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5 Document(s) [ Subject: Oysters ]

Committee: House Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Aquaculture | Battleship Texas | Gun safety | Historic preservation | Historical Commission, Texas | Historical monuments | Hunting | Oysters | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Shootings | Tax incentives |
Library Call Number: L1836.86 R245
Session: 86th R.S. (2019)
Online version: View report [27 pages  File size: 1,295 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee's jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 86th Legislature. Conduct active oversight of all associated rulemaking and other governmental actions taken to ensure intended legislative outcome of all legislation, including the following:
  • HB 1300 and HB 2321, which relate to the regulation of oyster harvesting and to cultivated oyster mariculture. Monitor the implementation of the cultivated oyster mariculture program, the implementation of increased penalties related to the regulation of oyster harvesting, and the effectiveness of these state laws as related to the protection, conservation, and sustainability of oysters in Texas coastal waters.
  • HB 1422, which is the Texas Historical Commission (THC) sunset legislation. Monitor the implementation and transfer of certain historical sites from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) to the THC, including any additional land acquired by the TPWD and the appropriate coordination with local entities.
  • SB 1511, which requires the TPWD to contract with a nonprofit organization for the operation and maintenance of the Battleship "Texas." Monitor the efforts to restore the Battleship "Texas" consistent with state law and historic preservation guidelines.
2. Evaluate the status of the historical marker application process and the production of cast metal historical markers in the state as overseen by the THC. Examine options for future state historical markers, including technology such as laser etching and durable materials other than metal.
3. Study the effectiveness of hunter education courses with regard to hunters and firearm safety in the state. Explore additional firearm safety resources and their potential use by the TPWD to reduce accidental shootings.
4. Review the effectiveness of the State Historic Preservation Tax Credit on preserving historic structures and revitalizing Texas communities since the tax credit became effective.
5. Monitor the State Auditor's review of agencies and programs under the Committee's jurisdiction. The Chair shall seek input and periodic briefings on completed audits for the 2019 and 2020 fiscal years and bring forth pertinent issues for full committee consideration.
Committee: House Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Animal diseases | Commercial fishing | Commission on the Arts, Texas | County courthouses | Economic development | Economic development incentives | Endangered species | Film industry | Fisheries | Fishing licenses | Heritage tourism | Historic preservation | Historical Commission, Texas | Outdoor recreation | Oysters | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | State parks | Swine | Texas Film Commission | Texas Heritage Trails Program | Texas Main Street Program | Texas Music Office | Tourism | Video games |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 R245
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [66 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Develop a long-term plan to incorporate land that has been donated or sold to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department into our state park system.
2. Evaluate the Texas Film Commission and the Texas Music Office to determine their effectiveness in economic development in Texas. Determine how the offices can better collaborate with local economic development entities and state agencies to further the economic development goals of the state.
3. Examine the viability of including the commercial oyster industry in the Commercial Fishing License Buyback Program at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
4. Examine current statutes and rules to determine any necessary enhancements that can assist in the eradication of feral hogs by using practical solutions and effective eradication techniques. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock)
5. Monitor the implementation of HB 3279 (83R) regarding the protection of seagrass plants.
6. Examine the economic impact of cultural, recreational, or tourism grants provided by the state, including any economic development grants related to cultural, recreational, or tourism industries, heritage tourism, courthouse restoration, and historic district revitalization.
7. 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 Game and Fish
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A condensation of the reports of surveys
Subjects: Birds | Environmental protection | Fisheries | Hunting | Oysters | Possum Kingdom Lake | Shrimping industry | Solid waste disposal | Surface water pollution | Wastewater management |
Library Call Number: L1836.55 G145
Session: 55th R.S. (1957)
Online version: View report [27 pages  File size: 1,655 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study and make inquiries into matters pertaining to fish and wildlife research, management, development, and protection.
Committee: House Salt Water Fisheries and Marine Taxation, Legislative Investigating
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Legislative Investigating Committee on Salt Water Fisheries and Marine Taxation created by the Third Called session of the Forty-third Legislature
Subjects: Fisheries | Fishing | Oysters | Shrimping industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.43 SA37/H.J. of Tex. (Supp.), 44th Leg., R.S. (1935)
Session: 43rd R.S. (1933)
Online version: View report [134 pages  File size: 7,577 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigation of salt water fishing conditions, matters relating to the opening and closing of bays, concerns with dissatisfaction among residents of Texas coastal areas with taxation of marine products, use of nets and seines, as well as administration by Game, Fish, and Oyster Commission of laws pertaining to salt water operations. *
Committee: Joint Coastal Waters of Texas
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee to Visit Coastal Waters.
Subjects: Fish | Fisheries | Oysters |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 33rd Leg., R.S. 657 (1913)
Session: 33rd R.S. (1913)
Online version: View report [8 pages  File size: 450 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Visit the Texas coastal waters to gather information pertaining to the fish and oyster industry.

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

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