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Committee: House Transportation
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Billboards | Highway finance | International trade | Ports | Self-driving automobiles | State Highway Fund | Toll roads | Traffic fatalities | Traffic safety | Transportation, Texas Department of |
Library Call Number: L1836.86 T687
Session: 86th R.S. (2019)
Online version: View report [61 pages  File size: 2,988 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee's jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 86th Legislature. Conduct active oversight of all associated rulemaking and other governmental actions taken to ensureintended legislative outcome of all legislation, including the following:
  • HB 803 and SB 198, which relate to toll project financial reporting and use payments. Monitor the effectiveness of the tools available to Texas toll project entities for enforcing unpaid tolls while protecting customer rights.
  • SB 282 and SB 962, which relate to the funding for the State Highway Fund. Study the current mix of user fee-based funding for the state highway system, including registration fees, tolls, and fuel tax, and determine if current funding generated is sufficient to maintain cost demands. Examine whether current legislative appropriations, including projections for Proposition 1 (severance tax) and Proposition 7 (sales tax) funds, are keeping pace with Texas' highway funding needs to accommodate population and economic development growth. Make recommendations for additional methods of funding or innovative tools that the state could utilize to deliver road infrastructure projects.
  • SB 357, which relates to outdoor advertising signs. Monitor the Texas Department of Transportation's implementation of the new statutory requirements set forth in the legislation, including any related rulemaking.
2. Study the state's transportation and road safety efforts in support of the Texas Transportation Commission's goal of ending traffic deaths in the state by 2050. Identify the most dangerous roads and transportation corridors in the state and determine opportunities to reduce high rates of traffic accidents and fatalities in these areas. Make recommendations to improve policies, funding strategies, program development, and agency coordination to ensure continuous improvements to road safety.
3. Study the technology and safety aspects of autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles, including predictive capabilities and the potential for dedicated freeway and surface lanes for public transportation, autonomous vehicles, and semi-autonomous vehicles. Make recommendations for optimizing state policy to prepare for varying vehicle technologies to ensure safety and traffic reliability on Texas roadways.
4. Study the state's seaport infrastructure and the infrastructure at land ports of entry to facilitate international trade and economic growth. Examine seaport infrastructure and the auxiliary rail and roadway needs connected to each port as well as the port's ability to keep pace with oil and gas production. Make recommendations to maximize the economic flow of goods and products to and from seaports and study the feasibility and economic impact of dredging and widening Texas ports in order to remain competitive in international trade. Examine the infrastructure at international border ports of entry in Texas and identify transportation-related impediments to international trade that negatively impact the state. Make recommendations to reduce border wait times, facilitate economic growth, and expedite trade.(Joint charge with the House Committee on International Relations & Economic Development)
5. Monitor the State Auditor's review of agencies and programs under the Committee's jurisdiction. The Chair shall seek input and periodic briefings on completed audits for the 2019 and 2020 fiscal years and bring forth pertinent issues for full committee consideration.
Committee: House Transportation
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Transportation, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Border transit corridors | Bridges | County roads | Driver licenses | Farm-to-market roads | Federal funds | GARVEE bonds | Graduated driver licenses | Highway finance | Highways - safety | Motor fuels taxes | North American Free Trade Agreement | Semi-trailer trucks | Speed limits | Teenage drivers | Toll roads | Traffic fatalities | Transportation bonds | Transportation, Texas Department of |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 t687
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [58 pages  File size: 2,220 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study ways the state and counties can ensure a safe, adequately funded county road and bridge system consistent with encouraging commerce and economic growth.
2. Study the advantages and disadvantages of a graduated driver's license program, including the experience of states that have recently enacted such programs.
3. Examine highway funding issues in light of the combined impact of rapid transportation growth and increased NAFTA traffic. Monitor state and federal developments related to funding and planning of NAFTA corridors.
4. Conduct active oversight of the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction, including effects of legislation increasing speed limits.
Committee: House Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence Texas House of Representatives interim report 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Alcohol-related deaths | Blood alcohol concentration | Criminally insane | Driving while intoxicated | Mentally disabled persons | Mentally ill persons | Open container laws | Sobriety tests | Traffic fatalities |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 c868h
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [60 pages  File size: 2,195 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the laws and procedures relating to driving while intoxicated, including blood-alcohol levels, sobriety check-points and open containers in automobiles.
2. Review and assess the need for changes in the insanity defense.
Committee: Senate Juvenile Driving While Intoxicated Laws, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Senate Interim Committee on Juvenile Driving While Intoxicated Laws.
Subjects: Alcohol laws and regulations | Alcohol-related deaths | Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Texas | Blood alcohol concentration | Driver education | Driver licenses | Driving while intoxicated | Graduated driver licenses | Teenage drivers | Traffic fatalities | Underage drinking | Zero tolerance laws |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 j9882
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [107 pages  File size: 4,903 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study and make recommendations regarding the establishment of a lower driving while intoxicated blood alcohol threshold for juveniles than for adults. Study and make recommendations regarding the penalties applicable to juveniles for DWI offenses in light of the penalties for adult DWI. Study and make recommendations as to whether changes in the penalties and procedures for dealing with related intoxication offenses, such as public intoxication, could reduce the incidence of juvenile DWI. Study and make recommendations as to whether changes are needed in the laws prohibiting sales of alcoholic beverages to minors or in enforcement of such laws. Identify prevention and intervention measures that hold promise for reducing the incidence of juvenile DWI and that merit expansion. Monitor any federal legislation regarding juvenile DWI issues to determine whether changes are needed in Texas statutes to participate fully in federal programming. Study and make recommendations regarding such other issues that come before the committee in relation to the above charges that the committee deems appropriate for consideration.
Committee: House Liquor Regulation
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Liquor Regulation, Texas House of Representatives, Seventieth Legislature : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, Seventieth Legislature.
Subjects: Alcohol laws and regulations | Alcohol-related deaths | Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Texas | Alcoholic beverages | Alcoholism | Driving while intoxicated | Military bases | Open container laws | Sobriety tests | Traffic fatalities | Traffic safety | Underage drinking |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 l669
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [104 pages  File size: 4,115 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 22.
2. To study the industry response and ramifications of the trainer serving program as mandated by HB 1963, 70th Legislature, Regular Session, including a review of the Alcohol Beverage Commission's rules.
3. To study the law enforcement reaction to new laws enacted during the 70th Legislature with regard to driving while intoxicated and open containers.
4. To study the impact and relationship of the 21 year old drinking age limit on highway and road safety.
5. To study the feasibility and impact of requiring military installations to purchase liquor from state distributors.
6. To study the production of an educational video designed to be distributed to primary and secondary schools in Texas informing students of effects of alcohol and alcohol awareness.
Committee: House Transportation
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Selected Texas transportation issues, 1977-78 : a report to the Committee on Transportation, Texas House of Representatives / by the Texas Transportation Issues 1977 Policy Research Project, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, the University of Te
Subjects: Agriculture | Alcohol-related deaths | Driving while intoxicated | Semi-trailer trucks | Traffic fatalities |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 t687
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [176 pages  File size: 7,001 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: Aeronautics Commission, State Department of Highways and Public Transportation, Department of Safety, Texas Motor Vehicle Commission, Railroad Commission (partial), Texas Transportation Institute, Civil Air Patrol.
2. A study of the statistical data linking traffic accidents and fatalities to alcohol and drug consumption. This study should include recommendations as to necessary changes in legislation or enforcement policy to deal effectively with this problem in an attempt to reduce the occurrence thereof.
3. A study of the trucking industry and the regulation thereof by the Railroad Commission. This study shall specifically determine the need for legislative changes, if any, to permit local movement of farm commodities from site of origin to processor during seasonal harvest periods. Consideration should also be given to the difference in treatment between an independent and a cooperative processor of farm commodities as related to transportation, both in receiving and shipping such commodities.

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