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Committee: House Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Alternatives to incarceration | Children's mental health | Criminal records | Deferred adjudication | Inmate rehabilitation | Internet | Jail population | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice system | Juveniles certified as adults | Mental health services | Mentally ill inmates | Parole | Prisoner re-entry | Probation | Public information | Recidivism | Restorative justice | Rules of the Texas House of Representatives | State jail system | Statutory revision | Substance abuse | Texas Penal Code | Vandalism |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 C868h
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [82 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the classification of 17-year-olds as adults in the criminal justice system of Texas.
2. Study the effectiveness of deferred adjudication and orders for non-disclosure in spite of the many exceptions to the statute. Study extending the use of expunction of criminal records history and non-disclosures to certain qualified individuals with low-level, non-violent convictions. Examine the statutorily allowed but underused non-disclosure and expunction of criminal records, and the use of deferred adjudication.
3. Study the impact of SB 1289 (83R). Examine the sale of criminal histories that may be erroneous as well as the lasting impact that arrest records have on individuals who are arrested but not charged or convicted. Assess the need for revision of existing statutes and consider designating an agency responsible for regulating entities involved in the industry.
4. Examine the association between co-occurring serious mental illness and substance use disorders and parole revocation among inmates from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Review current policies and procedures for incarcerating individuals with a dual mental health diagnosis in both state and county correctional facilities and examine potential remedies within the State's criminal justice system to ensure that the public is protected and that individuals with a mental health diagnosis receive a continuum of mental health services. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Corrections)
5. Examine the current pecuniary loss thresholds associated with graffiti offenses. Study the costs of enhancing the penalties associated with the offense of graffiti, as well as a study of pretrial diversion programs that exist in other states and are specific to persons convicted of graffiti offenses. Study the existing Graffiti Abatement Programs in Texas.
6. Evaluate the approximately 1,500 non-traditional criminal offenses that can be found outside of the Penal Code. Study the feasibility of streamlining these offenses and examine ambiguities in the law. Study the existing use of the Rule of Lenity and Mens Rea requirements in Texas and the benefit of codifying both of these standards.
7. Examine the utilization of community supervision in state jail felonies and the effectiveness of the state jail in light of its original purpose.
8. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 83rd Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee should: a. consider any reforms to state agencies to make them more responsive to Texas taxpayers and citizens; b. identify issues regarding the agency or its governance that may be appropriate to investigate, improve, remedy, or eliminate; c. determine whether an agency is operating in a transparent and efficient manner; and d. identify opportunities to streamline programs and services while maintaining the mission of the agency and its programs.
Committee: House House Administration
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on House Administration, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2008 : a report to the House of Representatives, 81st Texas Legislature
Subjects: Energy conservation | Historical monuments | Proxy voting | Public officials' security details | Rules of the Texas House of Representatives | Texas State Capitol | Texas State Capitol grounds | Voting systems | Water conservation |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 AD65h
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [14 pages  File size: 710 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations with assistance from the State Energy Conservation Office on ways to conserve electricity and water at the Texas State Capitol.
2. Review potential sites for monuments on the Texas State Capitol grounds.
3. Make recommendations for additional security measures within the Texas State Capitol, the Capitol Extension, and the Texas House Chamber.
4. Study and make recommendations for alternative voting devices in the Texas House Chamber.
Committee: House Rules, Select
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the House of Representatives, 73rd Texas Legislature / House Select Committee on Rules.
Subjects: House Committee on Calendars | House of Representatives, Texas | Legislative process | Rules of the Texas House of Representatives | Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 r861
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [287 pages  File size: 12,851 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Pursue a comprehensive study of the House Rules of Procedure, including but not limited to: (a) rules governing the scheduling of legislation for floor debate; (b) rules governing the consideration of legislation by the house at other legislative stages; and (c) rules governing interactions of the house with the senate.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Rules, Select
Title: Committee documentation - news article, correspondence from State Representatives
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 R861S 72
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View document [9 pages]
Committee: House Rules
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim Report to the 68th Legislature / Committee on Rules, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Honorary resolutions | Legislative process | Memorial resolutions | Rules of the Texas House of Representatives |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 r861h
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [16 pages  File size: 663 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the advantages and disadvantages of the Motions Calendar.
2. Examining the need for an interim procedure for memorial and congratulatory resolutions.
3. Investigate the filing and action deadlines in other states for bills and resolutions in an effort to provide suggested rule changes.
Committee: House Rules
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Committee on Rules, Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature.
Subjects: Honorary resolutions | House of Representatives, Texas | Joint rules of the Texas Legislature | Legislative process | Memorial resolutions | Rules of the Texas House of Representatives |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 r861
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [33 pages  File size: 910 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Compile reference data from all states on the rules of their houses of representatives as well as the joint rules between houses and senates.
2. Consider needed rule changes for the House of Representatives to use during the 67th Legislative Session.
3. Attempt to develop an administrative system for the consideration and enactment of memorial and congratulatory resolutions by the legislature.
4. Consider the need for increased membership of the Committee on Regions, Compacts and Districts.
Committee: House Calendars
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, sixty-fifth legislative session / Committee on Calendars and Committee on Local & Consent Calendars, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: House Committee on Calendars | House Committee on Local and Consent Calendars | Rules of the Texas House of Representatives | Senate Local & Uncontested Calendar |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 c128
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [27 pages  File size: 697 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the cost and efficiency of the present calendar system, and make recommendations for its improvement to the 65th Legislature.
Committee: House Local and Consent Calendars
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, sixty-fifth legislative session / Committee on Calendars and Committee on Local & Consent Calendars, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: House Committee on Local and Consent Calendars | Legislative process | Rules of the Texas House of Representatives |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 c128
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [27 pages  File size: 697 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the cost and efficiency of the present calendar system, and make recommendations for its improvement to the 65th Legislature.
Committee: House Rules
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Rules, Texas House of Representatives, 64th Legislature, to the Speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 65th Legislature.
Subjects: Honorary resolutions | Legislative deadlines | Legislative process | Memorial resolutions | Rules of the Texas House of Representatives | Texas Constitutional Convention of 1974 |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 r861
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [17 pages  File size: 413 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study to correct the occurence of technical errors and to determine how these errors effect the flow of legislation.
2. Study the alteration or improvement of the House Rules if the new Constitution passes.
3. Compilation of a cross-reference packet of Rules for distribution to the House membership.
4. Clarification of rules regarding the introduction of congratulatory, memorial and study resolutions.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Citizens' Conference on State Legislatures, Steering, Special (Operations of the House)
Title: Committee documentation
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 H816 63
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [1 pages]
Committee: House Citizens' Conference on State Legislatures, Steering, Special (Operations of the House)
Title: First interim report of a comprehensive survey and evaluation of the Texas House of Representatives / presented to the speaker of the House of Representatives and to the steering committee established pursuant to House Simple Resolution no. 138.
Library Catalog Title: First interim report of a comprehensive survey and evaluation of the Texas House of Representatives / presented to the speaker of the House of Representatives and to the steering committee established pursuant to House Simple Resolution no. 138.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 h816
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [11 pages  File size: 293 kb]
Committee: House Citizens' Conference on State Legislatures, Steering, Special (Operations of the House)
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A new order of business : recommendations for the organization and operation of the Texas House of Representatives; a report to the Speaker of the House, The Steering Committee, the Committee on House Administration and the members of the House of Represe
Library Call Number: L1836.63 h816n
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [56 pages  File size: 3,488 kb]
Committee: House Rules of Order and Decorum of the House
Title: Transcript, March 17, 1970
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 R861M 3/17/70
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [26 pages  File size: 37,765 kb]
Committee: House Rules of Order and Decorum of the House
Title: Transcript, June 9, 1970
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 R861M 6/9/70
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [35 pages  File size: 38,593 kb]
Committee: House Rules of the House
Title: Interim report - House rules
Library Catalog Title: Rules of procedure of the House of Representatives as proposed / by the House Rules Study Committee ; a report to the 60th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Rules of the Texas House of Representatives |
Library Call Number: L1836.59 R861
Session: 59th R.S. (1965)
Online version: View report [101 pages  File size: 7,069 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Undertake a thorough study of the Rules of the House to determine whether of not changes are advisable to insure adequate consideration of all important legislation and to improve the efficiency of the legislative process, to the end that democratic representative government may be strengthened.
Committee: House Rules of the House
Title: Interim Report - Joint Rules
Library Catalog Title: Joint rules of the Senate and the House of Representatives as proposed / by the Rules Study Committee ; a report to the 60th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Rules of the Texas House of Representatives |
Library Call Number: L1836.59 R861j
Session: 59th R.S. (1965)
Online version: View report [20 pages  File size: 1,571 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Undertake a thorough study of the Rules of the House to determine whether of not changes are advisable to insure adequate consideration of all important legislation and to improve the efficiency of the legislative process, to the end that democratic representative government may be strengthened.
Committee: House Rules
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the committee appointed pursuant to H.S.R. no. 489 of the regular session, Fifty-fifth Legislature to revise and codify the rules of the House.
Subjects: Rules of the Texas House of Representatives |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 56th Leg. 3rd C.S. 271 - 272 (1959)
Session: 56th R.S. (1959)
Online version: View report [5 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the report of the interim Committee to Revise and Codify the Rules of the House. Make recommendations to the House concerning revision of the Rules. *
Committee: House Rules of the House of Representatives
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the committee appointed pursuant to H.S.R. no. 489 of the regular session, Fifty-fifth Legislature to revise and codify the rules of the House
Subjects: Rules of the Texas House of Representatives |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 56th Leg. R.S. 127 (1959)
Session: 55th R.S. (1957)
Online version: View report [6 pages  File size: 913 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Prepare a new draft of the Rules of the House for presentation to the House of the 56th Legislature for its consideration, such draft to contain no substantive changes in existing rules, but to reflect, as the Committee may deem desirable, rearrangement of subject matter, reconciliation of any conflicts, and the inclusion of new rules consistent with precedents and annotations appearing in the present Legislative Manual.
Committee: House Rules of the House of Representatives
Title: Interim Report Appendix A
Library Catalog Title: Revision of the rules of the House of Representatives without substantive changes.
Subjects: Rules of the Texas House of Representatives |
Library Call Number: L1801.9 R861 56
Session: 55th R.S. (1957)
Online version: View report [248 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Prepare a new draft of the Rules of the House for presentation to the House of the 56th Legislature for its consideration, such draft to contain no substantive changes in existing rules, but to reflect, as the Committee may deem desirable, rearrangement of subject matter, reconciliation of any conflicts, and the inclusion of new rules consistent with precedents and annotations appearing in the present Legislative Manual.
Committee: House House Rules Revision
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Proposed Changes in Rules of the House
Subjects: Rules of the Texas House of Representatives |
Library Call Number: TSL T328.705 H816p
Session: 46th R.S. (1939)
Online version: View report [89 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Completely rewrite the rules of the House of Representatives in such a way as to harmonize the various provisions thereof, eliminate surplus matter contained therein and to make such additions as are, in their judgment, necessary.
Supporting documents
Committee: House House Rules Revision
Title: HSR 337
Library Catalog Title: HSR 337
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 46th Leg. R.S. 4359-4361, 4613
Session: 46th R.S. (1939)
Online version: View document [5 pages]
Committee: House Public Lands and Buildings Committee Minutes, Special
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee pursuant to House simple resolution no. 317
Subjects: Rules of the Texas House of Representatives |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 46th Leg., R.S. 4421 (1939)
Session: 46th R.S. (1939)
Online version: View report [3 pages  File size: 76 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Make a thorough investigation of all charges, rumors and publicity related to certain alleged minutes of the House Committee on Public Lands and Buildings. *
Committee: House Bills, Consider Certain
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee to Consider Certain Bills.
Subjects: Rules of the Texas House of Representatives |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 40th Leg., R.S. 1425 (1927)
Session: 40th R.S. (1927)
Online version: View report [3 pages  File size: 88 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Consider Senate and House bills on the Speaker's table which have not reached second reading, of which there are 200, or which may be on third reading, of which there are 25.
Committee: House Neinast Investigating
Title: Report -- Majority report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee to Investigate Charges Against Hon. H.J. Neinart
Subjects: Neinnast, Henry J. | Rules of the Texas House - Sanctions | Rules of the Texas House of Representatives |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 37th Leg., R.S. 333 (1921)
Session: 37th R.S. (1921)
Online version: View report [2 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examination of the evidence in the protest by Rep. Robert B. Thrasher against the seating of H.J. Neinast as member from Washington County. *
Committee: House Neinast Investigating
Title: Report -- Minority report
Library Catalog Title: Minority report
Subjects: Neinnast, Henry J. | Rules of the Texas House - Sanctions | Rules of the Texas House of Representatives |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 37th Leg., R.S. 334 (1921)
Session: 37th R.S. (1921)
Online version: View report [1 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examination of the evidence in the protest by Rep. Robert B. Thrasher against the seating of H.J. Neinast as member from Washington County. *
Supporting documents
Committee: House Neinast Investigating
Title: Testimony
Library Catalog Title: Testimony
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 37th Leg., R.S. 334 (1921)
Session: 37th R.S. (1921)
Online version: View document [26 pages]
Committee: House Conduct of Newspaper Representatives, Investigate
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Investigating Committee.
Subjects: Journalism | Rules of the Texas House of Representatives |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 33rd Leg., 3rd C.S. 95 (1914)
Session: 33rd R.S. (1913)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 105 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate conduct of A.C. Baldwin and R.C. Lowry on the floor of the House.
Committee: House House Member Conduct, Select
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: House quorum | Rules of the Texas House - Sanctions | Rules of the Texas House of Representatives |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 12th Leg., 1st C.S., 269 (1870)
Session: 12th 1st C.S. (1870)
Online version: View report [3 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Inquire into the conduct of the members of this House, who left the hall yesterday in violation of the rules of the House (broke quorum)

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

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