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Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Consumer credit | Eminent domain | Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 | Employees Retirement System of Texas | Federal government | Firefighters | Forest Service, Texas A&M | Health insurance | Health insurance exchanges | Liability | Medicaid | Military personnel | Municipalities | Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act | Peace officers | Primary elections | Property rights | Public retirement systems | Public Safety, Texas Department of | State employee benefits | State employee turnover | States' rights | Statutes of limitation | Teacher Retirement System of Texas | Voting by mail | Voting systems | Wildfires | Workers' compensation | Zoning |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 St29a
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [177 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the policies and actions the State can pursue to preserve state authority and protect Texas citizens from federal overreach in the form of conditional federal grants, conditional federal preemption, and excessive legislation and regulation interfering with states' enumerated powers by Congress.
2. Examine the Texas Workers' Compensation system and make recommendations for changes to meet the needs of Texas employers and employees. Specifically, review the following:
  • the dispute resolution process and benefits available from employers that do not subscribe to workers compensation;
  • the adequacy of income benefits in the workers’ compensation system, specifically on high?wage earners receiving the maximum compensation rate;
  • identify and report on fatalities in the Workers’ Compensation System, including the amount of death and burial benefits paid to beneficiaries and the Subsequent Injury Fund since 2000;
  • the return-­to-­work numbers and results for injured employees in the Workers’ Compensation System that are referred to the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services.
3. Study the feasibility and fiscal impact to consumers of altering the insurance code to allow for the purchase of health insurance across state lines.
4. Monitor the potential impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) on insurance regulations, Medicaid and CHIP, health care outcomes and overall health of all Texans, and the state budget in Texas. Additionally, monitor the current constitutional challenges to PPACA and other court cases associated with PPACA, and ensure that the state does not expend any resources until judicial direction is clear. (Joint charge with Senate Health & Human Services Committee)
5. Study and make recommendations on statutory provisions and judicial decisions relating to the statute of limitations on a cause of action relating to consumer debt.
6. Examine establishing a workforce retention program or deferred retirement option plan (DROP) for Texas Department of Public Safety commissioned peace officers and whether any plan can be built with actuarially sustainable factors while meeting the needs of officers.
7. Examine the feasibility of implementing Health Reimbursement Accounts and Medicare exchanges for Medicare eligible participants currently covered by and receiving health coverage through the Employees Retirement System, the Teachers Retirement System, the University of Texas, and Texas A&M University. Identify any cost savings to the state and to retirees that would occur under such a plan.
8. Consider the costs and benefits of the creation of liability protection for private companies and individuals when commissioned by the Texas Forest Service to assist in fighting a fire that is not on the company's or individual's own land. Examine whether state policy should prohibit an employer from terminating an employee who is a volunteer firefighter on the grounds that the employee missed work because the employee was responding to an emergency. Identify any appropriate limitations that should apply to such a policy.
9. Examine the effectiveness of the Private Real Property Rights Preservation Act (Chapter 2007, Government Code), and whether it should apply to municipalities.
10. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on State Affairs, 82nd Legislature, Regular and Called Sessions, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Specifically, monitor the following:
  • implementation of SB 100, relating to the implementation of the MOVE Act, and the impact on local and statewide elections and military voters;
  • implementation of the Interstate Health Care Compact.
Committee: House Elections
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Elections, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Campaign finance reform | Early voting | Election fraud | Elections | Ethics Commission, Texas | Judicial campaign contributions | Judicial elections | Judicial selection | Justice, U.S. Department of | Legislative process | Primary elections | Voter registration | Voting by mail | Voting Rights Act |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 el25he
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [34 pages  File size: 1,562 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study how the State of Texas can be removed from the U.S. Justice Department's enforcement of the Voting Rights Act.
2. Study problems associated with early voting by mail.
3. Review election legislation that passed the House, but died in the Senate during the 74th Regular Session, specifically HB 483, 74th Legislature, Regular Session; HB 1859, 74th Legislature, Regular Session; HB 2239, 74th Legislature, Regular Session; HB 2241, 74th Legislature, Regular Session; and HB 2243, 74th Legislature, Regular Session.
4. Study the feasibility of moving the primary election date. Consider not holding a separate presidential primary.
5. Conduct active oversight of agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction, including the implementation of the 1995 Judicial Campaign Fairness Act.
Committee: House Elections
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Elections, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1992 : a report to the House of Representatives, 73rd Legislature.
Subjects: Crossover voting | Early voting | Elections | Primary elections | Runoff elections | Voter registration |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 el25
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [22 pages  File size: 674 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor and oversee legislation enacted during the 72nd Regular and Special Called Sessions that was considered by the Elections Committee; Performance Audit Review Recommendations; and any agency-initiated changes.
2. Study issues relating to voter registration, including streamlining processes and procedures with the goal of registering a greater number of potential voters.
3. Examine issues regarding the processes and procedures relating to elections, including but not limited to ballot security, election dates and other dates related to the election cycle, participation in elections among groups protected by the federal Voting Rights Act, and programs designed to heighten awareness among the public of the democratic process.
Committee: House Elections
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Elections : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 70th Legislature.
Subjects: Campaign finance reform | Electoral reform | Primary elections | Statutory revision | Voting systems |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 el25
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [94 pages  File size: 2,963 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the advantages of and alternative methods of establishing a presidential primary.
2. Study the recodification of campaign finance legislation.
3. Study the creation of guidelines for the conduct of poll watchers.
Committee: House Constitutional Amendments
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature : report / of the Consitutional Amendments Committee, Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature.
Subjects: Constitutional amendments | Home equity loans | Mortgages | Political advertising | Primary elections | Voter education | Voter turnout |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 c766
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [47 pages  File size: 1,569 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the concept of numerous resolutions versus single resolutions on ballots submitted to voters.
2. Should single submissions prove more favorable in response to public education of the issue, determine what impact might be felt if amendments were also submitted at the time of primary elections by both parties holding such elections.
3. Determine if there is a more clear and concise method to inform voters on proposed legislation via new advertising as it currently exists under law versus other media forms.
4. Determine the need for expanding the permissible scope of homestead encumbrancing, particularly including secondary financing of the residential homestead.
Committee: House Elections
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature : report of the Committee on Elections, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Campaign finance reform | Early voting | Financial disclosures | Primary elections | Secretary of State, Texas | Statutory revision | Voter registration | Voting by mail |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 el25
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [98 pages  File size: 2,966 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct a study of the voter registration procedures in Texas and the consideration of the establishment of a uniform system to by used by all counties.
2. Conduct a study of the system of absentee voting in Texas, including, but not limited to, such issues as the procedures for accounting for ballots, the feasibility of requiring the use of a special canvassing board, and the hours and places for absentee voting.
3. Make and examination of the campaign reporting and disclosure requirements with emphasis on insuring fairness and responsibility.
4. Study the feasibility of Texas joining with other southwestern or Sunbelt states in having a regional presidential primary.
5. Monitor and assist the Legislative Council in the recodification of the election code.
6. Oversight functions shall be conducted for all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 66th Regular Session of the Legislature. The agencies include: Secretary of State (partial -- less Uniform Commercial Code)
Committee: House Elections
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A compilation of interim reports to the sixty-sixth legislative session, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Ballots | Election fraud | Primary elections | Punch-card ballots | Secretary of State, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 el25
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [70 pages  File size: 2,606 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: Secretary of State
2. A study of various alternatives to funding of party primaries.
3. A study of various voting procedures and systems with particular emphasis on the possibilities for fraud and abuse involved in each.
4. A study of the various proposals for Presidential Preference Primaries with recommendations as to the desirability of such. Particular emphasis should be given to the particular dates and type of primary that would best suit the needs of the political parties and the electorate in general, including the possibility of regional primaries.
5. A study of the desirability and effect of moving the date for the general primary elections in Texas, including the alternatives of a late summer primary and an early fall primary, and the option of a bifurcated primary if a system for Presidential Preference Primary is adopted.
Committee: House Elections
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Elections, Texas House of Representatives, 64th Legislature.
Subjects: Election administration | Election laws | Primary elections | Punch-card ballots | Secretary of State, Texas | Statutory revision | Voting Rights Act | Voting systems |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 el25
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [323 pages  File size: 14,552 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the Texas Election Code and Article VI of the Texas Constitution to identify sections which unclear, invalid or outdated. Make recommendations for improving state election laws. *
2. Study the use of electronic voting systems; review problems with punch card systems, including management failures, technical difficulties, and ballots with unclear or unreadable markings. Assess the adequacy of provisions to prevent election fraud. *
3. Study proposals to streamline the local election process by creating a system of county election administrators. *
4. Recommend provisions for inclusion in a presidential preference primary election system. *
5. Review the Secretary of State's request for appropriations above the level recommended by the Legislative Budget Board. *
6. Study the impact of the federal Voting Rights Act on Texas and its political subdivisions. *
Supporting documents
Committee: House Elections
Title: 1976 Texas Presidential preference primary elections, statistical analysis.
Library Catalog Title: 1976 Texas Presidential preference primary elections, statistical analysis.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 el25p
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: House Elections
Title: Index
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 EL25HE 63
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View document [9 pages]

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

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