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Committee: Senate Administration
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 82nd Legislature
Subjects: Legislative process | Rules of the Texas Senate | Senate, Texas State | State agency budgets |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 Ad65
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [16 pages  File size: 963 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the constitutional provision that prohibits the Senate from hearing nonemergency legislation within the first 60 days of the Session. Review options for enhancing the efficiency of Senate operations and reducing the requirement to allow for increased time to consider and debate legislation.
2. Study opportunities to save paper, costs and production times on Session-related printings, interim committee report printings, newsletters, form printings and other heavy paper-use activities within the Senate. Conduct a survey of all Senate offices to determine whether electronic delivery of committee printings, house amendments and conference committee reports would be preferred to manual delivery of printings. Consider other factors as necessary, including accuracy of official documents, budget savings, time sensitivity, ease of distribution, notification of availability and end-user preferences for session printings.
3. Review the Senate budget and identify ways to reduce costs over the next budget cycle.
4. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Administration, 81 st Legislature, Regular and Called Sessions, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation.
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 ยง201.109, 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 Finance
Title: Interim Report - Health and Human Services
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Senate Finance Committee : recommendations to the 79th Legislature.
Subjects: Health and Human Services Commission, Texas | Homeland security | State agency budgets | State government reorganization |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 F49 v. 4
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [361 pages  File size: 20,986 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Health & Human Services Major Health-related Caseload and Cost Estimates. Study the sources of and means by which state agencies track and report on budget-driving caseload and health care cost increases submitted to the Legislature. Make recommendations for improvement, as needed. Monitor Implementation of Article II Reorganization. Monitor the budget elements of the Health and Human Services Commission reorganization. Coordinate work with the Legislative Oversight Committee and the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services. Conduct Comprehensive Data Review of All Programs in Article II. Develop comprehensive tables of information on programs at each agency that convey historical information about method of finance, appropriations, program description, performance highlights, number of FTEs, and date of last audit in a manner that is conducive to the Legislature's decision-making. Funding for Homeland Security. Monitor and report on the amount and uses of federal homeland security dollars in Texas appropriated through the Governor's Office and directly to local governments.
Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Recommendations to the Senate Finance Committee
Subjects: Consultants | State agencies | State agency budgets | State agency mandated reports | State Auditor's Office, Texas | State employees |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 f49/75scrs art. 4,5
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [32 pages  File size: 1,392 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Each Finance Subcommittee shall for agencies within its jurisdiction as enumerated in the FY'98-99 Budget (Appropriations Bill, HB 1) report.
2. Evaluate the usefulness of the agencies' performance measures.
3. Analyze the agencies' accuracy in reporting on performance measures.
4. Evaluate agencies' budgets and identify reasons for differences in budget requests and appropriated amounts.
5. Examine the history of agencies' unexpended balances and the causes for those balances.
6. Evaluate agencies' caseload, population or enrollment forecast methods.
7. Monitor agencies' responses to State Auditor reports;
8. Analyze agencies' line-item strategies and determine if they are essential to and reflective of the agencies' missions;
9. Review increases and decreases in the number of agencies' full- or part-time employees and use of consultant/contract individuals; and
Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim report - Selected state agency performance
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Senate Finance Committee on selected state agency performance : to the 75th Legislature.
Subjects: State agencies | State agency budgets | State budgets |
Library Call Number: L1836. 74 f49
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [64 pages  File size: 5,057 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Identify instances of excess appropriations and monitor forecasted unexpended balances of fiscal year 1996 appropriations, evaluating the reasons for such balances. This inquiry should focus on the major projected unexpended balances such as those at the Department of Health, Texas Department of Human Services, and Texas Department of Criminal Justice including managed health costs for inmates.
2. Evaluate for the period from 1986 to present the caseload, enrollment and population estimating methodologies used by state agencies and institutions to form the basis of their legislative appropriation requests and make recommendations to improve those methodologies and allow the Legislature to make interim adjustments in appropriations based on inaccurate estimates.
3. Monitor Assessment of Agency Performance as indentified by the Legislative Budget Board staff for major agencies and institutions and recommend ways to further enhance the state's performance based budgeting system including enhanced use of rewards for compliance and sanctions for noncompliance with established performance measures, such as those establishing graduation rates and target employment caps.
Committee: Senate Agency Services Management
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 70th Legislature / Senate Committee on Agency Services Management.
Subjects: Energy conservation | Government travel costs | State agency budgets |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 ag35
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [50 pages  File size: 2,179 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review and make appropriate recommendations regarding: 1. state agency energy consumption and efficiency, including use of electricity, gas, as well as facilities maintenance and design; 2. all aspects of transportation costs, including vehicle and aircraft maintenance and operations, use of fuels and lubricants, vehicle and aircraft acquisition, and state employee travel practices; 3. state printing costs, including reproduction processes and publications; 4. health service benefits to state employees, including alternative methods and survey-cost components; 5. utilization of high-tech equipment, including interactive video, facsimile interconnection, and satellite linkage; 6. state policies and practices relating to membership fees and conference attendance; and 7. proper use of personnel to include feasibility of pooling, productivity measures, training and performance incentives.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Agency Services Management
Title: SR 368, 69th Leg.
Library Call Number: SR 368
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View document [3 pages  File size: 1,045 kb]
Committee: Senate State Purchase of Electricity, Task Force on
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Senate Task Force on the State Purchase of Electricity : report to the 70th Legislature.
Subjects: Electric utility rates and charges | Electricity supplies | State agency budgets |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 el256
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [373 pages  File size: 11,969 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. To examine the state's options for purchasing electricity for state buildings in Travis County.
Committee: House Appropriations
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 69th Texas Legislature, Texas House of Representatives / Appropriations Committee.
Subjects: Computers and government | Databases | Distributed electricity generation | Electric power plants | Energy conservation | Government travel costs | Health insurance | Job training programs | State agencies | State agency budgets | State budgets | State buildings | State employees | Tuition | University finance | Welfare-to-work |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 ap65
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [55 pages  File size: 1,748 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 2.
2. To investigate the feasibility of having state offices in foreign countries for use of various state agencies, including but not limited to: a. The Department of Agriculture b. The Industrial Commission c. The Tourist Development Agency
3. To review the capital outlay requirements of various facilities operated by the state in order to: a. Determine the need for state-owned floor space in Travis County. b. Set priorities in regards to the capital outlay of all state agencies and institutions.
4. To review state employees group insurance to: a. Determine the most cost effective bidding procedures available to the state. b. Examine alternatives to reducing state costs for the employees' group health insurance program.
5. To have interim oversight of all automated services in state government to: a. Determine the role of automation in state government. b. Research the possibility of coordination of automated services of small state agencies into a Central Automated System.
6. To review the travel policies and the transportation needs of state agencies to: a. Analyze the necessity of travel and the reimbursement policies of state agencies and institutions. b. Consider the feasibility of advanced telecommunication in lieu of travel. c. Explore the feasibility of having a motor pool for all Austin based state agencies. d. Examine the use of TDC in repairing and reconditioning state owned vehicles.
7. To review funding sources and general revenue to determine: a. Policies concerning estimates of local income as an offset to general funding. b. The appropriate policy in the application of indirect cost as it relates to federal and private funding in the method of financing state agencies and institutions. c. The impact of general rider provisions, with particular emphasis of Sec. 67, Art. V, as it relates to proportional funding of selected agencies. d. Review budget and agency policies (including salary, leave, and travel policies) of those agencies whose budgets are not controlled by the General Appropriations Act.
8. To study the possibility of state agencies and institutions developing sources of energy for their own consumption.
9. To conduct a comparative study to determine the most effective means of helping the welfare-unemployed enter the state work force.
10. To review in cooperation with the House Committee on Higher Education in tuitional policies of institutions of higher education as it pertains to exemptions, particularly in payment of tuition of out-of-state students.
11. To review planning and coordination of research by state agencies for the purpose of recommending those changes which will improve effectiveness and utility of the research product. Review shall include, but not be limited to: a. Research funded through state appropriations, federal grants, private grants, and interagency contracts.
12. To review the advantages and disadvantages of annual vs. biennial appropriations.
Committee: Senate Fees and Grants, Interim
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Senate Committee on Fees and Grants.
Subjects: State agency budgets |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 f321
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [80 pages  File size: 2,976 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study state agency fees, charges, federal grant funds, and earned federal funds; and be it further resolved, that in the course of its work, the committee: (1)determine the state agencies, departments, and commissions that have fees or charges for public services; (2)compile the dates of the last changes in the amounts of the fees and the cost components that determine the fees; (3)study the statutory authority for these fees and identify steps necessary to make any changes that are recommended; (4)work with each agency, department, and commission involved to recommend any needed changes; and (5)determine the amounts, purposes, and possible disposition of any federal grant funds or earned federal funds that are unexpended.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Fees and Grants, Interim
Title: SR 675
Library Call Number: SR 675
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View document [4 pages  File size: 1,047 kb]
Committee: House Health Services
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the House of Representatives, 68th Legislature : interim report / of the Health Services Committee, Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature.
Subjects: Alcoholism | Autism | California | Community support services | Drug rehabilitation programs | Drug trafficking | Hazardous substances | Health care providers | Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Mental health services | Mentally disabled persons | Patients' rights | Pesticides | State agency budgets | Substance abuse | Underage drinking | Veterans | Veterans' health care |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 h349
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [103 pages  File size: 4,438 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigate the problems of alcohol addiction and drug abuse among youth.
2. Oversight functions shall be conducted for all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 67th Regular Session of the Legislature. In addition, a study should be made of the impact of any federal cuts, and the differences in the operational aspect of the agencies under block vs. categorical grants. Close scrutiny should be given to each agency to ascertain if legislative intent is being carried out in the rules promulgated by the agency and if the rules are feasible and practical in their application. These agencies include: Department of Health Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness Health Facilities Commission Texas Commission on Alcoholism Board of Morticians Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners Texas Board of Examiners in the Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Aids Board of Nurse Examiners Texas Optometry Board State Board of Pharmacy Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Texas Board of Podiatry Examiners Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists State Board of Dental Examiners State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners and Texas State Board of Medical Examiners.
3. Study the operations of the Health Systems Agencies in Texas.
4. Examine California's statutes relating to freedom of choice in selecting health care services and providers and determine if similar changes should be made in Texas' statutes.
5. Coordinate efforts with the Joint Committee on Autistic Citizens to develop possible alternatives to institutionalization of mentally retarded and autistic persons.
6. Monitor the activities and progress of the programs designed to provide aid to veterans suffering from Agent Orange. Look at number of veterans served, percentages with abnormalities, costs, etc.
7. Study the impact of pesticides on health in Texas.
8. Study the proposed construction of the Houston Psychiatric Hospital.
Committee: House Human Services
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature : report of the / Human Services Committee, Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature.
Subjects: Aging and Disability Services, Texas Department of | Air quality | Blind, Texas Commission for the | Child abuse | Child Protective Services | Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Texas Commission for the | Elder abuse | Hazardous substances | Manufactured housing | Medicaid | Outdoor recreation | Senior citizens | State agency budgets | Welfare |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 h89
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [309 pages  File size: 11,172 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Oversight functions shall be conducted for all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 67th Regular Session of the Legislature. In addition, a study should be made of the impact of any federal cuts, and the differences in the operation aspect of the agencies under block vs. categorical grants. These agencies include: Department of Human Resources Texas Commission for the Blind Texas Commission for the Deaf Texas Department of Community Affairs Texas Rehabilitation Commission Board of Licensure of Nursing Home Administrators Department of Aging The Veterans Affairs Commission
2. Track the development of the newly created Department of Aging. Investigate protective services for the elderly, currently provided by Department of Human Resources, and determine whether the Department of Aging could effectively take over those duties.
3. Develop background information on the general subject area of battered children and conduct and investigation into protective services for children provided by state agencies. (Do agencies overlap in authority, number of calls answered per month, effective results, justification or program, etc.)
4. Conduct and in-depth study of the AFDC program. Look at descriptive data such as turnover rate, ethnic breakdown, percentage of fraud. Consider the effect of abolishment of ceiling on payments if amendment passes in November of 1982.
5. Monitor the development of outdoor training programs under the Commission for the Deaf.
6. Study the detrimental effects of formaldehyde use to determine what actions need to be taken to protect the health of the general public.
7. Monitor state procurement and program changes of Medicaid Services in Texas.
8. Study activities and programs of the Texas Commission for the Blind including the Commission's efficiency in relation to its contracted services.
Committee: House Public Education
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature : report / of the Committee on Public Education, Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature.
Subjects: Education Service Centers | Educational tests | Low-income students | Migrant labor | Public schools | State agency budgets | State agency performance measures | Teacher retirement | Teacher Retirement System of Texas | Teachers |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 ed83p
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [102 pages  File size: 2,903 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the mutual responsibility of provisions of enforcement of employment contracts in public schools.
2. Investigate and determine the need for current federal regulations relating to the testing of migrant students in Texas. Specifically address the question of whether federal dollars are being used to promote the principal goal and objective of teaching rather than testing.
3. Oversight functions shall be conducted for all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee during the 67th Regular Session of the Legislature. In addition, a study should be made of the impact of any federal cuts, and the differences in the operational aspect of the agencies under block vs. categorical grants. Close scrutiny should be given to each agency to ascertain if legislative intent is being carried out in the rules promulgated by the agency and if the rules are feasible and practical in their application. These agencies include: State Board of Education Central Education Agency School for the Blind School for the Deaf Advisory Council for Technical-Vocational Education
4. Study the effect of unified reporting formats and governance structure in regards to Regional Education Service Centers.
5. Study the use of state funds for retirement contributions for the salary of public employees who are paid from other than with state funds.
Committee: House Appropriations
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature : report of the / Committee on Appropriations, Texas House of Reprentatives, 66th Legislature.
Subjects: Border issues | Federal funds | State agencies | State agency budgets | Vocational education |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 ap65
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [29 pages  File size: 949 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the State's allocation of federal funds in terms of the amounts and the processes by which they flow into the State; make projections of future allocations and recommend a distribution formula which would eliminate fiscal discrimination between states and/or regions of states.
2. Review and study issues associated with agency efficiency, including: the space needs of state agencies in conjunction with currently approved construction projects to determine what, if any, additional construction is needed to create a cost-beneficial utilization of space; the feasibility of state agencies using temporary help rather than employing permanent employees; whether a cost savings would result if state agencies utilized telephone communication extensively in lieu of travel to promote efficiency in government services; and whether the most efficient use is being made of tax dollars to produce state publications.
3. Study and review agency operations, including: the method of acquisition or lease of computer equipment purchased by the state and determine what improvements could be made to the reviews by the State Auditor; the need for adjustment to fee revenues; and the current state policy regarding compensation of members of boards and commissions.
4. Undertake oversight functions for all agencies not considered by other substantive committees of the House of Representatives.
5. Study the availability of vocational and technical education programs in the border region. *
Committee: House Appropriations
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives sixty-sixth legislature / report of the Committee on Appropriations, Texas House of Representatives, sixty-fifth legislature.
Subjects: Federal funds | State agency budgets | State budgets | State buildings | State employee salaries |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 AP65
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [53 pages  File size: 1,387 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the statutes of those state agencies which are not currently funded under the appropriations bill but whose funds may be appropriated by the legislature.
2. Review the procedures of the appropriative process and recommend changes in House rules, committee procedures, etc. as needed to improve the appropriative process.
3. Review the states allotment of federal funds and the process by which they flow into the state, developing future projection trends with particular focus on funds used for salaries to pay state employees.
4. Review of space requirements of state agencies and recommendations as to future construction and possible sources of funding in lieu of the now defunct 2 cent tax for State Building Construction.
5. Special oversight of budget activities of all state agencies with particular emphasis on implementation and use of an interactive budget monitoring system for committees and members of the legislature.
6. Review of agency, board and commission fees and licenses, determining if these have become outdated or do not generate necessary revenues as was originally intended when fee structure was enacted.
Committee: House Cash Management
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Joint Committee on Cash Management Procedures, Texas House of Representatives, 65th Legislature.
Subjects: Counties | Financial investments | Fund management | Investment of public funds | Municipalities | State agency budgets |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 c268
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [27 pages  File size: 296 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Make a study of the cash management procedures of state and local government in Texas, including a review of the management of cash balances held outside the State Treasury by other state agencies and the possibility of consolidating these funds.
2. Make a study of the feasibility of the establishment of a pooling arrangement for funds of local governments in Texas.
3. Conduct an assessment of the relative advantages and disadvantages of providing technical assistance to local governments regarding cash management.
Committee: House Health and Welfare
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature : report of the Committee on Health and Welfare, the Texas House of Representatives, 65th Legislature.
Subjects: Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Mental health services | Mentally disabled persons | Nursing homes | Persons with disabilities | Social service agencies | State agencies | State agency budgets |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 H349
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [38 pages  File size: 1,175 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. 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: Department of Health Resources (less Meat Inspection), Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Board of Examiners in the Basic Sciences, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness, Board of Examiners in the Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Aids, Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners, Board of Nursing Home Administrators, Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, Board of Examiners of Psychologists, Office of the Governor Committee on Aging, Department of Public Welfare, Health Facilities Commission, Board of Dental Examiners, Board of Medical Examiners, Texas Optometry Board.
2. A study of the possible need for reorganization of the State's human resources delivery agencies: the Texas Department of Human Resources, the Governor's Committee on Aging, the Texas Youth Council and the Texas Department of Community Affairs. This study should include a review of the functions of and operations of these agencies and should make recommendations as to necessary legislative changes, if any.
3. Review the implementation of SB 700, 65th Legislature, Regular Session, (the legislation detailing the legal rights of the retarded) by MHMR and make recommendations as to further legislative action needed, if any.
4. Review and monitor the effect and impact on the state of the passage of and judicial interpretations of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, dealing with rights of the handicapped. This study should include specific recommendations as to possible state action, legislative or judicial, to protect the state's best interests in this manner as well as recommended legislation designed to meet criteria for state implementation of the federal law.
5. A study of the Texas Health Facilities Commission to determine the effectiveness of that agency and of health systems agencies in health facility planning including a review of the current fee schedule and of the necessity, if any, for the Department of Health Facilities to have input into nursing home expansion requests and decisions.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Health and Welfare
Title: Committee Documentation: Bill Statistics, Lists of House Bills, Senate Bills
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 H349 65
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View document [22 pages]
Committee: House Appropriations
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Appropriations, Texas House of Representatives, 64th Legislature.
Subjects: Federal funds | Legislative process | State agencies | State agency budgets | State budgets | State buildings |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 ap65
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [68 pages  File size: 2,290 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the current practice of the state's leasing of office and building space to determine its efficiency and economy to the state. This subcommittee shall have the duty of studying the feasibility of state ownership of buildings, either through purchase of existing buildings of by new construction in lieu of leasing.
2. Review the fiscal notes process used by the House for accuracy and methodology and make recommendations for any improvement. This subcommittee is to include in its deliberations a study of the advisability of the inclusion of a fiscal note requirement on all bills having local fiscal implications.
3. Review all state agencies that do not receive their appropriations through biennial legislative appropriation and whose monies are not deposited with the state treasury.
4. Study the continued development a streamlining the appropriations process of the House of Representatives as it applies to the General Appropriations Bill.
5. Study the procedure for the attainment of federal funds, particularly those funds which are not appropriated to agencies through the General Appropriations Bill. Emphasis is to be given to those funds that are allowed to accumulate to the agency with no direction or restriction for spending mandated by either State or Federal governments.
Committee: Joint Welfare of the State
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Joint Committee report.
Subjects: State agency budgets | State budget shortages | State budgets |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 38th Leg., 3rd C.S. 42 (1923)
Session: 38th R.S. (1923)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 1,791 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To consider ways and means to overcome the budget deficit.
2. To report its recommendations along with such bills and resolutions as will, when adopted, remove and overcome the discrepancy and avoid the growing deficit in the State Treasury. *
Committee: Joint Central Investigating Committee
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report
Subjects: Agriculture, Texas Department of | Attorney General of Texas | Bachelor's degrees | Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas | Courts | Education Agency, Texas | General Land Office | Higher education | Highway Department, Texas State | Investment of public funds | Juvenile detention facilities | Legislative staff | Library & Archives Commission, Texas State | Office of the Governor | Prairie View A&M University | Prison farms | Prison labor | Prisons | Quarantines | Rabies | Railroad Commission of Texas | Sam Houston State University | Secretary of State, Texas | Southwest Texas State University | State agencies | State agency budgets | State land | State purchasing | Tarleton State University | Tax administration | Teacher training | Texas A&M University | Texas A&M University - Commerce | Texas Woman's University | Treasury Department, Texas State | University of North Texas at Denton | University of Texas at Austin | University of Texas at El Paso | University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston | Veterinary Medical Examiners, Texas State Board of | West Texas A&M University |
Library Call Number: L1836.35 In8r / H.J. of Tex., 35th Leg., 4th C.S. 228 (1918)
Session: 35th R.S. (1917)
Online version: View report [58 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. To make a through investigation into the affairs of all departments of the state and every state institution. *
Committee: Senate Bubonic Plague Appropriation Investigation
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Special Committee Report
Subjects: Disease prevention | Health, Texas Department of | State agency budgets | State employee salaries |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 34th Leg., 1st C.S. 55 (1915)
Session: 34th R.S. (1915)
Online version: View report [3 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate charge made in Austin American newspaper that Dr. W.R. Collins, State Health Officer, had diverted funds appropriated for the extermination of bubonic plague bearing rats. *
Committee: Senate Bubonic Plague Appropriation Investigation
Title: Minority Report
Library Catalog Title: Report
Subjects: Disease prevention | Health, Texas Department of | State agency budgets | State employee salaries |
Library Call Number: S.J. of the Tex., 34th Leg., 1st C.S. 56 (1915)
Session: 34th R.S. (1915)
Online version: View report [1 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate charge made in Austin American newspaper that Dr. W.R. Collins, State Health Officer, had diverted funds appropriated for the extermination of bubonic plague bearing rats. *

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

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