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11 Document(s) [ Subject: Rules of the Texas Senate ]

Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Biometric identification | Cellular telephones | DNA databases | e-government | Electronic surveillance | Employees Retirement System of Texas | Health care costs | Health care navigators | Health insurance exchanges | Health insurance pools | Legislature, Texas | Medical billing | Patents | Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act | Personally identifiable information | Privacy | Rules of the Texas Senate | Search warrants | Searches and seizures | Small businesses | Teacher Retirement System of Texas | Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool | Texas Legislature Online | Texas Mutual Insurance | Websites | Workers' compensation |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 St29a
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [128 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the negative economic impact on Texas business from legal issues involving threatened and actual patent litigation by "patent assertion entities" (PAEs). Consider the effects of PAE actions on innovation and economic development in Texas, paying particular attention to threats and lawsuits involving software and technology patent claims. Make recommendations on how the State of Texas can address problems related to frivolous legal actions and unsubstantiated patent claims asserted against legitimate business enterprises in light of the relevant federal jurisdiction, laws, regulations, and court rules in patent cases.
2. Examine possible measures to protect the personal privacy of Texas residents from governmental and commercial surveillance, including: (1) any necessary limits on warrantless search and seizure of data from electronic devices and wireless providers, including digital content and geolocational data; (2) any necessary protections against non-consented video and audio recordings collected by private handheld and wearable mobile devices and other private surveillance; and (3) any necessary limits on warrantless monitoring of the physical location of individuals through the use of biometrics, RFID chips, facial recognition, or other technologies. Examine related measures proposed or passed in other states.
3. Review the types and scope of personal data collected by governmental and commercial entities and consider methods to minimize the government’s collection of data on its citizens. The study should include: (1) whether sufficient protections exist for DNA samples and information, including whether there should be a prohibition on the creation of DNA databases, except for felons and sex offenders; (2) methods to protect the privacy of gun owners from aggregated purchasing pattern tracking; (3) mechanisms to ensure that private health care information is properly protected; and (4) ways to ensure that previously anonymous data is not improperly re-identified and marketed. Examine related measures proposed or passed in other states.
4. Examine possible reforms designed to increase citizens' ability to know what data is being collected about them by governmental andcommercial entities and with whom that data is being shared, including an analysis of consumer informed consent. Examine related measures proposed or passed in other states.
5. Study the online legislative resources available to the public from Texas Senate Committee websites and compare esources to those provided by other state legislative committees in Texas and other states. Determine how Texas Senate websites can be improved to provide a more interactive and transparent government.
6. Study the emerging negative impacts of the Federal Affordable Care Act, including the use of navigators, and make recommendations to mitigate any unintended consequences including rising health insurance premiums, lack of access to healthcare, mishandling of Texans' private information by insufficiently-trained navigators, and the Act’s overall effect on Texas employers and insurance consumers. Evaluate free-market alternatives to the Act, including state-led proposals to repeal, reduce or replace the Act. Closely monitor and make recommendations on the continuation of the Texas Health Insurance Pool.
7. Study and make recommendations on increasing medical price transparency in Texas, including studying the impact of SB 1731, 80th Legislative Session. Analyze relevant reforms considered or implemented in other states, and make recommendations regarding potential changes designed to create a more open marketplace for enhanced consumer decision making in Texas.
8. Monitor the actuarial and financial conditions of the pension and health care programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) and the Employees Retirement System (ERS).
9. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on State Affairs, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation.
10. Study and make recommendations relative to the structure of Texas Mutual Insurance Company and the residual market for workers’ compensation insurance in Texas.
Committee: Senate Administration
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 82nd Legislature
Subjects: Legislative process | Rules of the Texas Senate | Senate, Texas State | State agency budgets |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 Ad65
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [16 pages  File size: 963 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the constitutional provision that prohibits the Senate from hearing nonemergency legislation within the first 60 days of the Session. Review options for enhancing the efficiency of Senate operations and reducing the requirement to allow for increased time to consider and debate legislation.
2. Study opportunities to save paper, costs and production times on Session-related printings, interim committee report printings, newsletters, form printings and other heavy paper-use activities within the Senate. Conduct a survey of all Senate offices to determine whether electronic delivery of committee printings, house amendments and conference committee reports would be preferred to manual delivery of printings. Consider other factors as necessary, including accuracy of official documents, budget savings, time sensitivity, ease of distribution, notification of availability and end-user preferences for session printings.
3. Review the Senate budget and identify ways to reduce costs over the next budget cycle.
4. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Administration, 81 st Legislature, Regular and Called Sessions, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation.
Committee: Senate Judge J.B. Price Impeachment
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report.
Subjects: Impeachment | Judicial ethics | Rules of the Texas Senate |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 42nd Leg., 2nd C.S., 17 (1931)
Session: 42nd R.S. (1931)
Online version: View report [8 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. To adopt rules of procedure to govern the trial of J.B. Price, judge of the Twenty-first judicial district of Texas. *
Committee: Senate Judge J.B. Price Impeachment
Title: Proceedings, pt. 1
Library Catalog Title: Court of Impeachment proceedings.
Subjects: Impeachment | Judicial ethics | Rules of the Texas Senate |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 42nd Leg., 2nd C.S., 281 (1931)
Session: 42nd R.S. (1931)
Online version: View report [196 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. To adopt rules of procedure to govern the trial of J.B. Price, judge of the Twenty-first judicial district of Texas. *
Committee: Senate Judge J.B. Price Impeachment
Title: Proceedings, pt.2
Library Catalog Title: Court of Impeachment proceedings.
Subjects: Impeachment | Judicial ethics | Rules of the Texas Senate |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 42nd Leg., 2nd C.S., 474 (1931)
Session: 42nd R.S. (1931)
Online version: View report [217 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. To adopt rules of procedure to govern the trial of J.B. Price, judge of the Twenty-first judicial district of Texas. *
Committee: Senate Investigate the fairness of the meeting of senators to determine by drawing of lots the lengths of their terms
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee of the Whole adopted.
Subjects: Legislative process | Rules of the Texas Senate |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 28th Leg., R.S. 240 (1903)
Session: 28th R.S. (1903)
Online version: View report [40 pages  File size: 2,416 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the fairness of the meeting of senators to determine by drawing of lots the lengths of their terms. *
Committee: Senate Rules for Impeachment Proceeding
Title: Report - Rules of Impeachment
Library Catalog Title: Rules of the Senate Sitting as a High Court of Impeachment
Subjects: Impeachment | Rules of the Texas Senate |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 23rd Leg., R.S. 599 (1893)
Session: 23rd R.S. (1893)
Online version: View report [6 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Draft and submit to the Senate rules and procedures for the governance of the Senate when sitting as a high court of impeachment. *
Committee: Senate Rules for Impeachment Proceeding
Title: Report - Rules of Impeachment, Procedure, and Practice
Library Catalog Title: Committee report
Subjects: Impeachment | Rules of the Texas Senate |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 23rd Leg., R.S. 632 (1893)
Session: 23rd R.S. (1893)
Online version: View report [8 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Draft and submit to the Senate rules and procedures for the governance of the Senate when sitting as a high court of impeachment. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Rules for Impeachment Proceeding
Title: Background Material
Library Catalog Title: Background material
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 23rd Leg., R.S. 553 (1893)
Session: 23rd R.S. (1893)
Online version: View document [26 pages]
Committee: Senate Arrested Senators, Select
Title: Report of Special Committee investigating senators arrested for attempting to resign in order to break quorum.
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Rules of the Texas Senate | Rules of the Texas Senate - Sanctions | Senate quorum |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 12th Leg., 1st C.S. 335 (1870)
Session: 12th 1st C.S. (1870)
Online version: View report [15 pages  File size: 1,179 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examine into the case of each individual senator arrested and charged with revolutionary design and conduct, speedily as in each individual case the facts may be reached, and that said select committee shall have power to administer oaths and send for papers.
Committee: Senate Rules for Impeachment Proceeding, Select
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report
Subjects: Impeachment | Judicial ethics | Rules of the Texas Senate |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 12th Leg., R.S. 755 (1871)
Session: 12th 1st C.S. (1870)
Online version: View report [2 pages  File size: 4 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Draft and submit to the Senate rules for the governance of the Senate when sitting as a high court of impeachment.

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

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