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Committee: Senate Administration
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Legislative process | State agencies | State budgets |
Library Call Number: L1836.85 Ad65
Session: 85th R.S. (2017)
Online version: View report [21 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Programmatic Budget Structure: Develop detailed programmatic budget structure for all legislative agencies for use in the General Appropriations Act.
2. Legislative Agency Report Review: Review and evaluate the fiscal note and government efficiency report process and make recommendations on potential improvements in timeliness and accuracy.
Committee: Senate Cybersecurity, Select
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Electronic security | Information Resources, Texas Department of | State agencies |
Library Call Number: L1836.85 C992
Session: 85th R.S. (2017)
Online version: View report [13 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study cybersecurity in this state, information security plans of each state agency, and risks and vulnerabilities of state agency cybersecurity.
Committee: House General Investigating and Ethics
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Campaign finance and expenditure reports | Charities | Conflicts of interest | Disaster relief | Employee benefits | Ethics Commission, Texas | Federal funds | Financial disclosures | Gifts and donations | Government ethics | Government travel | Hurricane Harvey | Judicial campaigns | Lobbyists | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) | State agencies | State employee benefits | State employees |
Library Call Number: L1836.85 G286
Session: 85th R.S. (2017)
Online version: View report [64 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Maintain oversight of federal, state, local, and charitable funds spent in response to Hurricane Harvey. Investigate instances of waste, fraud, or abuse involving such funds. Ensure that the State of Texas is maximizing federal disaster aid.
2. Review conflict of interest laws governing public officers and employees to ensure that such laws are adequate to maintain the public’s confidence in government decision-making. Review personal financial statement requirements to ensure that the public has sufficient information on the private financial interests of public officers.
3. Review criminal penalties under Chapter 305, Government Code (registration of lobbyists) and recommend improvements to maintain the integrity of legislative and administrative processes.
4. Examine the Judicial Campaign Fairness Act and identify opportunities to improve the Act.
5. Review procedures and processes used at the Texas Ethics Commission. Identify ways to resolve complaints more efficiently.
6. Examine employment policies and practices at state agencies relating to the hiring of individuals who were terminated from employment with another state agency for misconduct.
7. Review the implementation of S.B. 73 (85R) relating to leave policies and procedures for state employees.
8. Examine laws and policies regulating travel by state agency officials to ensure that travel expenditures are in the best interest of the state.
9. Investigate the use of state agency resources to participate in trade associations and groups funded by industries regulated by the agency.
10. Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature.
Committee: House Government Transparency and Operation
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Emergency management | Hurricane Harvey | Natural disasters | Open government | Public Information Act, Texas | State agencies | State government contracts | State purchasing |
Library Call Number: L1836.85 G747t
Session: 85th R.S. (2017)
Online version: View report [86 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the role of technology in disaster preparedness and the response to Hurricane Harvey and future natural disasters. Review and make recommendations to drive innovation and efficiency and evaluate whether there are any regulatory impediments to collaboration between the public and private sectors.
2. Evaluate whether qualifying state agencies are appropriately utilizing available state disaster recovery services, including the statewide technology centers. Consider the costs and benefits of allowing other states to participate in Texas' statewide technology centers under Subchapter L, Chapter 2054, Texas Government Code for disaster recovery purposes.
3. Review Texas’ open meeting laws and related government decision-making policies. Determine if the formal processes prevented the efficient delivery of assistance during Hurricane Harvey. Make recommendations on maintaining the current standards of accountability without limiting government-provided aid during disaster events.
4. Evaluate whether, in light of recent Texas Supreme Court rulings, the provisions of the Public Information Act are adequate to support transparency and accountability in government, particularly as it relates to government contracting and procurement.
5. Study how state agencies can share knowledge and practices, reduce duplicative data gathering, and conduct business in a more efficient manner through interagency data sharing. Review best practices to provide the public with more transparency and access to government information.
6. Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee will also specifically monitor the implementation of H.B. 8 (85R).
Committee: House Opioids and Substance Abuse, Select
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Child Protective Services | Criminal justice | Drug courts | Drug rehabilitation programs | Emergency medical services | Homelessness | Juvenile justice system | Law enforcement | Mentally ill persons | Opioids | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) | Pregnancy | Prescription drugs | Specialty courts | State agencies | Substance abuse | Synthetic drugs | Veterans |
Library Call Number: L1836.85 Op3
Session: 85th R.S. (2017)
Online version: View report [117 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the prevalence and impact of substance use and substance use disorders in Texas, including co-occurring mental illness. Study the prevalence and impact of opioids and synthetic drugs in Texas. Review the history of overdoses and deaths due to overdoses. Also review other health-related impacts due to substance abuse. Identify substances that are contributing to overdoses, related deaths and health impacts, and compare the data to other states. During the review, identify effective and efficient prevention and treatment responses by health care systems, including hospital districts and coordination across state and local governments. Recommend solutions to prevent overdoses and related health impacts and deaths in Texas.
2. Review the prevalence of substance abuse and substance use disorders in pregnant women, veterans, homeless individuals, and people with co-occurring mental illness. In the review, study the impact of opioids and identify available programs specifically targeted to these populations and the number of people served. Consider whether the programs have the capacity to meet the needs of Texans. In addition, research innovative programs from other states that have reduced substance abuse and substance use disorders, and determine if these programs would meet the needs of Texans. Recommend strategies to increase the capacity to provide effective services.
3. Review policies and guidelines used by state agencies to monitor for and prevent abuse of prescription drugs in state-funded or state-administered programs. Include in this review policies implemented by the Texas Medicaid Program, the Division of Workers’ Compensation of the Texas Department of Insurance, the Teacher Retirement System, and the Employee Retirement System. Make recommendations regarding best practices.
4. Monitor and evaluate the implementation of legislation passed by the 85th Legislature regarding the Prescription Monitoring Program. In addition, review the prescribing of addictive drugs by physicians and other health care providers within various geographic regions of this state. Determine the role of health care professionals in preventing overutilization and diversion of addictive prescriptions. Provide recommendations that will improve efforts to prevent overutilization and diversion of addictive prescriptions.
5. Identify how opioids have impacted the normal scope of work for law enforcement, first responders, and hospital emergency department personnel.
6. Examine the impact of substance abuse and substance use disorders on Texans who are involved in the adult or juvenile criminal justice system and/or the Child Protective Services system. Identify barriers to treatment and the availability of treatment in various areas of the state. Recommend solutions to improve state and local policy, including alternatives to justice system involvement, and ways to increase access to effective treatment and recovery options.
7. Examine the impact of overdose reporting defense laws known as "Good Samaritan" laws.
8. Identify the specialty courts in Texas that specialize in substance use disorders. Determine the effectiveness of these courts and consider solutions to increase the number of courts in Texas.
Committee: House Business and Industry
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Corporate governance | Death benefits | Electronic security | Homeowners' associations | Independent contractors | International trade | Pharmaceutical industry | Pharmacies | Physicians | Prescription drug costs | Risk Management, State Office of | Small businesses | State agencies | Transportation network companies | Welfare-to-work | Workers' compensation |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 B964
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [67 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study Texas businesses' utilization of the Federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit, and the associated state tax refund under Subchapter H, Labor Code, in employing those who are receiving government benefits and/or have consistently faced significant barriers to employment. Conduct a cost/benefit analysis of the tax credit vis-a-vis savings in federal and state public assistance programs. Make recommendations to remove any unnecessary administrative obstructions and expand Texas business owners' use of the program.
2. Identify and address potential gaps in Texas businesses’ cybersecurity policies and ensure that Texans’ personal information held by these businesses is secure.
3. Evaluate how Texas can support shared economy growth in the state. Determine how the state can ensure customer security and satisfaction as well as consumer protections without enacting burdensome regulations. Additionally, study the effects of a growing portion of the state's workforce seeking full-time vs. supplemental part-time employment with related technology-based businesses. Analyze recent debate and legal precedent regarding the classification of these employees.
4. Examine the regulatory powers of property owners associations, and the procedures available to home owners when an association restricts individual or property rights. Review current best practices to help clarify the balance of property rights, transparency in governance, and the best interests of property owners in the state.
5. Study the impact of recent Texas cases related to the rights and remedies of shareholders of Texas corporate forms, including the impact of those decisions on the legal rights of both Texas corporations and shareholders and any impact on the Texas business climate.
6. Study the requirement for state agencies and entities to purchase insurance through the State Office of Risk Management (SORM), and the agencies and entities that are exempt from this requirement. Examine the costs and benefits of each approach, and the waiver process by which SORM can allow agencies to purchase insurance on their own.
7. Study the following aspects of the designated doctor process in the Texas workers' compensation system: a. the Division of Workers' Compensation's (DWC's) processes for educating, monitoring, and evaluating designated doctors; b. whether the DWC requires additional authority to regulate designated doctors or entities providing services for designated doctors; and c. any unique issues with "traveling" designated doctors.
8. Examine the adequacy of benefits for injured employees in the Texas workers' compensation system who qualify for Lifetime Income Benefits, and for the beneficiaries of employees who receive Death Benefits. In particular, examine the application of benefit caps for those benefit types and the termination of Death Benefits to surviving spouses on remarriage.
9. Analyze recent data attributing the decline in domestic manufacturing to a consistent trade deficit caused by steady increases in net imports. Study how expanding trade and investing in manufacturing communities’ partnerships can grow the state's skilled workforce and production as well as increase net exports and develop a trade balance. (Joint charge with the House Committee on International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs)
10. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 84th 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 Government Transparency and Operation
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Computer networks | Computers and government | Criminal records | Data centers | Electronic security | Law enforcement | Public information | Public Information Act, Texas | State agencies | State purchasing | Video cameras |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 G747T
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [76 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Identify and address potential gaps in the state's cybersecurity policies and ensure that personal information held by state agencies is secure. Address whether industry-accepted cybersecurity standards have been met by state agencies and state data centers and determine ways to promote a culture of cybersecurity awareness among users of state information resources.
2. Examine purchasing practices by state agencies to ensure such practices are efficient and transparent.
3. Study issues related to access to public information held outside of the custody or control of the governmental body by current or former officers or employees. Assess whether the Public Information Act's procedures for response to repetitious or redundant public information requests adequately protect small governmental bodies from the financial burdens imposed by such requests.
4. Study the use of commercial cloud computing by state agencies and institutions of higher education, including efficiencies surrounding a utility-based model, security impacts of transitioning to cloud computing, and cost-savings achieved by the utilization of commercial cloud computing services.
5. Review the process of dissemination by public entities of criminal records containing incomplete or inaccurate information, assess options for the subjects of such records to correct the misinformation specifically as it interferes with their ability to obtain employment, and determine the need for greater regulations over this process. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety)
6. Study the impact of emerging technologies used by law enforcement and issues related to appropriate dissemination of the data provided by those technologies, including the impact of technologies on the operation of law enforcement agencies, the operation of the Public Information Act, and any appropriate safeguards for citizens and law enforcement officers who interact with those technologies or whose data is recorded. (Joint charge with the House Select Committee on Emerging Issues in Texas Law Enforcement)
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 84th 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: 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: Senate Veteran Affairs and Military Installations
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Alternatives to incarceration | County government | Courts | Hazlewood Act | Mental health services | Military and veterans benefits | Military bases | State agencies | Suicide | Veterans | Veterans educational benefits | Veterans' health care |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 V641
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [59 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Strike Force, VA Health, Mental Health: Study the state of veteran health and mental health in Texas. Review the progress made by state strike force teams to reduce the claims backlog and decrease wait times at VA hospitals. Evaluate if the passage of the federal Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 and other state initiatives have improved access and outcomes. Determine if state strike force teams should continue as established and make recommendations on necessary changes.
2. State Veteran Employment: Study current veteran hiring policies among state agencies and consider the effectiveness of a percentage-based system. Make recommendations if there are other ways to equitably measure the success of veteran employment within an agency.
3. Veteran Benefits: Given pending litigation on the subject, study what veteran benefits, if any, are currently only offered to residents of the state of Texas-whether by being born here or by entering the service in Texas--and assess whether any of these additional benefits leave the state liable for lawsuits under the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Make recommendations for legislation that could reduce the state's liability.
4. Veterans Courts: Study successes and challenges of veteran’s courts in Texas, including evidence of rehabilitation or recidivism. Consider alternative means of funding, such as voluntary donations at points of contact with state services, and make recommendations.
5. Defense Adjustment Authorities, Compatibility Use, and Encroachment: Consider best practices for improving the military value at military installations in Texas. Determine cost-effective policies and make recommendations that would strengthen military value.
6. Monitoring Charge: Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations during the 84th Legislature, Regular Session and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Specifically, monitor the following: 1) Monitor the implementation of legislation relating to the qualifications of veteran county service officers, and make recommendations if further changes should be made.
Committee: House Government Efficiency and Reform
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Attorney General Open Records Division | Cellular telephones | e-government | Health and Human Services Commission, Texas | Information Resources, Texas Department of | Library & Archives Commission, Texas State | Open government | Public information | Public Information Act, Texas | State agencies | State purchasing | Transportation planning | Transportation, Texas Department of | Water planning | Workforce Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 G747r
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [36 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine current restrictions on state and local governmental entities relating to the construction of critical infrastructure, including transportation and water projects, and make recommendations for expediting and creating more cost-effective and efficient methods for the construction of such projects.
2. Study the current laws, rules, and processes in place for the Department of Information Resources's Cooperative Contracts and recommend improvements to the 84th Legislature. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Technology)
3. Review the application of the Public Information Act to requests for large amounts of electronic data. Examine whether the procedures and deadlines imposed by the Act give governmental bodies enough time to identify and protect confidential information in such requests.
4. Examine the public's accessibility to government services and agencies through the use of mobile applications and online services. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Technology)
5. Study the benefits of utilizing a Chief Innovation Officer for Texas and its agencies.
6. Study the feasibility of having all state agencies use the Texas Workforce Commission's "Work in Texas" website for a more standardized applications process. Determine the interest of municipal, county, and other jurisdictions in boosting their utilization of the website.
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: Senate Government Organization
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas | Council on Competitive Government | Electronic security | Employees Retirement System of Texas | Information Resources, Texas Department of | Library & Archives Commission, Texas State | Lottery Commission, Texas | State agencies | State agency mandated reports | State government contracts | State purchasing | Texas Facilities Commission | United Healthcare |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 G747o
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [200 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine state agencies’ mandated reporting practices, the necessity and utility of these reports, and reporting processes to the legislature and to the public. Make recommendations on eliminating unnecessary and duplicative reports, reducing state costs through the use of technology, and improving transparency to the legislature and citizens.
2. Review and recommend improvements to state agency training, policies, and procedures for monitoring and reporting performance of state contracts, including a review of exemptions to state contracting oversight.
3. Monitor the implementation of SB 1597, relating to the development of state agency information security plans to improve the security of agency information systems and to proactively protect the state against cybercrime and similar security threats.
Committee: House Government Efficiency and Reform
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Accenture LLP | Administrative Hearings, State Office of | Competitive bidding | Design/build process | Government transparency | Health and Human Services Commission, Texas | IBM | Identity requirements | Information Resources, Texas Department of | Local government contracts | Occupational licenses | Privatization | Roofing | Rules and regulations | Social networking websites | State agencies | State government contracts | State purchasing | Texas State Data Center |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 G747r
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [161 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine and make recommendations on purchasing cooperatives created under Chapter 791 of the Texas Government Code, including the bid process and the role of inter-local contracts. Clarify for consistency the following terms: purchasing cooperatives, inter-local contracts, and inter-local agreements.
2. Examine the utilization of alternative project delivery methods, such as design-build and construction-manager-at-risk, by municipalities, water districts, and authorities, and other local governmental entities since the passage of HB 1886, 80th Legislature.
3. Examine interagency agreements and charges for providing information or personal identification documents at the request of a state agency to fulfill day-to-day operations at the expense of the requesting state agency.
4. Examine areas of potential privatization of state services in an effort to achieve a higher level of service and greater efficiency for Texas taxpayers. (Joint with the House Committee on State Affairs)
5. Examine state agency rulemaking and consider ways to improve procedural efficiencies and public transparency, and to better inform policymakers as to their use, purpose, and cost-effectiveness, including an examination of the financial and other impacts such regulations have on both the license holder and the public. (Joint with the House Committee on State Affairs)
6. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 82nd Legislature.
7. Find ways to increase transparency, accountability and efficiency in state government.
Committee: House State Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Broadband technology | Cable telecommunications providers | Comptroller of Public Accounts campaigns and elections | Computer networks | Computers | Council on Competitive Government | Electric Reliability Council of Texas | Electric utilities | Electricity supplies | Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. | Health and Human Services Commission, Texas | Information Resources, Texas Department of | Mercury | Occupational licenses | Privatization | Public Utility Commission of Texas | Railroad Commission of Texas | Rules and regulations | State agencies | State government contracts | State land | State purchasing | Texas Facilities Commission | Transboundary pollution |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 St29h
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [78 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the issue of resource adequacy in the Texas electricity market, federal and state interventions in the marketplace that may be negatively impacting future adequacy, and the best way to maintain resource adequacy.
2. Examine whether current law ensures broadband provider access to an electric cooperative's utility poles and facilities pursuant to reasonable, cost-based, and nondiscriminatory rates, terms, and conditions. Study methods for improving access to electric cooperative utility poles to reduce unnecessary costs and delays for the delivery of broadband service to Texas consumers.
3. Examine areas of potential privatization of state services in an effort to achieve a higher level of service and greater efficiency for Texas taxpayers. (Joint with the House Committee on Government Efficiency & Reform)
4. Identify inefficiencies in the regulation of public utilities in order to minimize the cost of regulation to consumers.
5. Examine methods of cloud computing technology to streamline agency operations and generate greater efficiencies for more cost-effective operations. (Joint with the House Committee on Technology)
6. Examine state agency rulemaking and consider ways to improve procedural efficiencies and public transparency, and to better inform policymakers as to their use, purpose, and cost-effectiveness, including an examination of the financial and other impacts such regulations have on both the license holder and the public. (Joint with the House Committee on Government Efficiency & Reform)
7. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction, including the implementation of SB 1048 regarding public-private partnerships on state-owned property.
8. Study how businesses seeking to provide goods or services to the state interact with state agencies. Consider whether additional procedures are needed to ensure that goods and services obtained by the state are the best value. Determine whether additional disclosure and reporting requirements are necessary to ensure transparency, accountability, and to promote ethical business practices.
Committee: Senate Transportation and Homeland Security
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 81st Legislature
Subjects: Advertising | Billboards | Border security | Bridges | Buses | Crime laboratories | Dedicated funds | Driver licenses | Driver Responsibility Program | Drug trafficking | Emergency management | Enhanced driver licenses | Gangs | Highway finance | Homeland security | Human trafficking | Metropolitan Planning Organizations | Privatization | Real ID Act | State agencies | State government contracts | Toll roads | Trans-Texas Corridor | Transportation | Transportation, Texas Department of | Undocumented immigrants |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 In5hs
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [109 pages  File size: 797 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate the state's homeland security efforts and the state's recent $140 million investment in law enforcement to help secure the border and study and make recommendations to deter transnational and drug-related gang violence and crime, including the use of injunctions and any possible improvements to Chapter 125 of the Civil Practices and Remedies Code, relating to membership in street gangs.
2. Study and make recommendations for the creation of a tamper-proof driver's license or photo ID that complies with the federal Real ID Act, including the implementation of the Secure Enhanced Drivers' License Program (SB 11, 80th Legislature, Regular Session), by the Department of Pubic Safety and issue recommendations for improving and expanding the pilot program.
3. Examine the roles and best practices among individuals, state and local governments, hospitals and other health care providers, and the insurance industry for disaster planning and first response efforts. Explore what changes are needed to better prepare for natural disasters to mitigate claims and losses. Include an assessment of the state's implementation of recent recommendations for evacuations, including movement of medically fragile populations. Study the level of preparedness among critical infrastructure entities in both the public and private sector, the effectiveness of state disaster relief policies relating to this infrastructure and the sufficiency of personnel needed to restore this infrastructure. Assess the state's preparedness to handle a public health emergency. Examine the challenges of interoperability of communications technologies to improve coordination of different plans across jurisdictions
4. Study and make recommendations regarding state and local regulation of billboards. Produce a graphical analysis of current billboards, evaluate objective criteria for locations where billboards can be permitted or prohibited, including but not limited to geographical (corridor or urban/rural), land usage (e.g. industrial), or cultural/historical criteria, and include consideration of the impact on any federal funding.
5. Study and make recommendations for improving management and oversight of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). Include a review of populations served, MPO governance, oversight, roles, variation among MPOs, and MPO decision-making ability in relation to TxDOT or other agencies.
6. Study Comprehensive Development Agreements (CDAs) and make recommendations to ensure the maximum benefit to taxpayers. Study the implications of requiring CDAs to have definitive buyback formulas that can be calculated without using any form of future revenue forecasts. Study requiring potential CDA projects to be solicited only after environmental clearance has been granted. Study the implications of shortening CDA's maximum allowable contract duration. Study provisions affecting competing facilities.
7. Review the status of structurally deficient bridges and provide increased oversight of TxDOT's bridge repair activities to ensure that any unsafe bridges are identified and repaired as soon as possible.
8. Study and make recommendations relating to the status of current and planned toll road projects in Texas, the use of public-private partnerships to build new roads and/or transit services, and the market valuation process. Analyze the impact of lengthening the number of years a toll road authority may issue bonds.
9. Study the effectiveness of the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) and make recommendations for its future role in providing additional roads in Texas. Provide specific recommendations relating to public input in the development of the TTC.
10. Study the impact of prohibitions in Section 2301.476 (Manufacturer or Distributor Ownership, Operation, or Control of Dealership), Occupations Code, on the sale of buses in Texas and make recommendations. Gather information and monitor the methods of sale of buses in other states and the dealership network, if any. Evaluate the need and possible benefits or detriments caused to public and private sector in application of this law and rule to the bus industry.
11. Study the issue and amount of state agency expenditures on media activities and the legal authority for such expenditures. Develop recommendations for guidelines to ensure appropriate use of state funds to provide legitimate public education.
12. Monitor urban crime laboratories and their compliance with state laws regulating their functions and make recommendations to restore public trust in their functions and to ensure full compliance with federal Homeland Security reporting requirements. Specifically, review the report issued by the Independent Investigator for the Houston Police Department Crime Laboratory and Property Room, the independent panel review of certain criminal convictions prompted by the conclusions of this report, and the implementation by the City of Houston of any reforms recommended in this report.
13. Study and review state and local options for expanding transportation funding and explore options to reduce diversions of Fund 6 revenue.(Joint charge with Senate Finance Committee)
14. Study and make recommendations relating to whether the Texas Department of Transportation is in compliance with Transportation Code §201.109, Revenue Enhancement, and whether the Texas Department of Transportation is using the funding sources provided by the Legislature, including, but not limited to, General Obligation, Fund 6 and Mobility Fund bonds, to build new roads. (Joint charge with Senate Finance Committee)
15. Study and make recommendations to stem the tide of illegal immigration, drug trafficking, and human smuggling, and to reduce the criminal activities within the Border region. (Joint charge with Senate Committee on International Relations and Trade)
16. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Transportation & Homeland Security Committee, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Specifically, report on implementation of SB 792, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, and SB 1723, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, to improve the overall collection rate and compliance rate with the Driver Responsibility Program.
Committee: House Appropriations
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Appropriations, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Correctional officer salaries | State agencies | State budgets | State employee salaries | State employee turnover | State employees | State government contracts | Tobacco settlement receipts |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 ap65
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [97 pages  File size: 4,308 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Actively monitor through hearings and research the appropriations made by the 76th Legislature, including the disposition of tobacco settlement proceeds.
2. Review practices of state agencies and institutions in salary administration, contract employees, general contracting practices including monitoring the performance of contractors, Year 2000 performance, and attainment of performance goals.
3. Examine trends in pay and turnover in state agencies and institutions with a focus on the most highly paid executive positions and the lowest paid positions, such as correctional officers, human service caseworkers, food service workers, MHMR aides and assistants, and therapist technicians.
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: Charge 2 Devolution in the state
Library Catalog Title: Senate Committee on State Affairs report to the 77th Legislature : charge 2, studying the impact of devolution on the state.
Subjects: Aging and Disability Services, Texas Department of | Federal funds | Federal government | Health, Texas Department of | Housing and Community Affairs, Texas Department of | Human Services, Texas Department of | Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas | State agencies | State Auditor's Office, Texas | Workforce Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 st29a 2
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [93 pages  File size: 3,705 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the impact of devolution and other federal streamlining and efficiency efforts on major state agencies, including full-time equivalent employee (FTE) increases, major programmatic changes, and administrative costs to the state. The Committee shall also study conflicts and overlaps among agencies resulting from federally devolved functions and responsibilities. The Committee shall coordinate study of this issue with the Committee on Finance. The final preparation of the report will be the responsibility of the State Affairs Committee.
Committee: House Appropriations
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Appropriations, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Appellate courts | High technology | State agencies | State budgets | State employee salaries | State employees | Supreme Court, Texas | Year 2000 computer problem |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 ap65
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [75 pages  File size: 3,496 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Perform a comprehensive evaluation of performance-based budgeting and strategic planning, including costs and benefits. Review the original goals of the programs and assess the extent to which they have met expectations. Report specific achievements that would not have occurred under previous systems. Develop performance measures to evaluate success of the systems.
2. Study the duplication of state services. Compile an inventory of programs in which there is an apparent duplication of state services. Based on the inventory, select specific services for detailed study and recommendations.
3. Review implementation of new job classification plans. Evaluate agency actions in response to new plans. Continue study to improve consistency and equity among agencies and titles while preserving essential management flexibility.
4. Determine whether the methods of funding Texas courts, especially the Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeals, are the most efficient and effective. Evaluate other funding options. Include a review of any benefits achieved by the additional funding provided to the courts for fee collection and enhanced technology.
5. Study opportunities for agencies to use technology to deliver products and services more effectively. Maintain active oversight on the Year 2000 initiative.
Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim Senate Finance Committee Subcommittee on Article III Agencies : final report.
Subjects: Lawsuits | State agencies |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 f49/75scr/art. 3
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [39 pages  File size: 1,995 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Evaluate all judgements, settlement agreements and pending legal claims, whether or not asserted in a lawsuit, which will or may impact the next two budget cycles.
Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim report - Government technology
Library Catalog Title: Supplemental charge on government technology : recommendations to the Senate Finance Committee.
Subjects: High technology | State agencies |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 f49/75scrt/art.1,6,7
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [93 pages  File size: 3,579 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Evaluate whether state agencies timely receive and appropriately consider information on advances in technology. Identify any barriers, financial or otherwise, that impede the exchange of information and make suggestions to eliminate them. The Committee may also make recommendations, if necessary, to increase innovative use of technology in state government to better serve Texas.
Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Recommendations to the Senate Finance Committee
Subjects: Consultants | State agencies | State agency budgets | State agency mandated reports | State Auditor's Office, Texas | State employees |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 f49/75scrs art. 4,5
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [32 pages  File size: 1,392 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Each Finance Subcommittee shall for agencies within its jurisdiction as enumerated in the FY'98-99 Budget (Appropriations Bill, HB 1) report.
2. Evaluate the usefulness of the agencies' performance measures.
3. Analyze the agencies' accuracy in reporting on performance measures.
4. Evaluate agencies' budgets and identify reasons for differences in budget requests and appropriated amounts.
5. Examine the history of agencies' unexpended balances and the causes for those balances.
6. Evaluate agencies' caseload, population or enrollment forecast methods.
7. Monitor agencies' responses to State Auditor reports;
8. Analyze agencies' line-item strategies and determine if they are essential to and reflective of the agencies' missions;
9. Review increases and decreases in the number of agencies' full- or part-time employees and use of consultant/contract individuals; and
Committee: House State Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on State Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Alternative energy | Automobiles | Biotechnology industry | Business taxes | Campaign contributors | Campaign finance reform | Campaign funds | Cloning | Councils of government | Electric utility deregulation | Ethics | Genetic research and testing | Long distance telephone service | Privacy | Public Utility Commission of Texas | Public Utility Regulatory Act | Soft money | State agencies | State taxes | Telephone deregulation | Telephone service |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 st29h
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [119 pages  File size: 6,856 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine and evaluate the role of financial contributions in campaigns for election to state offices. Identify practices or trends that may be detrimental to the public good and study ways to eliminate or reverse those trends. (Joint with the House Committee on Elections)
2. Study the threats to personal privacy due to technological advances in the capacity to store data and the increasing use of electronic transaction in government, business, and everyday life. Examine the uses made of such information by governments and commercial enterprises, and the potential for abuse. Assess legislative options.
3. Review conditions in the telecommunications industry. Examine changes that have occurred since the passage of HB 2128, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, and compare current conditions to expectations at the time of passage. Assess the need for revisions to keep the transition to competition on track.
4. Inventory the kinds of public-private arrangements that currently exist in Texas government, and examine any new ethical or accountability issues that arise when the state relies on private entities in non-traditional ways.
5. Study the legal, social, and economic issues likely to arise because of developments in the fields of genetics and bioethics. Such issues may include those related to altered foodstuffs, cloning, reproduction, eugenics, and genetic testing.
6. Examine whether Regional Planning Commissions (COG's) have fulfilled the purposes for which they were established originally, and whether their functions or enabling legislation requires change.
7. Examine the feasibility of combining agency automobile fleets into a pooled fleet that could be centrally administered to obtain efficiencies of operation.
8. Assess the state and local tax impacts of possible changes in the structure of the electric power industry.
Committee: House Appropriations
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Appropriations Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Computers and government | Councils of government | Databases | Overtime pay | State agencies | State agency performance measures | State employee salaries | State employees | University employee salaries | University faculty | Year 2000 computer problem |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 ap65
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [110 pages  File size: 4,996 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct a review of performance-based budgeting and strategic planning, as currently implemented. Review the original goals and theories supporting these processes and assess the extent to which goals have been attained. Develop performance measures to assess future success of the planning and budgeting processes.
2. Review the overall salary and benefit levels of state employees and assess how they compare with the private sector.
3. Review special issues related to state compensation, including merit pay; salary increases for exempt employees; the achievement bonus program; severance pay and "golden parachutes;" non-monetary emoluments such as housing or personal services; and parity in compensation for similar work performed at different agencies.
4. Review the state's means for overseeing the planning and implementation for major information systems by state agencies and institutions. Include a history of the state's efforts to accomplish such oversight. Review major projects that have not met goals, including timeliness and budgets.
5. Review the efficiency of funding numerous local programs through Councils of Governments or other similar intermediary organizations. The Committee should consider the accountability of the state, regional and local entities for funds used for such programs.
Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim report - Selected state agency performance
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Senate Finance Committee on selected state agency performance : to the 75th Legislature.
Subjects: State agencies | State agency budgets | State budgets |
Library Call Number: L1836. 74 f49
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [64 pages  File size: 5,057 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Identify instances of excess appropriations and monitor forecasted unexpended balances of fiscal year 1996 appropriations, evaluating the reasons for such balances. This inquiry should focus on the major projected unexpended balances such as those at the Department of Health, Texas Department of Human Services, and Texas Department of Criminal Justice including managed health costs for inmates.
2. Evaluate for the period from 1986 to present the caseload, enrollment and population estimating methodologies used by state agencies and institutions to form the basis of their legislative appropriation requests and make recommendations to improve those methodologies and allow the Legislature to make interim adjustments in appropriations based on inaccurate estimates.
3. Monitor Assessment of Agency Performance as indentified by the Legislative Budget Board staff for major agencies and institutions and recommend ways to further enhance the state's performance based budgeting system including enhanced use of rewards for compliance and sanctions for noncompliance with established performance measures, such as those establishing graduation rates and target employment caps.
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: House State Investment Policy, House Joint
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Texas House of Representatives, Joint Committee on State Investment Policy interim report, 1996.
Subjects: Education, Texas State Board of | Permanent University Fund | Public Funds Investment Act | State agencies | Stock investments |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 in8
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [21 pages  File size: 577 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The House Joint Committee on State Investment Policy is created to review the investment policies of state agencies and institutions of higher education. The Review should include recent changes implemented by the State Board of Education for investments of the Permanent School Find.
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 Government Organization
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Government Organization, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1992 : a report to the House of Representatives, 73rd Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Aircraft Pooling Board | Architectural Examiners, Texas Board of | Cosmetology Commission, Texas | Funeral Service Commission, Texas | General Services Commission, Texas | Housing and Community Affairs, Texas Department of | Jail Standards, Texas Commission on | Law Examiners, Texas Board of | Motor Vehicle Board, Texas | Privatization | Real Estate Commission, Texas | State agencies | State Bar of Texas | Structural Pest Control Board, Texas | Sunset review process | Texas Turnpike Authority | Transportation, Texas Department of |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 g746
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [94 pages  File size: 3,619 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor and oversee legislation enacted during the 72nd Regular and Special Called Sessions that was considered by the Government Organization Committee; Performance Audit Review Recommendations; and any agency-initiated changes.
2. Carry out budget and oversight responsibilities for all agencies, boards, and commissions listed in Rule 3, Section 14. A. Monitor and oversee documtenation of salary increases. B. Verify the number and status of outcomes and outputs as identified in the Appropriations Bill (HB 1, 72nd Legislature, 1st Called Session). C. Review agencies' existing performance standards and determine whether new standards are needed.
3. Study the most effective system to identify and encourage opportunities for privatization.
4. Study the feasibility of establishing statutory guidelines for state agency advisory committees.
5. Monitor and coordinate with the Sunset Commission the agency reviews required by HB 222, 72nd Legislature, 1st Called Session.
Committee: House Human Services
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Committee on Human Services, Texas House of Representatives to the Seventy-first Legislative Session.
Subjects: Attorney General Child Support Division | Blind, Texas Commission for the | Children with disabilities | Education Agency, Texas | Health, Texas Department of | Human Services, Texas Department of | Job training programs | Medicaid | Medicaid Vendor Drug Program | Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Prescription drugs | Rehabilitation Commission, Texas | Residential treatment centers | State agencies | State supported living centers | Welfare | Welfare reform | Welfare-to-work | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 h88
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [42 pages  File size: 1,707 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the efficiency and economy of the regional boundaries of human service agencies. (Joint study with House Committee on Public Health).
2. To study the feasibility of establishing a co-payment support assistance system based on ability to pay by parents of children in state supported residential care programs.
3. To study and monitor federal welfare reforms and evaluate the impact of such programs on the state AFDC program and state finances.
4. To study the Vendor Drug Program in the Department of Human Services.
Committee: Joint Organization and Structure of the State Agencies in the Executive Branch of Government, Special
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the Governor and members of the 71st Texas Legislature / Special Committee on Organization of State Agencies.
Subjects: State agencies |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 or3
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [87 pages  File size: 2,552 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the organization and structure of the state agencies in the executive branch of state government and recommend policies, procedures and related areas of management improvement in those agencies. In performing its study the committee may consider the feasibility of combining existing state agencies.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Organization and Structure of the State Agencies in the Executive Branch of Government, Special
Title: HCR 36, 70th Leg.
Library Call Number: HCR 36
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View document [4 pages  File size: 295 kb]
Committee: House Public Health
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Public Health : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 71st Legislature.
Subjects: Cancer | Indigent health care | Medical laboratories | Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Minorities | Recycling | Solid waste disposal | State agencies |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 h349
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [30 pages  File size: 1,033 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards, and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 26.
2. To study the efficiency and economy of the regional boundaries of human service agencies. (Joint study with House Committee on Human Services).
3. To study the resources and recovery of solid waste.
4. To study the feasibility and public necessity of regulation of medical laboratories.
5. To study the incidence of cancer among minorities.
6. To study and evaluate the county indigent health programs resulting from the Indigent Health Care and Treatment Act and develop recommendations for any necessary revisions. (Joint study with House Committee on County Affairs).
Committee: House Appropriations
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 69th Texas Legislature, Texas House of Representatives / Appropriations Committee.
Subjects: Computers and government | Databases | Distributed electricity generation | Electric power plants | Energy conservation | Government travel costs | Health insurance | Job training programs | State agencies | State agency budgets | State budgets | State buildings | State employees | Tuition | University finance | Welfare-to-work |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 ap65
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [55 pages  File size: 1,748 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 2.
2. To investigate the feasibility of having state offices in foreign countries for use of various state agencies, including but not limited to: a. The Department of Agriculture b. The Industrial Commission c. The Tourist Development Agency
3. To review the capital outlay requirements of various facilities operated by the state in order to: a. Determine the need for state-owned floor space in Travis County. b. Set priorities in regards to the capital outlay of all state agencies and institutions.
4. To review state employees group insurance to: a. Determine the most cost effective bidding procedures available to the state. b. Examine alternatives to reducing state costs for the employees' group health insurance program.
5. To have interim oversight of all automated services in state government to: a. Determine the role of automation in state government. b. Research the possibility of coordination of automated services of small state agencies into a Central Automated System.
6. To review the travel policies and the transportation needs of state agencies to: a. Analyze the necessity of travel and the reimbursement policies of state agencies and institutions. b. Consider the feasibility of advanced telecommunication in lieu of travel. c. Explore the feasibility of having a motor pool for all Austin based state agencies. d. Examine the use of TDC in repairing and reconditioning state owned vehicles.
7. To review funding sources and general revenue to determine: a. Policies concerning estimates of local income as an offset to general funding. b. The appropriate policy in the application of indirect cost as it relates to federal and private funding in the method of financing state agencies and institutions. c. The impact of general rider provisions, with particular emphasis of Sec. 67, Art. V, as it relates to proportional funding of selected agencies. d. Review budget and agency policies (including salary, leave, and travel policies) of those agencies whose budgets are not controlled by the General Appropriations Act.
8. To study the possibility of state agencies and institutions developing sources of energy for their own consumption.
9. To conduct a comparative study to determine the most effective means of helping the welfare-unemployed enter the state work force.
10. To review in cooperation with the House Committee on Higher Education in tuitional policies of institutions of higher education as it pertains to exemptions, particularly in payment of tuition of out-of-state students.
11. To review planning and coordination of research by state agencies for the purpose of recommending those changes which will improve effectiveness and utility of the research product. Review shall include, but not be limited to: a. Research funded through state appropriations, federal grants, private grants, and interagency contracts.
12. To review the advantages and disadvantages of annual vs. biennial appropriations.
Committee: House State Affairs
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Final report on interim charges / House Committee on State Affairs, 68th Legislature.
Subjects: Biofuels | Duck hunting | Hunting | Lead contamination | Property tax exemptions | Records management | Rights of way | State agencies | State agency performance measures | State buildings | State government debt | Telephone service | Vehicle safety inspections | Wine and wine industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 st29
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [128 pages  File size: 3,653 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 29.
2. To study telecommunications needs for the state and its agency network in cooperation with other special legislative and statutory committees.
3. To study the feasibility of combining branch offices of legislators and/or state agencies in cities and towns.
4. To study the elimination of the state vehicle inspection requirements.
5. To study the quality control requirements for gas purchased at the gas pump, specifically gasohol.
6. To study the feasibility of leasing excess rights of way for additional state income.
7. In cooperation with the House Committee on Liquor Regulations, study wine production and associated grape cultivation in Texas.
8. To examine the issuance of general obligation bonds to finance major projects in Texas.
9. To study the management practices of state agencies.
10. To study the merits of eliminating the use of legal-size forms and other papers in state government, and additionally conduct a comprehensive study of the management of all state records and historical documents within the committee's jurisdiction.
11. To study enforcement of the prohibition on aliens and corporations receiving open-space valuation for agricultural land taxation.
12. In cooperation with the House Committee on Environmental Affairs, study the relevance of alternative forms of ammunition for use in the hunting of waterfowl in Texas; consider the comparative advantages and disadvantages of steel and lead shot, being attentive to the need for effective conservation of Texas wildlife.
Committee: House Appropriations
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, Sixty-eighth Legislature : report of the Committee on Appropriations, Texas House of Representatives, Sixty-seventh Legislature.
Subjects: Federal funds | Government travel costs | Property insurance | State agencies | State budgets | University finance |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 ap65
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [42 pages  File size: 1,452 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the implementation of federal budgetary changes and their impact on state agency programs, with emphasis on block grants versus categorical grants.
2. Coordinate, cooperate and assist the House Standing Committee with oversight functions for all agencies; review the method by which the new travel provisions dealing with increased per diem in high-cost areas are being implemented and review out-of-state travel expenses by those agencies which are authorized to have a higher per diem when traveling out of state; review the state policy in relation to the use of state vehicles, including aircraft, to determine what operations are the most efficient and practical.
3. Examine the state policy of funding to reimburse colleges and universities for uninsured losses to property; review the appropriate subcommittee process to determine what, if any, adjustments could be made to make the process work more efficiently; review and recommend any necessary changes in the current process and format through which agencies develop and submit operating budgets to the Executive and Legislative Budget Office.
4. Develop a suggested approach for implementation of the General Appropriations Act which allows the Legislature to set per diem of board members; Determine the feasibility of developing a way to divert fund balances that remain in special funds over and above the needs of the current biennium without the necessity for statutory change; review the method by which a capital projects budget could be developed for the General Appropriations Act.
Committee: Joint Criminal Justice System, Special, Interim
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature : report / of the Committee on Criminal Justice System of Texas, the Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature.
Subjects: Alternatives to incarceration | At-risk youth | Crime prevention | Criminal justice | Inmates | Juvenile justice alternative education programs | Mentally disabled inmates | Mentally ill inmates | State agencies |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 c868
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [24 pages  File size: 1,014 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the specific role of each state agency in the criminal justice system and determine methods of coordination of services.
2. Identify any areas within the system in which state and local funds can be used more prudently and with greater effectiveness.
3. Examine the education programs of our schools to determine ways of deterring crime.
4. Identify any instances of duplication of services that can be prevented and offer suggestions for the avoidance of such duplication.
5. Identify groups of offenders that need special services not currently being provided and determine means of providing those services.
6. Examine alternatives to incarceration, such as restitution, and develop new programs for the implementation of those alternatives.
7. Seek methods and determine strategies for crime prevention.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Criminal Justice System, Special, Interim
Title: HCR 119
Library Call Number: HCR 119
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View document [6 pages  File size: 2,586 kb]
Committee: House State Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Final report of the State Affairs Committee to the 68th Legislature.
Subjects: Amusement park ride safety inspections | Amusement parks | Animal cruelty | Energy conservation | Historic preservation | Historical Commission, Texas | State agencies | State buildings |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 st29
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [66 pages  File size: 1,582 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the problem of animal abuse with specific emphasis on the care and treatment of animals in kennels and boarding or riding stables and the occurrences of dog fighting in the state.
2. Monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the energy conservation measures for state buildings in the capitol complex.
3. Conduct a general overview of state agencies to determine if the plain language policy as adopted by the 67th Legislature is being followed.
4. Study the historical statutes and guidelines of the Parks and Wildlife Department, the Texas Historical Commission and the Texas Antiquities Committee to determine if clarifying changes are needed.
5. Study the current safety regulations for amusement rides and determine if additional regulations are necessary.
Committee: House Appropriations
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature : report of the / Committee on Appropriations, Texas House of Reprentatives, 66th Legislature.
Subjects: Border issues | Federal funds | State agencies | State agency budgets | Vocational education |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 ap65
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [29 pages  File size: 949 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the State's allocation of federal funds in terms of the amounts and the processes by which they flow into the State; make projections of future allocations and recommend a distribution formula which would eliminate fiscal discrimination between states and/or regions of states.
2. Review and study issues associated with agency efficiency, including: the space needs of state agencies in conjunction with currently approved construction projects to determine what, if any, additional construction is needed to create a cost-beneficial utilization of space; the feasibility of state agencies using temporary help rather than employing permanent employees; whether a cost savings would result if state agencies utilized telephone communication extensively in lieu of travel to promote efficiency in government services; and whether the most efficient use is being made of tax dollars to produce state publications.
3. Study and review agency operations, including: the method of acquisition or lease of computer equipment purchased by the state and determine what improvements could be made to the reviews by the State Auditor; the need for adjustment to fee revenues; and the current state policy regarding compensation of members of boards and commissions.
4. Undertake oversight functions for all agencies not considered by other substantive committees of the House of Representatives.
5. Study the availability of vocational and technical education programs in the border region. *
Committee: House Health Services
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature : interim report of the / Committee on Health Services, Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature.
Subjects: Alcohol laws and regulations | Alcoholism | Child care | Freedom of religion | Health, Texas Department of | Medical assistants | Nursing shortages | Rabies | Rural health care | State agencies |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 h349r
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [236 pages  File size: 10,319 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Determine what standards, operational changes, funding, and other matters are needed to improve outpatient health facilities and rural health clinics.
2. Study the implementation of HB 1323, 66th Legislature, Regular Session, and determine if additional authority is needed for the Board of Health to effectively deal with the statewide control and eradication of rabies.
3. Recommend means of eliminating the shortage of nursing home care in Texas with emphasis on needed statutory changes, funding needs, and alternative care.
4. Review the Child Care Licensing Act of 1975 exploring the constitutional aspects of State involvement in such licensure.
5. Review the effects of the Uniform Alcoholism and Intoxication Treatment Act on those states which have implemented it; determine the cost of enforcing the state laws dealing with public intoxication, and make recommendations regarding the feasibility of decriminalizing public intoxication.
6. Study the operations of health systems agencies (HSA) in Texas as to their responsiveness to local needs, adherence to the State Health Plan, and overall productivity and effectiveness.
7. Study the Texas Department of Health (TDH) to monitor its growth and determine its role and scope and future needs.
8. Study the implications of Texas Attorney General Opinion H-1295 and other legal restraints on the use of protocols and standing orders in the provision of health services.
Committee: Senate Paperwork Reduction, Interim
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 67th Legislature. Texas. Legislature. Senate. Interim Committee to Study Paperwork Reduction.
Subjects: State agencies |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 p197r
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [56 pages  File size: 1,539 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study ways to reduce the volume of state paperwork and to more effectively utilize the information gathered by such.
2. Explore ways the state could reduce unnecessary paperwork, increase productivity, provide controls on the proliferation of paperwork and reduce the costs of handling and storing information.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Paperwork Reduction, Interim
Title: SR 599
Library Call Number: SR 599
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View document [2 pages  File size: 626 kb]
Committee: House Constitutional Amendments
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Executive rulemaking and the Texas Legislature : report of the / House Committee on Constitutional Amendments to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature.
Subjects: Rules and regulations | State agencies |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 c766
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [97 pages  File size: 5,156 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. A study of the rule-making authority of state agencies. This should include a review of the scope of legislative delegation of authority to the executive branch to determine the general confines and policy governing such delegation. Recommendations should be made a to whether these delegations of power exceed the Legislature's authority and thus violate the doctrine of separation of powers as well as whether state agencies are exceeding their constitutional and statutory authority in the rule-making area.
Committee: House Health and Welfare
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature : report of the Committee on Health and Welfare, the Texas House of Representatives, 65th Legislature.
Subjects: Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Mental health services | Mentally disabled persons | Nursing homes | Persons with disabilities | Social service agencies | State agencies | State agency budgets |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 H349
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [38 pages  File size: 1,175 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. 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: Department of Health Resources (less Meat Inspection), Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Board of Examiners in the Basic Sciences, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness, Board of Examiners in the Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Aids, Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners, Board of Nursing Home Administrators, Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, Board of Examiners of Psychologists, Office of the Governor Committee on Aging, Department of Public Welfare, Health Facilities Commission, Board of Dental Examiners, Board of Medical Examiners, Texas Optometry Board.
2. A study of the possible need for reorganization of the State's human resources delivery agencies: the Texas Department of Human Resources, the Governor's Committee on Aging, the Texas Youth Council and the Texas Department of Community Affairs. This study should include a review of the functions of and operations of these agencies and should make recommendations as to necessary legislative changes, if any.
3. Review the implementation of SB 700, 65th Legislature, Regular Session, (the legislation detailing the legal rights of the retarded) by MHMR and make recommendations as to further legislative action needed, if any.
4. Review and monitor the effect and impact on the state of the passage of and judicial interpretations of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, dealing with rights of the handicapped. This study should include specific recommendations as to possible state action, legislative or judicial, to protect the state's best interests in this manner as well as recommended legislation designed to meet criteria for state implementation of the federal law.
5. A study of the Texas Health Facilities Commission to determine the effectiveness of that agency and of health systems agencies in health facility planning including a review of the current fee schedule and of the necessity, if any, for the Department of Health Facilities to have input into nursing home expansion requests and decisions.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Health and Welfare
Title: Committee Documentation: Bill Statistics, Lists of House Bills, Senate Bills
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 H349 65
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View document [22 pages]
Committee: House Regions, Compacts, and Districts
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Committee on Regions, Compacts, and Districts, Texas House of Representatives, the Sixty-sixth legislative session.
Subjects: Community Affairs, Texas Department of | Good Neighbor Commission | International trade | Pan American Student Forum | State agencies |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 R263
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [60 pages  File size: 2,140 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. A review of the memberships of the judicial and executive branches, including all agencies, in interstate associations. This shall include recommendations for needed change, if any, in the manner in which these associations may gain approval to charge fees for such memberships to the state.
2. An assessment of the value to the State of its current memberships in interstate compacts in which the State participates. This study shall also review and assess the interstate compacts in which the State is eligible to participate and their relative value to the State.
3. A study of the role and scope of the Pan American Student Forum and its expansion to junior and senior level institutions of higher education.
4. A study of the concept of and relative advantages and disadvantages of foreign trade zones in Texas. This study should include recommendations as to how to better encourage foreign trade through this or alternative means.
5. A review of the functions and responsibilities of the Good Neighbor Commission, the Governor's Office of Migrant Affairs, the Department of Community Affairs and the South Texas Cultural Basin to determine duplication of efforts and to make recommendations for consolidation of functions thereof, if necessary.
Committee: House Appropriations
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Appropriations, Texas House of Representatives, 64th Legislature.
Subjects: Federal funds | Legislative process | State agencies | State agency budgets | State budgets | State buildings |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 ap65
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [68 pages  File size: 2,290 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the current practice of the state's leasing of office and building space to determine its efficiency and economy to the state. This subcommittee shall have the duty of studying the feasibility of state ownership of buildings, either through purchase of existing buildings of by new construction in lieu of leasing.
2. Review the fiscal notes process used by the House for accuracy and methodology and make recommendations for any improvement. This subcommittee is to include in its deliberations a study of the advisability of the inclusion of a fiscal note requirement on all bills having local fiscal implications.
3. Review all state agencies that do not receive their appropriations through biennial legislative appropriation and whose monies are not deposited with the state treasury.
4. Study the continued development a streamlining the appropriations process of the House of Representatives as it applies to the General Appropriations Bill.
5. Study the procedure for the attainment of federal funds, particularly those funds which are not appropriated to agencies through the General Appropriations Bill. Emphasis is to be given to those funds that are allowed to accumulate to the agency with no direction or restriction for spending mandated by either State or Federal governments.
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission)
Title: Notebook
Library Catalog Title: 64th Leg. Govt. Opers. notebook.
Subjects: State agencies | State government |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [84 pages  File size: 2,409 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The committee shall: (1) examine and evaluate the organization and methods of operation of the departments and agencies of state government; (2) develop proposals for improving the structure and administration of state government in order to assure the delivery of governmental services at the lowest possible cost; (3) recommend policies and programs to minimize creation of new departments and agencies of state government and to control the growth of existing departments and agencies; and (4) recommend suspension of government programs and services that duplicate and exceed in cost those same services offered by private business.
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission)
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Final report to the Governor of Texas and members of the Sixty-fifth Texas Legislature / Joint Advisory Committee on Government Operations.
Subjects: State agencies | State government |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746r
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [306 pages  File size: 14,895 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The committee shall: (1) examine and evaluate the organization and methods of operation of the departments and agencies of state government; (2) develop proposals for improving the structure and administration of state government in order to assure the delivery of governmental services at the lowest possible cost; (3) recommend policies and programs to minimize creation of new departments and agencies of state government and to control the growth of existing departments and agencies; and (4) recommend suspension of government programs and services that duplicate and exceed in cost those same services offered by private business.
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission)
Title: Legislative proposals
Library Catalog Title: Legislative proposals / Joint Advisory Committee on Government Operations.
Subjects: State agencies | State government |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746rl
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [198 pages  File size: 6,075 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The committee shall: (1) examine and evaluate the organization and methods of operation of the departments and agencies of state government; (2) develop proposals for improving the structure and administration of state government in order to assure the delivery of governmental services at the lowest possible cost; (3) recommend policies and programs to minimize creation of new departments and agencies of state government and to control the growth of existing departments and agencies; and (4) recommend suspension of government programs and services that duplicate and exceed in cost those same services offered by private business.
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission)
Title: Summary
Library Catalog Title: Summary of the final report to the Governor of Texas and members of the Sixty-fifth Texas Legislature / Joint Advisory Committee on Government Operations.
Subjects: State agencies | State government |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746r 1977s
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [85 pages  File size: 3,796 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The committee shall: (1) examine and evaluate the organization and methods of operation of the departments and agencies of state government; (2) develop proposals for improving the structure and administration of state government in order to assure the delivery of governmental services at the lowest possible cost; (3) recommend policies and programs to minimize creation of new departments and agencies of state government and to control the growth of existing departments and agencies; and (4) recommend suspension of government programs and services that duplicate and exceed in cost those same services offered by private business.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission)
Title: Examining state government
Library Catalog Title: Examining state government : report to the Joint Advisory Committee on Governmental Operations.
Library Call Number: l1836.64 g746ex
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission)
Title: Selected trends in Texas state government expenditures, workloads and employees
Library Catalog Title: Selected trends in Texas state government expenditures, workloads and employees
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746s
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission)
Title: Legislative proposals
Library Catalog Title: Legislative proposals / Joint Advisory Committee on Government Operations.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746d
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission)
Title: Transcripts
Library Catalog Title: Transcripts.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746et
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission)
Title: Productivity improvement : a presentation to the Joint Advisory Committee on Government Operations
Library Catalog Title: Productivity improvement : a presentation to the Joint Advisory Committee on Government Operations.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746pb
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission)
Title: Gubernatorial reorganization authority
Library Catalog Title: Gubernatorial reorganization authority.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746ag
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Administrative Support and Fiscal Management
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Initial report with recommendations to the Joint Advisory Committee on Government Operations / prepared by the staff of the Subcommittee.
Subjects: State agencies | State government |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746ar 5/76
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [72 pages  File size: 2,260 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The committee shall: (1) examine and evaluate the organization and methods of operation of the departments and agencies of state government; (2) develop proposals for improving the structure and administration of state government in order to assure the delivery of governmental services at the lowest possible cost; (3) recommend policies and programs to minimize creation of new departments and agencies of state government and to control the growth of existing departments and agencies; and (4) recommend suspension of government programs and services that duplicate and exceed in cost those same services offered by private business.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Administrative Support and Fiscal Management
Title: Personnel policy and administartion in Texas State Government : a background paper
Library Catalog Title: Personnel policy and administration in Texas state government : a background paper.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746ap
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Administrative Support and Fiscal Management
Title: Minutes
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746am
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Administrative Support and Fiscal Management
Title: Short-term money management in Texas state government : a staff report with recommendations
Library Catalog Title: Short-term money management in Texas state government : a staff report with recommendations.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746as
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Administrative Support and Fiscal Management
Title: A proposed expenditure control act of 1977 : a preliminary draft bill
Library Catalog Title: A proposed expenditure control act of 1977 : a preliminary draft bill.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746ae
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Corrections
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report with recommendations to the Governor of Texas and members of the sixty-fifth Texas legislature / Joint Advisory Committee on Government Operations, Subcommittee on Corrections.
Subjects: State agencies | State government |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746cr
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [119 pages  File size: 4,324 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The committee shall: (1) examine and evaluate the organization and methods of operation of the departments and agencies of state government; (2) develop proposals for improving the structure and administration of state government in order to assure the delivery of governmental services at the lowest possible cost; (3) recommend policies and programs to minimize creation of new departments and agencies of state government and to control the growth of existing departments and agencies; and (4) recommend suspension of government programs and services that duplicate and exceed in cost those same services offered by private business.
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Economic Development and Law Enforcement
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Initial report with recommendations to the Joint Advisory Committee on Government Operations.
Subjects: State agencies | State government |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746e 6/76r
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [59 pages  File size: 2,262 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The committee shall: (1) examine and evaluate the organization and methods of operation of the departments and agencies of state government; (2) develop proposals for improving the structure and administration of state government in order to assure the delivery of governmental services at the lowest possible cost; (3) recommend policies and programs to minimize creation of new departments and agencies of state government and to control the growth of existing departments and agencies; and (4) recommend suspension of government programs and services that duplicate and exceed in cost those same services offered by private business.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Economic Development and Law Enforcement
Title: Minutes
Library Catalog Title: Minutes.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746et
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Economic Development and Law Enforcement
Title: Report to the Economic Development and Law Enforcement Subcommittee of the Joint Advisory Committee on Government Operations
Library Catalog Title: Report to the Economic Development and Law Enforcement Subcommittee of the Joint Advisory Committee on Government Operations.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746ec
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Economic Development and Law Enforcement
Title: Texas Department of Community Affairs work programs
Library Catalog Title: Texas Department of Community Affairs work programs.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746c
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Economic Development and Law Enforcement
Title: A staff report to the Subcommittee on Economic Development and Law Enforcement
Library Catalog Title: A staff report to the Subcommittee on Economic Development and Law Enforcement
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746ea 4/76
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Economic Development and Law Enforcement
Title: Background report on community development to the Subcommittee on Economic Development and Law Enforcement
Library Catalog Title: Background report on community development to the Subcommittee on Economic Development and Law Enforcement / Joint Advisory Committee on Government Operations.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746eb
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Economic Development and Law Enforcement
Title: A staff report to the Subcommittee on Economic Development and Law Enforcement
Library Catalog Title: A staff report to the Subcommittee on Economic Development and Law Enforcement.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746e
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Education
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Initial report with recommendations to the Joint Advisory Committee on Government Operations as modified by the Structure and Policy Subcommittee.
Subjects: State agencies | State government |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746ed 8/27/76
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [141 pages  File size: 4,631 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The committee shall: (1) examine and evaluate the organization and methods of operation of the departments and agencies of state government; (2) develop proposals for improving the structure and administration of state government in order to assure the delivery of governmental services at the lowest possible cost; (3) recommend policies and programs to minimize creation of new departments and agencies of state government and to control the growth of existing departments and agencies; and (4) recommend suspension of government programs and services that duplicate and exceed in cost those same services offered by private business.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Education
Title: Staff report
Library Catalog Title: A staff report to the Subcommittee on Education / Joint Advisory Committee on Government Operations.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746eds
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Health and Welfare
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Initial report with recommendations to the Joint Advisory Committee on Government Operations as modified by the Structure and Policy Subcommittee / prepared under Subcommittee direction by Subcommittee staff.
Subjects: State agencies | State government |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746hr
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [128 pages  File size: 4,247 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The committee shall: (1) examine and evaluate the organization and methods of operation of the departments and agencies of state government; (2) develop proposals for improving the structure and administration of state government in order to assure the delivery of governmental services at the lowest possible cost; (3) recommend policies and programs to minimize creation of new departments and agencies of state government and to control the growth of existing departments and agencies; and (4) recommend suspension of government programs and services that duplicate and exceed in cost those same services offered by private business.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Health and Welfare
Title: Background report on mental health services administered by the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation
Library Catalog Title: Background report on mental health services administered by the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746hmh
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Health and Welfare
Title: Background report on the Commission on Alcoholism
Library Catalog Title: Background report on the Commission on Alcoholism / Joint Advisory Committee on Governmental Operations, Subcommittee on Health and Welfare.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746ha
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Health and Welfare
Title: Background report on the Human Resources Branch of the Texas Department of Community Affairs
Library Catalog Title: Background report on the Human Resources Branch of the Texas Department of Community Affairs / Joint Advisory Committee on Government Operations, Subcommittee on Health & Welfare.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746hh
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Health and Welfare
Title: Background report on the medical services program administered by the Department of Public Welfare
Library Catalog Title: Background report on the medical services program administered by the Department of Public Welfare.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746hms
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Health and Welfare
Title: Background report on the nursing home and alternative care programs administered by the Department of Public Welfare
Library Catalog Title: Background report on the nursing home and alternative care programs administered by the Department of Public Welfare.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746hn
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Health and Welfare
Title: Background report on services to the mentally retarded : Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation
Library Catalog Title: Background report on services to the mentally retarded : Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746hm
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Health and Welfare
Title: Background report on youth services
Library Catalog Title: Background report on youth services involving the Texas Youth Council, the State Department of Public Welfare, the Texas Rehabilitation Commission, and the Texas Department of Community Affairs.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746hy
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Health and Welfare
Title: Response to draft recommendations of the Subcommittee on Health and Welfare of the Joint Advisory Committee on Government Operations
Library Catalog Title: [Response to draft recommendations of the Subcommittee on Health and Welfare of the Joint Advisory Committee on Government Operations.]
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746hmd
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Health and Welfare
Title: Assessment of the potential cost impact of certain recommendations of the Subcommittee on Health and Welfare in selected administrative areas
Library Catalog Title: Assessment of the potential cost impact of certain recommendations of the Subcommittee on Health and Welfare in selected administrative areas.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746hc
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Initial report with recommendations to the Joint Advisory Committee on Government Operations : as modified by the Structure and Policy Subcommittee.
Subjects: State agencies | State government |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746n 6/29/76
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [113 pages  File size: 3,764 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The committee shall: (1) examine and evaluate the organization and methods of operation of the departments and agencies of state government; (2) develop proposals for improving the structure and administration of state government in order to assure the delivery of governmental services at the lowest possible cost; (3) recommend policies and programs to minimize creation of new departments and agencies of state government and to control the growth of existing departments and agencies; and (4) recommend suspension of government programs and services that duplicate and exceed in cost those same services offered by private business.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Natural Resources
Title: Report to the Subcommitte on Natural Resources of the Joint Advisory Committee on Government Operations
Library Catalog Title: Report to the Subcommitte on Natural Resources of the Joint Advisory Committee on Government Operations / by the Texas Water Quality Board.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746nw v. 4
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Natural Resources
Title: Report to the Subcommitte on Natural Resources of the Joint Advisory Committee on Government Operations
Library Catalog Title: Report to the Subcommitte on Natural Resources of the Joint Advisory Committee on Government Operations / by the Texas Water Quality Board.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746nw v. 5
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Natural Resources
Title: Report to the Subcommittee on Natural Resources of the Joint Advisory Committee on Government Operations
Library Catalog Title: Report to the Subcommittee on Natural Resources of the Joint Advisory Committee on Government Operations / by the Texas Water Quality Board
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746nw v. 2
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Natural Resources
Title: Report to the Subcommittee on Natural Resources of the Joint Advisory Committee on Government Operations
Library Catalog Title: Report to the Subcommittee on Natural Resources of the Joint Advisory Committee on Government Operations / by the Texas Water Quality Board.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746nw v. 3
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Natural Resources
Title: Background report on certain regulatory processes within the three major water agencies
Library Catalog Title: Background reports.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746nb
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Natural Resources
Title: Background report on data collection, data processing and management in the three major water agencies
Library Catalog Title: Background report.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746nd
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Natural Resources
Title: Report on internal operation and administration of the three major water agencies
Library Catalog Title: Background reports.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746ni
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Natural Resources
Title: Notes, minutes and draft recommendations
Library Catalog Title: [Notes, minutes and draft recommendations] / Natural Resources Subcommittee, Joint Advisory Committee on Government Operations.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746nt 9.76
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: Joint Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Natural Resources
Title: Testimony concerning the Good Neighbor Commission
Library Catalog Title: [Testimony concerning the Good Neighbor Commission] / Joint Committee on Governmental Operations, Subcommittee on Natural Resources.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 g746nt 9/27/76
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Committee: House Judiciary
Title: Interim Report - Administrative procedures act
Library Catalog Title: An administrative procedure act for Texas.
Subjects: State agencies |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 ad65
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [55 pages  File size: 2,893 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Undertake a study of the administrative procedures utilized in the agencies of the State of Texas and promulgate recommendations for an administrative procedure act.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Judiciary
Title: Record Votes
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 J898 63
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [21 pages]
Committee: House State Employee Incentives
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: 62nd Legislature House Interim Committee to Study Employee Incentives, H.S.R. 535.
Subjects: State agencies | State employees |
Library Call Number: L1836.62 em73
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View report [10 pages  File size: 287 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the feasibility and desirability of instituting an employee suggestion program for the departments and agencies of state government.
2. Study employee suggestion programs in effect in private industry, in the federal civil service, and in other states, with a view toward determining what type of program might prove workable and desirable in Texas.
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: House State Office Rentals, Special
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee pursuant to House simple resolution no. 105
Subjects: Permanent School Fund, Texas | State agencies | State buildings |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 46th Leg., R.S. 4417 (1939)
Session: 46th R.S. (1939)
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Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Contact the various state departments and agencies now paying rentals for office space within the city limits of Austin; that said committee advise the with the Board of Control and State Auditor, and secure from them any information they may have on the above subject; that said committee contact the architect now employed by the Board of Control, and ascertain from him on estimates furnished by said architect the least space which would be required to house the different agencies and departments now paying rentals and approximate the cost of building and equipping the same, taking advantage of any and all materials which the State might secure for the least monetary consideration; that the committee contact those state agencies which are operating in conjunction with the federal goverment, and paying rentals from funds made available by the state; that this committee be authorized and instructed to begin their investigations immediately to the end that the information may be available to the Legislature at the earliest possbile date.
Committee: House Building Situation for State Departments, Special
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee to Investigate Office Space for Various Departments
Subjects: State agencies |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 45th Leg., R.S. 2995 (1937)
Session: 45th R.S. (1937)
Online version: View report [3 pages  File size: 137 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate the situation of the various State Departments which are now housed in privately owned buildings. *
Committee: House State Departments and Permanent School Fund, Special
Title: Report - State Departments
Library Catalog Title: Reports
Subjects: Agriculture Commissioner | Agriculture, Texas Department of | Barber Examiners, Texas State Board of | Bribery | Campaign funds | Government ethics | Government travel | Insurance Commissioner | Nepotism | State agencies | State employee political activities | State employees | Texas School for the Deaf | Tobacco taxes |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 44th Leg., R.S. 2564 (1935)
Session: 44th R.S. (1935)
Online version: View report [8 pages  File size: 442 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Inquire into the manner in which State funds are expended and the purposes for which State funds are used by any all State departments and institutions; and it shall further be its duty to investigate fully the necessity for making appropriations for the maintenance of each and all of the State departments and institutions, and to that end to inquire into the affairs and activities of governmental departments and institutions of whatever character or kind, as such activities affect or relate to the financial or other welfare of the citizens of Texas.
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. *
Committee: Joint Lease of Land for Travis County Courthouse, Investigate
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee to Investigate Travis County Courthouse Site Lease.
Subjects: Austin, Texas | County courthouses | State agencies | State buildings | State land | Texas State Capitol | Travis County |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 41st Leg., 4th C.S., 433 (1930)
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Online version: View report [9 pages  File size: 331 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigate present condition of over-crowding of the State Capitol and State office buildings now being rented by the State in Austin, and the annual cost thereof, being paid out of public funds
2. Investigate present true value of improvements owned by Travis county upon said leased courthouse site, as may be determined under terms of the lease contract
3. Investigate what blocks of land are now owned by the State of Texas within the business or industrial section of Austin which are not being used to economic advantage, and so situtated at a distance from the Capitol to be unsuited for use by the State for future State office buildings, but which may be deemed suitable for a county courthouse
4. Investigate whether it is deemed desirable, in the judgment of the committee, based on such investigation, to tender fee simple title of one of such blocks of land owned by the State to Travis county, in lieu of cash compensation of an approximately equivalent amount, for such courthouse properties, to the end that such unused State land not suitable for State purposes may be put to the best constructive use.
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. *

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

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