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2 Document(s) [ Subject: Texas Division of Emergency Management ]

Committee: House Homeland Security and Public Safety
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Criminal records | Emergency management | Motor vehicle emissions tests | Motor vehicle registration | Motor vehicle safety inspections | Natural disasters | Public information | Public Safety, Texas Department of | Semi-trailer trucks | Texas Division of Emergency Management | Truck drivers | Truck inspection stations | Trucking |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 P96H
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [108 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the functions of the Texas Division of Emergency Management and the state's natural disaster preparedness planning efforts to determine their effectiveness at addressing a growing range of threats. Identify best practices to ensure coordination between municipalities, counties, and state agencies.
2. Review the current penalties for operating a commercial motor vehicle that is in violation of state or federal safety standards. Evaluate the role of state and local law enforcement agencies in enforcing commercial motor vehicle standards, and make recommendations to ensure the safety of the traveling public.
3. Monitor the implementation of the "two steps, one sticker" program as it relates to passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, light duty trailers, and other vehicles. Recommend measures to ensure an efficient transition to this system and improve the ease of use for consumers.
4. 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 Government Transparency & Operation)
5. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 84th Legislature, including legislation that expanded the ability to carry handguns openly and on the campuses of institutions of higher education and legislation that allows for the compassionate use of certain medically prescribed oils for intractable disorders. 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 Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report - Analysis of State Natural Disaster Efforts
Library Catalog Title: The Senate Interim Committee on Natural Resources interim report to the 78th Legislature : analysis of state natural disaster efforts.
Subjects: Flooding | Land use regulations | Liability | Natural disasters | Population growth | Property rights | Texas Division of Emergency Management | Tropical storms |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 n219d
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [114 pages  File size: 1,394 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study and evaluate the state's ability to respond to natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tropical storms, coastal flooding and flooding along the state's river basins; assess the extent to which population growth and land use along the coast and the river basins has increased the state's vulnerability to such hazards. The Committee shall make recommendations on the state's flood mitigation program and state coordination with the federal government and political subdivisions of the state.

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