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34 Document(s) [ Subject: General Land Office ]

Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Alamo | Alternatives to incarceration | Appropriations bill riders | Business taxes | Criminal justice | Delinquent taxes | Disaster relief | Driver Responsibility Program | Economy | Emergency medical services | Federal aid | Federal funds | Fees | General Land Office | Hurricane Harvey | Interest rates | Juvenile justice system | Legislative Budget Board, Texas | Natural disasters | Personal property taxes | Probation | Rainy Day Fund | State budget certification | State budgets | Tax refunds | Texas Emissions Reduction Plan |
Library Call Number: L1836.85 F49
Session: 85th R.S. (2017)
Online version: View report [64 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor all funds currently being used to address Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery. Identify ways to maximize the use of federal funds and ensure the efficient use of state funds.
2. Evaluate the long-term impact of Hurricane Harvey on the Texas economy and the gulf coast region.
3. Alamo Historical Site Renovation: Monitor the expenditures of state funds appropriated to the General Land Office for the preservation, maintenance, and operation of the Alamo historical site. Ensure the funds are spent to emphasize the architectural design and the historical impact the battle had on the development of Texas as a nation and as a state.
4. Economic Stabilization Fund: Examine options to increase investment earnings of the Economic Stabilization Fund in a manner that mini mizes overall risk to the fund balance. Investment options should ensure the liquidity of a sufficient portion of the balance so that the legislature has the resources necessary to address the needs of the state, including natural disasters. Evaluate how the Economic Stabilization Fund constitutional limit is calculated; consider alternative methods to calculate the limit, and alternative uses for funds above the limit.
5. Texas Emission Reduction Plan: Review the Texas Emission Reduction Plan (TERP) and its economic benefits to the state. Examine whether the state's investment in TERP, including transfers from the Department of Transportation, are being effectively utilized to comply with federal air quality standards, reduce pollution, and protect the public health of Texans.
6. Request to Exceed Review: Review all riders requiring interim action by the Legislative Budget Board to reduce the number of times interim budget modification is necessary.
7. Fee Structure Review: Review state General Revenue - Dedicated fees and make recommendations to reduce fees and lessen reliance on General Revenue - Dedicated fee balances to certify the budget.
8. Adult and Juvenile Corrections Funding: Examine the funding patterns used to fund the juvenile justice system and adult probation departments. Develop recommendations to ensure the Texas Juvenile Justice Department budget does not dis-incentivize the use of cost-effective best practices such as diverting youth from the juvenile justice system, providing services to youth in their community, and keeping youth closer to home. In addition, review funding to adult probation departments and ensure it provides for an equitable distribution to all Texas Probation Departments.
9. Trauma Funding: Review revenue sources currently funding the state's trauma system and the impact of declining revenues and balances in General Revenue - Dedicated accounts. Evaluate the impact of statutory changes affecting trauma system funding, including efforts to eliminate the Driver Responsibility Program. Examine ways to ensure sustainability of the trauma system in Texas.
10. Property Tax on Business Personal Property: Evaluate the property tax as it applies to business personal property and the current $5oo exemption. Quantify the economic effect of taxing business personal property and determine whether the tax places Texas at a competitive disadvantage relative to other states. Evaluate the burden on taxpayers and local governments of administering the property tax on business personal property and determine whether the current $soo exemption should be increased.
11. Interest Rate Disparity: Evaluate the rate of interest charged on delinquent property taxes and delinquent state taxes, compared to the rate of interest paid on property tax refunds and state tax refunds. • Evaluate the effect of interest rate disparity on the assessment decisions of governments and the payment decisions of taxpayers. • Quantify the amount by which state and local governments profit from interest rate disparity. • Identify best practices among other states regarding interest rates charged and paid. • Recommend a plan and timeline to reduce interest rate disparity.
12. Monitoring: Monitor the implementation of the following funding initiatives: • CPS Critical Needs - Monitor the impact of salary increases and additional caseworkers allocated to Child Protective Services last interim. • Health Care Costs Across State Agencies - Monitor coordination efforts among state agencies to improve health care and reduce costs pursuant to Article IX, Section 10.06 and Section 10.07. • Behavioral Health - Monitor the state's progress in coordinating behavioral health services and expenditures across state government, pursuant to Article IX section 10.04, including the impact of new local grant funding provided by the 85th Legislatu re. • Sporting Goods Sales Tax - Identify state and local park needs and determine whether the Sporting Goods Sales Tax is meeting those needs.
Committee: House Land and Resource Management
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Coastal erosion | Coastal protection | Coastal restoration | Emergency management | Eminent domain | Extraterritorial jurisdiction | General Land Office | Gulf Coast | Municipal annexation | Natural disasters | School Land Board | Zoning |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 L229
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [103 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study state preparedness and response to natural disasters including but not limited to: an evaluation of risks to the state, emergency planning efforts, first response efforts, coordination between the General Land Office, the State Emergency Operation Center, and other state, local, and federal resources. Make appropriate recommendations to ensure Texas has the proper programs, resources, and personnel in place to respond to natural disasters.
2. Examine the rate of erosion along Texas's coast and the effects of coastal erosion on public beaches, natural resources, coastal development, public infrastructure, and public and private property. Analyze current programs related to coastal erosion and examine their effectiveness. Make appropriate recommendations.
3. Study the effectiveness of the implementation of SB 695 (84R) and examine the feasibility and desirability of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system.
4. Examine current regulatory authority available to municipalities in their extraterritorial jurisdiction. Study current annexation policies in Texas. Make necessary legislative recommendations to ensure a proper balance between development, municipal regulations, and the needs of citizens in Texas.
5. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the implementing of relevant legislation passed by the 84th Legislature, and specifically: 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: Senate State Real Property Data Collection, Reporting, and Assessment, Select
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: General Land Office | Legislative Budget Board, Texas | Property insurance | Public colleges and universities | Risk Management, State Office of | State agencies | State buildings | State land | Texas State Capitol complex |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 R229
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [10 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the potential benefits of maintaining a comprehensive database of all real property owned by the state.
2. Study the potential financial loss to the state that could result from the state owning uninsured and underinsured real property.
3. Study any efficiencies or cost savings potentially achieved by requiring the General Land Office to submit the annual report required under Section 31.157, Natural Resources Code, to the Texas Department of Transportation, the Employees Retirement System of Texas, and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
4. Study the potential benefits or burdens, including administrative burdens, of requiring each state agency and institution of higher education to report information on the real property it possesses, at the same time and in a uniform manner, to a single entity, and how often the information should be reported.
5. Study which state agency is best suited to collect information on all real property owned by the state and the appropriate method for collecting this information.
6. Study the information that is currently reported by state agencies and institutions of higher education regarding real property of which agencies and institutions have charge and control.
7. Study the distinction between state agencies and institutions of higher education that report information on real property owned by the state as compared to state agencies and institutions of higher education that collect information for a report on real property owned by the state.
8. Study information determined by the Legislative Budget Board as necessary for the State Office of Risk Management to conduct an insurable state asset study to develop a statewide strategy that will ensure all real property owned by the state is adequately insured.
9. Study how often the State Office of Risk Management should submit an insurable state asset study to the legislature.
10. Study the results of the appraisal required by Subsection (e) of this section, and the potential loss to the state by inadequately insuring the Capitol Complex, as defined by Section 443.0071, Government Code.
11. Study other potential ways to ensure that the state is able to identify, track, and maintain a database of the location, condition, and replacement value of all real property owned by the state.
Committee: House Land and Resource Management
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Coastal protection | Extraterritorial jurisdiction | General Land Office | Municipal annexation | Municipalities | Population growth | School Land Board | Tropical storms | Zoning |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 L229
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [66 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine population growth in Texas cities and the impact the growth has had on housing, available land resources, city centers, businesses, and the state's economy. Evaluate Texas's preparedness to respond to future growth and ensure economic stability. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Urban Affairs)
2. Study the effectiveness of the implementation of HB 3459 (83R) and examine the feasibility and desirability of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system.
3. Study current regulatory authority available to municipalities in their extraterritorial jurisdiction. Examine how citizens are involved in the zoning process, and make necessary recommendations to ensure a proper balance between development activities, municipal regulations, and the effect zoning decisions have on Texas citizens.
4. Examine opportunities to improve the resiliency of the Texas coast to withstand tropical storms. Study strategies to incentivize and encourage hazard mitigation, and consider the current state of building codes and how they might more effectively protect property and reduce losses. Examine the proper role of insurance in protecting the Texas coast. Coordinate as necessary with the joint interim committee created by HB 3459 (83R). (Joint charge with the House Committee on Insurance)
5. 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 Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Alamo | Aquatic vegetation | Battleship Texas | Chronic Wasting disease | Commission on the Arts, Texas | Daughters of the Republic of Texas | Deer | Droughts | Endangered species | Fisheries | General Land Office | Historical Commission, Texas | Invasive species | Library & Archives Commission, Texas State | License plates | Office of Economic Development and Tourism | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Sporting goods sales taxes | State parks | State Preservation Board | Texas Film Commission | Texas State Cemetery | Tourism | Wildfires | Wildlife |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 R245
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [103 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate strategies to control known existing invasive aquatic species, including species commonly referred to as giant salvinia (Salvinia molesta), water hyacinths (family Pontederiaceae), and zebra mussels (family Dreissenidae).
2. Study and make recommendations for improving deer breeder compliance with existing laws and regulations.
3. Recommend approaches to improve long-term funding for state park acquisition, development, and maintenance.
4. Study the effects the drought and wildfires have had on tourism and recreation in Texas. Make recommendations for ways to prevent future losses.
5. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 82nd Legislature, including the General Land Office's implementation of HB 3726 (82R), regarding the administration of the Alamo.
Committee: House Land and Resource Management
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Camp Bullis Military Reservation | Common carriers | Eminent domain | Extraterritorial jurisdiction | General Land Office | Houseboats | Municipal annexation | Municipalities | Pipelines | Property rights | San Antonio, Texas | Texas Open Beaches Act | Trees |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 L229
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [56 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the Cabin Program managed by the General Land Office. Review the history of the program, the current fee structure, and the renewal process and whether the program is achieving the goals for which it was created. Make appropriate legislative recommendations.
2. Monitor and examine the ongoing litigation of Severance v. Patterson and its impact on the Texas Open Beaches Act.
3. Examine the effectiveness of the Texas Private Real Property Rights Preservation Act (Chapter 2007, Government Code).
4. Examine current regulatory authority available to municipalities in their extraterritorial jurisdiction. Make necessary legislative recommendations to ensure a proper balance between development activities and municipal regulations.
5. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 82nd Legislature.
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Coal mining | Droughts | Electric power plants | Electricity supplies | Environmental Quality, Texas Commission on | General Land Office | Hydraulic fracturing | Irrigation | Natural gas production | Oil production | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Uranium mines | Water conservation | Water desalination | Water Development Board, Texas | Water planning | Water rights |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 N218h
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [184 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the ongoing statewide drought and the performance of state, regional, and local entities in addressing it. Examine the impact of the drought on the state water plan, including an evaluation of how well the state's existing water resources can meet demand, the need for additional funding sources to implement the plan, and the effectiveness of current drought planning and drought management policies. Identify short-term and long-term strategies to help the state better cope with drought and assess any obstacles, including state and federal regulations, to implementation of these strategies.
2. Examine the interplay of water and energy resources and needs in the state. Study the economic, environmental, and social impacts of water use in energy production and exploration, including the impacts of this use on regional and state water planning. Determine the current and likely future water needs of power generation and energy production, and evaluate options to develop new or alternative supplies. Include an evaluation of current issues involving water use for oil and gas production and related water quality issues.
3. Evaluate the status of desalination projects in Texas. Include an evaluation of the regulation of brackish groundwater and whether opportunities exist to facilitate better utilization of this groundwater to meet future needs.
4. Study ways to enhance incentives for water conservation in agricultural irrigation.
Committee: House Land and Resource Management
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Land and Resource Management, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2008 : a report to the House of Representatives, 81st Texas Legislature
Subjects: Eminent domain | General Land Office | Land use regulations | Municipal annexation | Municipalities | Property rights | Real property | School Land Board | Wind power |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 L229
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [191 pages  File size: 20,998 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the authority of the General Land Office, the School Land Board, and similar state agencies to engage in various types of real estate transactions, and determine the appropriateness of this authority.
2. Observe and study ongoing litigation and actions by condemning authorities in light of the Kelo decision and make recommendations for changes in eminent domain law needed to protect private property rights. Specifically, examine the body of law used to determine the amount of compensation property owners receive when their land is condemned, in whole or part, and determine the appropriateness of this scheme as compared to others.
3. Research annexation practices in the state to determine whether municipalities are abiding by both the spirit and the letter of the state's annexation laws, thereby maintaining a proper balance between municipal governments and individual residents.
4. Examine the effectiveness of the Private Real Property Rights Preservation Act (Chapter 2007, Government Code).
5. Study and evaluate policies held by other states in relation to how they treat wind resources as a property right.
6. Examine recent attempts by municipalities to exert regulatory authority beyond city limits and extraterritorial jurisdiction. Evaluate the current relationship between and possible conflicts related to regulatory authority expressly given to state agencies by the legislature and regulatory authority delegated to home-rule municipalities. (Joint Interim Charge with the House Committee on County Affairs.)
7. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Land and Resource Management
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Land and Resource Management, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2006 : a report to the House of Representatives, 80th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Coastal erosion | Coastal protection | Eminent domain | Extraterritorial jurisdiction | Foreclosures | General Land Office | Homeowners' associations | Municipal annexation | Municipalities | School Land Board | State land |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 L229
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [63 pages  File size: 15,235 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Determine the appropriateness of non-elected governmental bodies exercising the power of eminent domain to condemn property.
2. Consider the potential establishment of a single and uniform approach to dealing with situations involving overlapping, extraterritorial jurisdictions.
3. Study the powers and practices of homeowner associations in Texas and the possible need for legislation, such as the proposed Texas Uniform Planning Community Act, to address the rules, enforcement, restrictions and other matters within the authority of a homeowner association. (Joint interim charge with the House Committee on Business and Industry)
4. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Land and Resource Management
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Land and Resource Management, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2004 : a report to the House of Representatives, 79th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Coastal erosion | Coastal protection | General Land Office | Land conservation | Land vacancy claims | Municipal annexation | Office of Rural Community Affairs | Purchase of development rights | Texas Open Beaches Act |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 L229
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [51 pages  File size: 114 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the effect that the changes made by SB 89, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, have had on the annexation process in the state and determine if any further changes to the law need to be made.
2. Evaluate need and possible strategies for a stable, long-term funding source for coastal hazard mitigation and the coastal erosion program at the General Land Office.
3. Evaluate the necessity of and potential state, local and private funding mechanisms for a purchase of development rights programs in the state.
4. Monitor agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate Water Policy, Select, Subcommittee on Lease of State Water Rights
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the Senate Select Committee on Water Policy, 78th interim.
Subjects: General Land Office | Groundwater | State land | Water marketing |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 W291pw
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [120 pages  File size: 8,848 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study proposals to lease permanent school fund and permanent university lands and their water rights for the purposes of developing and marketing water. Analyze the present and future effects of such proposals on local aquifers, historic stream flows, local underground water conservation districts, and other public and private water interests. Study the process by which the General Land Office considers proposals to lease state water rights, including methodology for holding open meetings, obtaining public input, meeting competitive bidding requirements, and coordination with TCEQ and other governmental units with possible regulatory oversight. Study and evaluate the current and future value of water rights that may be leased to private entities, including the value to the state, residential and commercial interests.
Committee: House Land and Resource Management
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Land and Resource Management, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Attorney General of Texas | Beaches | Coastal erosion | Coastal protection | Eminent domain | General Land Office | Houseboats | Oil spills | Property rights |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 l229
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [202 pages  File size: 9,054 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the implementation of SB 14, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, (Private Real Property Rights Preservation Act) and study the effect of the Attorney General's takings impact assessment guidelines.
2. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction including a monitoring of the effects of legislation on the Coastal Coordination Board, the Coastal Zone Management Act and on the development and implementation of the Coastal Management Program.
Committee: Joint Environment, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim Report to the 73rd Legislature / Joint Interim Committee on the Environment.
Subjects: Agriculture, Texas Department of | Air Control Board, Texas | Air pollution | Air quality | Border environment | Border issues | Clean Air Act | Concentrated animal feeding operations | Emissions | Environmental protection | General Land Office | Motor vehicle emissions tests | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Railroad Commission of Texas | Soil and Water Conservation Board, Texas | State agencies | State agency performance measures | Surface water pollution | Wastewater management | Water Commission, Texas | Water Development Board, Texas | Water planning | Water quality management | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 en89jr
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [98 pages  File size: 4,851 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the use of funds appropriated for environmental purposes by SB 2, 72nd Legislature, 1st Called Session and HB 1, 72nd Legislature, 1st Called Session;
2. Study and monitor the implementation of water and wastewater regulations, including administrative initiatives as well as statutory requirements.
3. Study environmental issues specific to the Texas-Mexico border region and the potential impact of the proposed free trade agreement between the two nations.
4. Study issues and identify policy considerations relating to non-point source agricultural water pollution.
5. Verify the number and status of outputs and outcomes identified in HB 1, 72nd Legislature, 1st Called Session, and otherwise determine whether programs that are the focus of study are functioning as planned.
6. Identify and review agencies' existing performance standards and determine whether the agencies have met, exceeded or failed to meet those standards;
7. Verify the number of employees in each program that is the focus of study, and monitor and oversee documentation of all agency salary actions, including position reclassifications, merit salary increases and other salary increases resulting from legislative of agency-initiated action.
8. Monitor implementation of sunset legislation.
9. Identify specific goals the state must attain by the year 2000 and biennial goals that must be achieved until that time.
10. The committee shall coordinate its activities with those of the Natural Resources and Consolidation Study established by SB 2, 72nd Legislature, 1st Called Session, and work in conjunction with that study in areas of common responsibility.
11. The committee shall monitor and oversee legislation enacted during the 72nd Regular and special Called Sessions that was considered by the standing Senate Natural Resources and House Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committees including legislative mandates; all performance audit review recommendations, adopted or not, and any agency-initiated changes.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Environment, Interim
Title: Interim report - Livestock and the Environment
Library Catalog Title: Livestock and the environment: rethinking environmental policy, institutions & compliance strategies : interim report to the Joint Interim Committee on the Environment, 72nd Texas Legsilature.
Library Call Number: L1836.72 en89jl
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View document [120 pages  File size: 7,224 kb]
Committee: Joint Environment, Interim
Title: Committee documentation: daily minutes record
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 EN89J 1992
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View document [1 pages  File size: 22 kb]
Committee: House Environmental Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A compilation of interim reports to the sixty-sixth legilative session, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Air Control Board, Texas | Aquaculture | Clean Air Act | Commercial fishing | Fisheries | Fishing | General Land Office | Outdoor recreation | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Recycling | Solid waste disposal | State parks |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 h816 2
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [78 pages  File size: 3,886 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. A study of developing federal policies regarding park development, and explore a multigovernmental approach to park development and operation.
2. A study of the saltwater fishing industry in order to enhance the environment for the production, harvesting, and marketing of aquatic products and to safeguard the Texas fishing and tourist industries.
3. Oversight responsibility of agency expenditures and related transactions. This function shall encompass a review and monitoring of all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 65th Regular Session of the Legislature, to wit: Air Control Board General Land Office and Veterans' Land Board Parks and Wildlife Department Board of Managers of Texas State Railroad
4. A study of the public and private involvements in resource recovery operations.
Committee: House General Investigating, Permanent
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Final report of House Investigating Committee.
Subjects: General Land Office | Houston Independent School District | State land | Veterans Land Board |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 55th Leg., R.S. 469 (1957)
Session: 54th R.S. (1955)
Online version: View report [10 pages  File size: 448 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Inquire into and investigate the administration of any state agency, board, commission, or any other departments or institutions of the Government of the State of Texas and any other matters which would or might indicate irregularities in any state agency, board, commission, or any other departments or institutions of the Government of the State of Texas. That such committee is directed specifically to continue the investigation of the Veterans Land Program and to report fully on such investigation to the next regular session of the Legislature.
Committee: Joint General Land Office Investigation
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Special Committee report
Subjects: General Land Office | Government ethics | Land Commissioner | Land vacancy claims | Mineral rights | Permanent School Fund, Texas | Permanent University Fund | State Auditor's Office, Texas | State land |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 41st Leg., 1st C.S. 322 (1929)/L1836.41 L229R
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Online version: View report [6 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Conduct investigation of General Land Office concerning all patents, leases, and sales of public domain and investigate every action of the Commissioner of the General Land Office. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint General Land Office Investigation
Title: Miscellaneous exhibits: Charges against J.T. Robison, Commissioner of the General Land Office, resolutions, correspondence (Robison election expense reports, public lands, reevaluations under acts of 1913 and 1925, lawsuit in Travis County, land records)
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.41 L229M
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Online version: View document [92 pages  File size: 32,739 kb]
Committee: Joint General Land Office Investigation
Title: Ernst & Ernst Examination
Library Catalog Title: Revaluations under Act of 1913
Library Call Number: L1836.41 L229S 1913
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Committee: Joint General Land Office Investigation
Title: Ernst & Ernst Examination
Library Catalog Title: One cent expense fund
Library Call Number: L1836.41 L229SO
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Committee: Joint General Land Office Investigation
Title: Ernst & Ernst Examiniation
Library Catalog Title: Revaluations under Act of 1925-26
Library Call Number: L1836.41 L229S 1925-6
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Committee: Joint General Land Office Investigation
Title: Report of Investigation of the General Land Office, as provided for in S.C.R. No. 4; Transcripts, February 7-March 12, 1929
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.41 L229R
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Online version: View document [1016 pages  File size: 418,546 kb]
Committee: Joint Central Investigating Committee
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report
Subjects: Agriculture, Texas Department of | Attorney General of Texas | Bachelor's degrees | Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas | Courts | Education Agency, Texas | General Land Office | Higher education | Highway Department, Texas State | Investment of public funds | Juvenile detention facilities | Legislative staff | Library & Archives Commission, Texas State | Office of the Governor | Prairie View A&M University | Prison farms | Prison labor | Prisons | Quarantines | Rabies | Railroad Commission of Texas | Sam Houston State University | Secretary of State, Texas | Southwest Texas State University | State agencies | State agency budgets | State land | State purchasing | Tarleton State University | Tax administration | Teacher training | Texas A&M University | Texas A&M University - Commerce | Texas Woman's University | Treasury Department, Texas State | University of North Texas at Denton | University of Texas at Austin | University of Texas at El Paso | University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston | Veterinary Medical Examiners, Texas State Board of | West Texas A&M University |
Library Call Number: L1836.35 In8r / H.J. of Tex., 35th Leg., 4th C.S. 228 (1918)
Session: 35th R.S. (1917)
Online version: View report [58 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. To make a through investigation into the affairs of all departments of the state and every state institution. *
Committee: Joint Inspect Capitol
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Special Committee report.
Subjects: Fire prevention | General Land Office | Public restrooms | State buildings | Texas State Capitol |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 34th Leg., R.S. 424 (1915)
Session: 34th R.S. (1915)
Online version: View report [14 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Inspection of the Capitol building and all its departments, including the basement of the Capitol building, and the Land Office building to report a general plan for a thorough-going system of cleaning, sanitation, and inspection of the Capitol building, together with its offices, apartments, basement, and the Land Office Building and to recommend such repairs and alterations as may be necessary to bring the said building into a thoroughly sanitary condition.
Committee: House Public Buildings and Grounds Department
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee to Visit Department of Public Buildings and Grounds.
Subjects: General Land Office | State buildings | Texas State Capitol |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 33rd Leg., R.S. 874 (1913)
Session: 33rd R.S. (1913)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 135 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Visit the Department of Public Buildings and Grounds.
Committee: House Land Office, Special
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: General Land Office | State employee salaries |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 25th Leg., 1st C.S. 34 (1897)
Session: 25th R.S. (1897)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Make a thorough examination of the duties and responsibilities of each individual clerk employed in each department located at the capital, and make a detailed statement to the House at the earliest moment.
Committee: Joint Land Office, Special Joint Committee to Investigate Moving the
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Committee reports.
Subjects: General Land Office | State buildings |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 24th Leg., R.S. 899 (1895)
Session: 24th R.S. (1895)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examine into the question and report whether or not it is practicable and advisable to have the business of the Land Office transferred to the capitol building.
Committee: Joint General Land Office, Joint Committee to investigate the
Title: Investigation of the Land Commissioner
Library Catalog Title: Report of Special Joint Committee to Investigate Certain Charges Against the Land Commissioner.
Subjects: General Land Office | Land Commissioner | State land |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 23rd Leg., R.S. 707 (1893)
Session: 23rd R.S. (1893)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the charges made about the General Land Office regarding the official conduct of the Land Commissioner McGaughey.
Committee: House Investigate Certain Charges Against Land Commissioner
Title: Report - Majority
Library Catalog Title: Privileged report
Subjects: General Land Office | Impeachment |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 23rd Leg., R.S. 885 (1893)
Session: 23rd R.S. (1893)
Online version: View report [3 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review report issued by Joint Committee to Investigate the General Land Office and any evidence and report what action should be taken and, if impeachment proceedings should be instituted, prepare articles of impeachment. *
Committee: House Investigate Certain Charges Against Land Commissioner
Title: Report - Minority
Library Catalog Title: Privileged report
Subjects: General Land Office | Impeachment |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 23rd Leg., R.S. 887 (1893)
Session: 23rd R.S. (1893)
Online version: View report [1 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review report issued by Joint Committee to Investigate the General Land Office and any evidence and report what action should be taken and, if impeachment proceedings should be instituted, prepare articles of impeachment. *
Committee: Senate W.C. Walsh, Commissioner of the General Land Office
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: General Land Office | State land | Walsh, W.C. |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 19th Leg., R.S. 256 (1885)
Session: 19th R.S. (1885)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the charges made against W.C. Walsh, Commissioner of the General Land Office, and make a report. *
Committee: House Public Lands and Land Office
Title: Clerks in the General Land Office
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: General Land Office |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 15th Leg., R.S. 262 (1876)
Session: 15th R.S. (1876)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Inquire and report to this House, whether private clerks are now employed in the General Land Office, and if so, by what authority, and whether the interest of the State requires employment of said private clerks.
Committee: Joint General Land Office, Select
Title: Investigation of the charge of defalcation/embezzlement in the Land Office
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Fraud | General Land Office |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 11th Leg., R.S. 341 (1866)
Session: 11th R.S. (1866)
Online version: View report [13 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Examine the charge of defalcation in the Land Office.

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