (citizens or businesses) to receive appropriate review by a judicial body, including arbitration, mediation, other types of alternative dispute resolution.
3. Review changes in federal laws and law enforcement procedures, as well as recommendations from state and national agencies charged with homeland protection, to assess the need for changes in state civil laws to protect life and property and to detect, interdict and respond to acts of terrorism.
4. Review recent decisions of Texas appellate courts and identify those decisions that: (1) clearly failed to properly implement legislative purposes, (2) found two or more statutes to be in conflict, (3) held a statute to be unconstitutional, (4) expressly found a statute to be ambiguous, or (5) expressly suggested legislative action.
5. Monitor the rule-making proceedings of the Texas Supreme Court.
Committee: House Environmental Regulation
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Environmental Regulation, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Air quality | Clean Air Act | Concentrated animal feeding operations | Emergency management | Environmental education | Environmental laws and regulations | Environmental permits | Environmental protection | Grandfathered industrial facilities | Local emergency planning committees | Manure | Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas | Radioactive waste | Solid waste disposal | Statutory revision | Surface water pollution | Tire disposal | Voluntary Emissions Reduction Program | Water quality management |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 en89
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [131 pages  File size: 6,431 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review materials of publicly funded environmental educational programs and assess whether the materials and the programs promote views based on scientifically sound information.
2. Review current funding mechanisms for Local Emergency Planning Committees ("LEPC's), which are required by federal law to respond to chemical emergencies. Determine if there are alternative funding methods that would improve the ability of the LEPC's to preform their duties.
3. Compile an inventory of state environmental laws that appear to provide little or no appreciable benefit, and recommend revision or repeal of each law identified.
4. Monitor the activities of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to achieve a fair transition for permitting facilities currently operating without air quality permits.
5. Study the cumulative effects of siting numerous confined animal feeding operations (CAFO's) in a geographic area involving multiple state jurisdictions. Determine whether environmental protections are adequate in such situations.
6. Conduct active oversight of state agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction, including the waste tire program, delegation of federal environmental programs, revisions to national ambient air quality standards, and approval of the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact.
Committee: Senate Criminal Justice
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 75th Legislature.
Subjects: Blood alcohol concentration | Community support services | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Driving while intoxicated | Drug rehabilitation programs | Gun laws | Guns | Handguns - Registration | Inmate rehabilitation | Open container laws | Parole | Prison construction | Prison population | Privately-operated prisons | Probation | Public Safety, Texas Department of | Recidivism | Right to Carry Act | Sex offenders | State jail system | Statutory revision | Substance abuse |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 c868
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [32 pages  File size: 1,664 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and determine if there are any needed changes in the Driving While Intoxicated or related statutes, with a review of statutes in other states. This review should include, but not be limited to: the use of sobriety checkpoints; prohibition of open alcoholic beverage containers in motor vehicles; changing the blood alcohol threshold; and penalties for DWI offenses, including Intoxication Manslaughter.
2. Review present and future substance abuse treatment programs in community programs, correctional facilities, and parole programs, to determine the number of offenders requiring treatment in all stages of the criminal justice system, the facility and personnel requirements to effectively treat offenders and to provide necessary aftercare by the year 2002, including projections for the next two bienniums.
3. Review the progress of the state jails, including determining; (a) is programming available and effective for all state jail felons and if some are not receiving programming, why not; (b) is there effective programming in both the state operated and locally operated facilities; and (c) are programming efforts including preventing offenders from placing future demands on the criminal justice system.
4. Review alternatives to incarceration that will reduce the need for further prison expansion, while improving public safety in light of the demand for prison space, through the year 2002.
5. Review whether the Legislature should implement funding of the Department of Criminal Justice on performance of their efforts to reduce recidivism, including review of the Task Force on Recidivism.
6. Monitor implementation of SB 60, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, Right to Carry Act, and develop legislation to address administrative problems encountered by the Department of Public Safety and any other problems that may be identified.
7. Review the cost and effectiveness of construction and operations, including programming, of Mode I and Mode II state jails, and any correctional facilities that are operated by private entities for use by the state, to determine which type of facility is the most cost effective to operate and which have the most effective programming and treatment, and to make recommendations to improve future operations, including cost effectiveness.
8. Study and make recommendations for any penal or criminal justice issues that are identified as problems in legislation passed in the 74th Legislative Session, including omissions and unintended consequences of the legislation or related statutes, specifically including review of the criminal offenses created in the Education Code that may or may not conflict with provisions of the Penal Code.
9. Review parole issues regarding sex offenders including available treatment and the statutory requirements as to which county the Parole Board may release an offender, to make recommendations for statutory changes, if any, that may be needed.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Criminal Justice
Title: Response by the Department of Criminal Justice
Library Catalog Title: Response to the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice interim report, 75th Legislature.
Library Call Number: L1836.74 c868r
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View document [68 pages  File size: 2,626 kb]
Committee: House Financial Institutions
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Financial Institutions, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Banks and banking | Business loans | Consumer credit | Interest rates | Statutory revision | Trust companies |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 f49h
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [60 pages  File size: 2,909 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
2. Review the laws governing trust companies for necessary revisions and possible incorporation in the Texas Banking Code.
3. Review the Texas Credit Code to identify areas that may need revision and recomend such revisions.
4. Review federal legislation affecting the banking, thrift or securities industries to assess impacts on Texas and the need for revising Texas laws.
Committee: House Public Education
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Public Education, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Education | Education Agency, Texas | Educational accountability | School districts | School finance | State Auditor's Office, Texas | Statutory revision | Teacher salaries |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 ed83h
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [71 pages  File size: 2,933 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor implementation and effects of the recodification of the Education Code by the 74th Legislature.
2. Study the possibility of providing incentive pay to teachers in inner-city and low-performing districts.
3. Review the accuracy of the key accountability and reporting systems used by state leaders to assess and assure school performance.
4. Assess the extent to which authority for key decisions is devolving to the local level and the extent to which local policy-makers are exercising options to innovate.
5. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Joint Family Code, Interim
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A comprehensive review of the Texas Family Code.
Subjects: At-risk youth | Boot camps | Child crimes | Child custody | Child support | Divorce | Families | Gender discrimination | Juvenile justice system | Juvenile Probation Commission, Texas | Marriage | Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Statutory revision | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 f21
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [241 pages  File size: 10,502 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations regarding the clarity and consistency of terminology used throughout the Family Code.
2. Study the usefulness and necessity of all major provisions of the Family Code, and, if any are obsolete or in need of amendment, recommend deletions or appropriate amendments.
3. Study and make recommendations regarding property division from divorce, as well as child support guidelines in Title 2
4. Study and make recommendations regarding juvenile justice provisions contained in Title 3.
5. Maker recommendations regarding recodification of the Code, if needed.
6. Make recommendations regarding any additions or other changes that the Committee determined should be made to the Texas Family Code.
Committee: House Investments and Banking
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Investments and Banking, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1994 : a report to the House of Representatives, 74th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Automated teller machines | Banks and banking | State agency mandated reports | Statutory revision |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 in9
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [82 pages  File size: 2,578 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine possible revisions to the Texas Banking Code, including those required to take account of federal changes such as the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Act of 1991.
2. Examine ways to improve security at automatic teller machines.
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: Joint Mentally Retarded Persons Act of 1977, Task Force on
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Rationale for and summary of proposed revisions of the Mentally Retarded Persons Act.
Subjects: Mentally disabled persons | Statutory revision |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 m528
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [43 pages  File size: 1,587 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the Mentally Retarded Persons Act of 1977 as it relates to current mental retardation service delivery issues and challenges, and make recommendations for amendments to the Mentally Retarded Persons Act of 1977 to the 72nd Legislature.
2. Review the current provisions of the Mentally Retarded Persons Act and develop recommendations to the 72nd Legislature for amending the provisions of that Act relating to the purposes of the Act, definitions applicable to the Act, the diagnosis and evaluation process, commitment and admission procedures, protection of individual rights, the role and composition of the Public Responsibility Committee and the conformity of the Act to pertinent provisions of the Texas Mental Health Code and other applicable state and federal statutes.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Mentally Retarded Persons Act of 1977, Task Force on
Title: Proclamation
Library Catalog Title: Proclamation
Library Call Number: L1800.1 p926
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View document [1 pages  File size: 79 kb]
Committee: Joint Mentally Retarded Persons Act of 1977, Task Force on
Title: Committee documentation: background, correspondence, task force binder, agendas, minutes, testimony
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.71 M528M
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View document [245 pages  File size: 6,353 kb]
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Natural Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report 1990 : a report to the House of Representatives, 72nd Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Border health | Colonias | Drinking water | Outdoor recreation | Property rights | Real estate development | Rio Grande River | Rio Grande Valley | Rivers | Statutory revision | Wastewater management | Water Commission, Texas | Water districts | Water planning | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 n219h
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [33 pages  File size: 1,633 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the transfer of water rights from irrigation districts to municipalities in South Texas.
2. To study the categories, powers and duties of water and wastewater districts created under the Texas Water Code or by other statutes, including the procedures for the creation of such districts.
3. To study the relationships and coordination between the Texas Water Commission and local water authorities, including the effect of the current institutional structure on the achievement of water policy goals.
4. To study current efforts to provide and finance water and wastewater services to the colonias.
5. To study the rights of property owners along rivers and streams.
6. To study the recodification of the Texas Water Codes.
Committee: House Business and Commerce
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim studies / Business and Commerce Committee.
Subjects: Commerce, Texas Department of | Construction industry | Economic development | General contractors | International trade | Job training programs | Liens | Mergers and acquisitions | Mexico | Privatization | Statutory revision | Tourism | Use taxes | Welfare | Welfare-to-work |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 b964
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [180 pages  File size: 5,263 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and to have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 3, including the new Department of Commerce and Strategic Policy Commission.
2. To study the possible revision of Chapter 53, Texas Property Code (Mechanic's Liens).
3. To study all issues relating to economic development and diversification through trade and commercial arrangements between business enterprises in Texas and those in Mexico and other Latin American nations.
4. To study and monitor the effectiveness of the agency consolidations and creation of the Department of Commerce.
5. To study and monitor the Department of Commerce's implementation of the requirements of Article 5 (Small Business Assistance), Article 6 (Business Permit Office), and Article 7 (State and Local Permits) in reducing unnecessary governmental regulatory delays that inhibit the economic development of the state.
6. To study the cost/benefits and potential scope of private contracting for governmental services by the State.
7. To study the effect and feasibility of state legislation governing hostile corporate takeovers of domestic corporations.
8. To study methods by which the results of state recruiting programs of business and industry relocation efforts can be measured in terms of cost-benefit to Texas, including a survey of other states' methods of measuring effectiveness.
9. To study the use of the Hotel-Motel Tax.
Committee: House County Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on County Affairs : to the speaker and members of the House of Representatives.
Subjects: Compensatory time | County budgets | Overtime pay | Statutory revision | Supreme Court decisions, U.S. |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 c832
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [13 pages  File size: 412 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the availability and feasibility of alternative revenue sources for county government finance.
2. Study the impact on county governments of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Garcia V. San Antonio Metropolitan Transit Authority.
3. Study the recodification of the government code with special emphasis on the county government subtitle.
Committee: House Elections
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Elections : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 70th Legislature.
Subjects: Campaign finance reform | Electoral reform | Primary elections | Statutory revision | Voting systems |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 el25
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [94 pages  File size: 2,963 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the advantages of and alternative methods of establishing a presidential primary.
2. Study the recodification of campaign finance legislation.
3. Study the creation of guidelines for the conduct of poll watchers.
Committee: House Urban Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Urban Affairs, Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 70th Legislature.
Subjects: Affordable housing | Firefighters | Housing Agency, Texas | Municipal government | Municipalities | Police officers | Statutory revision |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 ur1
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [27 pages  File size: 802 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study firemen's and policemen's civil service in cities.
2. To review the legislation and mission of the Texas Housing Agency and determine if appropriate housing projects are being approved to meet the needs of low-income Texans.
3. To study methods to encourage greater efficiency in the management of general-law cities.
Committee: House County Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: To the Speaker and members of the House of Representatives : report of the Committee on County Affairs.
Subjects: Counties | County budgets | County government | Indigent health care | Property taxes | Radioactive waste | Solid waste disposal | Statutory revision | Supreme Court decisions, U.S. | Tax appraisals |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 c832
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [140 pages  File size: 4,573 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 5.
2. To examine county ordinance-making authority and its ramifications.
3. To classify, investigate, and analyze county law as it presently exists.
4. To investigate the various sources of revenue that counties currently have.
5. To examine the impact of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, revenues regarding tax exempt status of federal securities on county revenues.
6. In cooperation with the House Committee on Urban Affairs and the House-Senate Joint Committee on Indigent Health Care, study the impact of indigent health care on county government.
7. Conduct a mid-course review of the activities to date of the Texas Low-level Radioactive Waste Disposal Authority (TLLRWDA) and take testimony and gather evidence from interested public officials and private citizens on the matter of low-level nuclear waste disposal in Texas.
Committee: House Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: To the Speaker and members, Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature: report / of the Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature.
Subjects: Alternatives to incarceration | At-risk youth | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice system | Parole | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) | Prison population | Prison reform | Probation | Recidivism | Runaway children | Statutory revision | Texas Code of Criminal Procedure | Truancy | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 j979cr
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [126 pages  File size: 3,747 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To oversee the expenditure of the $3 million appropriations to the Texas Education Agency earmarked for a program designed to keep trouble students, truants, etc. enrolled in a classroom situation. To follow the guidelines set up by TEA for the participating school districts.
2. To track the prison reform measures and see how they are being implemented, To determine the benefits derived from these measures, both in terms of recidivism and in terms of monetary savings.
3. To study the need/benefits of raising the jurisdictional age of TYC to age 21 from age 18 for certain instances when keeping the child past the age of 18 would be beneficial to child and/or society.
4. To look into alternative programs for youths who have committed status crimes, i.e.. truancy, running away from home, etc. To find alternatives to sentencing in TYC facilities for property offenders, as well as some minor non-property offenders.
5. To devise a policy to keep the Texas Penal Code standardized, so that specific crimes do not have separate forms of sentencing.
6. Study the need to reform the charging instrument in Texas; consider whether the state should be allowed to prosecute crimes other than capital offenses on the basis of an information rather than an indictment issued by a grand jury. *
7. Make recommendations regarding the non-substantive changes to the probation and parole laws currently found in Articles 42.12 and 42.13 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. *
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 Judiciary
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature : report of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, state of Texas, 68th Legislature.
Subjects: Alternative dispute resolution | Attorney General of Texas | Damage awards | Divorce | Interest rates | Juvenile justice system | Law Examiners, Texas Board of | State Bar of Texas | Statutory revision |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 j898
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [115 pages  File size: 3,481 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 18.
2. To study the necessity and desirability of revising Title 3 of the Family Code to conform with the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.
3. To study the adversarial system of adjudicating divorce and related issues, and possible available alternatives to that system.
4. To study the organization, administration, and procedures of the Office of the Attorney General.
5. To study the funding, procedures, and processes of the Board of Law Examiners, and a review of the qualifications necessary for admittance to the State Bar.
6. To study the necessity and desirability of allowing prejudgment interest in civil suits.
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and the members of the Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature : report of the Committee on Agriculture and Livestock, Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature.
Subjects: Agriculture | Biofuels | Cooperative Extension, Texas | Cotton production | Exports | Rural economic development | Statutory revision |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 ag83
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [32 pages  File size: 851 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the feasibility of establishing foreign market trade missions and offices in other countries for the purpose of marketing Texas agricultural products and promoting agricultural exports. *
2. Examine operations under the new Agricultural Code to ascertain if substantive changes were indeed incorporated into the non-substantive items rewritten in the Code. Work with the Texas Legislative Council in identifying areas which may need substantive changes.
3. Study the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. Determine the number of people served, services provided, etc.
4. Review the manner in which alcohol manufacturing processes are permitted and regulated by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and other agencies with similar responsibilities. Stay abreast of new technology in field of alcohol fuel production.
5. Study the commercial potential of guayule, the desert shrub which was the nation's major source of rubber during World War II.
6. Study cotton warehousing in Texas with specific attention to alleged delays in service by the industry, the status of domestic and foreign markets, and the adequacy of current law as it deals with cotton warehousing.
Committee: House Elections
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature : report of the Committee on Elections, Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature.
Subjects: Elections | Political conventions | Secretary of State, Texas | Statutory revision | Voting by mail |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 el25
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [16 pages  File size: 406 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Oversight functions shall be conducted for all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 67th Regular Session of the Legislature. Close scrutiny should be given to each agency to ascertain if legislative intent is being carried out in the rules promulgated by the agency and if the rules are feasible and practical in their application. These agencies include: Secretary of State - partial.
2. Monitor and assist the Legislative Council in preparing for introduction into the 68th Legislature a bill which recodifies the Election Code.
3. Study the voting rights procedures for overseas citizens and military personnel.
4. Study the relationship between party rules and state law in Texas.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Elections
Title: Interim Report - Section by Section Analysis of the Proposed Election Code
Library Catalog Title: Section by section analyses of the proposed Election Code.
Library Call Number: L1836.67 el25a
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Committee: House Judiciary
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Judiciary, House of Representatives, State of Texas, 67th Legislature.
Subjects: At-risk youth | Child custody | Child support | Courts | Historical records | Judicial Conduct, State Commission on | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice system | Kidnapping | Open Meetings Act, Texas | Records management | Rules of evidence | Runaway children | Statutory revision | Truancy | Visitation rights |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 j898
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [124 pages  File size: 3,598 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study Title II, Subtitle A and Title III of the Family Code, with a view toward recommendations modifying and expanding the statutes, including but not limited to: (a) parental kidnapping; (b) the disposition of juvenile cases (c) special issued in suits affecting the parent-child relationship; (d) mandatory requirements for court interpreters; and (e) grandparent visitation.
2. Study the preservation of records of the courts of appeal and district courts.
3. Study the rules of evidence for civil cases.
4. Review the hearing and investigative processes of the Judicial Conduct Commission.
5. Review the general rules of venue.
6. Study the Open Meetings Act to determine if changes are necessary to make the Act more effective.
Committee: Joint Public Education, Select
Title: Interim Report - Education Code
Library Catalog Title: Recodification of the education code : report and recommendations / submitted to the Sixty-eighth Legislature [by] Select Committee on Public Education.
Subjects: Bilingual education | Curriculum | Education | School finance | Statutory revision | Teacher quality | Teachers |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 ed84 6
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [122 pages  File size: 6,362 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the Texas Education code relative to the need for recodification. Determine if a proposed revision should be substantive or nonsubstantive, what the timetable should be and the appropriate structure for the project. *
2. Study the issues and concerns relating to public education in Texas, including curriculum reform, bilingual education, requirements relating to teacher competency, and alternative methods of financing.
Committee: Joint Public Education, Select
Title: Interim Report - Educational Personnel
Library Catalog Title: Educational personnel : report and recommendations / submitted to the Sixty-Eighth Legislature [by] Select Committee on Public Education.
Subjects: Statutory revision | Teacher shortages | Teachers |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 ed84 7
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [53 pages  File size: 2,593 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the recruitment, hiring and retention of educational personnel, especially with regard to current and projected classroom teacher shortages. *
2. Review the Texas Education code relative to the need for recodification. Determine if a proposed revision should be substantive or nonsubstantive, what the timetable should be and the appropriate structure for the project. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Public Education, Select
Title: SCR 22, 1st C.S.
Library Call Number: SCR 22, 1st C.S.
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View document [4 pages  File size: 889 kb]
Committee: Senate Rules of Evidence, Interim
Title: Interim Report - Proposed code
Library Catalog Title: Texas rules of evidence : proposed code.
Subjects: Rules of evidence | Statutory revision |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 r861
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [28 pages  File size: 1,965 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Work in conjunction with the Supreme Court of Texas, the Texas Judicial Council and the Committee on Administration of Justice of the State Bar of Texas to study codification of the Texas rules of evidence.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Rules of Evidence, Interim
Title: SR 565
Library Call Number: SR 565
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View document [4 pages  File size: 1,090 kb]
Committee: Senate Rules of Evidence, Interim
Title: Committee Documentation: File Guide, Transcript Index, Supreme Court Transmittals, Repealer Overlay, SR 565, Committee Roster
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.67 R861C
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View document [138 pages]
Committee: Senate Rules of Evidence, Interim
Title: Correspondence: Supreme Court Authority, Post Adoption Correspondence by Rule
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.67 R861C
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View document [149 pages]
Committee: Senate Rules of Evidence, Interim
Title: Criminal File
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.67 R861C
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View document [669 pages]
Committee: House Elections
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature : report of the Committee on Elections, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Campaign finance reform | Early voting | Financial disclosures | Primary elections | Secretary of State, Texas | Statutory revision | Voter registration | Voting by mail |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 el25
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [98 pages  File size: 2,966 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct a study of the voter registration procedures in Texas and the consideration of the establishment of a uniform system to by used by all counties.
2. Conduct a study of the system of absentee voting in Texas, including, but not limited to, such issues as the procedures for accounting for ballots, the feasibility of requiring the use of a special canvassing board, and the hours and places for absentee voting.
3. Make and examination of the campaign reporting and disclosure requirements with emphasis on insuring fairness and responsibility.
4. Study the feasibility of Texas joining with other southwestern or Sunbelt states in having a regional presidential primary.
5. Monitor and assist the Legislative Council in the recodification of the election code.
6. Oversight functions shall be conducted for all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 66th Regular Session of the Legislature. The agencies include: Secretary of State (partial -- less Uniform Commercial Code)
Committee: House Judicial Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Judicial Affairs Committee, Texas House of Representatives, the sixty-seventh legislative session.
Subjects: Appellate courts | Autopsies | Court congestion | Courts | Judicial Conduct, State Commission on | Law Examiners, Texas Board of | Medical examiners | State Bar of Texas | Statutory revision | Supreme Court, Texas | Trial courts |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 j897
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [127 pages  File size: 4,782 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Oversight functions shall be conducted for all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned for appropriative purposes during the Sixty-sixth Regular Session of the Legislature. These are: Supreme Court of Texas, Courts of Civil Appeals, State Bar of Texas, Board of Law Examiners, State Commission on Judicial Conduct, Judiciary Section, Comptroller's Office.
2. Study the use of masters and other parajudicial personnel as a method of easing caseloads in certain courts.
3. Identify concurrent jurisdiction in civil cases among the trial courts in Texas and make appropriate recommendations.
4. Review court systems in other states.
5. Undertake a comprehensive study of the Family Code with recommendations as to recodification.
6. Study the need and benefits of having regional medical examiners in determining deaths caused by sexual abuse, child abuse, drugs and alcohol.
7. Study the needs of the Courts of Civil Appeals.
8. Determine the support services needed by the Supreme Court and recommend appropriate funding.
Committee: House Judiciary
Title: Interim Report - Volume 1
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature : reports of the Committee on Judiciary, House of Representatives, state of Texas, 66th Legislature.
Subjects: Court costs and fees | Courts | Freedom of the press | Legal assistants | Media | State government contracts | Statutory revision |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 j898 1
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [115 pages  File size: 3,170 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the feasibility of a codification of the judicial statutes of Texas.
2. Study the need for laws to define and limit the powers and authorities of paralegals.
3. Make recommendations for revisions of the rules of venue.
4. Investigate the fair trial and free press guidelines adopted by the American Bar Association House of Delegates as applied to the Judicial Branch of Texas, to determine whether such guidelines should be adopted by the Legislature.
5. Study state contracts and the feasibility of modifying current statutes related to liquidated damages.
6. Outline the various fees and court costs in Texas, to ascertain whether these charges are commensurate with the costs of the services provided.
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Texas House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee : a report to the House of Representatives, 67th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Environmental permits | Statutory revision | Water districts | Water Resources, Texas Department of |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 n219
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [68 pages  File size: 2,083 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the water code and other related statutes as to their conformity with the content and intent of the legislation which was enacted to merge the water-related agencies.
2. Determine the means by which the Department of Water Resources can more expeditiously grant permits for water quality and quantity.
3. Study the feasibility of requiring a format to be used for creating special legislative districts.
4. Continue a close observation of the merger of water-related agencies under the Department of Water Resources to insure full implementation before the convening of the 67th Regular Session of the Legislature.
Committee: Joint Election Code Revision
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Texas Election Code Revision Commission to the 66th Legislature of Texas.
Subjects: Election laws | Statutory revision |
Library Call Number: E1688.8 R299
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [17 pages  File size: 615 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Cause to be prepared a proposed draft of a complete revision of the present Texas Election Code, in a format complying with the rules which have been adopted for implementation of the statutory revision program authorized by Chapter 448, Acts of the 58th Legislature, 1963 (Article 5429b-1, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes). The commission is authorized to incorporate into the draft any changes (including substantive changes) which it its opinion are needed to eliminate conflicts within the code itself of between the code and other statutes of the state, to clarify vague and ambiguous provisions in the code, or to improve the elective processes and procedures which are regulated by the code.
Committee: House Judiciary
Title: Interim Report - Probate Code
Library Catalog Title: Interim report : proposed revision of the Texas probate code / Committee on the Judiciary, Sixty-sixth Legislature.
Subjects: Guardianship | Probate courts | Statutory revision |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 j898p
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [78 pages  File size: 2,650 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. A review of the probate laws of Texas, including a study of the advantages and disadvantages of enacting, in whole or in part, the Uniform Probate Code. This study should also include recommendations as to the need for further recodification of the existing probate laws.
Committee: House Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, sixty-fifth legislative session / Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Courts | Crime prevention | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Statutory revision | Texas Code of Criminal Procedure | Texas Penal Code |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 c869
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [45 pages  File size: 1,186 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the need for revision of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
2. Study the effectiveness of the new Texas Penal Code.
3. Study the need for modernization and management changes in the courts of the criminal justice system.
4. Conduct a thorough study of methods to reduce the crime rate in Texas.
5. Conduct a thorough study of the State's parole system. This study should include all aspects and operations of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, including general policies, rules and regulations governing the pardon and parole of prisoners. This study should indicate in its findings suggestions pertinent to efficient and effective ways of carrying out all laws relating to pardons and paroles.
Committee: House Elections
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Elections, Texas House of Representatives, 64th Legislature.
Subjects: Election administration | Election laws | Primary elections | Punch-card ballots | Secretary of State, Texas | Statutory revision | Voting Rights Act | Voting systems |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 el25
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [323 pages  File size: 14,552 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the Texas Election Code and Article VI of the Texas Constitution to identify sections which unclear, invalid or outdated. Make recommendations for improving state election laws. *
2. Study the use of electronic voting systems; review problems with punch card systems, including management failures, technical difficulties, and ballots with unclear or unreadable markings. Assess the adequacy of provisions to prevent election fraud. *
3. Study proposals to streamline the local election process by creating a system of county election administrators. *
4. Recommend provisions for inclusion in a presidential preference primary election system. *
5. Review the Secretary of State's request for appropriations above the level recommended by the Legislative Budget Board. *
6. Study the impact of the federal Voting Rights Act on Texas and its political subdivisions. *
Supporting documents
Committee: House Elections
Title: Index
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 EL25HE 63
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View document [9 pages]
Committee: House Judiciary
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, sixty-fifth legislative session / Committee on Judiciary, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Statutory revision |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 j898 v. 4
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [38 pages  File size: 1,383 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review the Texas Family Code. *
Committee: House Liquor Regulation
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A compilation of interim reports to the sixty-fifth legislative session, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Statutory revision |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 h816 v.3
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [3 pages  File size: 161 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Develop a draft proposal for the recodification of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code. *
Committee: House Judiciary
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A proposal for the comprehensive revision of article V / Committee on the Judiciary, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Court reform | Courts | Statutory revision |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 j898
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [49 pages  File size: 1,976 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Continue the comprehensive study of the judicial system of the state, such study to include a comprehensive review of present procedures, case loads, and statistics of all courts, civil and criminal, in the state.
2. Include in its study a comprehensive review of the structure, organization, procedures, and administration of the state judicial system and develop extensive programs for comprehensive judicial reform, directed toward improvements in the administration of justice through constitutional and statutory revision.
3. Complete a Judicial Code to organize and govern the judicial branch of government in anticipation of the adoption by the Texas electorate of a new judiciary article to the Texas Constitution.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Judiciary
Title: Record Votes
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 J898 63
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [21 pages]
Committee: House Liquor Regulation
Title: Committee documentation
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 L669 63
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [4 pages]
Committee: House Water Study, Interim
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 64th Texas Legislature / House Interim Water Study Committee.
Subjects: Statutory revision | Water districts | Water planning | Water rights |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 w2982
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [212 pages  File size: 7,631 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct a thorough study of the feasibility and desirability of reorganization of the statutes relating to the creation and operation of water districts in the State of Texas.
2. Look into all aspects of water development and related statutes, including but not limited to water district laws and activities, water development and related laws, water conservation and related laws, and the water agencies, their activities and related statutes.
Committee: Senate Election Law Study
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A report to the Senate of the 63rd Legislature of the Texas Election Code / by the Senate Election Law Study Committee.
Subjects: Election laws | Statutory revision |
Library Call Number: L1836.62 el25c
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View report [17 pages  File size: 604 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Make a complete study of the Texas Election Code, giving emphasis to voter registration practices and procedures, and shall report its findings and recommendations not less than ninety days before the convening of the 63rd Legislature.
Committee: House Judiciary
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Streamlining the Texas Judiciary; continuity with change; a report on the Texas Judiciary based on a four-year study by the House Judiciary Committee.
Subjects: Courts | Statutory revision |
Library Call Number: L1836.62 j898
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View report [135 pages  File size: 6,957 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Continue the comprehensive study of the judicial system of the State of Texas which was begun under authority of HSR 400 as passed by the 61st Legislature, such study to include a comprehensive review of present procedures, case loads, and statistics, involving all courts, civil and criminal, of the State of Texas, beginning at Corporation Court and Justice Court levels and extending all the way up through County Courts, District Courts, Courts of Civil Appeals, the Court of Criminal Appeals, and the Supreme Court, with such study to include also the special courts created by the Legislature, such as Courts of Domestic Relations and Juvenile Courts.
2. Include in its study of the Judicial System a comprehensive review of the structure, organization, procedures, and administration of the judicial system of the State of Texas and develop extensive programs for comprehensive judicial reform, looking toward improvements in the administration of justice in Texas, and also directing its attention toward a possible revision of Article V of the Texas Constitution.
Committee: House Election Code
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report / of the interim House Election Code Committee to the 62nd Legislature of Texas.
Subjects: Election laws | Statutory revision |
Library Call Number: L1836.61 el25
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View report [6 pages  File size: 309 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Make a thorough study of the Texas Election Code.
Committee: Joint Election Law
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report / of the Texas Election Law Study Committee to the 60th Legislature of Texas.
Subjects: Election laws | Statutory revision |
Library Call Number: L1836.59 el25
Session: 59th R.S. (1965)
Online version: View report [278 pages  File size: 8,117 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Make a complete study of the Texas Election Code, with any amendments thereto by the 59th Legislature, and shall report its findings and recommendations not less than ninety (90) days before the convening of the 60th Legislature.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Election Law
Title: Election Law Study Committee subcommittee report.
Library Catalog Title: Election Law Study Committee subcommittee report.
Library Call Number: L1836.59 el25s
Session: 59th R.S. (1965)
Committee: Joint Election Law
Title: Suggestions for changes in the Texas election laws, received by the Election Law Study Committee created by S.C.R. no. 58, 59th Legislature, regular session.
Library Catalog Title: Suggestions for changes in the Texas election laws, received by the Election Law Study Committee created by S.C.R. no. 58, 59th Legislature, regular session.
Library Call Number: L1836.59 el25c 1966
Session: 59th R.S. (1965)
Online version: View document [107 pages  File size: 3,500 kb]
Committee: Joint Election Law
Title: Suggestions for changes in the Texas election laws, received by the Election Law Study Committee created by S.C.R. no. 58, 59th Legislature, regular session.
Library Catalog Title: Suggestions for changes in the Texas election laws, received by the Election Law Study Committee created by S.C.R. no. 58, 59th Legislature, regular session.
Library Call Number: L1836.59 el25c 1966 sup
Session: 59th R.S. (1965)
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Committee: Joint Election Law
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Election Law Study Committee to the 58th Legislature of Texas : created by S.C.R. no. 30, 57th Legislature of Texas, regular session, 1961.
Subjects: Election laws | Statutory revision |
Library Call Number: L1836.57 el25
Session: 57th R.S. (1961)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The Election Law Study Committee shall make a complete study of the Texas Election Code, with any amendments thereto by the 57th Legislature, and shall report its findings and recommendations not less than ninety days before the convening of the 58th Legislature.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Election Law
Title: Suggestions for changes
Library Catalog Title: Suggestions for changes in the Texas election laws received by Election Law Study Committee created by S.C.R. no. 30, 57th Legislature, regular session, 1961.
Library Call Number: L1836.57 el25s
Session: 57th R.S. (1961)
Committee: Joint Election Law
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Administrative Subcommittee of the Election Law Study Committee : created by S.C.R. no. 30, 57th Legislature of Texas regular session, 1961.
Library Call Number: L1836.57 el25a
Session: 57th R.S. (1961)
Committee: House Local Water Districts
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the House Interim Committee to Codify Water District Laws.
Subjects: Statutory revision | Water districts |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 56th Leg., R.S. 290 (1961)
Session: 56th R.S. (1959)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Resolved, By the House of Representatives: Section 1. That an interim committee to codify the laws covering local water districts be, and the same is hereby authorized and provided to consist of five (5) members to be appointed by the Speaker. The committee shall promulgate its own rules and regulations governing the operations of the committee. Section 2. The committee shall make such reports to the members of the 56th Legislature and to the 57th Legislature as it may deem necessary and appropriate.
Committee: Joint Election Laws Study, Special
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee to Study the Election Laws of the State.
Subjects: Election laws | Statutory revision |
Library Call Number: L1836.51 EL25/S.J. of Tex., 51st Leg., R.S. 953 (1949)
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Provide suggestions and revisions to the election laws of the State of Texas in the form of a bill. *
Committee: Joint Insurance Code
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: [Report]
Subjects: Insurance industry | Statutory revision |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 52nd Leg. R.S. 435 (1951)
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the statutes of this State affecting the business of insurance, and to recommend an arrangement of the statutes in appropriate chapters and articles under a single code or title, so that the whole, as far as is practicable, shall be clear, concise, adequate and consistent; that in preparation of recommendations the committee shall seek out and remove the present overlapping and inconsistent provisions; that it shall compare the insurance codes recently enacted in other states and adopt their more desirable features; that it shall supplement and add to the articles which the committee now considers inadequate for the protection of the public and efficient administration and supervision of the insurers; and make such editorial changes in context as is necessary in its opinion to accomplish the purposes of its study.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Insurance Code
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Materials
Library Call Number: I1100.4 C648 1950
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Committee: Joint Insurance Code
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Memorandum
Library Call Number: L1836.50 IN7
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Committee: Joint Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the committee appointed pursuant to H.C.R. no. 80 of the Fifty-first Legislature in regard to the Texas Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure
Subjects: Statutory revision | Texas Code of Criminal Procedure | Texas Penal Code |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 52nd Leg., R.S. 308 (1951)
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Studying, drafting, and recommending to the next Legislature or any called session of this Legislature all necessary amendments to our present Code of Criminal Procedure and Penal Code of Texas.
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim Report - House Progress Report
Library Catalog Title: Progress report of the Committee appointed pursuant to S.C.R.36
Subjects: Statutory revision | Water rights |
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291rh/H.J. of Tex., 51st Leg., 1st C.S. 227 (1950)
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the Water Laws and Rights of this State, and particularly with a view to effecting a comprehensive revision and recodification of such existing laws under the Constitution of this State and of the United States; obtaining uniform and adequate distribution and conservation of such waters, surface, storm and flood and natural flow; that the methods, systems and policies of the other States of the United States upon like subjects be studied and recommended where deemed applicable to Texas and that all inequalities in use and distribution be eliminated so that the benefits from all of the waters in this State may be shared by all of the citizens as nearly equally as possible; and that a comprehensive recommendation for such recodification and revision of such laws be made available at the next session of the Legislature.
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim Report - Senate Progress Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Water Code Committee
Subjects: Statutory revision | Water rights |
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W219rs/S.J. of Tex., 51st Leg., 1st C.S. 121 (1950)
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the Water Laws and Rights of this State, and particularly with a view to effecting a comprehensive revision and recodification of such existing laws under the Constitution of this State and of the United States; obtaining uniform and adequate distribution and conservation of such waters, surface, storm and flood and natural flow; that the methods, systems and policies of the other States of the United States upon like subjects be studied and recommended where deemed applicable to Texas and that all inequalities in use and distribution be eliminated so that the benefits from all of the waters in this State may be shared by all of the citizens as nearly equally as possible; and that a comprehensive recommendation for such recodification and revision of such laws be made available at the next session of the Legislature.
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim Report - Recommendations by the state of Texas to President's Water Resources Water Policy Commission
Library Catalog Title: Recommendations by the state of Texas to President's Water Resources Water Policy Commission
Subjects: Statutory revision | Water rights |
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291RP
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the Water Laws and Rights of this State, and particularly with a view to effecting a comprehensive revision and recodification of such existing laws under the Constitution of this State and of the United States; obtaining uniform and adequate distribution and conservation of such waters, surface, storm and flood and natural flow; that the methods, systems and policies of the other States of the United States upon like subjects be studied and recommended where deemed applicable to Texas and that all inequalities in use and distribution be eliminated so that the benefits from all of the waters in this State may be shared by all of the citizens as nearly equally as possible; and that a comprehensive recommendation for such recodification and revision of such laws be made available at the next session of the Legislature.
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim Report - Preliminary
Library Catalog Title: Preliminary report
Subjects: Statutory revision | Water rights |
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291 1950P
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the Water Laws and Rights of this State, and particularly with a view to effecting a comprehensive revision and recodification of such existing laws under the Constitution of this State and of the United States; obtaining uniform and adequate distribution and conservation of such waters, surface, storm and flood and natural flow; that the methods, systems and policies of the other States of the United States upon like subjects be studied and recommended where deemed applicable to Texas and that all inequalities in use and distribution be eliminated so that the benefits from all of the waters in this State may be shared by all of the citizens as nearly equally as possible; and that a comprehensive recommendation for such recodification and revision of such laws be made available at the next session of the Legislature.
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim Report - Final
Library Catalog Title: Final report
Subjects: Statutory revision | Water rights |
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the Water Laws and Rights of this State, and particularly with a view to effecting a comprehensive revision and recodification of such existing laws under the Constitution of this State and of the United States; obtaining uniform and adequate distribution and conservation of such waters, surface, storm and flood and natural flow; that the methods, systems and policies of the other States of the United States upon like subjects be studied and recommended where deemed applicable to Texas and that all inequalities in use and distribution be eliminated so that the benefits from all of the waters in this State may be shared by all of the citizens as nearly equally as possible; and that a comprehensive recommendation for such recodification and revision of such laws be made available at the next session of the Legislature.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim Report - Surface Water Code
Library Catalog Title: Surface Water Code
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291SU
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim report - Brief on the water laws of the seventeen western states
Library Catalog Title: Brief on the water laws of the seventeen western states
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291BR
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim Report - Water
Library Catalog Title: Water
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291C
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Committee documentation: list of committee meeting dates; members of Texas Water Code Committee appointed under authority of S.C.R. No. 36, Acts 51st Legislature, pages 1393-1395; list of documentary evidence on file in Office of Executive Secretary
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291M 1949/51, L1836.51 W291HT
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
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Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Transcripts V. 1, December 14-15, 1949 (Weslaco)
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291HT V. 1
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
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Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Additional recommendations to subcommittee by L. Hamilton Lowe.
Library Call Number: LRL
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
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Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim report - Bibliography
Library Catalog Title: Bibliography
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291BI
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim report - Comments, recommendations concerning the Water Code Committee preliminary draft
Library Catalog Title: Comments, recommendations concerning the Water Code Committee preliminary draft
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291 1950PR
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim Report - Water Code Committee resource documents
Library Catalog Title: Water Code Committee resource documents
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291R
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Transcripts V. 2, January 23 (Midland and Pecos), January 24 (El Paso), and February 10-11 (Austin), 1950
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291HT V. 2
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
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Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim Report - Effect of adverse decision in Tidelands case on inland water rights : statement
Library Catalog Title: Effect of adverse decision in Tidelands case on inland water rights : statement
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291MC
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim Report - Press releases
Library Catalog Title: Press releases
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291P
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Transcripts V. 3, March 20 (Amarillo), March 21 (Wichita Falls), March 22 (Stamford), and April 27 (Greenville), 1950
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291HT V. 3
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
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Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim Report - Water needs of the San Antonio, Texas, area : committee report
Library Catalog Title: Water needs of the San Antonio, Texas, area : committee report
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291TM
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Report on New Mexico Trip by Sub-committee, May 10, 1950, including interview with State Engineer and Assistant State Engineer of New Mexico, May 1, and meeting with Artesian Pecos Conservancy District in Roswell, May 2; related correspondence
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291M 5/1/50
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
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Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim Report - Water conservation by artificial recharge
Library Catalog Title: Water conservation by artificial recharge
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291A
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Transcripts V. 4, May 24-25 (Houston) and December 11-12 (Austin), 1950
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291HT V. 4
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
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Committee: Joint Water Code
Title: Interim Report - Subcommittee correspondence and recommended legislation
Library Catalog Title: Subcommittee correspondence and recommended legislation
Library Call Number: L1836.51 W291sc
Session: 51st R.S. (1949)
Committee: Joint Examination of 1925 Revised Statutes
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee to Examine the Revised Statutes of 1925.
Subjects: Statutory revision |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 40th Leg., R.S., 42 (1927)
Session: 39th R.S. (1925)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Read the Criminal and Civil Statutes as adopted in 1925 to identify errors of omission and commission. *
Committee: Joint Educational Affairs Subcommittee on Revising the School Laws
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Statutory revision |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 28th Leg., R.S. 637
Session: 28th R.S. (1903)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Prepare and submit to both houses a report which shall comprise a thorough revision of the school laws. *

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

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