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3 Document(s) [ Subject: Licensing and Regulation, Texas Department of ]

Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim Report - General Government, Public Safety and Economic Development
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Senate Finance Committee : recommendations to the 79th Legislature.
Subjects: Economic development incentives | Fees | Health care costs | Licensing and Regulation, Texas Department of | Prison population | Prisons | Texas Enterprise Fund |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 F49 v. 2
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [219 pages  File size: 9,919 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Natural Resources & Economic Development Fund 006. Review revenue sources into and appropriations out of Fund 006. Review policy decisions by the 78th Legislature that will impact the future of the Fund. Make recommendations for improvement, as needed. Enterprise Fund. Monitor and report on current and potential future uses of the Enterprise Fund. Study and develop recommendations for using economic development funds and assessing potential projects, including, but not limited to, establishing criteria for investment, developing standards for cost-benefit analyses, leveraging local participation, and incorporating claw-back provisions if goals are not met.
2. General Government, Regulatory, & Judiciary Review of Fees. Conduct comprehensive review of and report on fees at state regulatory agencies, including historical information on fee amount, expenditures, appropriations, populations affected and general impact to the state budget. Revisit Rising Health Care Cost Study of the 77th Legislature. Review the cost study and determine which cost elements of the study have not been controlled and make recommendations to the 79th Legislature to address bringing them under control. Examine the budget impact of policy decisions of the 78th Legislature and make recommendations for improvement.
3. Criminal Justice & Public Safety Adult and Juvenile Correction Populations. Monitor population trends in the adult and juvenile correction facilities and determine if budget decisions made in the 78th Legislature remain viable. Make recommendations for improvement, as necessary.
Committee: Senate Government Organization
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 79th Legislature
Subjects: Agriculture, Texas Department of | Animal Health Commission, Texas | Barber Examiners, Texas State Board of | Building and Procurement Commission, Texas | Commission on the Arts, Texas | Cosmetology Commission, Texas | Debt collection | Historical Commission, Texas | Library & Archives Commission, Texas State | Licensing and Regulation, Texas Department of | Soil and Water Conservation Board, Texas | State government reorganization | State land |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 G747o
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [96 pages  File size: 4,976 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study consolidation of those agencies related to the arts, cultural, and library services; consolidation of certain agricultural-related agencies; and consolidation of certain licensing agencies or their administrative functions.
2. Study the management of state assets and leases, including real estate, leased space, inventory and other assets by the General Land Office, the Texas Building and Procurement Commission, as well as other agencies. Explore and make recommendations on the possible use of sale-leaseback opportunities for properties that the state now owns. Review allegations of theft of state property and make recommendations on enhancing security of state assets.
3. Review the use of inventory management in transportation and other programs. Explore the cost efficiencies and economic benefits of co-locating agencies in small, mid-size, and large cities around the State.
4. Study the effectiveness and make recommendations on improving debt collection strategies across all state programs and the identification of uncollectible state receivables.
Committee: House Licensing and Administrative Procedures
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Licensing & Administrative Procedures, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2004 : a report to the House of Representatives, 79th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Architectural Examiners, Texas Board of | Bingo | Electricians | Interior designers | Licensing and Regulation, Texas Department of | Lottery Commission, Texas | Mold remediation | Occupational licenses | Underage drinking |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 L616
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [36 pages  File size: 268 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Actively monitor the implementation of HB 2519, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, to streamline bingo processes at the Lottery Commission, review the commission's processes for leasing of facilities and the commissions's audit authority. Also compare the distributions to charities as a percentage of revenues in Texas with charitable bingo in other states.
2. Monitor the implementation of SB 283, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, sunset legislation for the Board of Architectural Examiners. Pay particular attention to the interior designer's transformation to a "Practice Act."
3. Monitor the implementation of HB 1487, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, creating a state wide license for electricians. Pay particular attention to any unintended consequences, such as any erosion in Texas right-to-work laws.
4. Monitor the implementation of HB 329, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, licensing mold remediators.
5. Identify licenses and duties that could be handled more efficiently at the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Estimate cost savings and policy implications associated with such moves.
6. Study ways to reduce the incidence of underage drinking in Texas. Include and analysis of best practices in other states.
7. Monitor agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.

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