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14 Document(s) [ Subject: Texas Open Beaches Act ]

Committee: House Land and Resource Management
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Camp Bullis Military Reservation | Common carriers | Eminent domain | Extraterritorial jurisdiction | General Land Office | Houseboats | Municipal annexation | Municipalities | Pipelines | Property rights | San Antonio, Texas | Texas Open Beaches Act | Trees |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 L229
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [56 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the Cabin Program managed by the General Land Office. Review the history of the program, the current fee structure, and the renewal process and whether the program is achieving the goals for which it was created. Make appropriate legislative recommendations.
2. Monitor and examine the ongoing litigation of Severance v. Patterson and its impact on the Texas Open Beaches Act.
3. Examine the effectiveness of the Texas Private Real Property Rights Preservation Act (Chapter 2007, Government Code).
4. Examine current regulatory authority available to municipalities in their extraterritorial jurisdiction. Make necessary legislative recommendations to ensure a proper balance between development activities and municipal regulations.
5. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 82nd Legislature.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Coastal Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 81st Legislature
Subjects: Agricultural policy | Biofuels | Coastal erosion | Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Act | Deer | Food prices | Horses | Texas Open Beaches Act | Tourism | Wine and wine industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 N219a
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [39 pages  File size: 4,207 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the economic development impact, benefits and costs of the Fuel Ethanol and Biodiesel Incentive Program. Analyze and make recommendations regarding the following areas of interest:
  • state cost versus economic benefit, including any impact on the price of feed for livestock and food for human consumption;
  • the program as compared to other state and federal incentives;
  • any federal legislative or administrative changes relating to the program; and
  • options to encourage research and new technologies and market based incentives and competitive feedstock issues including feedstock development.
2. Study the impact of funding increases and their effectiveness for the Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Program and provide options for possible future funding sources.
3. Study the economic impacts and unintended consequences of allowing whitetail deer raised on deer farms in Texas to be legally processed for venison. Study the interstate shipment issues with venison from other states currently faced by Texas restaurant suppliers.
4. Study the impact of the thoroughbred and quarter horse industries on agriculture in Texas, specifically the reasons for decline in those industries over the last several years.
5. Study the growth potential for rural economic development through the wine and grape industry as a result of expanded traditional agricultural operations and expanded agritourism.
6. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Coastal Resources, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete the implementation. Specifically, monitor the implementation of HB 2819, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to enforcement of the Open Beaches Act. Additionally, monitor the implementation of the federal 2007 Farm Bill and determine the impact on the Texas agricultural industry.
Committee: House Land and Resource Management
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Land and Resource Management, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2004 : a report to the House of Representatives, 79th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Coastal erosion | Coastal protection | General Land Office | Land conservation | Land vacancy claims | Municipal annexation | Office of Rural Community Affairs | Purchase of development rights | Texas Open Beaches Act |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 L229
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [51 pages  File size: 114 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the effect that the changes made by SB 89, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, have had on the annexation process in the state and determine if any further changes to the law need to be made.
2. Evaluate need and possible strategies for a stable, long-term funding source for coastal hazard mitigation and the coastal erosion program at the General Land Office.
3. Evaluate the necessity of and potential state, local and private funding mechanisms for a purchase of development rights programs in the state.
4. Monitor agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 71st Legislature / Senate Committee on Natural Resources.
Subjects: Aquaculture | Artificial reefs | Beaches | Coastal erosion | Coastal protection | Colonias | Cotton production | Drinking water | Environmental protection | Exotic species | Fish | Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. | Fishing | Insects | Land conservation | Natural resources conservation | Offshore structures | Property rights | Rivers | Sewer service | Solid waste disposal | Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Program | Texas Open Beaches Act | Water conservation | Water rights | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 n219
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [158 pages  File size: 5,126 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Initiate an interim study of a statewide artificial reef plan and further study various uses of abandoned oil and gas rigs. Give careful consideration to reef design, preparation, and component grouping and spacing, siting, and fisheries resource management and analyze and compare biological effectiveness, cost factors, and long-term benefits for various design options and preparation techniques.
2. Review proposals for a protection system for Texas rivers, similar to the federal Wild and Scenic rivers program. *
3. Study current efforts to control the boll weevil in Texas, including integrated pest management (IPM) programs. *
4. Review the problems associated with colonias; make recommendations for legislative action to halt the growth of illegal subdivisions and to provide water and sewer service to existing developments. *
5. Study the issues associated with aquaculture and fish farming. *
6. Study coastal erosion; consider the advantages, disadvantages and economic impacts of beach erosion control methodologies. *
7. Review the definitions of wetlands used by state and federal government agencies. Study the potential impact on wetlands management of the definition used in the Fish and Wildlife Service's National Wetlands Inventory project. *
Committee: Senate Coastline Rehabilitation, Interim
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: 1987 report and recommendations and 1989 update / Special Committee on Texas Coastline Rehabilitation.
Subjects: Beaches | Coastal erosion | Texas Open Beaches Act |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 c738
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [60 pages  File size: 2,671 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examine the problems created by coastline erosion.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Coastline Rehabilitation, Interim
Title: SR 4, 69th Leg.
Library Call Number: SR 4
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View document [3 pages  File size: 528 kb]
Committee: Senate Beaches
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Senate Committee to study Texas beaches, 65th legislature.
Subjects: Beaches | Coastal protection | Texas Open Beaches Act |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 b352
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [51 pages  File size: 1,473 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the recreational, ecological, safety, and economic aspects of the use of Texas beaches by the general public.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Beaches
Title: Staff report
Library Catalog Title: Interim Committee to Study Texas Beaches : staff report.
Library Call Number: L1836.65 b353s
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Committee: Joint Beach Study
Title: Interim Report - Pollution vs. The People
Library Catalog Title: Pollution vs. the people : an analysis of the performance of Texas State agencies in protecting the environment, with an explanation of proposed legislation for an active role for concerned citizens; joint report of the Interim Committees on Pipeline Stud
Subjects: Beaches | Coastal erosion | Coastal protection | Environmental protection | Texas Open Beaches Act |
Library Call Number: L1836.61 p66
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View report [101 pages  File size: 8,182 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Make a study of problems peculiar to the various coastal lands and waters of Texas.
2. The report of the special committee shall cover the following subjects; (1) Clarification of the rights of ingress, egress, and enjoyment which are reserved to the public by the Open Beaches Act. (2) A statutory framework for development of state and local beach parks with facilities available to the public; (3) Increased safeguards for the protection of state-owned submerged lands, including a thorough investigation into the use now being made of submerged lands already sold or leased by the state; (4) Analysis of the success of the legislative recommendations passed by the 61st Legislature upon the recommendations of the Interim Beach Study Committee in 1969; and (5) Such other related matters as in the opinion of the interim committee should be included in such report so as to facilitate the development of Texas beaches as public recreational areas and to further their development for the benefit for the people of Texas.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Beach Study
Title: Transcript, February 10, 1970 (per p. 56 of transcript and Galveston Daily News, "Beach Study Unit Hears City Slam," February 11, 1970, pp. 1-A and 6-A)
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 B352M 1
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [59 pages  File size: 91,444 kb]
Committee: Joint Beach Study
Title: Transcripts, March 26 and May 18, 1970
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 B352M
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [192 pages  File size: 295,788 kb]
Committee: Joint Beach Study
Title: Transcript, joint hearing of Interim Committees on Pipeline Study and Beach Study, June 3, 1970
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 P66M 6/3/1970
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [98 pages  File size: 7,383 kb]
Committee: Joint Beaches
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Footprints on the sands of time: an evaluation of the Texas seashore.
Subjects: Beaches | Texas Open Beaches Act |
Library Call Number: L1836.60 b352
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
Online version: View report [76 pages  File size: 11,474 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Make a study of the problems particular to the various beaches of Texas.
2. The report of the special interim committee shall cover the following subjects: a. The most practical method of procuring the right-of-way necessary for construction of essential parallel highways and vehicular parking areas to facilitate access to the beach, all to be situated landward and above the beach; b. Method of procuring easements for egress and ingress between such parking areas and the beach; c. Procedure for negotiation and execution of cooperative agreements between the state and affected landowners for acquisition by gift or purchase of such rights-of-way and easements; d. Recognition of rights in such landowners to construct works, including groins, for the protection of their property and meeting the standards to be prescribed in such legislation; e. Method of negotiations with landowners for additional easements or deeds for park areas adjacent to the beach, for the use and pleasure of the public, provided such lands or easements can be obtained without cost to the state; f. any change necessary to bring general legislation into conformity with the fixed procedures applicable to National Seashore Areas, to the extent that lands along the coast may be designated to a National Seashore Area; and g. Such other related matters as in the opinion of the interim committee should be included in such report so as to facilitate the development of Texas beaches as public recreational areas and to further their development as a tourist attraction.
Committee: Joint Beach Development
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: The beaches and islands of Texas : a report to the 57th Legislature
Subjects: Beaches | Land conservation | Padre Island National Seashore | Texas Open Beaches Act |
Library Call Number: L1836.56 B352
Session: 56th R.S. (1959)
Online version: View report [39 pages  File size: 1,975 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examine into the special conditions prevailing as to the shore line in the various areas, and shall file its report with the Legislature, whether in Special or General Session, at the earliest time compatible with the performance of its duties. The report shall include recommendations for legislation, including the following subjects: (a) the most practical method of procuring the right-of-way necessary for construction of essential parallel highways and for vehicular parking areas (to facilitate access to the beach) all to be situated landward and above the beach; (b) method of procuring easements for egress and ingress between such parking areas and the beach; (c) procedure for negotiation and execution of cooperative agreements between the state and affected landowners for acquisition by gift or purchase of such rights-of-way and easements; (d) recognition of rights in such landowners to construct works, including groins, for the protection of their property and meeting the standards to be prescribed in such legislation; (e) method of negotiations with landowners for additional easements or deeds for park areas adjacent to the beach, for the use and pleasure of the public, provided such lands or easements can be obtained without cost to the state; (f) any change necessary to bring general legislation into conformity with the fixed procedures applicable to National Seashore Areas, to the extent that lands along the coast may be designated to a National Seashore Area; and (g) such other matters as in the opinion of the interim committee should be included in such report so as to facilitate the development of Texas' beaches as public recreational areas and to further their development as a tourist attraction.

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

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