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26 Document(s) [ Subject: Municipal annexation ]

Committee: Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Affordable housing | Bond issues | Disaster relief | Emergency management | Extraterritorial jurisdiction | Federal aid | Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. | Housing | Land use regulations | Legislative process | Municipal annexation | Natural disasters | Public improvement districts | Solid waste disposal | Special taxing districts |
Library Call Number: L1836.85 L786
Session: 85th R.S. (2017)
Online version: View report [126 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine and report on ways to improve the coordination of rebuilding housing and infrastructure following a natural disaster, including evaluating additional cost effective options for FEMA to utilize in providing direct housing assistance immediately following a disaster, creation of comprehensive lists of housing opportunities or web portals to disseminate information to survivors, ways to automatically waive local government regulations to facilitate rebuilding, and additional local resources available for rebuilding efforts.
2. Monitor the distribution of federal disaster relief funds related to housing and infrastructure, including community development block grant (CDBG) funds, to ensure the timely dissemination of monies by state entities to local governments for reconstruction efforts. Develop recommendations for any statutory changes necessary to improve the efficiency of disaster recovery efforts, maximize housing and infrastructure funds, and ensure cooperation between private and government partners.
3. Review and recommend options to expedite debris removal, including cutting unnecessary regulation and streamlining the process.
4. Identify and report on existing disaster training opportunities available for local officials and make recommendations for training programs that equip them to efficiently interact with state and federal agencies during times of disaster.
5. ETJ Limitations and Notice: Review the existing regulatory authority granted to home-rule municipalities within the extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ), including practices used by cities to expand ETJ boundaries, and whether proper notification is provided to property owners added to a city's ETJ following an annexation proceeding. Determine the limitations that need to be placed on a city's authority within the ETJ to better protect the private property rights of individuals and landowners, and ways to notify individuals of the impact of being within a city's ETJ. Develop a statewide rule and minimum requirements for such notifications.
6. Housing Affordability: Examine issues that impact housing affordability, including the effect of local government taxes, fees, and mandates. Evaluate the cost of purchasing a single-family residence in different parts of the state, factoring in the impact of local rules and regulations, to identify matters of policy with the greatest influence, and identify ways to increase transparency and awareness prior to the adoption of costly local ordinances or orders.
7. Special Purpose Districts Bond Reform: Study the state agency review of tax exempt bonds issued by special purpose districts and public improvement districts used to finance water and sewer infrastructure in new residential and commercial developments. Examine the disparities that exist between the feasibility review of water and sewer bonds backed by property­ based assessments and those backed by ad valorem taxes, and make recommendations that ensure the continued stability of the Texas tax­ exempt bond market by requiring all districts to undergo appropriate reviews prior to issuance.
8. Municipal Management District Uniformity: In conjunction with the appropriate legislative departments, determine whether the development of a template or standardized language for the creation of municipal management districts would provide a more effective means for legislators to ensure new special purpose districts conform to accepted standards and contain appropriate taxpayer oversight.
Committee: Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Affordable housing | Ballots | Bond elections | Emergency management | Extraterritorial jurisdiction | Housing and Community Affairs, Texas Department of | Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of | Initiative and referendum | Local government debt | Municipal annexation | Municipal government | Municipalities | Public improvement districts | Public notices | Racial discrimination | Supreme Court decisions, U.S. |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 L786
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [31 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Annexation: Identify areas of concern in regards to statutory extraterritorial jurisdiction expansion and the processes used by municipalities for annexation, specifically reviewing whether existing statute strikes the appropriate balance between safeguarding private property rights and encouraging orderly growth and economic development. Make recommendations for legislative action, if necessary.
2. Local Ordinance Integrity: Examine the processes used by home rule municipalities to adopt ordinances, rules, and regulations, including those initiated by petition and voter referendum. Determine if additional statutory safeguards are necessary to ensure that ballot language accurately describes proposed initiatives. Identify ways to improve transparency and make recommendations, if needed, to ensure that local propositions and the means by which they are put forth to voters, conform with existing state law.
3. Disaster Preparedness Planning and Coordination: Review natural disaster preparedness planning and coordination in the wake of a growing range of threats. Evaluate whether existing processes maximize regional cooperation to rebuild housing and infrastructure, and allow for the timely dissemination of funds to units of local governments for reconstruction following a federal declaration. Develop recommendations, if necessary, to improve the efficiency of disaster recovery efforts, incorporating best practices identified from other states, as well as lessons-learned from past reconstruction efforts in Texas.
4. Municipal Management Districts: Study the means by which the Texas Legislature reviews the creation of municipal management districts (MMDs) by special law to determine if different processes should be used to evaluate new MMDs created within populated or developed areas from those created over undeveloped areas. Identify ways to better assess how the services and improvements of a proposed Page 5 of 5 MMD within populated or developed areas will supplement and enhance those provided by other local governments, as well as if the territory of the proposed MMD encompasses or overlaps area that is already within other assessment or taxing entities. Make recommendations, if necessary, to improve the notice provided to individuals and businesses within populated or developed areas proposed for inclusion in an MMD.
5. Supreme Court ICP Ruling: Review existing statute and rules that govern the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs in light of the recent Supreme Court decision in Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. vs. TDHCA, et al. and recommend if any modifications are necessary to conform to the decision.
6. Debt Transparency in the Voting Booth: Examine ways to improve government accountability in elections regarding the issuance of public debt. Include a review of the information that is currently provided to individuals in the voting booth and provide statutory recommendations, if necessary, to improve transparency.
Committee: House Land and Resource Management
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Coastal erosion | Coastal protection | Coastal restoration | Emergency management | Eminent domain | Extraterritorial jurisdiction | General Land Office | Gulf Coast | Municipal annexation | Natural disasters | School Land Board | Zoning |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 L229
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [103 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study state preparedness and response to natural disasters including but not limited to: an evaluation of risks to the state, emergency planning efforts, first response efforts, coordination between the General Land Office, the State Emergency Operation Center, and other state, local, and federal resources. Make appropriate recommendations to ensure Texas has the proper programs, resources, and personnel in place to respond to natural disasters.
2. Examine the rate of erosion along Texas's coast and the effects of coastal erosion on public beaches, natural resources, coastal development, public infrastructure, and public and private property. Analyze current programs related to coastal erosion and examine their effectiveness. Make appropriate recommendations.
3. Study the effectiveness of the implementation of SB 695 (84R) and examine the feasibility and desirability of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system.
4. Examine current regulatory authority available to municipalities in their extraterritorial jurisdiction. Study current annexation policies in Texas. Make necessary legislative recommendations to ensure a proper balance between development, municipal regulations, and the needs of citizens in Texas.
5. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the implementing of relevant legislation passed by the 84th Legislature, and specifically: 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 Land and Resource Management
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Coastal protection | Extraterritorial jurisdiction | General Land Office | Municipal annexation | Municipalities | Population growth | School Land Board | Tropical storms | Zoning |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 L229
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [66 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine population growth in Texas cities and the impact the growth has had on housing, available land resources, city centers, businesses, and the state's economy. Evaluate Texas's preparedness to respond to future growth and ensure economic stability. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Urban Affairs)
2. Study the effectiveness of the implementation of HB 3459 (83R) and examine the feasibility and desirability of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system.
3. Study current regulatory authority available to municipalities in their extraterritorial jurisdiction. Examine how citizens are involved in the zoning process, and make necessary recommendations to ensure a proper balance between development activities, municipal regulations, and the effect zoning decisions have on Texas citizens.
4. Examine opportunities to improve the resiliency of the Texas coast to withstand tropical storms. Study strategies to incentivize and encourage hazard mitigation, and consider the current state of building codes and how they might more effectively protect property and reduce losses. Examine the proper role of insurance in protecting the Texas coast. Coordinate as necessary with the joint interim committee created by HB 3459 (83R). (Joint charge with the House Committee on Insurance)
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 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 Land and Resource Management
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Camp Bullis Military Reservation | Common carriers | Eminent domain | Extraterritorial jurisdiction | General Land Office | Houseboats | Municipal annexation | Municipalities | Pipelines | Property rights | San Antonio, Texas | Texas Open Beaches Act | Trees |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 L229
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [56 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the Cabin Program managed by the General Land Office. Review the history of the program, the current fee structure, and the renewal process and whether the program is achieving the goals for which it was created. Make appropriate legislative recommendations.
2. Monitor and examine the ongoing litigation of Severance v. Patterson and its impact on the Texas Open Beaches Act.
3. Examine the effectiveness of the Texas Private Real Property Rights Preservation Act (Chapter 2007, Government Code).
4. Examine current regulatory authority available to municipalities in their extraterritorial jurisdiction. Make necessary legislative recommendations to ensure a proper balance between development activities and municipal regulations.
5. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 82nd Legislature.
Committee: Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 82nd Texas Legislature / Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.
Subjects: Comptroller of Public Accounts campaigns and elections | County government | Emergency services districts | Extraterritorial jurisdiction | Homeowners' associations | Hospitals | Housing and Community Affairs, Texas Department of | Land use regulations | Local government consolidation | Municipal annexation | Municipal government | Municipal utility districts | Open government | Physician shortages | Physicians | Property rights | Public improvement districts | Real property | Zoning |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 L786
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [437 pages  File size: 17,266 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study current law governing homeowners associations with respect to ensuring that homeowners are given adequate protections against unfair foreclosures and are given proper channels for redress in case of foreclosure.
2. Monitor the proliferation of municipal utility districts (MUDs) outside the corporate limits or extraterritorial jurisdiction of municipalities and whether increased oversight of these districts by other political subdivisions is needed. Review the process for the creation of municipal utility districts (MUDs) through the template developed during the 81 st Legislative Session, including any changes needed to increase the efficiency and oversight over the creation of proposed districts. Review the process for creating special districts, including whether the creation of a template, similar to the one created for municipal utility districts (MUDs), is feasible and would enable the legislature to more effectively evaluate other proposed special districts during future Sessions.
3. Review the process and costs for local governments to make government information available online. Consider ways to encourage local governments to provide more transparency, including the Comptroller's experience with transparency and her offer to assist local governments, and consider penalties for entities that fail to comply with the online requirement.
4. Assess ways to facilitate property ownership registration to better enable individuals to participate in federal programs and make recommendations to improve processing times to provide improved access to funds.
5. Study the reasons for and the impacts of hospitals directly hiring physicians. Examine practices in other states. Make recommendations, if needed, to permit hospitals to directly hire physicians.
6. Review state and local policies related to development and growth in rural and unincorporated regions of the state with regard to annexation and zoning authority. Focus on impacts to private property rights. Determine the appropriateness of existing extraterritorial jurisdiction authority. Make recommendations regarding possible changes to this authority.
7. Review the types of support state government can provide to assist local government consolidations with county governments. Evaluate budget implications for city and county government consolidations. Research the appropriateness and cost savings of eliminating duplicity between city and county governments in different regions of the state.
8. Review the statutory authority granted to municipal management districts (MMDs) and to emergency service districts (ESDs), the authority of municipalities and counties to create public improvement districts (PIDs). Determine whether the authority granted for each entity is adequate to accomplish the goals of local governments. Assess whether the consolidation of ESDs under one statute would improve uniformity and provision of fire and emergency services through these districts.
9. Monitor the implementation oflegislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations, 81st Legislature, Regular and Called Sessions, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation.
  • Monitor the use of the expanded funds provided by the 81 st Legislature to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Committee: House Land and Resource Management
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Land and Resource Management, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2008 : a report to the House of Representatives, 81st Texas Legislature
Subjects: Eminent domain | General Land Office | Land use regulations | Municipal annexation | Municipalities | Property rights | Real property | School Land Board | Wind power |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 L229
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [191 pages  File size: 20,998 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the authority of the General Land Office, the School Land Board, and similar state agencies to engage in various types of real estate transactions, and determine the appropriateness of this authority.
2. Observe and study ongoing litigation and actions by condemning authorities in light of the Kelo decision and make recommendations for changes in eminent domain law needed to protect private property rights. Specifically, examine the body of law used to determine the amount of compensation property owners receive when their land is condemned, in whole or part, and determine the appropriateness of this scheme as compared to others.
3. Research annexation practices in the state to determine whether municipalities are abiding by both the spirit and the letter of the state's annexation laws, thereby maintaining a proper balance between municipal governments and individual residents.
4. Examine the effectiveness of the Private Real Property Rights Preservation Act (Chapter 2007, Government Code).
5. Study and evaluate policies held by other states in relation to how they treat wind resources as a property right.
6. Examine recent attempts by municipalities to exert regulatory authority beyond city limits and extraterritorial jurisdiction. Evaluate the current relationship between and possible conflicts related to regulatory authority expressly given to state agencies by the legislature and regulatory authority delegated to home-rule municipalities. (Joint Interim Charge with the House Committee on County Affairs.)
7. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Land and Resource Management
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Land and Resource Management, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2006 : a report to the House of Representatives, 80th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Coastal erosion | Coastal protection | Eminent domain | Extraterritorial jurisdiction | Foreclosures | General Land Office | Homeowners' associations | Municipal annexation | Municipalities | School Land Board | State land |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 L229
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [63 pages  File size: 15,235 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Determine the appropriateness of non-elected governmental bodies exercising the power of eminent domain to condemn property.
2. Consider the potential establishment of a single and uniform approach to dealing with situations involving overlapping, extraterritorial jurisdictions.
3. Study the powers and practices of homeowner associations in Texas and the possible need for legislation, such as the proposed Texas Uniform Planning Community Act, to address the rules, enforcement, restrictions and other matters within the authority of a homeowner association. (Joint interim charge with the House Committee on Business and Industry)
4. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Land and Resource Management
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Land and Resource Management, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2004 : a report to the House of Representatives, 79th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Coastal erosion | Coastal protection | General Land Office | Land conservation | Land vacancy claims | Municipal annexation | Office of Rural Community Affairs | Purchase of development rights | Texas Open Beaches Act |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 L229
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [51 pages  File size: 114 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the effect that the changes made by SB 89, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, have had on the annexation process in the state and determine if any further changes to the law need to be made.
2. Evaluate need and possible strategies for a stable, long-term funding source for coastal hazard mitigation and the coastal erosion program at the General Land Office.
3. Evaluate the necessity of and potential state, local and private funding mechanisms for a purchase of development rights programs in the state.
4. Monitor agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 77th Legislature / Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.
Subjects: Affordable housing | Building codes | Competitive bidding | Councils of government | County government | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Design/build process | Housing and Community Affairs, Texas Department of | Municipal annexation | Municipalities | Real estate development | State government contracts | Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation | Transportation, Texas Department of |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 l786
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [262 pages  File size: 7,243 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate the potential benefits offered through the "design-build" form of bidding, which allows engineers, architects, and builders to form teams and bid on state projects in contrast to the current method which mandates that each entity bid separately. The Committee shall compare the State of Texas practices to other states and to the private sector and evaluate the "design-build" option as it relates to buildings, roads, and other publicly funded projects.
2. Study the funding and expenditures of Councils of Government (COGs) and examine the changing relationship between COGs and the state and federal governments since 1982. The Committee shall monitor the compliance by COGS regarding publication of financial statements, as referenced in the General Appropriations Bill, HB 1, 76th Legislature, Regular Session.
3. Review the statutory authority granted to local governments to regulate the development of residential subdivisions. The Committee shall identify conflicting provisions and make recommendations to clarify existing statutes.
4. Monitor the implementation of SB 89, 76th Legislature, Regular Session relating to municipal annexation.
5. Examine the powers, functions and programs administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) and the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation (TSAHC). The committee's report will assess the methodology used in allocating the various housing funds and resources, including the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program and the Housing Trust Fund, and the compliance by the agency with that methodology, and address whether the programs administered by TDHCA and the TSAHC meet the affordable housing demands of targeted population groups throughout the State of Texas.
Committee: House Land and Resource Management
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Land and Resource Management, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Building codes | Coastal erosion | Coastal protection | County government | Eminent domain | Highway beautification | Municipal annexation | Municipalities | Real estate development | Zoning |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 l229
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [100 pages  File size: 367 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the ability of counties to provide for appropriate growth and development in unincorporated areas while balancing private property rights.
2. Conduct a survey of cities and towns sufficient to establish a factual basis for the committee's consideration of matters such as annexation, condemnation and development.
3. Study the regulation of billboards placed along highways.
4. Conduct active oversight of the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction. Monitor actions taken under HB 1704, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, SB 710, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, and SB 1690, 76th Legislature, Regular Session.
Committee: Senate Annexation, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report 76th Legislature.
Subjects: Extraterritorial jurisdiction | Municipal annexation | Municipal utility districts | Municipalities | Property taxes | Real estate development |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 an76
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [89 pages  File size: 3,057 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Identify areas of concern and offer recommendations for legislative action, if necessary, regarding extraterritorial jurisdiction and municipal annexation, including the use of strategic partnerships, interlocal agreements and other means to promote regional cooperation.
2. Determine the degree to which county and school district property tax bases are affected by municipal annexation and how annexation influences the provision of local infrastructure.
3. Review the powers and duties of municipal utility districts and make recommendations for legislative action, if needed.
Committee: House Land and Resource Management
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Land and Resource Management, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Beaches | Coastal erosion | Coastal protection | County government | Eminent domain | Land use regulations | Municipal annexation | Municipalities | Real estate development | Supreme Court decisions, Texas | Zoning |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 l229
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [190 pages  File size: 9,206 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
2. Study the condemnation and eminent domain powers of local governments in light of Schmidt and Westgate decisions of the Supreme Court. Consider whether restrictions should be placed on eminent domain powers used expressly for economic development purposes.
3. Review local and state funding mechanisms to support mitigation of coastal erosion.
4. Actively monitor activities and developments relating to annexation and inter-local agreements in lieu of annexation, including the proceedings of the Senate Interim Committee on Annexation.
5. Evaluate options for state policy regarding county subdivision platting authority in light of the 1995 Elgin bank v. Travis County decision.
6. Monitor the reactions of local governments to the inadvertent repeal of SB 1704, 74th Legislature, Regular Session.
Committee: House Regional Issues, House Joint
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Joint Interim Committee on Regional Issues, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: County government | Eminent domain | Extraterritorial jurisdiction | Municipal annexation | Municipalities |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 r263
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [74 pages  File size: 3,896 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. To study the voluntary consolidation or restructuring of city governments, county governments, or other political sub-divisions, including the effects on costs and efficiency to all entities involved. The study should consider the possibility of providing services on a joint basis and createing new political entities that incorporate existing entities in a broader structure. The study should also examine issues related to extra-territorial jurisdiction, including annexation, regulation, overlapping jurisdiction and the exercise of eminent domain.
Committee: House Urban Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Urban Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1994 : a report to the House of Representatives, 74th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Alcohol laws and regulations | Extraterritorial jurisdiction | Municipal annexation | Municipalities | Sales taxes | State agency mandated reports |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 ur1
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [24 pages  File size: 519 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. Examine the laws governing annexations by municipalities, identifying problems and issues to assure fairness to all parties.
3. Study the need to expand cities' local option sales tax to deal with problems of gangs and urban crime, homelessness, and other urban problems.
4. Examine the need for legislation giving municipalities explicit authority to regulate the public consumption of alcohol and smoking in public places.
Committee: Joint Urban Issues, Special
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: An urban strategy for Texas : report and recommendations to the 70th legislature.
Subjects: Economic development | Municipal annexation | Municipal government | Municipalities |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 ur1hr
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [57 pages  File size: 1,699 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examine problems facing local governments in Texas. Study the implications of the changes in federal policies directed toward urban problems. Assess whether local governments have the appropriate degree to statutory flexibility to deal with local problems either through their own actions or in conjunction with other jurisdictions in their area. Limited purpose annexation, transportation, the use of bond issues and taxation as tools of urban finance, and mechanisms for state-local information sharing or cooperation are to be addressed.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Urban Issues, Special
Title: Proceedings, hearings on governing urban Texas in the next decade / the Texas House and Senate Joint Special Committee on Urban Issues.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.69 UR1H
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View document [217 pages]
Committee: Joint Urban Issues, Special
Title: Summary report on the Austin hearings of the Joint Special Committee on Urban Issues : October 24, 1985.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.69 UR1H
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View document [51 pages]
Committee: House Urban 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 Urban Affairs, Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature.
Subjects: Crime prevention | Criminal justice | Emergency medical services | Extraterritorial jurisdiction | Fines | Firefighters | Flooding | Indigent health care | Municipal annexation | Municipalities | Municipally-owned utilities | Real estate development |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 ur1
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [56 pages  File size: 1,640 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To conduct a study on urban flooding.
2. To study payments by municipally-owned utilities in lieu of taxes.
3. To examine minimum staffing requirements for fire protection and emergency medical service in cities.
4. In cooperation with the Committee on County Affairs and the House-Senate Joint Committee of Indigent Health Care, study the payment of medical care provided to indigents at publicly-funded hospitals.
5. To investigate whether Texas cities and those residing within the cities' extraterritorial jurisdiction are being adequately and fairly treated by present annexation laws.
6. To study the possibility of empowering judges optionally to direct small percentages of fines to fund programs such as Crime Stoppers and TIPS, currently funded by voluntary contributions.
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 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 Energy Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Committee on Energy Resources, Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature.
Subjects: Air pollution | Coal mining | Coal-fired power plants | Energy and Natural Resources Advisory Council, Texas | Energy policy | Mexico | Mining | Municipal annexation | Municipalities | Natural gas leases | Oil leases |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 en27
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [155 pages  File size: 5,579 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Thoroughly review the research grants both quantitatively and qualitatively awarded by the Governor's Energy Advisory Council (currently the Texas Energy and Natural Resources Advisory Council) to determine the benefits resulting from the expenditures.
2. Catalog all rules and regulations which exist regarding coal and thereby determine the feasibility of using coal as a boiler fuel.
3. Explore the feasibility of an energy exchange program between Texas and Mexico considering such resources as coal, natural gas and biomass, etc.
4. Study the economic impact on the production of oil and gas, as well as state revenue, of the annexation of submerged land by home-rule cities.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Energy Resources
Title: Summary of Committee Action
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 EN27 66
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View document [17 pages]
Committee: House Urban Issues, Select
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature : report / of the Select Committee on Urban Issues, the Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature.
Subjects: Counties | Disaster relief | Education | Emergency management | Flooding | Higher education | Land use regulations | Municipal annexation | Municipalities | Natural disasters | Natural resources conservation | Outdoor recreation | Property taxes | Solid waste disposal | Urban sprawl | Water conservation | Water planning |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 ur1
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [275 pages  File size: 9,908 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Determine the governance needs of Texas' urban areas in the 1980s, including ordinance making authority, property taxes, and annexation as related to growth patterns.
2. Identify critical issues and potential long-range solutions regarding natural resources, educational, and governance needs of Texas cities in the 1980s.
3. Review factors, including urban expansion and drainage practices, which may have contributed to the increasing frequency and severity of urban flooding. Suggest state and local flood management activities which would reduce the risk of floods. *
4. Study natural resources issues facing local governments, including urban flooding, disaster assistance, emergency preparedness, hazardous waste disposal, low-level radioactive waste, water conservation, water supplies, air pollution, urban recreation and solid waste disposal. *
5. Review education issues facing local governments, including teacher shortages, vocational education, student attendance and discipline, public school finance, and higher education *
Committee: House Intergovernmental Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature : report of the / Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs, Texas House of Representatives, 65th Legislature.
Subjects: Community Affairs, Texas Department of | Councils of government | Counties | County government | Land use regulations | Municipal annexation | Municipalities | Public retirement systems | Real estate development | Social Security | Urban sprawl |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 in8a
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [90 pages  File size: 2,452 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 Community Affairs.
2. A study of urban development in general, to include urban sprawl and its effect; annexation policies of cities and the problems and effects caused thereby; and the emerging administrative problems of urban areas, including methods of financing improvements and urban blight and renovation.
3. A study local government structures, including powers and resources and demands thereupon with recommendations as to any necessary legislative action to provide flexibility and uniformity of operation.
4. A study of intra-state regions and special districts to include a report on the trends towards metropolitan area governments, and recommendations as to any necessary legislative action to control or redirect the direction of regional councils of government.
5. A study of the methodology, effect of and financial ramifications of the State electing to withdraw participation in the social security system of state employees.

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

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