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23 Document(s) [ Subject: Rural economic development ]

Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Agriculture | Agriculture, Texas Department of | Animal Health Commission, Texas | Bees | Disaster relief | Economic impact | Exotic species | Hemp | Hurricane Harvey | Invasive species | Liens | Monarch butterflies | Natural disasters | Rural economic development | Tropical storms |
Library Call Number: L1836.85 Ag86
Session: 85th R.S. (2017)
Online version: View report [49 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the Texas Department of Agriculture's and the Texas Animal Health Commission's role in the response to Hurricane Harvey. Examine the short-term and long-term economic and agricultural impacts to producers in the agriculture and livestock industries in Texas as a result of Harvey. Identify ways to mitigate the impact and prevent substantial losses from Harvey and future natural disasters.
2. Study the Texas olive and olive oil industry. Provide suggestions to improve, promote, and standardize the industry. Examine current policy related to the industry and examine factors such as research, marketing, labeling, standards, data collection, and the necessity of creating a commodity board or similar type of organization.
3. Review the Texas Department of Agriculture's Seed Certification Program and related areas. Consider any benefits or drawbacks to privatizing the program through a nonprofit crop improvement association.
4. Study the effects of declining migratory species, such as the monarch butterfly, as well as native and domesticated bee populations on agricultural production and its economic impact on the state. Identify possible causes of the population changes and monitor national trends. Make recommendations on how to improve and promote monarch butterfly and bee populations and habitats in the state. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Culture, Recreation & Tourism)
5. Identify methods for the early detection of exotic invasive organisms that could threaten the production of agricultural crops, such as cotton, in Texas.
6. Consider the feasibility of developing and implementing a central filing system to be used for the filing of all financing statements that cover farm products being sold and purchased in this state that are subject to an agricultural lien.
7. Evaluate the uses of industrial hemp and the economic feasibility of developing an industrial hemp market under existing or future state and federal regulations. Examine the processing and manufacturing process requirements of multiple bi-products, including feed, food, fiber, cosmetics, supplements, and building materials.
8. Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature.
Committee: House Economic and Small Business Development
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Career preparedness | Career schools | e-commerce | Economic development | Economic development incentives | Economy | Energy industry employment | High tech employment | High tech industry | Natural gas industry | Office of Economic Development and Tourism | Oil industry | Rural economic development | Short-term rentals | Small businesses | State budgets | Transportation network companies | Workforce | Workforce Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 Ec74h
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [31 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the impacts of the declining price of oil and the continuously depressed price of natural gas on the Texas economy and the fiscal implications for the Texas budget. Consider impacts on local communities most dependent on oil and gas activity, including impacts on supporting economies such as retail, manufacturing, housing industries, etc. Recommend strategies for sustained energy development and workforce growth during times of depressed energy prices. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Energy Resources)
2. Evaluate what local governments are doing to attract businesses to their communities and examine ways the state can leverage these practices and provide support. Include ways to improve local economic development programs to ensure a continued return on investment for taxpayers. In addition, study the authority, financial accountability, and types of statutorily allowed expenditures of economic development corporations. Provide analysis of 4A and 4B sales tax programs and determine if they are still meeting their intended purpose effectively.
3. Study opportunities and financial incentives for expansion and growth of small businesses in Texas. Examine if adequate resources and capital exist for small businesses. Include analysis of any regulatory or tax hurdles and provide recommendations to alleviate these burdens. Furthermore, review programs available to provide training and support to develop business management and finance skills. Consider financial incentives that would incentivize expansion of existing small businesses and growth for new small businesses.
4. Oversee implementation of HB 26 (84R). Review best practices for measuring success of economic development incentives. Consider general metrics or principles to aid the Legislature in determining viable and sustainable incentive programs that provide a "Return on Investment" for taxpayers.
5. Evaluate Texas's competitiveness with other states in recruiting and cultivating high-growth, high-tech industries, fostering economic development, and creating new jobs. Examine if current incentives and regulations assist or hinder the state's ability to compete with other states for economic growth and sustainability.
6. Examine if the state has an adequately diversified economic foundation and make recommendations on how to better achieve diversification. Look at ways to achieve balance between rural and urban economic development. Consider methods to improve workforce development initiatives and incentives that will improve re-employment after layoffs and release from incarceration as well as methods to improve employment rates for recent graduates.
7. Evaluate how Texas can support shared economy growth in the state and include implications of such growth on existing, traditional businesses. Develop characteristics by which to classify "shared economy" business and determine how the state can ensure customer security and satisfaction as well as public health without enacting burdensome regulations.
8. Examine partnerships between higher education institutions, public school districts, and workforce that promote postsecondary readiness. Provide coordination recommendations to ensure vocational, career, and technical education programs are more accessible. Determine the most effective ways to invest in these partnerships and programs to direct at-risk students to stable career paths. Examine current rules and laws limiting employers from providing meaningful internships, apprenticeships, and other opportunities. Consider new methods to finance workforce training programs and associated assets in high schools and postsecondary schools, including ways to reduce or eliminate these costs and options to incentivize businesses to invest in training equipment for schools. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Public Education)
9. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 84th 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. e. monitor the impact of major economic development legislation passed by the 84th Legislature. f. include updates regarding transfer of duties and services from health and human services agencies to the Texas Workforce Commission, including implementation of SB 208 and SB 212. Coordinate with the Legislative Oversight Committee constituted by SB 208, when necessary. g. evaluate the impact of incentive reform legislation, including the elimination of the Emerging Technology Fund and the transition of contracts to the Comptroller's office.
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2010 : report to the Texas House of Representatives, 82nd session
Subjects: Agricultural policy | Agriculture | Animal diseases | Economic development | Rural economic development | Swine | Tick-borne diseases | Transportation planning |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 Ag86
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [32 pages  File size: 759 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate the impact of tick-borne diseases in domestic and exotic livestock and of plant diseases and pests on the Texas agriculture industry. Examine barriers limiting the state's response and identify resources to enhance the state's ability to control, prevent, and respond to disease vectors.
2. Review efforts to manage feral hog populations and mitigate damage to agricultural and livestock operations.
3. Study the safety and efficiency of the existing agriculture-related transportation infrastructure. Consider the air, ground, and rail transportation needs of rural Texas and analyze the effect on economic development. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Transportation
4. Survey rural economic development programs. Analyze the economic relationship between rural communities and the agriculture industry and their combined impact on the state's economy. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on County Affairs
5. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House County Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on County Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2010 : a report to the House of Representatives, 82nd Texas Legislature
Subjects: Agriculture | Bail | Counties | County government | Economy | Indigent health care | Land use regulations | Open government | Rural economic development |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 C832
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [99 pages  File size: 2,515 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the current practices and tools available to counties to manage growth and development. Consider incompatible land uses and county rulemaking authority, including rulemaking authority bracketed to counties of a certain population.
2. Study county- level health care delivery models for indigent health care that emphasize community-based care to improve the continuity and quality of care. Compare urban and rural health care delivery models and make necessary legislative recommendations.
3. Study county oversight related to pretrial release on bond in criminal cases.
4. Examine how local governments can better inform the public about local government debts.
5. Survey rural economic development programs. Analyze the economic relationship between rural communities and the agriculture industry and their combined impact on the state's economy. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock
6. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Transportation
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Transportation, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2010 : a report to the House of Representatives, 82nd Texas Legislature
Subjects: Agriculture | Bicyclists | Highway planning | Motorcyclists | Pedestrians | Rural economic development | Toll roads | Traffic | Traffic safety | Transportation | Transportation planning | Transportation, Texas Department of |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 T687
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [108 pages  File size: 11,487 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to ensure the agency is implementing recommended legislative, sunset, and Grant Thornton management audit changes.
2. Review the organization and operation of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). Consider the relationship between MPOs and TxDOT regarding transportation planning and programming.
3. Study the practices and procedures used in the development of toll roads and make recommendations as necessary.
4. Review federal, state, and local programs to promote traffic light signalization, improve traffic flow, and reduce congestion.
5. Study methods for improving safety on Texas roadways. Study the funding levels of crash prevention programs directed toward pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and other vulnerable road users. Explore ways to improve safety for roadside workers.
6. Study the safety and efficiency of the existing agriculture-related transportation infrastructure. Consider the air, ground, and rail transportation needs of rural Texas and analyze the effect on economic development. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock .
7. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Agricultural policy | Agricultural subsidies | Agriculture | Animal diseases | Biofuels | Horse racing | Rural economic development |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 Ag86
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [39 pages  File size: 6,393 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the development and implementation of the 2007 Farm Bill and determine the impact of the legislation on Texas agricultural products.
2. Evaluate preparedness of relevant agriculture-related agencies to respond effectively to animal and plant disease threats.
3. Study and evaluate the feasibility and potential economic impact of biofuel production from alternative feedstocks such as biomass, waste oils, and processed animal fats.
4. Study the impact on the equine industry due to increased competition from other states as it related to larger purses in equine competitions.
5. Examine the opportunities for increased economic development funding in rural Texas.
6. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate International Relations and Trade
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Border economy | Border security | Colonias | Drug trafficking | Extraterritorial jurisdiction | Health care providers | Human trafficking | Rural economic development | Substandard housing | Undocumented immigrants |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 In9
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [127 pages  File size: 4,048 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review state and local policies relating to development and growth in rural and unincorporated regions of the state. Work with housing advocates, county organizations and appropriate officials to assess the proliferation of substandard housing in rural and unincorporated areas.
2. Determine the appropriateness of and make recommendations on the existing extraterritorial jurisdiction authority currently granted under colonia prevention measures along the border region.
3. Develop recommendations to better provide Border and rural communities access to state and federal resources. Review the programs established by different states and recommend initiatives that Texas can enact to increase the competitiveness of these communities, engender critical development, provide affordable housing, identify community assets, retain/create wealth and create regional jobs. Study and make recommendations to expand business opportunities in international markets for businesses located in economically distressed areas, including rural and Border areas.
4. Study the state's current and long-range need for physicians, dentists, nurses, and other allied health and long-term care professionals. Make recommendations to recruit high-need professions, especially for primary care providers and long-term care professionals in the Border region of Texas. (Joint charge with the Senate Health and Human Services Committee)
5. Study and make recommendations to stem the tide of illegal immigration, drug trafficking, and human smuggling, and to reduce the criminal activities within the Border region. (Joint charge with Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security)
6. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the International Relations and Trade Committee, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation.
Committee: Senate International Relations and Trade
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 79th legislative interim
Subjects: Affordable housing | Colonias | Economic development | Economic development incentives | Rural areas | Rural economic development | Substandard housing |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 In9
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [80 pages  File size: 5,143 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study state and federal programs aimed at assisting cities and businesses to compete in national and international markets. Develop recommendations to increase the competitiveness of Texas communities and entities in trade and commerce.
2. Study and develop recommendations to address the infrastructure and economic development needs of border and coastal communities in rural and non-urban areas of Texas.
3. Study and report on the availability of housing in distressed areas of the state, especially along the Border colonias and rural Texas. Review state, federal and private initiatives aimed at providing housing assistance. Work with private and non-profit entities to address the growing housing needs. Develop recommendations for the cost-effective use of existing housing monies, leveraging of funds and initiatives for new funding sources.
4. Review state and local policies impacting the water/wastewater services, transportation and health infrastructure needs of Texas colonias. Work with the Texas Water Development Board, the Office of the Attorney General and the Colonia Coordinator to develop recommendations aimed at improving and strengthening the available resources and policies affecting economically distressed areas.
Committee: House Economic Development
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Economic Development, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2004 : a report to the House of Representatives, 79th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Job training programs | Ports | Rural economic development | Skills Development/Smart Jobs Fund | Tourism | Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund | Workers' compensation |
Library Call Number: L1836/78 Ec74h
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [56 pages  File size: 308 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate job training programs offered by the state and whether the state's efforts have been negatively impacted by the loss of the Smart Jobs program. Study the role of career and technology job training programs and their effectiveness in adult education programs, job retraining programs, post-secondary education and high school programs. Recommend legislative changes to enhance job training programs or provide incentives for business recruitment and retention.
2. Review the state's role in tourism and the effects of moving tourism functions within the Governor's office under SB 275, 78th Legislature, Regular Session. Examine how the state can assist rural communities in the promotion of tourism.
3. Actively monitor the status of the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund. Review the impact of legislative changes enacted by SB 280, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, on funding of the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund.
4. Study how businesses currently view the Texas Workers' Compensation System and whether it deters business growth or expansion into Texas. Study any reforms that could be used as an incentive for economic development, business recruitment or business retention.
5. Study the role that Texas ports have in the economic growth of the state and how the state can partner with ports in developing trade, business recruitment and relocation and the transportation of goods and services both in domestic and foreign markets.
6. Evaluate the state's role in serving economic development interests in rural Texas after the passage of SB 275, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, and other economic development legislation from the 78th Legislature.
7. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction, with special attention paid to the agencies' implementation of sunset legislation.
Committee: Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 79th Legislature
Subjects: Affordable housing | Alcohol laws and regulations | Alcoholic beverage industry | County clerks | Fees | Rural areas | Rural economic development | Rural issues | Substandard housing | Wine and wine industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 L786
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [69 pages  File size: 300 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations on the need for statutory language relating to fees charged for copies of documents filed electronically or in paper format with a county clerk. Examine all state and local policies relating to document fees and analyze the impact of any recommended changes on local and state revenues.
2. As required by SB 264, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, jointly study with the House Urban Affairs Committee the effect of subdividing uniform state service regions into urban/exurban areas and rural areas and upon the provision of state and federal financial assistance to meet housing needs of rural areas.
3. Study the unique challenges and opportunities in rural areas from an economic development standpoint. Study the future and unmet needs of rural communities, residents and businesses and examine the quality of infrastructure, housing, health care, and community involvement. Make recommendations for promoting investment in growth industries in rural areas.
4. Study and make recommendations relating to development of the Texas wine producing industry. Assess the impact of state and federal laws on the shipment and delivery of wine and make recommendations for increasing the economic impact of the wine producing industry in Texas.
Committee: Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Title: Interim Report - Appendices
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 79th Legislature
Subjects: Affordable housing | Alcohol laws and regulations | Alcoholic beverage industry | County clerks | Fees | Rural areas | Rural economic development | Rural issues | Substandard housing | Wine and wine industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 L786
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [376 pages  File size: 20,945 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations on the need for statutory language relating to fees charged for copies of documents filed electronically or in paper format with a county clerk. Examine all state and local policies relating to document fees and analyze the impact of any recommended changes on local and state revenues.
2. As required by SB 264, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, jointly study with the House Urban Affairs Committee the effect of subdividing uniform state service regions into urban/exurban areas and rural areas and upon the provision of state and federal financial assistance to meet housing needs of rural areas.
3. Study the unique challenges and opportunities in rural areas from an economic development standpoint. Study the future and unmet needs of rural communities, residents and businesses and examine the quality of infrastructure, housing, health care, and community involvement. Make recommendations for promoting investment in growth industries in rural areas.
4. Study and make recommendations relating to development of the Texas wine producing industry. Assess the impact of state and federal laws on the shipment and delivery of wine and make recommendations for increasing the economic impact of the wine producing industry in Texas.
Committee: Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Title: Interim Report - Recommendations
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 79th Legislature
Subjects: Affordable housing | Alcohol laws and regulations | Alcoholic beverage industry | County clerks | Fees | Rural areas | Rural economic development | Rural issues | Substandard housing | Wine and wine industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 L786
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [18 pages  File size: 145 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations on the need for statutory language relating to fees charged for copies of documents filed electronically or in paper format with a county clerk. Examine all state and local policies relating to document fees and analyze the impact of any recommended changes on local and state revenues.
2. As required by SB 264, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, jointly study with the House Urban Affairs Committee the effect of subdividing uniform state service regions into urban/exurban areas and rural areas and upon the provision of state and federal financial assistance to meet housing needs of rural areas.
3. Study the unique challenges and opportunities in rural areas from an economic development standpoint. Study the future and unmet needs of rural communities, residents and businesses and examine the quality of infrastructure, housing, health care, and community involvement. Make recommendations for promoting investment in growth industries in rural areas.
4. Study and make recommendations relating to development of the Texas wine producing industry. Assess the impact of state and federal laws on the shipment and delivery of wine and make recommendations for increasing the economic impact of the wine producing industry in Texas.
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 71st Texas Legislature / Committee on Agriculture and Livestock, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Agriculture | Enterprise zone programs | Grain elevators and warehouses | Kenaf | Paper mills | Rural economic development | Transportation infrastructure | Veterinarians | Veterinary Medical Examiners, Texas State Board of | Wine and wine industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 ag83
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [74 pages  File size: 2,902 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the feasibility of creating rural or agricultural enterprise zones in Texas.
2. To study the certification of animal reproduction technicians.
3. Contingent upon the passage of Constitutional Amendment No. 1, to study the implementation of a self-insurance pool for grain elevators.
4. To study kenaf, an alternative crop for Texas that is used to make paper products.
5. To study the Texas wine industry and submit statutory modifications to the 71st Legislature which would promote the growth and marketing of wine produced in Texas.
6. To study the effect of transportation costs on Texas agricultural products.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture
Title: Interim Report - Natural fiber industry
Library Catalog Title: Texas natural fiber industry : interim report to the 71st Legislature.
Subjects: Agriculture | Boll weevils | Cotton production | Rural economic development | Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Program | Textile industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 n219fi
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [33 pages  File size: 1,471 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Conduct a study of the means to improve the economic environment of Texas's natural fiber industry.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture
Title: SR 648, 70th Leg.
Library Call Number: SR 648
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View document [2 pages  File size: 397 kb]
Committee: Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture
Title: Interim Report - Agricultural Finance and Market Development
Library Catalog Title: Agricultural finance and market development : interim report to the 70th Legislature.
Subjects: Agricultural Loan Guaranty Program | Agricultural loans | Agriculture | Rural economic development |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 ag83s
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [23 pages  File size: 661 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study agricultural finance and marketing and report findings and recommendations. *
Committee: House Agriculture and Livestock
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 69th Legislature, Texas House of Representatives / Committee on Agriculture and Livestock.
Subjects: Agriculture | Agriculture, Texas Department of | Animal diseases | Animal Health Commission, Texas | Brucellosis | Cooperative Extension, Texas | Exotic species | Insects | Irrigation | Rural economic development | Soil and Water Conservation Board, Texas | Texas A&M AgriLife Research | Veterinary Medical Examiners, Texas State Board of | Water conservation | West Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 ag83
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [29 pages  File size: 687 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 3.
2. To study contagious animal diseases including Laryngotracheitis (poultry), Pseudo-rabies (swine), and Brucellosis (cattle).
3. To study the cane borer infestation in the Rio Grande Valley.
4. To examine the economic feasibility of the conversion irrigated farmland in West Texas to water-efficient crops and/or dryland farming.
5. To examine the role of the state in the development of farm industries in Texas, including shrimp and catfish farming.
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.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Rural Industrial Development, Special
Title: SCR 89
Library Call Number: SCR 89
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View document [3 pages  File size: 223 kb]
Committee: House Business and Industry
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Committee on Business and Industry, Texas House of Representatives, 65th Legislature, Austin, Texas.
Subjects: Fire prevention | International trade | Occupational licenses | Rural economic development | Rural issues | Texas sesquicentennial | Tourism |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 b964
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [145 pages  File size: 5,638 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. A study of the roles of tourism and its relative economic impact upon the state. This study should include recommendations as to the possibilities of combining the functions of the Tourist Development Agency, the Travel and Information Division of the Department of Highways and Public Transportation, and of the industrial development efforts of the Texas Industrial Commission.
2. A study of the possible scope and character of a Texas sesquicentennial celebration in 1986 and make recommendations as to the role of the state in planning and funding its observance.
3. A study of the best methods for regulation and registration of professional licensing boards, including recommendations and cost/benefit analysis on the possible consolidation of existing boards into a central regulatory and licensing agency. This study shall include recommendations as to whether there are instances of over-regulation and licensing among professions which lead to unnecessary restraints on the free-enterprise system.
4. A study of the state's fire prevention and fire protection laws to determine possible means of improving present hazardous fire conditions and preventing future tragedies. This study shall include a review of the related responsibilities of state agencies having authority in the area of fire prevention, investigation, insurance, prevention and inspection.
5. A study of the existing Rural Loan Development Program to determine why it has not been successfully implemented and utilized as the original legislation intended. An in-depth analysis should reveal possible operational changes in the law, possible methods of alternative funding, and other recommendations that would aid the success and efficiency of the program.
6. A study of the state's commitment in aiding the development of international trade within the state, especially with regard to those businesses, usually small and independent, which could utilize such specialized services but which lack the expertise themselves. This study shall include further recommendations to determine the importance of active involvement by the state in overseas international trade development offices; shall include the areas of funding, activities, and operations of the International Trade Development Division of the Texas Industrial Commission; and shall make recommendations with regard to the overall effectiveness of such a program under its current format or as a combined agency format with relate agencies.
Committee: Joint Textile Industry Development
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Texas' textile & apparel industry development program : final report / Development Resources Inc. ; sponsored by the Joint Committee on Texas Industry Development of the Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Economic development | Rural economic development | Textile industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 t314
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [84 pages  File size: 3,236 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Develop a program of research and application to specifically identify in feasibility reports geographic areas of Texas in addition to the High Plains, which offer textile milling potential for cotton, wool, mohair and man-made fibers.
2. Identify textile manufactured specialty items, which can be introduced for processing in rural communities, and develop a suggested format of cost input and benefit return prospectus that can be used as a guide by local industrial development groups and investors to establish such industries themselves.
3. Establish avenues for existing textile industry to conduct new product research and interchange ideas and project results on a permanent on-going basis.
4. Promote and develop statewide interest in the creation of textile mills in Texas and recruit community support in developing industrial financing, labor training and incentives which will enhance the location of mills to Texas.
Committee: Joint Textile Industry Development
Title: Interim Report - Appendix
Library Catalog Title: Texas' textile & apparel industry development program : final report / Development Resources Inc. ; sponsored by the Joint Committee on Texas Industry Development of the Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Economic development | Rural economic development | Textile industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 t314 1977a
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [51 pages  File size: 1,266 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Develop a program of research and application to specifically identify in feasibility reports geographic areas of Texas in addition to the High Plains, which offer textile milling potential for cotton, wool, mohair and man-made fibers.
2. Identify textile manufactured specialty items, which can be introduced for processing in rural communities, and develop a suggested format of cost input and benefit return prospectus that can be used as a guide by local industrial development groups and investors to establish such industries themselves.
3. Establish avenues for existing textile industry to conduct new product research and interchange ideas and project results on a permanent on-going basis.
4. Promote and develop statewide interest in the creation of textile mills in Texas and recruit community support in developing industrial financing, labor training and incentives which will enhance the location of mills to Texas.
Committee: Joint Natural Fibers and Textile Development
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Texas natural fibers : progress through unity.
Subjects: Agriculture | Rural economic development | Textile industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.61 n219
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View report [35 pages  File size: 1,124 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. That a special interim committee of nine members to be called the Natural Fibers and Textile Development Committee , be and is hereby created to continue the study initiated by the Natural Fibers Study Committee of the 60th Legislature, and the committee be directed to proceed as follows: (1) review recommendations of the original Natural Fibers Study Committee and work for their implementation wherever possible; (2) make studies and secure cooperative studies wherever possible relating to the potential of fiber blends of all types including an evaluation of the economics of use of synthetics in combination with natural fibers; (3) develop a survey with assistance of cooperative studies pertaining to the export market potential for natural fibers; (4) explore the potential of further processing, manufacturing, fabricating, and merchandising Texas natural fibers and fabrics, as well as finished goods in Texas, in order that the state may take advantage of an increased share in the seven-billion-dollar potential from this industry, which was delineated by the 60th Legislature's Natural Fiber Study Committee; (5) appoint such advisory groups or consultants as necessary to complete the work of the committee; and (6) obtain the assistance of appropriate state agencies and private groups in carrying forward the work of the committee.

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