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15 Document(s) [ Subject: State government reorganization ]

Committee: House Government Reform
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Computers and government | Databases | Inspectors general | Occupational licenses | Prescription drug costs | Prescription drugs | School buildings | State government reorganization | State purchasing |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 G747r
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [95 pages  File size: 12,260 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Research, investigate, and make recommendations on how electronic documents can be created, maintained, exchanged, and preserved by the state in a manner that encourages appropriate government control, access, choice, interoperability, and vendor neutrality. The committee shall consider, but not be limited to, public access to information, expected storage life of electronic documents, costs of implementation, and savings.
2. Research, investigate, and make recommendations regarding litigation brought by school districts receiving state funds under Chapter 46, Education Code, for defective construction of instructional facilities and the state's interest in ensuring the use of such funds for the repair or reconstruction of defective facilities or the return of state funds.
3. Review authorized offices of inspector generals and assess the benefit of having a statewide office of inspector general for all executive branch agencies.
4. Study and review current laws regarding licensing and regulation of professionals, as well as current laws regarding practice acts, and make recommendations on creating limitations and streamlining of licensure requirements, such as the public policy implications of decriminalization of license-related violations.
5. Review a wide variety of state agencies with an eye to streamlining state government. Recommend the amendment or repeal of unnecessary statutory requirements, the deregulation of certain industries if in the public interest, and ways to implement agency efficiency recommendations identified by the Legislative Budget Board, the State Auditor's Office, and the Sunset Advisory Commission.
6. Evaluate and make recommendations, if necessary, regarding state contracts with pharmacy benefit managers. Assess the feasibility of combining prescription drug programs of state health insurance programs. All recommendations should take into consideration any budgetary impacts. (Joint Interim Charge with the House Committee on Pensions and Investments.)
7. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim Report - Health and Human Services
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Senate Finance Committee : recommendations to the 79th Legislature.
Subjects: Health and Human Services Commission, Texas | Homeland security | State agency budgets | State government reorganization |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 F49 v. 4
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [361 pages  File size: 20,986 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Health & Human Services Major Health-related Caseload and Cost Estimates. Study the sources of and means by which state agencies track and report on budget-driving caseload and health care cost increases submitted to the Legislature. Make recommendations for improvement, as needed. Monitor Implementation of Article II Reorganization. Monitor the budget elements of the Health and Human Services Commission reorganization. Coordinate work with the Legislative Oversight Committee and the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services. Conduct Comprehensive Data Review of All Programs in Article II. Develop comprehensive tables of information on programs at each agency that convey historical information about method of finance, appropriations, program description, performance highlights, number of FTEs, and date of last audit in a manner that is conducive to the Legislature's decision-making. Funding for Homeland Security. Monitor and report on the amount and uses of federal homeland security dollars in Texas appropriated through the Governor's Office and directly to local governments.
Committee: Senate Government Organization
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 79th Legislature
Subjects: Agriculture, Texas Department of | Animal Health Commission, Texas | Barber Examiners, Texas State Board of | Building and Procurement Commission, Texas | Commission on the Arts, Texas | Cosmetology Commission, Texas | Debt collection | Historical Commission, Texas | Library & Archives Commission, Texas State | Licensing and Regulation, Texas Department of | Soil and Water Conservation Board, Texas | State government reorganization | State land |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 G747o
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [96 pages  File size: 4,976 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study consolidation of those agencies related to the arts, cultural, and library services; consolidation of certain agricultural-related agencies; and consolidation of certain licensing agencies or their administrative functions.
2. Study the management of state assets and leases, including real estate, leased space, inventory and other assets by the General Land Office, the Texas Building and Procurement Commission, as well as other agencies. Explore and make recommendations on the possible use of sale-leaseback opportunities for properties that the state now owns. Review allegations of theft of state property and make recommendations on enhancing security of state assets.
3. Review the use of inventory management in transportation and other programs. Explore the cost efficiencies and economic benefits of co-locating agencies in small, mid-size, and large cities around the State.
4. Study the effectiveness and make recommendations on improving debt collection strategies across all state programs and the identification of uncollectible state receivables.
Committee: Senate Health and Human Services
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 79th Legislature
Subjects: Adult Protective Services | Call centers | Child Protective Services | Children's Health Insurance Program | Databases | Family and Protective Services, Texas Department of | Health care | Hospitals | Immunizations | Indigent health care | Long-term care | Medicaid | Medicaid fraud | Medical Board, Texas | Medicare | Prompt payment of insurance claims | Social service agencies | State government reorganization | Welfare |
Library Call Number: L1936.78 H349
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [247 pages  File size: 1,485 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations on structural reform, efficiency improvements, and cost savings in the state Medicaid and CHIP programs, with a goal of changing the method and delivery of service to reduce costs while providing the intended services. The Committee should examine and make recommendations to: lower institutional costs; subsidize private insurance in lieu of Medicaid and CHIP where possible; use consumer-directed care models; reimburse health care providers based upon outcomes where feasible; match currently unmatched local funds with federal funds; alter Texas' current method of finance and distribution of DSH; develop possible HIFA waiver options that incorporate premium subsidization; develop accountability and incentive measures for outcomes within Medicaid managed care and CHIP; seek flexibility from federal government to allow options and waivers and enhance federal funds; examine local models for delivery of Medicaid while maintaining best practices; and expand access to mental health services through expansion of behavioral health organization model. The Committee will coordinate these studies with the Health and Human Services Transition Legislative Oversight Committee review of mental health and mental retardation services.
2. Monitor implementation and make recommendations to improve HB 2292, 78th Legislature, Regular Session. Include reviews of implementation of the preferred drug list and prior authorization and the new call center for determination of program and service eligibility. The Committee will coordinate activities with the Health and Human Services Transition Legislative Oversight Committee.
3. Study and make recommendations on improving Texas's county and local indigent health care system. Consider whether the system should be regionalized to reflect usage and gain efficiencies, so that one or more counties are not paying for regional health care.
4. Monitor the implementation and make recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of legislation relating to the Board of Medical Examiners, legislation relating to childhood immunizations, legislation relating to the pilot front end Medicaid fraud reduction systems, federal developments related to TANF reauthorization and related programs, expansion and new construction of Federally Qualified Health Centers, federal developments related to prescription drugs in Medicare and the effect on Medicaid. Also, monitor and report on the use of new federal Medicare funds allocated for Texas
5. Study and make recommendations on increasing electronic transactions in health care. Review the use and make recommendations on improving technology in health care administration, including expediting pre-authorizations and increasing the efficiency of claims processing so that medical providers are paid once procedures are pre-authorized and performed, and administrative costs lowered, benefitting both the consumer and the managed health care organizations.
6. Study health facility regulation in Texas and make recommendations that facilitate innovation and patient safety. Concentrate studies on hospitals, including niche hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers and long term care facilities, and make recommendations for improving patient choice, facility competition, indigent health care, and for maintaining a competitive, patient-oriented health care industry.
7. Study and make recommendations on improving the Protective and Regulatory Services service levels payment system and tiered adoption subsidy program. Study and make recommendations on improving the recruitment and retention of foster care families.
Committee: Joint Health and Human Services Transition, Legislative Oversight
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 79th Legislature
Subjects: Health and Human Services Commission, Texas | State government reorganization |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 H349t
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [38 pages  File size: 2,508 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The committee shall: (1) facilitate the transfer of powers, duties, functions, programs, and activities between the state's health and human services agencies and the Health and Human Services Commission as provided by this article with a minimal negative effect on the delivery of those services in this state; (2) with assistance from the Health and Human Services Commission and the health and human services agencies, advise the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission concerning: (A) the powers, duties functions, programs, and activities transferred under this article and the funds and obligations that are related to the powers, duties, functions, programs or activities; and (B) the transfer of the powers, duties, functions, programs, activities, records, property, funds, obligations, and employees by the entities as required by Sections 1.18, 1.19, 1.20, 1.21 of this article.
Committee: House Regulated Industries
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the Texas House of Representatives, 79th Legislature
Subjects: Air pollution control technology | Alternative energy | Broadband technology | Electric Reliability Council of Texas | Electric utility deregulation | Fuel cells | Rights of way | State government reorganization | Telecommunications infrastructure | Wind power |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 R265
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [64 pages  File size: 533 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Gather and review information on the overall status of the telecommunications market in Texas, including the effects of inter-modal competition and emerging technologies. Recommend changes to Texas law to encourage new investment and technological innovation consistent with market-oriented public policies and the interests of Texas families and businesses. Gather and review information on the Federal Communications Commission Triennial Review and recommend adjustments to Texas law.
2. Study broadband service deployment, including other state's models used to transition to a fully competitive communications marketplace and any new technologies of competitive providers.
3. Study the process of economic dispatch and determine possible methods to improve the competitive electric utilities market and reduce costs and pollution caused by inefficient power plants.
4. Examine issues related to access to rights-of-way and easements to ensure state laws encourage non-discriminatory access for all broadband service providers regardless of technology used to offer the service or the regulatory status of the provider.
5. Examine the reliability of electric utility service and review authority and structure of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.
6. Study the size and scope of the various broadband infrastructure platforms (e.g. cable, satellite, fixed wireless, DSL) in the state and how each are regulated under both state and federal law.
7. Determine how investment in broadband networks by both competitive local exchange carriers and incumbent local exchange providers can be encouraged through public policy changes.
8. Examine the benefits and challenges associated with alternative forms of energy generation technologies, such as wind and hydrogen fuel cells, and what if any state government involvement should be considered. (Joint interim charge with Energy Resources Committee)
9. Monitor agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction, including identifying possible ways to merge or streamline agency functions to produce long-term financial benefit to the state and better efficiency of the agencies.
Committee: House State Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on State Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2004 : a report to the House of Representatives, 79th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Parental notification of abortion | Social Security numbers | State buildings | State government reorganization |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 St29h
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [73 pages  File size: 373 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the process and appropriateness for naming public buildings for individuals.
2. Review and consider all issues related to disclosure protections for an individual's social security number to a member of the public in certain circumstances without the person's written consent.
3. Gather and study statistical information concerning judicial proceedings to bypass parental notification of a minor's abortion.
4. Monitor agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction, including identifying possible ways to merge or streamline agency functions to produce long-term financial benefits to the state and better efficiency of the agencies.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A study of Texas water agencies : interim report of the Senate Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Water.
Subjects: State government reorganization | Water Development Board, Texas | Water Quality Board, Texas | Water Rights Commisssion, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 n219w
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [48 pages  File size: 1,947 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the possibility of reorganizing or consolidating the Texas water agencies, including the Texas Water Rights Commission, the Texas Water Development Board, and the Texas Water Quality Board. *
Committee: Senate Economy in State Government
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A report to the Senate of the 61st Legislature / by the Senate Interim Committee on Economy in State Government.
Subjects: State agencies | State government | State government reorganization |
Library Call Number: L1836.60 Ec74
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
Online version: View report [160 pages  File size: 5,285 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The committee shall be charged with the responsibility of determining any and all ways and means of eliminating unessential expenditures in Texas State Government operations; developing management procedures and patterns in the various State departments, agencies and institutions whereby State services authorized by law may be more economically and efficiently rendered to the people of this State; and reporting on these and other matters contributing to the general objectives of this Resolution to the Senate at such times and in such manner as it may deem desirable.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Economy in State Government
Title: Statement on taxation
Library Catalog Title: Statement on taxation / by James W. McGrew before the Senate Committee on Economy in Government.
Library Call Number: L1836.60 ec74m
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
Committee: Senate Cost of Government
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: A report to the 57th Legislature / by the [sic] state of Texas Senate Interim Cost of Government Study Committee.
Subjects: State government | State government reorganization |
Library Call Number: L1836.56 C823
Session: 56th R.S. (1959)
Online version: View report [14 pages  File size: 755 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Resolved, That said Committee shall be charged with the responsibility of determining any and all ways and means of eliminating waste and extravagances in Texas State Government operations; developing management procedures and patterns in the various State departments, agencies, and institutions whereby State services authorized by law may be most economically and efficiently rendered to the people of this State; and reporting on these and other matters contributing to the general objective of this resolution to the Senate at such times and in such manner as it may deem desirable.
Committee: Joint Organization and Economy
Title: The Government of the State of Texas, Parts XI-XIII: Part XI – Education; the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas and its Affiliates; Part XII – Education; The University of Texas and its Branches; the College of Industrial Arts, the Texas College of Arts and Industries, and the Texas Technological College; Part XIII – Education; the Board of Education, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Other Agencies of General Control, and Libraries
Library Catalog Title: Report
Subjects: State agencies | State government reorganization |
Library Call Number: L1836.42 OR14 11-13
Session: 42nd R.S. (1931)
Online version: View report [753 pages  File size: 320,733 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Thoroughly investigate all state institutions and state departments. Determine if they could be operated more efficiently and at less expense to the taxpayer. *
Committee: Joint Organization and Economy
Title: The Government of the State of Texas, Parts I-V: General Summary and Part I – Organization and General Administration; Part II – Financial Administration; the Fiscal Agencies; Part III – General Executive and Administrative Agencies; and the Militia, Texas Rangers, Highway Patrol, and Examining Boards; Part IV – The Judiciary and Law Officers; Part V – Commerce, Industry, Agriculture, Conservation, and Parks; the Agencies Involved
Library Catalog Title: Report
Subjects: State agencies | State government reorganization |
Library Call Number: L1836.42 OR14 1-5
Session: 42nd R.S. (1931)
Online version: View report [603 pages  File size: 299,692 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Thoroughly investigate all state institutions and state departments. Determine if they could be operated more efficiently and at less expense to the taxpayer. *
Committee: Joint Organization and Economy
Title: The Government of the State of Texas, Parts VI-X: Part VI – Highways and Motor Vehicle Registration; the State Highway Department; Part VII – Public Welfare; Eleemosynary Institutions and Social Service Agencies; Part VIII – Corrections; the Prison System of Texas and the Board of Pardons and Paroles; Part VIII – Corrections; the Prison System of Texas and the Board of Pardons and Paroles; Part X – Education, Teachers Colleges
Library Catalog Title: Report
Subjects: State agencies | State government reorganization |
Library Call Number: L1836.42 OR14 6-10
Session: 42nd R.S. (1931)
Online version: View report [817 pages  File size: 398,006 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Thoroughly investigate all state institutions and state departments. Determine if they could be operated more efficiently and at less expense to the taxpayer. *
Committee: Joint Organization and Economy
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: The Government of the State of Texas.
Subjects: State agencies | State government reorganization |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 43rd Leg., R.S., 1385 (1933)
Session: 42nd R.S. (1931)
Online version: View report [12 pages  File size: 444 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Thoroughly investigate all state institutions and state departments. Determine if they could be operated more efficiently and at less expense to the taxpayer. *

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

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