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11 Document(s) [ Subject: Election administration ]

Committee: Senate Election Security, Select
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Early voting | Election administration | Election fraud | Election laws | Election Systems & Software | Electoral College |
Library Call Number: L1836.85 EL25ss
Session: 85th R.S. (2017)
Online version: View report [22 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. In light of recent election irregularities in Texas, review voting security protocols as well as the responsibilities and duties of members of the Electoral College. Specifically, examine the use of electronic voting machines and paper ballots, voting fraud and disenfranchisement occurring inside nursing homes and assisted living facilities, outside interference and manipulation of elections, and the voting requirements of presidential electors. Make recommendations to safeguard the integrity of elections, ensure the confidentiality and security of voting records, and ensure the will of the people is reflected through their ballot and carried out through their presidential electors.
Committee: House Elections
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Early voting | Election administration | Election dates | Election residency requirements | Elections | Military personnel | Secretary of State, Texas | Uncontested elections | University students | Voter registration | Voting by mail |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 EL25he
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [29 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the benefits and risks of using mobile voting stations in Texas.
2. Examine ways to more clearly define a residence address for voter registration purposes, giving special consideration to college-age students.
3. Monitor the implementation and impact of the MOVE Act on the state and on municipalities. Make legislative recommendations, as needed, to ensure a smooth implementation of the law. (Joint with the House Committee on Defense & Veterans' Affairs)
4. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 82nd Legislature.
Committee: House Elections
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Elections, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2010 : a report to the House of Representatives, 82nd Texas Legislature
Subjects: Campaign finance reform | Election administration | Election fraud | Judicial campaign contributions | Military personnel | Provisional ballots | Supreme Court decisions, U.S. | Voter identification | Voter turnout | Voting by mail |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 El25he
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [36 pages  File size: 736 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study ways the state can enhance military and overseas voters' ability to obtain and return balloting materials and reduce burdens on those voters' exercise of their right to vote. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Defense and Veterans' Affairs
2. Examine the use of central polling places and compare voter turnout and the number of rejected provisional ballots in counties that use central polling places with similar counties that do not.
3. Examine the prevalence of fraud in Texas elections. Study new laws in other states regarding voter identification and recommend statutory changes necessary to ensure that only eligible voters can vote in Texas elections.
4. Review the Texas campaign finance law in judicial races in light of the recent United States Supreme Court decision Caperton v. Massey. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence
5. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Elections
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: E-mail | Election administration | Election fraud | Lobbyists | Political advertising | Provisional ballots | State purchasing | Voter identification | Voter registration | Voting by mail | Voting systems |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 EL25he
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [161 pages  File size: 19,242 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the general issue of electronic voting technology, including the issues of general benefits and risks, security and accuracy, paper trails, etc.
2. Examine the prevalence of fraud in Texas elections, considering prosecution rates and measures for prevention. Study new laws in other states regarding voter identification, and recommend statutory changes necessary to ensure that only eligible voters can vote in Texas elections. Specifically study the Texas mail-in ballot system, the provisional voting system, and the various processes for purging voter lists of ineligible voters.
3. Monitor the continued implementation of the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002 by the Office of the Secretary of State, specifically including the implementation of the Texas Election Administration Management system to maintain voter registration records, administer elections, and execute and report election results.
4. Study poll worker recruitment and training in Texas, and suggest possible statutory improvements.
5. Monitor which counties are chosen by the Office of the Secretary of State for the new super precinct pilot program, and observe their progress.
6. Study the exemption in the Texas lobby contingent fee ban, which currently permits contingent fees and does not require lobby registration, for influencing the purchasing of goods and services by a state agency. Consider whether this exemption should be amended or repealed.
7. Research the current Texas law prohibiting the use of public resources for political advertising, and determine whether the law needs to be amended to clarify that publicly funded e-mail systems may not be used for political advertising.
8. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 79th Legislature
Subjects: Border health | Damage award caps | Election administration | Election laws | Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 | Employees Retirement System of Texas | Health insurance | Liability insurance | Managed care | Medical liability insurance | Medically uninsured | Nursing homes | Patients' rights | Quality of care | Rural health care | State employee benefits | State mandated health insurance | Teacher health insurance | Teacher Retirement System of Texas | Tort reform | Voter registration | Voting systems |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 St29a
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [0 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the implementation of changes made to the state group health insurance plans and identify additional cost-saving measures. Study the feasibility and practicality of offering health reimbursement accounts as an alternate health insurance plan for those insured in ERS, TRS, and university plans. Provide recommendations regarding whether the current method of administering these programs is in the best interest of the State of Texas and the various insured populations, or whether such programs might be more efficiently administered in another fashion.
2. Monitor the implementation of HB 1549, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, the Federal Help America Vote Act of 2002, to assure that Texas meets the criteria to secure the proposed federal funding. Make recommendations for statutory changes required to implement federal legislation and improve the efficiency of the process.
3. Study the implementation of SB 10, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, and SB 541, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations, as needed, to make health insurance more accessible, and affordable for all Texans.
4. Study the April 2003 United States Supreme Court decision in Kentucky Association of Health Plans v. Miller to determine its impact on Texas laws regulating health insurance plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and make recommendations to changes in state law to conform with recent federal court decisions.
5. Study the reimbursement methodology of health care plans operating in Texas for out-of-network claims, specifically focusing upon the reimbursement of usual and customary charges, and make recommendations on how to improve their effectiveness. The study and recommendations should encompass all plans, including those participating in Texas Medicaid managed care program and should consider federal and state laws as well as Health & Human Services Commission rules relating to the reimbursement of out-of-network claims.
6. Study the implementation of HB 4, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, and Proposition 12 in achieving lower medical malpractice rates and providing more access to affordable health care. Monitor and report on trends in medical malpractice insurance rates and the effect of tort reform on access to health care and provider shortages in certain regions, particularly along the Border.
7. Study and report on the affordability, reasonableness, and impact of mandatory liability insurance on the nursing home industry. Assess and report on the effects of the admissibility of quality reports.
Committee: House Elections
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Elections, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Campaign finance reform | Election administration | Elections | Vote recounts | Voter registration | Voter turnout | Voting by mail |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 el25he
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [108 pages  File size: 4,785 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine ways to improve the recruitment, retention and education of election day workers.
2. Reassess the procedures used for counting ballots when an error in tabulation is made by an elections' administrator or equipment.
3. Review the Election Code, Chapter 254, Political Reporting. Assess whether reorganization and revision of the Chapter would improve the Chapter's ease of use, consistency, compliance and effectiveness of purpose.
4. Consider ways to increase voter participation and the efficiency of the state's election processes.
5. Actively monitor the agency programs under the committee's oversight jurisdiction.
6. Consider the feasibility of centralizing the conduct of elections at the county level of government, designation of permanent county polling locations to reduce voter confusion, and moving filing deadlines for local elections to encourage joint elections.
7. Study the implications to Texas electoral system of suspension of Saturday mail delivery by U.S. Postal Service.
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: Index
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 EL25HE 63
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View document [9 pages]
Committee: House Prohibition Amendment Election held July 22, 1911, Investigate
Title: Part I
Library Catalog Title: Journal.
Subjects: Bribery | Election administration | Election fraud | Election laws | Prohibition |
Library Call Number: LAW-TEX 32ND LEG. 1ST C.S. 1911 V.2
Session: 32nd R.S. (1911)
Online version: View report [300 pages  File size: 19,520 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigate and determine and report to the House whether there were any poll taxes illegally paid or receipts or exemption certificates illegally issued within this State, and, if so, how and by whom.
2. Investigate and determine and report to the House all violations and evasions of the election laws of this State, including the method and manner, and by whom.
3. Investigate and determine and report to the House whether money was corruptly and unlawfully used to influence the result of the election held July 22, 1911, and if so, how and by whom.
4. Investigate and determine and report to the House the amount of money used to influence the result of said election; the amount spent by a State, county, precinct headquarters or organization; the parties involved in the transaction; and how the money was used.
5. Investigate and determine whether or not a conspiracy or agreement was entered into by and between any persons or corporations to corrupt the electorate and debauch the ballot box.
6. Investigate all the charges heretofore referred to in the preamble of this resolution in so far as such investigation will elicit information which will enable the Legislature to amend and strengthen the present laws and pass new laws to detect and punish fraud, and preserve the purity of the ballot box.
7. Investigate whether there exists in this State an organization of any kind furnishing or expending money to improperly influence elections or legislation such as would contravene sound public policy, and what legislation may be necessary to remedy such evils.
Committee: House Prohibition Amendment Election held July 22, 1911, Investigate
Title: Part II
Subjects: Bribery | Election administration | Election fraud | Election laws | Prohibition |
Library Call Number: LAW-TEX 32ND LEG. 1ST C.S. 1911 V.2
Session: 32nd R.S. (1911)
Online version: View report [320 pages  File size: 21,253 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigate and determine and report to the House whether there were any poll taxes illegally paid or receipts or exemption certificates illegally issued within this State, and, if so, how and by whom.
2. Investigate and determine and report to the House all violations and evasions of the election laws of this State, including the method and manner, and by whom.
3. Investigate and determine and report to the House whether money was corruptly and unlawfully used to influence the result of the election held July 22, 1911, and if so, how and by whom.
4. Investigate and determine and report to the House the amount of money used to influence the result of said election; the amount spent by a State, county, precinct headquarters or organization; the parties involved in the transaction; and how the money was used.
5. Investigate and determine whether or not a conspiracy or agreement was entered into by and between any persons or corporations to corrupt the electorate and debauch the ballot box.
6. Investigate all the charges heretofore referred to in the preamble of this resolution in so far as such investigation will elicit information which will enable the Legislature to amend and strengthen the present laws and pass new laws to detect and punish fraud, and preserve the purity of the ballot box.
7. Investigate whether there exists in this State an organization of any kind furnishing or expending money to improperly influence elections or legislation such as would contravene sound public policy, and what legislation may be necessary to remedy such evils.
Committee: House Prohibition Amendment Election held July 22, 1911, Investigate
Title: Part III
Library Catalog Title: Journal.
Subjects: Bribery | Election administration | Election fraud | Election laws | Prohibition |
Library Call Number: LAW-TEX 32ND LEG. 1ST C.S. 1911 V.2
Session: 32nd R.S. (1911)
Online version: View report [224 pages  File size: 14,216 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigate and determine and report to the House whether there were any poll taxes illegally paid or receipts or exemption certificates illegally issued within this State, and, if so, how and by whom.
2. Investigate and determine and report to the House all violations and evasions of the election laws of this State, including the method and manner, and by whom.
3. Investigate and determine and report to the House whether money was corruptly and unlawfully used to influence the result of the election held July 22, 1911, and if so, how and by whom.
4. Investigate and determine and report to the House the amount of money used to influence the result of said election; the amount spent by a State, county, precinct headquarters or organization; the parties involved in the transaction; and how the money was used.
5. Investigate and determine whether or not a conspiracy or agreement was entered into by and between any persons or corporations to corrupt the electorate and debauch the ballot box.
6. Investigate all the charges heretofore referred to in the preamble of this resolution in so far as such investigation will elicit information which will enable the Legislature to amend and strengthen the present laws and pass new laws to detect and punish fraud, and preserve the purity of the ballot box.
7. Investigate whether there exists in this State an organization of any kind furnishing or expending money to improperly influence elections or legislation such as would contravene sound public policy, and what legislation may be necessary to remedy such evils.

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

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