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Committee: House Corrections
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Alternatives to incarceration | Communicable diseases | Criminal justice | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Disease management | Disease preparedness | Disease prevention | Emergency management | Ex-offenders | Hot weather | Hurricane Harvey | Inmate lawsuits | Inmate sexual assaults | Natural disasters | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Prison Rape Elimination Act | Probation | Recidivism | Social workers | State jail system | Women | Women inmates | Youthful offenders |
Library Call Number: L1836.85 C817
Session: 85th R.S. (2017)
Online version: View report [75 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate the Texas Department of Criminal Justice response to Hurricane Harvey. Recommend any changes that could improve the operational stability of state criminal justice institutions following a natural disaster and changes that would allow for a more effective response.
2. Examine the use of social workers and peer support specialists in the Texas criminal justice system to assist individuals on probation, on parole, or who have been discharged, in order to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes. Identify best practices and make recommendations for legislative action.
3. Examine the current Texas criminal justice system policies and practices regarding 17- to 25- year-olds, specific to probation, parole, state jail confinement, and discharge from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or county jail. Review any gaps in services that may be causing this population to recidivate. Make recommendations to improve the state's response to the needs of this population in order to lower revocation, re-arrest, and re-incarceration rates.
4. Examine treatment options, services, and programs available to women in institutional settings, on community supervision, on parole, and in community-based programs. Make recommendations for best strategies to address the needs of women in the Texas criminal justice system.
5. Review the Texas state jail system. Examine its original intent, sentencing guidelines, effectiveness, and recidivism rates. Make recommendations for changes in the state jail system. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence)
6. Study policies and protocols within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Examine when protocols are implemented and their efficacy in protecting the health and safety of inmates and state employees.
7. Review assessments used by the Board of Pardons and Paroles and parole panels to determine an inmate's risk of recidivism for purposes of granting parole and the use of GPS technology to monitor offenders.
8. Monitor Texas prison system heat-related litigation currently making its way through the courts. Monitor Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) compliance within Texas state and county criminal justice facilities.
9. Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature.
Committee: Senate Veteran Affairs and Military Installations
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: The Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Military Installations report and recommendations to the 82nd Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Base realignment and closure | Call centers | Employment | Job training programs | Mental health services | Military bases | Military personnel | Texas State Guard | Veterans | Veterans educational benefits | Women |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 V641
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [151 pages  File size: 16,493 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study veteran employment and veteran-owned small business issues, including the usefulness of creating a veteran-specific employment database to target job openings tailored to the skill sets of Texas' returning veterans. Include an assessment and recommendations to best implement the veteran employment database.
2. Examine the potential risk factors for returning service members, which may contribute to an increase in domestic violence and child abuse cases. Additionally, determine best practices, including funding options, to ensure that specific counseling related to these risk factors is available to and provided for returning service members and their family members during the initial reunion phase.
3. Examine the use of the new GI Bill by veterans and their families in conjunction with the changes made to the Hazlewood Act during the 81 st Legislature, Regular Session, as the number of service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan continues to rise. Include an assessment and recommendations on how the programs can be maximized to better serve veterans and their families.
4. Study the specific needs of female veterans and service members and whether they are met. Make recommendations for improving services.
5. Study the value of enhancing training requirements for Veterans County Service Officers (VCSO) to improve veterans service at the local level, especially in rural areas. Make recommendations on how to best use technology for training purposes and expanding accreditation of VCSO.
6. Study the advantages of centralizing call center activities for referral to benefits providers (e.g., TVC, TVLB, VA, DSHS, Suicide Prevention Call Centers, etc.), including the costs associated with maintaining multiple call centers, the potential savings of consolidating reporting systems, and any options for obtaining federal funds. Make suggestions to streamline the process for veterans to obtain resources and benefits.
7. Inventory and assess veteran workforce programs offered by state agencies (i.e., TVC, TWC, TAG), and include the usefulness of creating a veteran-specific employment database, which would target job openings tailored to the skill set of Texas' returning veterans as well as job training for spouses. Make recommendations to allow agencies to work more effectively and for efficient implementation of a veteran employment database.
8. Consider the mission of the State Guard and the numbers of volunteers within the State Guard. Make recommendations to incentivize recruitment and retention of volunteers to the State Guard.
9. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Military Installations, 81st Legislature, Regular and Called Sessions, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Specifically, review the following:
  • Monitor implementation of constitutional amendments relating to veterans issues;
  • Monitor the implementation of $5 million for mental health services programs for veterans, the military and their dependents, following the Ft. Hood tragedy;
  • Monitor and analyze the closure process for the following installations and communicate with district Senators and communities: Naval Station Ingleside; Brooks City-Base, San Antonio; and Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant.
  • Monitor and analyze the realignment of the various installations across the state, including but not limited to, Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Fort Bliss in El Paso, and Red River Army Depot in Texarkana.
Committee: Senate Creation and Expansion of Minority and Women-Owned Business Ownership Opportunities, Special Advisory
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Texas State Senate interim report to the 72nd Texas Legislature / Senate Special Advisory Committee on the Creation and Exapansion of Minority and Women Owned Business Ownership Opportunities.
Subjects: Historically Underutilized Business Program | Minority contractors | Minority-owned/women-owned businesses | Small businesses | Women |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 b96
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [164 pages  File size: 7,969 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Formulate a plan for remedying past discrimination against minority and women-owned businesses and expanding opportunity for all economically disadvantaged groups that includes specific goals, timelines for achievement and methodology for implementing the plan, as well as recommendations on using current authorized bonding for small business start-up loan assistance or development and expansion of incubator plans and models, and using any other available resources for business start-up or expansion at local, state and federal levels.
2. Monitor the progress of all relevant agencies.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Creation and Expansion of Minority and Women-Owned Business Ownership Opportunities, Special Advisory
Title: Committee documentation: daily minutes record
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.71 B96M
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View document [1 pages  File size: 17 kb]
Committee: House Businesses Owned by Women or Minorities, Select
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the House Special Committee on Businesses Owned by Women or Minorities.
Subjects: Minorities | Minority contractors | Minority-owned/women-owned businesses | State government contracts | Women |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 b96
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [25 pages  File size: 823 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Develop recommendations for public policy through which the state may provide assistance to businesses that are owned by women and minorities, with particular attention given to: 1. An assessment of the current and anticipated role women-owned and minority-owned businesses play within the Texas economy; 2. an assessment of the need for a standardized definition of women-owned and minority-owned businesses among state agencies that will be applicable to all agencies. 3. A review of state procurement efforts to identify women-owned and minority-owned business participation in the procurement system of the state with attention given to past and future trends; 4. An evaluation of the effects of state-required bid performance and surety bonding requirements on women-owned and minority-owned businesses; 5. An assessment of capital resources in existence at the federal, state, and local level that are available to women-owned and minority-owned businesses, as well as identification of the state's role in assisting women-owned and minority-owned businesses' access to capital resources; 6. A coordination with efforts being undertaken by the Texas Department of Commerce and other appropriate agencies and state commissions that have an impact on women-owned and minority-owned businesses.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Businesses Owned by Women or Minorities, Select
Title: HR 8, 70th Leg.
Library Call Number: HR 8
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View document [4 pages  File size: 118 kb]
Committee: House State Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, Sixty-fifth legislative session / Committee on State Affairs, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Barber Examiners, Texas State Board of | Control, State Board of | Cosmetologists | Cosmetology Commission, Texas | Occupational licenses | Women |
Library Call Number: L1936.64 st29
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [41 pages  File size: 1,242 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the feasibility of a merger of the State Board of Barber Examiners and the Cosmetology Commission. *
2. Study the operations, effectiveness, procurement policies and responsiveness of the State Board of Control *
3. Conduct a study of the feasibility and the cost-benefit of a small co-ordinating agency to monitor and administer all state boards and commissions or a merger of general functions of all state licensing agencies. *
4. Study the feasibility of the creation of a Commission on the Status of Women in Texas. *
5. Study military and veterans programs administered by the state.
6. Determine if it would be advantageous to have the Public Utilities Commission have jurisdiction for natural gas utilities.

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

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