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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Organization of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Minutes and meeting files, 1983-1987,

Administrative correspondence, 1983-1986,

Energy efficiency studies, 1978-1987,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Public Building Authority:

An Inventory of Public Building Authority Records at the Texas State Archives, 1978-1987



Overview

Creator: Texas Public Building Authority.
Title: Public Building Authority records
Dates: 1978-1987
Abstract: The Texas Public Building Authority was created to provide financing (revenue and/or general obligation bonds and other revenue obligations) for the construction, acquisition, renovation, or repair of facilities for State agencies. These records help document those functions. Records include minutes and meeting files, agenda, correspondence, memorandums of understanding, notes, reports, legislative records, press releases, journal articles, and newspaper clippings from the Texas Public Building Authority, 1978-1987.
Quantity: 2.25 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

In 1983, the 68th Texas Legislature (Senate Bill 1355, Regular Session) created the Texas Public Building Authority to issue revenue bonds to finance the construction, renovation, or repair of buildings and other structures for use by state agencies in Travis County.

In 1987, the agency was renamed the Texas Public Finance Authority (Senate Bill 64, 70th Texas Legislature, 2nd Called Session). Its mission was broadened to include the issuance of State of Texas general obligation bonds to finance the construction, purchase, renovation, or repair of correctional and mental health facilities operated by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation throughout the state and to include the issuance of revenue bonds to finance the purchase of buildings and other facilities if the General Services Commission determined that purchase was economically feasible.

Before the Authority may issue bonds for the acquisition or construction of a building, the Legislature must have authorized the acquisition and construction of the building for which the bonds are to be issued and the estimated cost of the acquisition or construction of the building, or the maximum amount of bonded indebtedness, that may be incurred by the issuance of bonds. The Texas Supreme Court, in Texas Public Building Authority v. Mattox, 686 S.W.2d 924 (1985), ruled that revenue bonds issued by the Authority do not constitute debt of the State within the meaning of the Texas Constitution.

The Texas Public Building Authority was originally composed of three members (Senate Bill 1355, 68th Texas Legislature, Regular Session). Members were appointed by the governor, with advice and consent of the senate, for overlapping six-year terms.

As of February 7, 1990, the Public Finance Authority had issued over $447 million in revenue bonds, and over $474 million in State of Texas general obligation bonds. By 1990, the Authority had 5 full time equivalent employees.

(Sources include: Guide to Texas State Agencies, 6th edition (1990); the agency web site (http://www.tpfa.state.tx.us/about.aspx), accessed September 2006; and the enabling legislation, 1983, 1987.)

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas Public Building Authority was created to provide financing (revenue and/or general obligation bonds and other revenue obligations) for the construction, acquisition, renovation, or repair of facilities for State agencies. These records help document those functions. Records include minutes and meeting files, agenda, correspondence, memorandums of understanding, notes, reports, legislative records, press releases, journal articles, and newspaper clippings from the Texas Public Building Authority, 1978-1987.

Texas Public Building Authority minutes document meetings addressing personnel and administrative matters, revenue and budget reports, relations with the Texas General Services Commission, and relevant legislation and litigation as regard the issuance of revenue bonds to finance the construction, renovation, or repair of buildings and other structures for use by state agencies in Travis County. Administrative correspondence is incoming, outgoing, and internal. In particular, it passes between Chairman Glen A. Hefner and Executive Director Glen Hartman. The scope of this correspondence includes all aspects of administration, from the most mundane topics (e.g. employee benefits) to the most significant aspects of the Authority's mission (e.g. the issuance of Energy Efficiency Improvement Project Bonds). Also included is a folder of newspaper clippings. Other documents relate to energy efficiency studies in Texas and in other states.

Records of the Texas Public Building Authority's successor, the Texas Public Finance Authority, are described in another finding aid.

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Organization of the Records

These records have been organized by State Archives staff into three series:
Minutes and meeting files, 1983-1987, 0.75 cubic ft.
Administrative correspondence, 1983-1986, 0.67 cubic ft.
Energy efficiency studies, 1978-1987, 0.83 cubic ft.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Hefner, Glen A.
Hartman, Glen.
Corporate Names:
Texas Public Finance Authority.
Subjects:
Bonds--Texas.
Finance, Public--Texas.
Revenue--Texas.
Energy conservation--Texas.
Energy consumption--Texas.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Bonds--1978-1987.
Memorandums--Texas--Bonds--1978-1987.
Clippings--Texas--Bonds--1984-1986.
Minutes--Texas--Bonds--1983-1987.
Agenda--Texas--Bonds--1983-1987.
Notes--Texas--Bonds --1978-1987.
Reports--Texas--Bonds--1978-1987.
Legislative records--Texas--Bonds--1978-1987.
Press releases--Texas--Bonds--1984.
Functions:
Issuing bonds.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Bond Review Board minutes and agenda, 1987-2006, 1.5 cubic ft.
Texas Public Finance Authority records, 1987-2004, 10 cubic ft.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Public Building Authority records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession Numbers: 1990/131, 1991/031, 2002/155

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Public Finance Authority on April 23, 1990; and November 15, 1990; and by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on July 29, 2002.

Processing Information

Tony Black, August 1990

Paul B. Beck, May 1991

Nancy Enneking, July 2002

Location of Originals

The record copies of minutes and agenda are maintained by the Texas Public Finance Authority.

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Minutes and meeting files, 1983-1987,
0.75 cubic ft.

The Texas Public Building Authority was created to issue revenue bonds to finance the construction, renovation, or repair of buildings and other structures for use by state agencies in Travis County. The minutes were created to document in a thorough, but summary, fashion the official actions of the Authority in its meetings. Records consist of minutes and meeting files of the Texas Public Building Authority from 1983 to 1987. Besides minutes, other types of records include agenda, correspondence and memorandums of understanding with other state agencies, statements by the Public Building Authority chairman and administrator, meeting notes, reports, copies of legislative bills, news releases, journal articles, and newspaper clippings. The meetings address personnel and administrative matters, revenue and budget reports, relations with the Texas General Services Commission, and relevant legislation and litigation as regard the issuance of revenue bonds to finance the construction, renovation, or repair of buildings and other structures for use by state agencies in Travis County.
To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.
Arrangement
Minutes were arranged by State Archives staff in chronological order. The records arrived in two accessions and though the 1984 meetings have files in each, there is relatively little duplication of material.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Minutes and meeting files, Texas Public Building Authority records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1991/031, 2002/155
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Public Finance Authority on November 15, 1990; and by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on July 29, 2002.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
Technical Requirements
None.
Processed by
Paul B. Beck, May 1991
Nancy Enneking, July 2002
Box
2002/155 October 1983
[incomplete]
November 17, 1983
January 5, 1984
January 26, 1984
[two copies]
February 29, 1984
[incomplete]
Box
1991/031 February 29, 1984
Box
2002/155 April 17, 1984
Box
1991/031 April 17, 1984
Box
2002/155 May 30, 1984
Box
1991/031 May 30, 1984
Box
2002/155 June 27, 1984
Box
1991/031 June 27, 1984
Box
2002/155 July 24, 1984
Box
1991/031 July 24, 1984
Box
2002/155 August 22, 1984
Box
1991/031 August 22, 1984
Box
2002/155 November 29, 1984
Box
1991/031 November 29, 1984
Box
2002/155 December 19, 1984
Box
1991/031 December 19, 1984
Box
2002/155 February 19, 1985
April 18, 1985
June 12, 1985
September 3, 1985
September 6, 1985
September 19, 1985
November 13, 1985
March 6, 1986
March 12, 1986
May 28, 1986
July 23, 1986
December 12, 1986
February 5, 1987
March 5, 1987
May 12, 1987
June 9, 1987

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Administrative correspondence, 1983-1986,
0.67 cubic ft.

The Texas Public Building Authority was created to issue revenue bonds to finance the construction, renovation, or repair of buildings and other structures for use by state agencies in Travis County. This series consists of correspondence--incoming, outgoing, and internal--of the Texas Public Building Authority between 1983 and 1986, especially correspondence to, from, and between Chairman Glen A. Hefner and Executive Director Glen Hartman. The scope of this correspondence includes all aspects of administration, from the most mundane topics (e.g. employee benefits) to the most significant aspects of the Authority's mission (e.g. the issuance of Energy Efficiency Improvement Project Bonds). Attachments to the correspondence include reports, budget documents, etc. Also included is a folder of newspaper clippings, 1984-1986.
To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.
Arrangement
Arrangement is as it arrived from the agency, roughly in reverse chronological order, by calendar year.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Administrative correspondence, Texas Public Building Authority records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1990/131
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Public Finance Authority on April 23, 1990.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
Technical Requirements
None.
Processed by
Tony Black, August 1990
Box
1990/131-1 Correspondence, 1986
[4 folders]
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1985
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1984
Box
1990/131-2 Correspondence, Public Building Authority members, 1983-1984
Newspaper clippings, 1984-1986

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Energy efficiency studies, 1978-1987,
0.83 cubic ft.

The Texas Public Building Authority was created to issue revenue bonds to finance the construction, renovation, or repair of buildings and other structures for use by state agencies in Travis County. This series consists of a variety of Texas Public Building Authority documents relating to energy efficiency studies in Texas and in other states, including progress reports and summary reports, legislation, administrative rules and regulations, correspondence, pamphlets, draft testimony, memoranda of understanding, mailing lists, notes, an operational audit, etc. Materials range in date from 1978 to 1987.
To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.
Arrangement
Arrangement is as it arrived from the agency, somewhat random.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Energy efficiency studies, Texas Public Building Authority records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1990/131
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Public Finance Authority on April 23, 1990.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
Technical Requirements
None.
Processed by
Tony Black, August 1990
Box
1990/131-2 Summary Report on Energy Cost Reduction Projects in Texas State Agencies, 1985
Co-Generation Projects, 1985
California Public Utilities Commission: Conservation Voltage Regulation Calendar Year 1978 Progress Report
[notebook]
City Council Information, San Antonio, 1978-1987
Energy Efficiency Projects:
[wallet]
Public Utilities Commission (P.U.C.) Group, 1984-1985
Retrofit Projects, 1985-1986
Texas A&I University, Kingsville, 1985
Texas Southern University, 1985
Prairie View A&M University, 1985
University of Houston, University Park & Clear Lake, 1985
East Texas State University, 1985
Texas Woman's University, 1985
Midwestern University, 1985
Correspondence, Reports, etc., 1985-1986

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