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Committee: Senate Government Organization
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas | Council on Competitive Government | Electronic security | Employees Retirement System of Texas | Information Resources, Texas Department of | Library & Archives Commission, Texas State | Lottery Commission, Texas | State agencies | State agency mandated reports | State government contracts | State purchasing | Texas Facilities Commission | United Healthcare |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 G747o
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [200 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine state agencies’ mandated reporting practices, the necessity and utility of these reports, and reporting processes to the legislature and to the public. Make recommendations on eliminating unnecessary and duplicative reports, reducing state costs through the use of technology, and improving transparency to the legislature and citizens.
2. Review and recommend improvements to state agency training, policies, and procedures for monitoring and reporting performance of state contracts, including a review of exemptions to state contracting oversight.
3. Monitor the implementation of SB 1597, relating to the development of state agency information security plans to improve the security of agency information systems and to proactively protect the state against cybercrime and similar security threats.
Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Recommendations to the Senate Finance Committee
Subjects: Consultants | State agencies | State agency budgets | State agency mandated reports | State Auditor's Office, Texas | State employees |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 f49/75scrs art. 4,5
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [32 pages  File size: 1,392 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Each Finance Subcommittee shall for agencies within its jurisdiction as enumerated in the FY'98-99 Budget (Appropriations Bill, HB 1) report.
2. Evaluate the usefulness of the agencies' performance measures.
3. Analyze the agencies' accuracy in reporting on performance measures.
4. Evaluate agencies' budgets and identify reasons for differences in budget requests and appropriated amounts.
5. Examine the history of agencies' unexpended balances and the causes for those balances.
6. Evaluate agencies' caseload, population or enrollment forecast methods.
7. Monitor agencies' responses to State Auditor reports;
8. Analyze agencies' line-item strategies and determine if they are essential to and reflective of the agencies' missions;
9. Review increases and decreases in the number of agencies' full- or part-time employees and use of consultant/contract individuals; and
Committee: House Agriculture and Wildlife Management
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Agriculture and Wildlife Management, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1994 : a report to the House of Representatives, 74th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Agriculture | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | State agency mandated reports | State parks |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 ag83
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [44 pages  File size: 1,306 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the value added opportunities for processing agricultural products grown in Texas.
2. Study the success and limitations of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's ongoing efforts to develop and promote the State's recreational infrastructure, wildlife areas, fish hatcheries and related facilities. Review the Department's policy relating to new land acquisitions concurrent with closures and down-sizing of existing facilities, and the policy of limiting economic development opportunities in relation to Department facilities.
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: House Business and Industry
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Business and Industry, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1994 : a report to the House of Representatives, 74th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: State agency mandated reports | Workers Compensation Commission, Texas | Workers' compensation |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 b964
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [111 pages  File size: 3,533 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the various insurance pools that provide workers' compensation coverage for public entities (such as cities, counties, school districts, water districts, etc.) to determine whether regulation is needed to protect members and claimants, or to otherwise protect the integrity of the pool.
2. Study the method by which the state provides workers' compensation insurance coverage to its employees. Determine whether changes in organization and management would reduce injuries to employees, improve loss control and claims handling or otherwise enhance the quality and cost-effectiveness of the program.
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: House Corrections
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 74th Legislature : report of the Committee on Corrections, Texas House of Representatives, 74th Legislature.
Subjects: Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Inmate health | Inmate rehabilitation | Managed care | Prison construction | Prison labor | Prison population | Recidivism | State agency mandated reports | State jail system | Telemedicine | Windham School District |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 c868
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [64 pages  File size: 2,429 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. 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.
2. Monitor and report on the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's implementation of the managed health care system established in SB 378, 73rd Legislature, Regular Session.
3. Monitor the construction of facilities by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Report to the legislature on construction progress and make recommendations regarding the adequacy and effectiveness of the construction program.
4. Study the effects of inmate job training on recidivism, as proposed in HB 1602, 73rd Legislature, Regular Session.
5. Study the use of private industry prison work programs and the assumption of costs by the prison through these programs.
Committee: House Environmental Regulation
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Environmental Regulation, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1994 : a report to the House of Representatives, 74th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Air pollution | Air quality | Environmental permits | Ground level ozone | Nonattainment areas | Racial discrimination | Real estate development | Solid waste disposal | State agency mandated reports | Zoning |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 en89
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [82 pages  File size: 4,772 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the opportunities and impediments to creating special solid waste management districts to provide services to rural communities.
2. Study preventive measures available to state and local governments that can maintain or enhance air quality conditions in those metropolitan areas in Texas presently meeting the national ambient air quality standards.
3. Study the state's requirements for the siting of environmentally sensitive facilities and make recommendations to address associated land use compatibility concerns.
4. 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: House Human Services
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Human Services, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1994 : a report to the House of Representatives, 74th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Child support | Poverty | State agency mandated reports | Welfare | Welfare reform | Welfare-to-work |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 h88
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [195 pages  File size: 9,908 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. 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.
2. Conduct a comprehensive study of the state's welfare system, with emphasis on possible programs to remove Texans from Aid to Families with Dependent Children through training and employment programs.
Committee: House Insurance
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Insurance, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1994 : a report to the House of Representatives, 74th Legislature.
Subjects: Automobile insurance | Insurance industry | Insurance, Texas Department of | Redlining | State agency mandated reports |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 in7h
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [28 pages  File size: 1,299 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Assess the existence and extent of discrimination by personal lines insurers in Texas, specifically including the practice know as "redlining"; examine the laws, rules and remedies relating to discrimination; and make recommendation as appropriate.
2. Examine the data collection activities of the Texas Department of Insurance and the industy advisory and statistical organizations, as prescribed by HB 1461, 73rd Legislature, Regular Session. Make recommendations concerning the extension, alteration or elimination of the parallel activities authorized by HB 1461, 73rd Legislature, Regular Session.
3. Review remedies available to third-party claimants under insurance policies when the insurer does not act in good faith on a claim.
4. 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: 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: House Judicial Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Judicial Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1994 : a report to the House of Representatives, 74th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Court costs and fees | Family violence | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice alternative education programs | Juvenile justice system | State agency mandated reports | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 j899
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [103 pages  File size: 4,652 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the level, uniformity and administration of current court fees to assure that fees are reasonable, fairly administered and in the public interest.
2. Study the feasibility and likely benefits of alternate commitment and punishment programs for juvenile offenders.
3. Examine ways to improve judicial training in domestic violence issues and programs, including innovative sentencing and referral to special services programs.
4. 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: House Public Safety
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 74th Legislature : report of the Committee on Public Safety, Texas House of Representatives, 74th Legislature.
Subjects: Criminal databases | Criminal records | Law Enforcement, Texas Commission on | Peace officers | Public Safety, Texas Department of | State agency mandated reports |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 p96s
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [39 pages  File size: 1,438 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. 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.
2. Study the statutes creating the position of peace officer, including the criteria for peace officer classification.
3. Examine the accuracy and completeness of reports of convictions to the Department of Public Safety for purposes of driver's license and criminal history checks.
Committee: House State Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on State Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1994 : a report to the House of Representatives, 74th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Consumer credit | Consumer protection | Databases | Internet | Open government | Open records requests and decisions | Public information | Public Information Act, Texas | Public Utility Commission of Texas | Public Utility Regulatory Act | Rental companies | Sale-leaseback agreements | State agency mandated reports | Websites |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 st29
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [103 pages  File size: 3,584 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. 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.
2. Consider revisions to the Open Records Act to clarify its meaning and utility in light of the number of information files now maintained on computers.
3. Study the feasibility of a consolidated Texas state government database to improve electronic access to legislative information, information maintained by state agencies, the Texas Register and other information of public interest and importance.
4. Examine the laws related to consumer finance and installment purchases to determine whether changes in the laws, their interpretation or enforcement are necessary to protect the public interest.
5. Evaluate the public benefits of requiring the Public Utilities Commission to grant incentive rates of return to electric and telecommunications utilities that exceed certain efficiency thresholds, and to levy a rate of return penalty on utilities that fail to achieve established efficiency standards.
Committee: House Transportation
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Transportation, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1994 : a report to the House of Representatives, 74th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Semi-trailer trucks | State agency mandated reports | Transportation, Texas Department of |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 t687
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [170 pages  File size: 9,761 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. 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.
2. Work with the Texas Department of Transportation on a study to develop a 20-year statewide transportation plan.
3. Review current laws relating to the rate structure for tank trucks and overweight vehicles.
4. Monitor the Department's construction and public works projects and evaluate efficencies in comparison to the private sector.
Committee: House Urban Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Urban Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1994 : a report to the House of Representatives, 74th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Alcohol laws and regulations | Extraterritorial jurisdiction | Municipal annexation | Municipalities | Sales taxes | State agency mandated reports |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 ur1
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [24 pages  File size: 519 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. 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.
2. Examine the laws governing annexations by municipalities, identifying problems and issues to assure fairness to all parties.
3. Study the need to expand cities' local option sales tax to deal with problems of gangs and urban crime, homelessness, and other urban problems.
4. Examine the need for legislation giving municipalities explicit authority to regulate the public consumption of alcohol and smoking in public places.
Committee: House Ways and Means
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Ways and Means, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1994 : a report to the House of Representatives, 74th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Franchise taxes | Homestead exemptions | Property tax exemptions | Property taxes | State agency mandated reports | Tax incentives |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 w368
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [46 pages  File size: 1,439 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. 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.
2. Study the effects on total appraised values of various property tax exemptions (e.g., homestead, public lands, religious institutions) and special valuations (e.g., agricultural use, timber, open space and park land).
3. Examine the franchise tax apportionment methodology provided under Section 171.106(c), Tax Code, to determine whether the streamlined calculations afforded under the methodology should be applied to managers of employee retirement plans.
4. Study the new franchise tax system to determine how it has shifted the tax burden among different types of businesses; e.g. among industries, between capital and labor intensive industries, and between large and small businesses.

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