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Committee: House General Investigating and Ethics
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Campaign finance and expenditure reports | Charities | Conflicts of interest | Disaster relief | Employee benefits | Ethics Commission, Texas | Federal funds | Financial disclosures | Gifts and donations | Government ethics | Government travel | Hurricane Harvey | Judicial campaigns | Lobbyists | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) | State agencies | State employee benefits | State employees |
Library Call Number: L1836.85 G286
Session: 85th R.S. (2017)
Online version: View report [64 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Maintain oversight of federal, state, local, and charitable funds spent in response to Hurricane Harvey. Investigate instances of waste, fraud, or abuse involving such funds. Ensure that the State of Texas is maximizing federal disaster aid.
2. Review conflict of interest laws governing public officers and employees to ensure that such laws are adequate to maintain the public’s confidence in government decision-making. Review personal financial statement requirements to ensure that the public has sufficient information on the private financial interests of public officers.
3. Review criminal penalties under Chapter 305, Government Code (registration of lobbyists) and recommend improvements to maintain the integrity of legislative and administrative processes.
4. Examine the Judicial Campaign Fairness Act and identify opportunities to improve the Act.
5. Review procedures and processes used at the Texas Ethics Commission. Identify ways to resolve complaints more efficiently.
6. Examine employment policies and practices at state agencies relating to the hiring of individuals who were terminated from employment with another state agency for misconduct.
7. Review the implementation of S.B. 73 (85R) relating to leave policies and procedures for state employees.
8. Examine laws and policies regulating travel by state agency officials to ensure that travel expenditures are in the best interest of the state.
9. Investigate the use of state agency resources to participate in trade associations and groups funded by industries regulated by the agency.
10. Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature.
Committee: House State Departments and Permanent School Fund, Special
Title: Report - State Departments
Library Catalog Title: Reports
Subjects: Agriculture Commissioner | Agriculture, Texas Department of | Barber Examiners, Texas State Board of | Bribery | Campaign funds | Government ethics | Government travel | Insurance Commissioner | Nepotism | State agencies | State employee political activities | State employees | Texas School for the Deaf | Tobacco taxes |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 44th Leg., R.S. 2564 (1935)
Session: 44th R.S. (1935)
Online version: View report [8 pages  File size: 442 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Inquire into the manner in which State funds are expended and the purposes for which State funds are used by any all State departments and institutions; and it shall further be its duty to investigate fully the necessity for making appropriations for the maintenance of each and all of the State departments and institutions, and to that end to inquire into the affairs and activities of governmental departments and institutions of whatever character or kind, as such activities affect or relate to the financial or other welfare of the citizens of Texas.
Committee: Joint Blanket Tax at Tarleton College, Investigate
Title: Majority Report
Library Catalog Title: The report of the Committee to Investigate the Affairs and Management of John Tarleton, Junior Agricultural College.
Subjects: Government travel | Nepotism | Student fees | Tarleton State University |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 40th Leg., R.S., 733 (1927)
Session: 39th R.S. (1925)
Online version: View report [22 pages  File size: 785 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigating all blanket tax, receipts and disbursements of all funds, and all alleged irregularities that may exist in the John Tarleton Junior Agricultural College.
Committee: Joint Blanket Tax at Tarleton College, Investigate
Title: Minority Report
Library Catalog Title: The report of the Committee to Investigate the Affairs and Management of John Tarleton, Junior Agricultural College.
Subjects: Government travel | Nepotism | Student fees | Tarleton State University |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 40th Leg., R.S., 747 (1927)
Session: 39th R.S. (1925)
Online version: View report [24 pages  File size: 887 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigating all blanket tax, receipts and disbursements of all funds, and all alleged irregularities that may exist in the John Tarleton Junior Agricultural College.
Committee: Joint Graft Charges, Investigation of
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee to investigate certain charges
Subjects: Fiscal management | Fraud | Government travel | Health, Texas Department of | State Fire Marshal's Office | Theft | Treasury Department, Texas State |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 37th Leg., 1st C.S. 409 (1921)
Session: 37th R.S. (1921)
Online version: View report [4 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate charges that in various departments of state government there has been mismanagement, misspending, and misapplication of money, together with false and fraudulent returns on expense accounts by employees. *
Committee: House Committee to Investigate Certain Expenditures
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee to Investigate Certain Expenditures.
Subjects: Government travel |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 35th Leg., 4th C.S. 151 (1918)
Session: 35th R.S. (1917)
Online version: View report [2 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To make a full inquiry into the expenditures of the various House Investigating Committee authorized by the Third Called Session of the Thirty-fifth Legislature as filed with the Comptroller of Public Accounts and the legality of same. *
2. Report their findings to the House at the earliest possible date. *
Supporting documents
Committee: House Committee to Investigate Certain Expenditures
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Opinion by B.F. Looney, Attorney General
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 35th Leg., 4th C.S. 152 (1918)
Session: 35th R.S. (1917)
Online version: View document [3 pages]
Committee: Joint Mileage Schedule
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report
Subjects: Government travel |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 12th Leg., 1st C.S. 66 (1870)
Session: 12th 1st C.S. (1870)
Online version: View report [11 pages  File size: 552 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Fix and report the distances by which the mileage of members of both Houses shall be computed.

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

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