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Committee: Senate Finance Subcommittee on Property Appraisal and Revenue Caps
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report
Subjects: Appraisal districts | School budgets | School finance | Tax and expenditure limits | Tax appraisals | Tax rollback elections | Texas Economic Development Act |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 F49pa
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [46 pages  File size: 3,312 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the property tax appraisal system, including the following:
  • the duties and responsibilities of chief appraisers and appraisal districts;
  • any abuses that occur in the appraisal process;
  • the process of appointing the members of boards of directors of appraisal districts;
  • the impact of adding members to the boards of directors of appraisal districts who are not appointed by the taxing jurisdictions of the district and methods for appointing these additional directors;
  • the usefulness of information provided in a notice of appraised value;
  • the impact of HB 1010, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to appraisal districts crossing county lines;
  • any benefit from requiring more uniformity in appraisal standards used by appraisal districts;
  • any revisions to the property valuation appeal system that could reduce the cost of dispute resolution;
  • the likelihood of, and any associated benefit from, increased compliance with the existing business personal property rendition law if chief appraisers are given limited audit authority.
2. Study the benefits and limitations of property tax appraisal caps compared to a limit on revenue a local jurisdiction can receive without the approval of the voters in the locality. Consider alternative sources of funding to replace property tax revenues.
3. Study the cost and benefit to the state of projects approved by school districts limiting the value of business investment under the Texas Economic Development Act (Ch 313, Tax Code), and the funding impact on public schools.
4. Review the practice of school districts approving budgets contingent on the passage of a rate-rollback election.
Committee: House Public Education
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Public Education, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Charter schools | Education Agency, Texas | Education Service Centers | Education, Texas State Board of | School budgets | School buses | School safety | Special education | State Board for Educator Certification |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 ed83h
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [45 pages  File size: 2,035 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine legislative strategies to improve efficiency of public schools. Include use of technology, alternative methods of delivering educational services, financial incentives, reduced administrative costs, any other measure.
2. Review progress of charter schools and public education grants, including revisions enacted by the 75th legislature.
3. Investigate accidents and other safety issues arising in situations where school districts have contracted with external entities to provide transportation services.
4. Monitor progress and implementation of other legislation, including SB 133, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to safe schools (jointly with the House Committee on Juvenile Justice and Family Issues), SB 1158, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to education service centers, and HB 1800, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to inclusion of more special education students in the accountability system.
5. Conduct active oversight of agencies under committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Joint Public Education, Select
Title: Interim Report - Construction, Repair and Debt
Library Catalog Title: Construction, rehabilitation and repair, and capital debt financing : report and recommendations / submitted to the Sixty-Eighth Legislature [by] Select Committee on Public Education.
Subjects: Bilingual education | Curriculum | Education | School budgets | School buildings | School finance | Teacher quality | Teachers |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 ed84 4
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [56 pages  File size: 2,816 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the financial implications involved in the construction and renovation of public school facilities. Make recommendations on alternative approaches to financing which would help school districts minimize interest rates and construction costs. Consider whether using the Permanent School fund to guarantee school bonds is a feasible method of assisting school districts in the capital debt situation. *
2. Study the issues and concerns relating to public education in Texas, including curriculum reform, bilingual education, requirements relating to teacher competency, and alternative methods of financing.
Committee: Joint Public Education, Select
Title: Interim Report - Executive Summary and Recommendations
Library Catalog Title: Executive summary and report of the Edit and Review Committee: report and recommendations. / Select Committee on Public Education.
Subjects: Alternative schools | Bilingual education | Curriculum | Education | Educational technology | Gifted and talented programs | High school graduation requirements | Magnet schools | School budgets | School buildings | School finance | Teacher quality | Teachers | Technology education |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 ed84 1
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [28 pages  File size: 1,498 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine alternative education programs, magnet schools, and the merit of the twelfth grade in high school. Make recommendations on high school graduation requirements. *
2. Study the various methodologies of instruction used in public schools relative to modern and anticipated technological advances. *
3. Study the financial implications involved in the construction and renovation of public school facilities. Make recommendations on alternative approaches to financing which would help school districts minimize interest rates and construction costs. Consider whether using the Permanent School fund to guarantee school bonds is a feasible method of assisting school districts in the capital debt situation. *
4. Study the issues and concerns relating to public education in Texas, including curriculum reform, bilingual education, requirements relating to teacher competency, and alternative methods of financing.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Public Education, Select
Title: SCR 22, 1st C.S.
Library Call Number: SCR 22, 1st C.S.
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View document [4 pages  File size: 889 kb]

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

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