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4 Document(s) [ Subject: Community Affairs, Texas Department of ]

Committee: House Human Services
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature : report of the Committee on Human Services, Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature.
Subjects: Adoption | Blind, Texas Commission for the | Colonias | Community Affairs, Texas Department of | Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Texas Commission for the | Senior citizens |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 h89
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [167 pages  File size: 5,652 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigate the transfer of the Governor's Committee on Aging to the Department of Community Affairs and the future organization of the Committee on Aging.
2. Evaluate the effectiveness of the delivery of federal funds and services since the reorganization of the Department of Community Affairs.
3. To determine what state initiatives can be taken to obtain funding from the federal government, state sources, or private organizations for solving the economic, social, health and other problems found in the colonias of South Texas.
4. Study child adoption services in Texas with emphasis on the special needs of hard-to-place children and fee systems.
5. Monitor the reorganization of the Commission for the Deaf.
6. Monitor the investigation of the Commission for the Blind.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Human Services
Title: Interim Report - Governor's Committee on Aging
Library Catalog Title: [Report on transferring the Governor's Committee on Aging to the Department of Community Affairs.]
Library Call Number: L1801.9 H88 66
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View document [161 pages]
Committee: House Intergovernmental Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature : report of the / Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs, Texas House of Representatives, 65th Legislature.
Subjects: Community Affairs, Texas Department of | Councils of government | Counties | County government | Land use regulations | Municipal annexation | Municipalities | Public retirement systems | Real estate development | Social Security | Urban sprawl |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 in8a
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [90 pages  File size: 2,452 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: Department of Community Affairs.
2. A study of urban development in general, to include urban sprawl and its effect; annexation policies of cities and the problems and effects caused thereby; and the emerging administrative problems of urban areas, including methods of financing improvements and urban blight and renovation.
3. A study local government structures, including powers and resources and demands thereupon with recommendations as to any necessary legislative action to provide flexibility and uniformity of operation.
4. A study of intra-state regions and special districts to include a report on the trends towards metropolitan area governments, and recommendations as to any necessary legislative action to control or redirect the direction of regional councils of government.
5. A study of the methodology, effect of and financial ramifications of the State electing to withdraw participation in the social security system of state employees.
Committee: House Regions, Compacts, and Districts
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Committee on Regions, Compacts, and Districts, Texas House of Representatives, the Sixty-sixth legislative session.
Subjects: Community Affairs, Texas Department of | Good Neighbor Commission | International trade | Pan American Student Forum | State agencies |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 R263
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [60 pages  File size: 2,140 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. A review of the memberships of the judicial and executive branches, including all agencies, in interstate associations. This shall include recommendations for needed change, if any, in the manner in which these associations may gain approval to charge fees for such memberships to the state.
2. An assessment of the value to the State of its current memberships in interstate compacts in which the State participates. This study shall also review and assess the interstate compacts in which the State is eligible to participate and their relative value to the State.
3. A study of the role and scope of the Pan American Student Forum and its expansion to junior and senior level institutions of higher education.
4. A study of the concept of and relative advantages and disadvantages of foreign trade zones in Texas. This study should include recommendations as to how to better encourage foreign trade through this or alternative means.
5. A review of the functions and responsibilities of the Good Neighbor Commission, the Governor's Office of Migrant Affairs, the Department of Community Affairs and the South Texas Cultural Basin to determine duplication of efforts and to make recommendations for consolidation of functions thereof, if necessary.

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