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Committee: Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Affordable housing | Ballots | Bond elections | Emergency management | Extraterritorial jurisdiction | Housing and Community Affairs, Texas Department of | Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of | Initiative and referendum | Local government debt | Municipal annexation | Municipal government | Municipalities | Public improvement districts | Public notices | Racial discrimination | Supreme Court decisions, U.S. |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 L786
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [31 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Annexation: Identify areas of concern in regards to statutory extraterritorial jurisdiction expansion and the processes used by municipalities for annexation, specifically reviewing whether existing statute strikes the appropriate balance between safeguarding private property rights and encouraging orderly growth and economic development. Make recommendations for legislative action, if necessary.
2. Local Ordinance Integrity: Examine the processes used by home rule municipalities to adopt ordinances, rules, and regulations, including those initiated by petition and voter referendum. Determine if additional statutory safeguards are necessary to ensure that ballot language accurately describes proposed initiatives. Identify ways to improve transparency and make recommendations, if needed, to ensure that local propositions and the means by which they are put forth to voters, conform with existing state law.
3. Disaster Preparedness Planning and Coordination: Review natural disaster preparedness planning and coordination in the wake of a growing range of threats. Evaluate whether existing processes maximize regional cooperation to rebuild housing and infrastructure, and allow for the timely dissemination of funds to units of local governments for reconstruction following a federal declaration. Develop recommendations, if necessary, to improve the efficiency of disaster recovery efforts, incorporating best practices identified from other states, as well as lessons-learned from past reconstruction efforts in Texas.
4. Municipal Management Districts: Study the means by which the Texas Legislature reviews the creation of municipal management districts (MMDs) by special law to determine if different processes should be used to evaluate new MMDs created within populated or developed areas from those created over undeveloped areas. Identify ways to better assess how the services and improvements of a proposed Page 5 of 5 MMD within populated or developed areas will supplement and enhance those provided by other local governments, as well as if the territory of the proposed MMD encompasses or overlaps area that is already within other assessment or taxing entities. Make recommendations, if necessary, to improve the notice provided to individuals and businesses within populated or developed areas proposed for inclusion in an MMD.
5. Supreme Court ICP Ruling: Review existing statute and rules that govern the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs in light of the recent Supreme Court decision in Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. vs. TDHCA, et al. and recommend if any modifications are necessary to conform to the decision.
6. Debt Transparency in the Voting Booth: Examine ways to improve government accountability in elections regarding the issuance of public debt. Include a review of the information that is currently provided to individuals in the voting booth and provide statutory recommendations, if necessary, to improve transparency.
Committee: House Elections
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Elections, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2010 : a report to the House of Representatives, 82nd Texas Legislature
Subjects: Campaign finance reform | Election administration | Election fraud | Judicial campaign contributions | Military personnel | Provisional ballots | Supreme Court decisions, U.S. | Voter identification | Voter turnout | Voting by mail |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 El25he
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [36 pages  File size: 736 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study ways the state can enhance military and overseas voters' ability to obtain and return balloting materials and reduce burdens on those voters' exercise of their right to vote. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Defense and Veterans' Affairs
2. Examine the use of central polling places and compare voter turnout and the number of rejected provisional ballots in counties that use central polling places with similar counties that do not.
3. Examine the prevalence of fraud in Texas elections. Study new laws in other states regarding voter identification and recommend statutory changes necessary to ensure that only eligible voters can vote in Texas elections.
4. Review the Texas campaign finance law in judicial races in light of the recent United States Supreme Court decision Caperton v. Massey. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence
5. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2010 : a report to the House of Representatives, 82nd Texas Legislature
Subjects: Alternative dispute resolution | Attorneys | Campaign finance and expenditure reports | Campaign finance reform | Human trafficking | Judicial campaigns | Lawsuits | Legal malpractice | Liability | Supreme Court decisions, U.S. | Workers' compensation | Workplace safety |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 J898
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [32 pages  File size: 360 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study current barratry laws in Texas and make recommendations as to their adequacy in protecting citizens from unscrupulous behavior.
2. Study and make recommendations regarding the use of arbitration in Texas and the effect such practices have on state jurisprudence.
3. Review the burden of proof and damage calculation models for certain causes of action to determine appropriate applicability in Texas law.
4. Study and report on third-party liability issues involving workers' compensation, including the frequency and success rates of third party litigation, the relationship, if any, between third-party litigation and jobsite safety, the adequacy of compensation and reimbursement to workers, and the economic costs of third-party litigation and equitable and contractual subrogation in construction activities. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Business and Industry
5. Study the human and sex trafficking problem in Texas. Make recommendations on best practices in the areas of investigation, prosecution, and tracking of the victims of these crimes. Study whether victims of these crimes are allowed to adequately recover from their attackers in a civil cause of action. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
6. Review the Texas campaign finance law in judicial races in light of the recent United States Supreme Court decision Caperton v. Massey. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Elections
7. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Liquor Regulation
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, Seventy second Legislature : report of the Committee on Liquor Regulation, Texas House of Representatives, Seventy first Legislature.
Subjects: Alcohol laws and regulations | Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Texas | Bingo | Houston, Texas | Military bases | Supreme Court decisions, U.S. | Zoning |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 l669
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [59 pages  File size: 3,598 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 22.
2. To study the feasibility of requiring military installations to purchase liquor from state distributors, in light of the recent US Supreme Court decision to hear arguments in this case.
3. To study the transition of bingo regulation administration to the Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
4. To study the problems of cantinas and pubs in areas without zoning laws and what impact they have on neighborhoods.
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 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.

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