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4 Document(s) [ Subject: Audits ]

Committee: Senate Local Government
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Affordable housing | Appraisal review boards | Audits | Ballots | Bond elections | Constitutional amendments | Election dates | Extraterritorial jurisdiction | Lobbyists | Low Income Housing Tax Credit program | Municipal annexation | Property taxes | Special taxing districts | Tax appraisals | Tax rollback elections | Voter turnout |
Library Call Number: L1836.87 L811
Session: 87th R.S. (2021)
Online version: View report [96 pages  File size: 7,781 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Property Tax Reform: Review the effect of SB 2, 86th R.S., the Texas Property Tax Reform and Transparency Act of 2019, and related legislation passed by the 87th Legislature. Make recommendations for further property tax reform and relief.
2. Appraisal Reform: Review the implementation of SB 63, 87th R.S., HB 988, 87th R.S., and other related legislation passed by 87th Legislature. Make recommendations to ensure appraisal guidelines are effective and taxpayers have enforcement mechanisms.
3. Special Purpose Districts: Perform a comprehensive study on the powers and purposes of various special purpose districts and their associated legislative templates. Make recommendations to improve public transparency in operations of special purpose districts and associated legislative templates.
4. Affordable Housing: Study issues related to affordable housing, homelessness, and methods of providing and financing affordable housing. Make recommendations to improve transparency and accountability, as well as to better utilize existing federal, state, and local programs.
5. Bond Elections: Review and report on voter participation and bond election result differences between November and May elections. Make recommendations for improved voter turnout, increased election efficiencies, and better accountability of local debt.
6. Taxpayer Funded Lobbying: Study how governmental entities use public funds for political lobbying purposes. Examine what types of governmental entities use public funds for lobbying purposes and what level of transparency is available to the public. Make recommendations to protect taxpayers from paying for lobbyists who may not represent the taxpayers' interests.
7. Efficiency Audits: Study the concept of efficiency audits for cities, counties and special purpose districts and under what circumstances they should be performed. Evaluate whether efficiency audits provide Texans tools to combat wasteful government spending and report whether they are needed before local government tax ratification elections.
8. Extraterritorial Jurisdictions: Study issues related to municipal extraterritorial jurisdictions and annexation powers, including examining possible disannexation authority. Determine whether extraterritorial jurisdictions continue to provide value to their residents and make recommendations on equitable methods for disannexation.
9. Ballot Language: Study the development of the language used for constitutional amendment and local ballot propositions. Recommend changes to make ballot propositions more easily understood by voters.
Committee: Senate General Investigating, Special
Title: Interim Report - State contracting
Library Catalog Title: Report on state contracting.
Subjects: Audits | Fraud | State agencies | State government contracts |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 c768
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [195 pages  File size: 9,359 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations regarding the prevention and detection of fraud in contracts with state agencies, including: pre-contract procedures for: investigating potential contractors' qualifications, background and past performance and developing clearly stated contract performance measures; use of uniform contract terms by all state agencies to ensure full contractor performance and compliance with applicable state and federal standards; payment of comparable amounts for comparable services delivered to different agencies; proper methods of contract payments to ensure the state gets full value for taxpayer funds; auditing of contractor performance and payments to contractors; methods for recovering improperly spent or overpaid funds.
2. Study and make recommendations regarding the effectiveness of state agencies' internal audit functions in preventing and detecting fraud.
3. Study and make recommendations regarding coordination among state agencies to prevent and detect fraud in contracts with state agencies through the use of information sharing, combined audit resources and procedures to detect double billing.
Committee: Joint Department of Human Services Audits
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 70th Legislature / Joint Committee on Department of Human Services Audits.
Subjects: Audits | Human Services, Texas Department of |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 h88a
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [44 pages  File size: 1,988 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. To study the auditing techniques and standards used and required by the TDHS for contract vendors.
Committee:   Fiscal Survey Committee
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Fiscal Survey Committee to the Governor and the Forty-first Legislature.
Subjects: Accounting | Audits | Comptroller of Public Accounts campaigns and elections | Fiscal management | State budgets | Treasury Department, Texas State |
Library Call Number: L1836.40 F52/S.J. of Tex., 41st Leg., 1st C.S. 457 (1929)
Session: 40th R.S. (1927)
Online version: View report [34 pages  File size: 2,119 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Make a survey of the systems of accounting and auditing used in all state departments and institutions and activities in connection therewith and all details necessary to make a complete and full report upon all matters and things needed to be done in order to establish a modern, uniform, and safe system of accounting, auditing, and financial accounting of all state departments and institutions.

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