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13 Document(s) [ Subject: Historical Commission, Texas ]

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: Commission on the Arts, Texas | Heritage tourism | Historical Commission, Texas | Library & Archives Commission, Texas State | Natural disasters | Natural resources conservation | Parks | San Marcos River | State parks | Tourism |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 R245
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [58 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the repair of state parks from damage caused by natural disasters, including flooding and wildfires. Review the status of securing federal relief funds to offset state costs. Study current programs in Texas, as well as programs in other states, to determine how to mitigate and prepare for potential future hazards in the wildland-urban interface.
2. Study and make recommendations regarding the improvement and expansion of the state parks system, pursuant to the passage of HB 158 (84R). Examine options such as conservation easements that can maintain private ownership and working lands while also preserving open space
3. Study and make recommendations regarding decreasing illegal behavior, improving public safety, protecting private property rights, and protecting environmental quality on the San Marcos River.
4. Explore ways to promote and improve tourism, youth education and economic development through heritage, cultural, recreational, historical, and nature programs and preservation practices. Consider the long-term economic impact of state parks and state and local historic sites, the Texas Heritage Trails Program, the Alamo Mission Complex, and rural community revitalization in promoting recreation and heritage tourism.
5. 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.
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: 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: 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 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, 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: 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, Federal, and International Relations
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on State, Federal and International Relations, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Education Agency, Texas | Historic preservation | Historical Commission, Texas | Historical monuments | Internet | Libraries and librarians | Library & Archives Commission, Texas State | School libraries | Texas State Cemetery | TexShare |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 st30
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [34 pages  File size: 2,283 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study how the Legislature can encourage the development of a comprehensive plan for coordinating and integrating networking and resource sharing for all types of libraries, including any action necessary to empower an agency or entity to coordinate the separate plans or develop a new comprehensive plan and the coordination of buying power.
2. Study a simplified procedure for listing on the State Register of Historic Places; assess whether simpler procedures are desirable.
3. Review the standards governing eligibility for burial in the State Cemetery.
4. Study the feasibility of constructing and operating a motion picture sound state facility in Texas.
Committee: House International and Cultural Relations
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on International and Cultural Relations interim report, 1994 : a report to the House of Representatives, 74th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Air pollution | Border environment | Border issues | Historic preservation | Historical Commission, Texas | Mexico | North American Free Trade Agreement |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 c898
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [58 pages  File size: 2,475 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. 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.
2. Study ways to advance preservation, dissemination and promotion of Texas history.
3. Review the opportunities for Texas and Mexican legislative and executive offcials to share information in a timely manner on border developments significantly affecting the other side of the border (the construction of the Carbon II lignite plant in Mexico is cited as an example). Recommend mechanisms to achieve appropriate levels of information and coordination on such developments.
Committee: House Cultural and Historical Resources
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature : report of the Committee on Cultural and Historical Resources, House of Representatives, state of Texas, 68th Legislature.
Subjects: Antiquities Code of Texas | Burial sites | Cemeteries | Commission on the Arts, Texas | Historic preservation | Historical Commission, Texas | State buildings | Texas Main Street Program | Tourism |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 c899
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [66 pages  File size: 2,701 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To examine the Antiquities Codes as it pertains to historic structures; how the Antiquities Committee implements the revised legislation; possible moving of historic structures from the Antiquities Committee to the Historical Committee.
2. To explore the possible legislation regarding the modernization, restoration, preservation, adaptive re-use, or destruction of historic public buildings.
3. To study the Texas Historical Commission's Main Street Program and examine the economic and social impact on the individual community and the state, in general: jobs created; social development; historic significance; possible ways to improve and expand the program.
4. To explore other avenues for revitalizing and preserving other historic Texas townsites.
5. To examine the possible need for legislation to identify and protect our historic cemeteries and burial grounds from vandalism and destruction.
6. To examine the revenue generated by the arts for art organizations, artists, and people employed in art-related fields; jobs created; travel and tourism generated; revenue to the state; cities and counties; social impact.
7. To examine how the Texas Arts Commission spends its grant money; possible ways to improve the use of state matching funds for the arts.
8. To examine the economic impact of travel and tourism in Texas; jobs created; economic development; revenue generated to both public and private sectors.
Committee: House State Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Final report of the State Affairs Committee to the 68th Legislature.
Subjects: Amusement park ride safety inspections | Amusement parks | Animal cruelty | Energy conservation | Historic preservation | Historical Commission, Texas | State agencies | State buildings |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 st29
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [66 pages  File size: 1,582 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the problem of animal abuse with specific emphasis on the care and treatment of animals in kennels and boarding or riding stables and the occurrences of dog fighting in the state.
2. Monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the energy conservation measures for state buildings in the capitol complex.
3. Conduct a general overview of state agencies to determine if the plain language policy as adopted by the 67th Legislature is being followed.
4. Study the historical statutes and guidelines of the Parks and Wildlife Department, the Texas Historical Commission and the Texas Antiquities Committee to determine if clarifying changes are needed.
5. Study the current safety regulations for amusement rides and determine if additional regulations are necessary.

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