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Committee: House Business and Industry
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Committee on Business and Industry, Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature.
Subjects: Commerce, Texas Department of | Competitive bidding | Condominiums | Economic development | General contractors | Occupational licenses | Retail industry | Tourism |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 b964
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [142 pages  File size: 5,057 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the concept of a separate department of industrial standards to oversee the regulation of air conditioning contractors, plumbers, electricians, etc.
2. Compare Texas' condominium housing laws and regulations with those of other states and determine the need for revision. Should the need for revision exist, begin preparation of legislation to be introduced at the beginning of the 68th legislative session. Begin preparation of a bill to be filed in the next legislative session amending the Texas Uniform Condominium Act.
3. Study the possibility of creating a Texas Department of Commerce and Tourism by combining the Travel Division of Texas Highways and Public Transportation, the Texas Tourist Development Agency, the Texas Industrial Commission, the Texas Film Commission and other related agencies.
4. Study the effects of the Texas Blue Law and its impact on the state's economy and the ramifications on employees and morale attitudes.
5. Study private enterprise vs. government in terms of bidding on state projects and providing certain services.
Committee: House Business and Industry
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Committee on Business and Industry, Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature.
Subjects: Affordable housing | Commission on the Arts, Texas | Condominiums | Industrial Commission, Texas | Landlords and tenants | Mexico |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 b964
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [155 pages  File size: 4,564 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study existing statutes and regulations pertaining to condominium housing, comparing these provisions with laws in other states, and determining the possible need for statutory revision. In addition, consider the need for building standards for condominium housing and other related matters.
2. Review legislation enacted during the 66th Regular Session of the Legislature regarding landlord/tenant relations to determine its effectiveness and further undertake an in-depth study of laws in this regard.
3. Investigate the structure and operations of state and local housing authorities. Determine the housing authorities effectiveness in meeting housing needs in Texas, currently and in the future.
4. Determine the effectiveness of the Texas Industrial Commission's office in Mexico City to ascertain what structural and funding changes could improve office operations, promote tourism, and enhance international relations with Mexico.
5. Prepare a list of all events in Texas financially supported by the Texas Commission on the Arts to determine the economic benefits to both the local areas and the state resulting from these events.

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