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28 Document(s) [ Subject: Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of ]

Committee: House Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Bees | Boating | Economic impact | Emergency management | Historic preservation | Historical Commission, Texas | Hurricane Harvey | Monarch butterflies | Natural disasters | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | State parks | Tourism |
Library Call Number: L1836.85 R245
Session: 85th R.S. (2017)
Online version: View report [63 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's and the Texas Historical Commission's roles in the response to Hurricane Harvey. Evaluate the economic, recreational, and biological impacts and needed repairs from Harvey as they relate to applicable state agencies and the following areas and industries under the purview of the Committee: a. State parks b. Wildlife and fish c. Historic sites and buildings d. Art and cultural resources e. Travel and tourism f. In addition, provide recommendations on how to allow for a timely recovery of these areas from Harvey, and how to mitigate the impact of, and adequately prepare for, future natural disasters.
2. Study the feasibility of establishing and mobilizing a volunteer contingency of private boat owners through the boat registration and license database administered by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to assist first responders in search and rescue efforts in natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey.
3. 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 Agriculture & Livestock)
4. Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature.
Committee: House Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Animal diseases | Commercial fishing | Commission on the Arts, Texas | County courthouses | Economic development | Economic development incentives | Endangered species | Film industry | Fisheries | Fishing licenses | Heritage tourism | Historic preservation | Historical Commission, Texas | Outdoor recreation | Oysters | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | State parks | Swine | Texas Film Commission | Texas Heritage Trails Program | Texas Main Street Program | Texas Music Office | Tourism | Video games |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 R245
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [66 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Develop a long-term plan to incorporate land that has been donated or sold to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department into our state park system.
2. Evaluate the Texas Film Commission and the Texas Music Office to determine their effectiveness in economic development in Texas. Determine how the offices can better collaborate with local economic development entities and state agencies to further the economic development goals of the state.
3. Examine the viability of including the commercial oyster industry in the Commercial Fishing License Buyback Program at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
4. Examine current statutes and rules to determine any necessary enhancements that can assist in the eradication of feral hogs by using practical solutions and effective eradication techniques. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock)
5. Monitor the implementation of HB 3279 (83R) regarding the protection of seagrass plants.
6. Examine the economic impact of cultural, recreational, or tourism grants provided by the state, including any economic development grants related to cultural, recreational, or tourism industries, heritage tourism, courthouse restoration, and historic district revitalization.
7. 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 Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Alamo | Aquatic vegetation | Battleship Texas | Chronic Wasting disease | Commission on the Arts, Texas | Daughters of the Republic of Texas | Deer | Droughts | Endangered species | Fisheries | General Land Office | Historical Commission, Texas | Invasive species | Library & Archives Commission, Texas State | License plates | Office of Economic Development and Tourism | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Sporting goods sales taxes | State parks | State Preservation Board | Texas Film Commission | Texas State Cemetery | Tourism | Wildfires | Wildlife |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 R245
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [103 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate strategies to control known existing invasive aquatic species, including species commonly referred to as giant salvinia (Salvinia molesta), water hyacinths (family Pontederiaceae), and zebra mussels (family Dreissenidae).
2. Study and make recommendations for improving deer breeder compliance with existing laws and regulations.
3. Recommend approaches to improve long-term funding for state park acquisition, development, and maintenance.
4. Study the effects the drought and wildfires have had on tourism and recreation in Texas. Make recommendations for ways to prevent future losses.
5. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 82nd Legislature, including the General Land Office's implementation of HB 3726 (82R), regarding the administration of the Alamo.
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Coal mining | Droughts | Electric power plants | Electricity supplies | Environmental Quality, Texas Commission on | General Land Office | Hydraulic fracturing | Irrigation | Natural gas production | Oil production | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Uranium mines | Water conservation | Water desalination | Water Development Board, Texas | Water planning | Water rights |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 N218h
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [184 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the ongoing statewide drought and the performance of state, regional, and local entities in addressing it. Examine the impact of the drought on the state water plan, including an evaluation of how well the state's existing water resources can meet demand, the need for additional funding sources to implement the plan, and the effectiveness of current drought planning and drought management policies. Identify short-term and long-term strategies to help the state better cope with drought and assess any obstacles, including state and federal regulations, to implementation of these strategies.
2. Examine the interplay of water and energy resources and needs in the state. Study the economic, environmental, and social impacts of water use in energy production and exploration, including the impacts of this use on regional and state water planning. Determine the current and likely future water needs of power generation and energy production, and evaluate options to develop new or alternative supplies. Include an evaluation of current issues involving water use for oil and gas production and related water quality issues.
3. Evaluate the status of desalination projects in Texas. Include an evaluation of the regulation of brackish groundwater and whether opportunities exist to facilitate better utilization of this groundwater to meet future needs.
4. Study ways to enhance incentives for water conservation in agricultural irrigation.
Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report
Subjects: Aging and Disability Services, Texas Department of | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Employees Retirement System of Texas | Employers | Financial investments | Frew lawsuits | Health and Human Services Commission, Texas | Health insurance | Health insurance premium subsidies | Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas | Highway finance | Investment of public funds | Iran | Medicaid | Medical reimbursements | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Permanent School Fund, Texas | Permanent University Fund | State agency budgets | State government debt | State Health Services, Texas Department of | State supported living centers | Sudan | Tax incentives | Teacher Retirement System of Texas | Texas Southern University | Transportation, Texas Department of | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 F49
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [46 pages  File size: 698 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Provide effective budget oversight of state agencies to ensure that monies appropriated are spent wisely. Particular areas of focus will include the Texas Department of Transportation, Department of State Health Services coordination of Mental Health Services, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department revitalization of State Parks, Health and Human Services Commission management of Frew settlement agreement and waiting list slots, Department of Aging and Disability Services improvement of State Schools, Texas Department of Criminal Justice roll out of treatment programs and review of the salary career ladder for employees for retention purposes, Texas Youth Commission achievement of reform, Texas Southern University rehabilitation, Higher Education Coordinating Board implementation of incentive programs and the creation of the Texas Cancer Research and Prevention Institute.
2. Evaluate the effectiveness of existing state tax incentives that encourage employers to provide health coverage to their employees, including tax incentives under the revised state business tax, and make recommendations for additional deductions or credits that increase the number of employees covered by health care insurance.
3. 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 State Affairs Committee)
4. Review Medicaid provider reimbursement rate methodologies, including the impact of factors such as infrastructure concerns, federal minimum wage changes, and cost reports. Study the impact on access to care, quality of care, and value, and make recommendations for legislative changes, taking into account rate increases contained in the current budget. (Joint charge with Senate Health and Human Services Committee)
5. Study and review state and local options for expanding transportation funding and explore options to reduce diversions of Fund 6 revenue. (Joint charge with Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security)
6. Study and make recommendations relating to whether the Texas Department of Transportation is in compliance with Transportation Code §201.109, Revenue Enhancement, and whether the Texas Department of Transportation is using the funding sources provided by the Legislature, including, but not limited to, General Obligation, Fund 6 and Mobility Fund bonds, to build new roads. (Joint charge with Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security)
7. Monitor and provide a brief update on the implementation of legislation addressed by the Finance Committee, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve or enhance and complete implementation.
  • SB 247, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to Sudan divestment, and make recommendations about whether to include Iran in the divestment strategy;
  • SB1332, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, to help improve the state's debt management and oversight, including a more comprehensive review of state debt and improved communication between entities and oversight of state bond issuance;
  • SB 10, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, and the Frew settlement to ensure that the initiatives carried out by the Health and Human Services Commission affect meaningful improvement in access to quality care in the Texas Medicaid program; and
  • HB 3732, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to ultra-clean coal technologies, and determine the amount of property tax removed from the tax rolls, as well as the corresponding impact on school finance. Identify any changes needed to strengthen the program and ensure its success.
Committee: Senate Government Organization
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 80th Legislature
Subjects: Energy conservation | Heritage tourism | Historic preservation | Historical Commission, Texas | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 G747o
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [14 pages  File size: 201 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations for the creation of a comprehensive catalogue of facilities of historical significance managed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the Texas Historical Commission (THC). Include recommendations for efficient management and promotion of such sites, including a review of the merits of consolidation of those sites under one of the existing agencies or a new agency, and identify potential funding mechanisms to ensure that facilities are adequately funded.
2. Review recent efforts to improve the use of resources by state agencies through conservation, energy audits, and energy efficiency.
Committee: House State Cultural and Recreational Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on State Cultural & Recreational Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2004 : a report to the House of Representatives, 79th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Billboards | Commission on the Arts, Texas | Fisheries | Heritage tourism | Highway beautification | Historical Commission, Texas | Hunting | Library & Archives Commission, Texas State | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Rivers | Shrimping industry | State parks | Tourism |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 R245
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [54 pages  File size: 2,037 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Actively study the rules, regulations and statutes which govern Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the department's responsibilities.
2. Review, for the purpose of safety, the discharges of fire arms for hunting and recreational shooting in our state-owned river beds.
3. Review the missions and goals of the Texas Commission on the Arts, the Texas Historical Commission, and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and consider possible consolidation.
4. Research heritage, cultural, recreational and historical tourism programs this state is involve din and explore new ways to promote and improve tourism in the state.
5. Research the regulation and control of scenic by-ways and billboards.
6. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House State Recreational Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on State Recreational Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Aquatic vegetation | Boating safety | Fish | Fishing | Game wardens | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Property taxes | Rivers | Wildlife management areas |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 r245
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [92 pages  File size: 4,168 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review Chapter 31, Parks and Wildlife Code, relating to water safety, as well as rules and regulatory procedures implemented by the Department of Parks and Wildlife to ensure that the purposes of the chapter are carried out consistently and efficiently.
2. Examine and evaluate the critical role of game wardens in accomplishing the mission of the Parks and Wildlife Department. Review all aspects of the training and duties of game wardens and assess the support provided to achieve maximum benefit from their efforts.
3. Review the results of studies involving the impact of removing non-game fish on game fish populations. Monitor any field studies of non-game fish removal by the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife, including the latest techniques for such removal.
4. Review policies and actions of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in maintaining healthy waterways, including, but not limited to, policies related to aquatic vegetation management and vehicular traffic in streambeds.
5. Actively monitor agencies and programs under the committee's oversight jurisdiction, including the implementation of HB 3123, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, related to taxation of real property under a wildlife management plan.
Committee: House State Recreational Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on State Recreational Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Deer hunting | Fishing licenses | Hunting | Hunting licenses | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | State parks | Wildlife | Wildlife management areas |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 r245
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [81 pages  File size: 2,576 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate the need for hunting license exemptions for wildlife that pose an imminent threat to personal property or human health and safety.
2. Study the management of state wildlife on private property.
3. Review issues related to reciprocal license agreements with neighboring states and reduced-price fishing licenses for persons over 65.
4. Consider a general policy governing the extent to which the state parks system should be financially self-supporting. Consider additional policies that might fairly allocate costs between the state and local entities for sites that are primarily of local interest.
5. Conduct active oversight of the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House State, Federal and International Relations
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on State, Federal, and International Relations, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Commission on the Arts, Texas | Economic development | Economic Development, Texas Department of | Historical Commission, Texas | Official designations | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Poets Laureate | Rural areas | Rural issues | Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund | Tourism | Transportation, Texas Department of | Veterans | Veterans Commission, Texas | Veterans' health care |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 st30
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [50 pages  File size: 1,923 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the tourism benefits of a program linking tourist destinations by signage, maps, trails, and other means. Consider how such a program should be coordinated, in light of different agencies' responsibilities for tourism and transportation and for natural, cultural and historical sites.
2. Study the demographics of Texas' population of military veterans. Compare and contrast veterans' demographics with those of the general population to determine which current or prospective programs have the most benefit.
3. Review the practices used by other states to designate "state artists" and "state poets." Consider the value of having a permanent procedure for making such designations in Texas.
4. Assess the potential of community telecommunications networks and technology centers for tourism and business development.
5. Conduct active oversight of the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources, Interim
Title: Interim report - TX Parks and Wildlife
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 76th Legislature : general licensing authority for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Subjects: Fisheries | Fishing | Fishing licenses | Hunting licenses | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Shrimping industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 n219g
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [38 pages  File size: 2,430 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the granting of general licensing authority to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department for protecting the state's wildlife resources.
Committee: House State, Federal and International Relations
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on State, Federal, and International Relations, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Cemeteries | Historical Commission, Texas | Official designations | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Records Management Inter-agency Coordination Council | State historical parks | State parks |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 st30
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [55 pages  File size: 2,565 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
2. Study the need to enhance protection for cemeteries, especially those that may be unknown or unmarked. Consider the effects on landowners of current laws and any proposed changes.
3. Consider whether there is a need and a way to restrain the growth of official state symbols and resolutions. Review current lists to determine whether revision is desirable.
4. Actively monitor activities of the Records Management Inter-Agency Coordination Council to develop recommendations regarding electronic records.
5. Monitor the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's efforts to implement the recommendations contained in the KPMG Peat Marwick review of the states's historical structures, sites, and parks, including all measures to improve the maintenance, operational support, and promotion of the facilities. (Joint with the House Committee on State Recreational Resources)
Committee: House State Recreational Resources
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on State Recreational Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Endangered species | Environmental protection | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | State historical parks | State parks |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 r245
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [78 pages  File size: 2,870 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review statues in the Parks and Wildlife Code and recommend changes to those that require burdensome regulations.
2. Evaluate the deferred maintenance requirements within the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Examine the possibility of allowing political subdivisions or partnerships to operate parks that are not adequately maintained or scheduled for closure.
3. Study the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's involvement in environmental impact studies and endangered species studies.
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: Joint Environment, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim Report to the 73rd Legislature / Joint Interim Committee on the Environment.
Subjects: Agriculture, Texas Department of | Air Control Board, Texas | Air pollution | Air quality | Border environment | Border issues | Clean Air Act | Concentrated animal feeding operations | Emissions | Environmental protection | General Land Office | Motor vehicle emissions tests | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Railroad Commission of Texas | Soil and Water Conservation Board, Texas | State agencies | State agency performance measures | Surface water pollution | Wastewater management | Water Commission, Texas | Water Development Board, Texas | Water planning | Water quality management | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 en89jr
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [98 pages  File size: 4,851 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the use of funds appropriated for environmental purposes by SB 2, 72nd Legislature, 1st Called Session and HB 1, 72nd Legislature, 1st Called Session;
2. Study and monitor the implementation of water and wastewater regulations, including administrative initiatives as well as statutory requirements.
3. Study environmental issues specific to the Texas-Mexico border region and the potential impact of the proposed free trade agreement between the two nations.
4. Study issues and identify policy considerations relating to non-point source agricultural water pollution.
5. Verify the number and status of outputs and outcomes identified in HB 1, 72nd Legislature, 1st Called Session, and otherwise determine whether programs that are the focus of study are functioning as planned.
6. Identify and review agencies' existing performance standards and determine whether the agencies have met, exceeded or failed to meet those standards;
7. Verify the number of employees in each program that is the focus of study, and monitor and oversee documentation of all agency salary actions, including position reclassifications, merit salary increases and other salary increases resulting from legislative of agency-initiated action.
8. Monitor implementation of sunset legislation.
9. Identify specific goals the state must attain by the year 2000 and biennial goals that must be achieved until that time.
10. The committee shall coordinate its activities with those of the Natural Resources and Consolidation Study established by SB 2, 72nd Legislature, 1st Called Session, and work in conjunction with that study in areas of common responsibility.
11. The committee shall monitor and oversee legislation enacted during the 72nd Regular and special Called Sessions that was considered by the standing Senate Natural Resources and House Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committees including legislative mandates; all performance audit review recommendations, adopted or not, and any agency-initiated changes.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Environment, Interim
Title: Interim report - Livestock and the Environment
Library Catalog Title: Livestock and the environment: rethinking environmental policy, institutions & compliance strategies : interim report to the Joint Interim Committee on the Environment, 72nd Texas Legsilature.
Library Call Number: L1836.72 en89jl
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View document [120 pages  File size: 7,224 kb]
Committee: Joint Environment, Interim
Title: Committee documentation: daily minutes record
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 EN89J 1992
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View document [1 pages  File size: 22 kb]
Committee: House Environmental Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Environmental Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1992 : a report to the House of Representatives, 73rd Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Air Control Board, Texas | Air pollution | Air quality | Clean Air Act | Commercial fishing | Emissions | Environmental protection | Fisheries | Fishing | Fishing licenses | Hazardous waste | Hunting | Hunting licenses | Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas | Natural resources conservation | Nonattainment areas | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Shrimping industry | Solid waste disposal |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 en89
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [116 pages  File size: 5,463 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor and review the Air Control Board's implementation of the newly adopted federal Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and any related state air quality programs.
2. Study the feasibility of a limited entry system for the shrimp fisheries of Texas.
3. Study the Parks and Wildlife Department's authority and duties relating to the oversight and regulation of professional hunting and fishing guides and guide services.
4. Study the use of taxes, product fees and or service fees to support environmental regulatory programs, natural resource conservation, property acquisitions, and capitol improvements.
5. Study medical waste disposal (in coordination with the Committee on Public Health).
Supporting documents
Committee: House Environmental Affairs
Title: Texas Department of Natural Resources: information packet, April 1991, including bill summary, SB 35
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 EN89 72
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View document [48 pages]
Committee: House County Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 72nd Texas Legislature / Committee on County Affairs.
Subjects: Amarillo, Texas | Boating | County budgets | County roads | District courts | Indigent health care | Motor fuels taxes | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Potter County | Randall County | State mandates | Tax assessor-collectors |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 c832
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [25 pages  File size: 758 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 6.
2. To study the imposition of a county gasoline tax dedicated to the construction and maintenance of county roads and bridges.
3. To study the need for additional revenue measures for county criminal justice programs.
4. To study the effect of the County Indigent Health Care program on the county budget.
5. To study the effect of state mandated programs on rollback limits.
6. To study the registration of boats and the county tax assessor-collector's role in the process.
7. To study the possible consolidation of certain contiguous counties.
Committee: House Environmental Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Environmental Affairs : to the speaker and the members of the Texas House of Representatives, 71st Legislature.
Subjects: Artificial reefs | Fisheries | Fishing | Hazardous waste | Natural resources conservation | Offshore structures | Outdoor recreation | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Radioactive waste | Solid waste disposal | State parks | Tourism | Wetlands |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 en89
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [120 pages  File size: 3,608 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the interstate compacts for the handling of low-level radioactive waste.
2. To study the acquisition of wetlands and other conservation areas.
3. To study the feasibility of converting drilling rigs to fish reefs.
4. To study methods to increase tourism through the coordination of public and private parks and recreational facilities throughout the state.
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 Environmental Affairs
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 Evironmental Affairs.
Subjects: Air pollution | Air quality | Clean Air Act | Commercial fishing | Fish | Fishing | Hazardous waste | Hunting | Outdoor recreation | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Radioactive waste | Recycling | Solid waste disposal | Speckled trout | State park fees |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 en89
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [319 pages  File size: 9,605 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Secure accurate statistics on the availability of redfish and trout.
2. Monitor the initiation of the Texas Low-Level Waste Authority; suggest any changes in the laws passed during the 67th legislative session.
3. Study the feasibility of repealing all hunting and fishing laws that are not under the Uniform Regulatory Act.
4. Study the need to extend the financing of the Local Park Fund.
5. Monitor the drafting of the 1982 Implementation Plan for Harris County and monitor changes in the Federal Clean Air Act.
6. Review the fees and charges levied by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to determine if the department should be given the authority to set reasonable and necessary fees in appropriate areas.
7. Conduct a study in cooperation with the appropriate state agencies and the private sector to determine the feasibility of implementing laws to govern the placement of toxic and chemical waste facilities.
8. Study the desirability or necessity of state legislation restricting the placement of garbage transfer stations or landfills in close proximity to residential areas, schools, churches, parks, playgrounds, etc. Alternative methods of garbage disposal should be investigated.
9. Study the potential environmental safety problems involved in the use of underground injection wells for the disposal of hazardous wastes.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Senate Committee on Natural Resources interim report to the 68th Legislature.
Subjects: Energy conservation | Energy policy | Fish | Fisheries | Municipal annexation | Municipalities | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Radioactive waste | Solid waste disposal | Speckled trout |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 n219s
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [112 pages  File size: 3,671 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct a study to make a determination that the newly implemented nuclear and industrial waste disposal law is positive, designed to mandate the safest locations for disposal and transportation, and is adequately enforced.
2. Study legislative alternatives for encouragement of renewable energy resources including incentives on the local level for policy formulation.
3. Study the conflict of interest between coastal home-rule cities and offshore oil interests regarding the issue of annexation.
4. Study problems relating to reports of declining numbers of redfish and speckled sea trout in Texas coastal waters and determine the reasons for the wide variance between statistics relating to Texas redfish and speckled sea trout released by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and those released by federal and independent studies.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: SR 450
Library Call Number: SR 450
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View document [3 pages  File size: 433 kb]
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: SR 719
Library Call Number: SR 719
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View document [4 pages  File size: 1,047 kb]
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim update - redfish, hazardous waste, coastal annexation, marine traffic safety, energy, and marine accretion, August 10, September 10, and November 16, 1981
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 N219 67
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View document [19 pages]
Committee: House Environmental Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A compilation of interim reports to the sixty-sixth legilative session, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Air Control Board, Texas | Aquaculture | Clean Air Act | Commercial fishing | Fisheries | Fishing | General Land Office | Outdoor recreation | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Recycling | Solid waste disposal | State parks |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 h816 2
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [78 pages  File size: 3,886 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. A study of developing federal policies regarding park development, and explore a multigovernmental approach to park development and operation.
2. A study of the saltwater fishing industry in order to enhance the environment for the production, harvesting, and marketing of aquatic products and to safeguard the Texas fishing and tourist industries.
3. Oversight responsibility of agency expenditures and related transactions. This function shall encompass a review and monitoring of all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 65th Regular Session of the Legislature, to wit: Air Control Board General Land Office and Veterans' Land Board Parks and Wildlife Department Board of Managers of Texas State Railroad
4. A study of the public and private involvements in resource recovery operations.

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