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2 Document(s) [ Subject: Sporting goods sales taxes ]

Committee: House Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Alamo | Aquatic vegetation | Battleship Texas | Chronic Wasting disease | Commission on the Arts, Texas | Daughters of the Republic of Texas | Deer | Droughts | Endangered species | Fisheries | General Land Office | Historical Commission, Texas | Invasive species | Library & Archives Commission, Texas State | License plates | Office of Economic Development and Tourism | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Sporting goods sales taxes | State parks | State Preservation Board | Texas Film Commission | Texas State Cemetery | Tourism | Wildfires | Wildlife |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 R245
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [103 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate strategies to control known existing invasive aquatic species, including species commonly referred to as giant salvinia (Salvinia molesta), water hyacinths (family Pontederiaceae), and zebra mussels (family Dreissenidae).
2. Study and make recommendations for improving deer breeder compliance with existing laws and regulations.
3. Recommend approaches to improve long-term funding for state park acquisition, development, and maintenance.
4. Study the effects the drought and wildfires have had on tourism and recreation in Texas. Make recommendations for ways to prevent future losses.
5. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 82nd Legislature, including the General Land Office's implementation of HB 3726 (82R), regarding the administration of the Alamo.
Committee: Joint Use of Sales Tax on Sporting Goods, Legislative Task Force
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Sporting goods sales taxes | State parks |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 Sp67
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [37 pages  File size: 2,048 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The task force shall: (1) review the items that are included in the definition of "sporting goods" under Section 151.801(e), Tax Code; (2) determine the amount of sales tax revenue that must be generated from the sale of "sporting goods" to fund, at a minimum, the appropriations made by the 80th Legislature regarding state parks, local parks, historic sites, coastal management programs, and water planning; (3) not later than December 15, 2008, prepare and present to the legislature a report that describes the findings of the task force and includes recommendations regarding the specific items that should be included in the definition of "sporting goods" under Section 151.801(e), Tax Code, in order to more evenly match the revenue streams needed to cover ongoing appropriations (estimated to be $70 million per annum), net of the use of unexpended balances in 2008-2009 biennium, without creating large dedicated fund balances.

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