Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Legislature, Senate:

An Inventory of Records of Senator Hugh Parmer at the Texas State Archives, 1977-1989 (bulk 1983-1988)



Overview

Creator: Texas. Legislature. Senate.
Title: Records of Senator Hugh Parmer
Dates: 1977-1989
Dates: (bulk 1983-1988)
Abstract: Types of records present include correspondence, minutes, agenda, press releases, copies of bills, reports, bill analyses, position papers, newsletters, speeches, news clippings, testimony, publications, and reference materials. Records date from 1977 to 1989 (bulk 1983-1988) and are records of Senator Hugh Parmer documenting his tenure in the Texas Senate.
Quantity: 35.9 cubic ft.
Location: Please note that these records are stored at the State Records Center. Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under the Public Information Act exceptions, these records must be reviewed by an archivist before they can be accessed for research. Records requested before 10:00 a.m. will usually be available for review by an archivist by 4:00 p.m. the same day. Records requested after 10:00 a.m. and before 3:00 p.m. will usually be available for review by an archivist by noon the next day. See the "Restrictions on Access" statement in this document for further information.
Language English.

Biographical Sketch

Senator Hugh Q. Parmer, a Democrat from Fort Worth, served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1962 to 1964 for the 58th and 59th Legislatures and was elected to the Texas Senate in 1982 for the 68th through the 71st Legislatures (1983-1989) representing District 12 which encompasses part of Tarrant County. Parmer holds a BA from Yale University and was president of Parmer Marketing Company, Inc. In 1977, Parmer was elected Mayor of Fort Worth after serving a two-year term on the Fort Worth City Council. While in the Texas Senate, Parmer served on the following committees: Administration, Health and Human Resources, Subcommittee on Public Health, and Intergovernmental Relations.


Scope and Contents of the Records

Types of records present include correspondence, minutes, agenda, press releases, copies of bills, reports, bill analyses, position papers, newsletters, speeches, news clippings, testimony, publications, and reference materials. Records date from 1977 to 1989 (bulk 1983-1988) and are records of Senator Hugh Parmer documenting his tenure in the Texas Senate. Bill files relate, for example, to the regulation of solid waste management practices and public utility regulation. Correspondence is with constituents and officials and generally relates to proposed or pending legislation. Other records document Parmer's work on the Administration, Health and Human Resources, and Intergovernmental Relations Committees. Records also reflect Parmer's participation on the Council on Disabilities and the Legislative Task Force on AIDS.

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.


 

Organization of the Records

These records are organized into seven series:
Bill files, 1983-1989, 16.6 cubic ft.
Correspondence and reading files, 1979-1989 (bulk 1983-1985), 10.5 cubic ft.
Subject files, 1977-1988, 6.4 cubic ft.
Committee files, 1983-1987, 1.2 cubic ft.
Council on Disabilities files, 1982-1985, 0.3 cubic ft.
Legislative Task Force on AIDS files, 1986-1988 (bulk 1987-1988), 0.7 cubic ft.
Press releases and news clippings files, 1978-1983 and undated, 0.2 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under the Public Information Act exceptions including violations of the privacy of individuals, these records must be reviewed by an archivist before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals records covered by exceptions to the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an Open Records Opinion from the Attorney General before the files can be provided to the researcher. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten business days after receiving the written request to make the determination.

Restrictions on Use

Where necessary, records will be redacted or restricted to comply with the Public Information Act and the Attorney General's decision.


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:
Parmer, Hugh.
Subjects:
Family services--Texas.
Legislators--Texas.
AIDS (Disease)--Government policy--Texas.
Public utilities--Law and legislation--Texas.
Public health--Texas.
Handicapped--Government policy--Texas.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Legislators--1977-1989.
Minutes--Texas--Legislators--1977-1989.
Agendas--Texas--Legislators--1977-1989.
Legislative records--Texas--Legislators--1977-1989.
Press releases--Texas--Legislators--1977-1989.
Reports--Texas--Legislators--1977-1989.
Clippings--Texas--Legislators--1977-1989.
Functions:
Representing state.

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 Public Utility Commission, Records, 1966, 1973-2000 (bulk 1979-1991), 88.09 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, Senate, Committee on Intergovernmental Relations, Bill files and public hearing files, 1975, 1989-1991, 1993 (bulk 1989-1991), 32.6 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, Senate, Committee on Intergovernmental Relations, Committee bill files and public hearing files, 1989, 22 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, Senate, Committee on Health and Human Resources, Records, 1975-1985 (bulk 1982-1984), 2 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Records of Senator Hugh Parmer, Senate, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1995/156

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Secretary of the Senate on August 16, 1995.

Processing Information

Lisa M. Hendricks, July 1998


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Bill files, 1983-1989,
16.6 cubic ft.

Types of records present include press releases, copies of bills, reports, bill analyses, position papers, newsletters, speeches, news clippings, correspondence, minutes, agenda, testimony, and reference materials related to legislation under consideration. Records date from 1983 to 1989 and are bill files documenting Senator Hugh Parmer's tenure in the Texas Senate. Correspondence is with constituents regarding pending or proposed legislation. Bills relate, for example, to the regulation of solid waste management practices, cruelty to animals, family leave for state employees, credit card ads, funding for AIDS, investment of state funds in the Republic of South Africa, and teen suicide prevention. Researchers should also see committee files for copies of bills and bill-related records.
Arrangement
Overall arrangement of the bill files is by legislative session. Within each session, some records are arranged in roughly numerical order by bill file number, others are arranged in no apparent order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Bill files, Records of Senator Hugh Parmer, Senate, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
68th Legislature , 1983
box
1995/156-2 House bills 358, 594, 1760
Senate resolution 628
Senate bills 172 through 1177
box
1995/156-1 Senate bills 1179, 1380, 1436
Senate concurrent resolutions 24, 42
House concurrent resolution 108
Hunger lists, names and addresses, undated
Parmer - Woodlands information, 1987
box
1995/156-4 Public Utility Commission files:
House bill 887
Senate bills 5, 9, 126, 232, 260, 401, 489, 535, 548, 577
Railroad Commission sunset (Trucking)
Lemon law, Senate bill 1141-House bill 2211
box
1995/156-3 Senate bills 17 through 1178
box
1995/156-5 Senate Joint Resolution 18
Senate bill 1345
House bills 355, 1863, 2061
box
1995/156-10 Senate bills 19/770, 22/773, 196
box
1995/156-6 Senate Concurrent Resolution 80/81
68th Legislature, Special Session, 1984
box
1995/156-6 Senate Concurrent Resolution 25
box
1995/156-5 CSHB 72, amendment to
69th Legislature, 1985
box
1995/156-6 Senate bills 126 through 2163
box
1995/156-10 Senate bills 752, 31/1161, 30/1162
CSSB 20 & 22
box
1995/156-9 Senate bills 196 through 860
box
1995/156-11 Senate bills 20 through 1063
box
1995/156-12 Senate bills 1069 through 1392
Senate Concurrent Resolution 37
box
1995/156-25 Senate bill 526
House bill 90
Senate concurrent resolutions 88-91
Resolutions not filed (from Hunger Report)
Temporary emergency relief programs (TERP), related bills, 1983-1985
"Hunger and Nutrition Research Project," Department on Aging, 1984
box
1995/156-15 Senate bill 851, Emergency 9-1-1
70th Legislature, 1987
box
1995/156-13 Senate bills 1280 through 1545
House bills 877 through 1963
box
1995/156-14 Senate bills 38 through 1318
Senate concurrent resolution 61
Senate joint resolutions 5, 55
box
1995/156-15 Senate bills 461 through 800
box
1995/156-16 Senate bill 196
House bills 275 through 2051
House concurrent resolution 148
Reference material, 1987
70th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, 1987
box
1995/156-13 Senate bills 33 through 90
71st Legislature, 1989
box
1995/156-17 House bills 101, 383
Senate bills 1 through 790
box
1995/156-18 Senate bills 1591 through 1714
Senate joint resolutions 55, 60, 75
Senate resolution 244
House concurrent resolution 119
House bills 468, 1285, 2321, 2322, 2382
box
1995/156-19 Senate bills 956 through 1555
box
1995/156-20 Senate bills 533 through 914
71st Legislature, 1st Called Session, 1989
box
1995/156-18 House bill 101
Senate bill 46
Senate joint resolution 1



 

Correspondence and reading files, 1979-1989 (bulk 1983-1985),
10.5 cubic ft.

Types of records present are correspondence, copies of bills, pamphlets, newsletters, news clippings, speeches, and publications. Records date from 1979 to 1989 (bulk 1983-1985) and are correspondence and reading files of Senator Hugh Parmer. Correspondence files consist of incoming letters from constituents often attached to a copy of Parmer's outgoing reply. Reading files consist primarily of outgoing letters sent from Senator Parmer's office to constituents and officials. Correspondence addresses a wide variety of issues including pending legislation on abortion, child care and child support, the environment, and the equal rights amendment. Researchers should also see subject files for correspondence.
Arrangement
Correspondence files are arranged in roughly alphabetical order by subject. Reading files are grouped chronologically by year. Some folders are empty. All records remain in order as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Correspondence and reading files, Records of Senator Hugh Parmer, Senate, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Correspondence files
box
1995/156-26 Abortion, 1984-1985
Adult Education, 1985
Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)
[empty]
Agriculture, 1984-1986
Alcohol, 1984-1985
Aliens
[empty]
Animals, 1985
Artist - State, 1985
Automobiles, 1984-1985
Banking, 1984-1986
Blind/Deaf, 1985-1986
Blue Law, 1984-1985
Budget, 1984-1985
Cancer
[empty]
Casework - Telephone
[empty]
Census/Redistricting, 1983
Child Care, 1985
Children, 1984-1986
Child Care Licensing, 1984-1985
Child Restraint, 1984-1985
Child Support, 1984-1985
Cities, 1985
Citizens Legislation Oversight Group (CLOG)
[empty]
Congress
[empty]
Consumer, 1985
Counties, 1985
box
1995/156-27 Courts, 1984-1985
Crime, 1984-1986
[2 folders]
Democratic Party, 1985
Dentist, 1985
Divorce/Custody, 1985
Drinking age, 1985
Drugs, 1985
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), 1984-1985
Education, 1985-1986
[2 folders]
Elections, 1984-1985
Emergency services, 1984-1985
Energy, 1984-1985
Environment/Waste, 1985
Shane Jackson: Farmers Branch Hazardous Waste Problem, 1985
Ethics Committee, 1985
Equal Rights Amendment
[empty]
Economy in government, 1979
Federal, 1984
Fire Department, 1984-1985
Fire Code, 1984-1985
Fort Worth I.S.D., 1984-1985
Fees, 1985
box
1995/156-28 Gambling, 1984-1986
Gateway State Park
[empty]
General Appropriations
[empty]
Governor's office, 1987
Health, 1983-1985 (bulk 1985)
[3 folders]
Texas Health and Human Services Coordinating Council, 1985
Health Care Service, 1985
Higher Education, 1985
Highways, 1985
Homosexuality, 1984
Housing, 1984-1985
Hunger, 1984-1986
[3 folders]
box
1995/156-29 Indigent Health Care, 1984-1985
Insurance, 1984-1988
Tort reform, 1986
Interest rates
[empty]
Interior design, 1985
[2 folders]
Interior design, Senate bill 707/House bill 1360, undated
Judicial reform, 1985
Labor, 1984-1985
Landlord/Tenant, 1985
Law, Texas Commission on, 1986
Law Enforcement, 1983-1985
League of Women Voters,
[empty]
Licensing, 1985
Lottery, 1984-1985
Mailing lists, 1985
Malpractice insurance
[empty]
Mass transit
[empty]
Media, 1984
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1984-1985
Mobile homes
[empty]
Mental Health-Mental Retardation, 1984-1986
Museums
[empty]
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1984-1986
Newsletters, 1984
Parmer's newsletters, 1984-1985
box
1995/156-30 North Central Texas Council of Governments (COG), 1984-1985
Nurses, 1984-1985
Nursing homes, 1985
Oil & gas/Other minerals, 1984-1985
Open containers, 1985
Open meetings, 1985
Open records, 1985
Parimutuel betting, 1984-1985
Parmer:
Bills sponsored and carried, 1985
Biographical sketch, 1985
Personal, 1985
Press releases, 1983-1987
Proposed legislation, 1985
Publicity/newspapers, 1984-1985
Travel
[empty]
Podiatrists
[empty]
Pornography, 1984
Presidential primaries
[empty]
Pressure vessels
[empty]
Prison reform, 1984-1985
Professional groups/Regulation, 1985
Proposed legislation - general 1987 session, 1983-1985
Publications, 1984
Questionnaires
[empty]
Railroads, 1985
Reagan's budget state-federal relations
[empty]
Redistricting
[empty]
Requests/Miscellaneous, 1984-1985
Retirement-State Employees, 1984-1985
Right-to-work
[empty]
Rules-of-evidence
[empty]
Safety, 1985
Schools, 1984-1985
Science/Technology, 1984-1985
Sex offenders, 1985
Senior citizens, 1984-1986
Sexually oriented businesses, 1985
Silver-haired legislature, 1986
Smoking, 1985
Social workers, 1985
Southern Legislative Conference, 1985
Speeches, 1984-1985
Special session, 1984
State employees, 1985
State schools/mentally retarded, 1985
Students, 1985
Storage records
[empty]
Sunset
[empty]
box
1995/156-31 Taxes, 1984-1985
Teachers, 1984-1986
Teacher retirement, 1984-1985
Technical vocational education
[empty]
Telephone, 1984
Texas Research League, 1984-1985
Trinity River Authority
[empty]
Unemployment, 1985
Universities, 1984-1986
Utilities, 1985-1986
Utilities, Augenbach testimony, 1985
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), 1985
NFIB correspondence and calls, 1985
box
1995/156-32 Congratulatory letters, 1987
Courageous correspondence, 1987
Deceased file, 1987
Community leaders, 1987
Tarrant County, 1987
General correspondence:
Non-legislative, 1987
Thanks & sympathy, 1987
Invitations
[empty]
Job/personal recommendations
[empty]
Mementos, 1987
Thanks for gifts, 1987
Agriculture, Texas Department of, 1987
box
1995/156-37 Announcements (business & personal), 1985-1986
Arts in Tarrant County, 1985
District 12: officials, voting precincts, 1984-1985
Community leaders, 1985
County officials, 1985
District office, 1985
Tarrant County, 1984-1985
Federal government, 1985
General non-legislative, 1985
General thanks & sympathy, 1984-1986
Congratulatory letters, 1984-1985
Courageous correspondence, 1984-1985
Invitations, 1984-1986
Job/personal recommendations, 1985
Mementos, 1984
Thanks for gifts, 1985
Reading files
box
1995/156-22 December 1982 through July 1984
box
1995/156-21 August 1984 through May 1985
box
1995/156-32 1985-1987
box
1995/156-33 January to June 1987
box
1995/156-23 January 1988, 1989 through December 1989



 

Subject files, 1977-1988,
6.4 cubic ft.

Types of records present include correspondence, testimony, affidavits, statements, exhibits, reports, news clippings, news releases, newsletters, copies of bills, publications, and Public Utility Commission (PUC) orders. Records date from 1977 to 1988 and are subject files of Senator Hugh Parmer. Correspondence is with individuals and with various associations, organizations, and with state agencies and officials. Issues addressed in these files include public utility regulation, child support, public health issues such as hunger and inspection of nursing homes, and, generally, issues related to pending, proposed, or needed legislation.
Arrangement
Some records are arranged in alphabetical order by state agency, other records are arranged in no apparent order and all records remain in order as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Subject files, Records of Senator Hugh Parmer, Senate, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
box
1995/156-5 Deceptive trade practices, 1983
Administrative Committee, Budget, 1983
Nurse practitioners, 1978-1983
Testimony, 1983
Texas Municipal League, 1983
Houston's Bracket bill, Fire and Police Civil Service, 1982
House calendar - tracking sheets, 1983
Bill tracking forms, undated
Aging - Housing Alternatives, 1982
Nominations, 1983
Rules of Evidence, 1983
Senate rules, 1979-1983
Self-Insurance, 1982-1983
Landlord refund of security deposits, 1983
Various, 1983
Memorial to Nenetta Burton Carter, 1983
Flood file, 1982
Sturns suit, 1983
DWI (driving while intoxicated), 1982-1983
Wildlife bill, 1982-1983
Arts resolutions, 1983
Legislative issues: municipalities, undated
Legislative proposals, mixed bag, 1982
Fire and police civil service, Texas Municipal League, 1982
Fair divorce laws, 1982-1983
Child support bills, 1982
Legislative issues/Research, 1981-1983
box
1995/156-7 Utility regulation:
Public Utility Commission, background and miscellaneous, 1982-1983
Citizens Association for Sound Energy (C.A.S.E.), Comanche Peak Nuclear Information, 1982-1983
Texland cases, 1982-1983
Task force negotiations, 1983
Subcommittee package, fuel reform, 1983
Senate bills 1254 and 884, Senator Traeger, 1983
Senate State Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Public Utilities, report, 1983
PUC Amendments, 1983
Constitution of recall system, undated
Final bill CSSB 232, continuation of PUC and regulation of utilities, 1983
Solid waste, recycling, 1977-1983
Parmer file, general, 1977-1983
box
1995/156-8 Texas State Fire Fighters, 26th Bi-Annual Convention, 1979
Battleship Texas, 1983
Glasgow's release - Senate bills 1, 7, 37, 65, 68th Legislature, 1983
Lemon law, S.B. 1141
Pressure vessel bill, Senate bill 278, 1983
box
1995/156-34 Adjutant General, 1984
Air Control Board, 1984
Aging, Texas Department on, 1984-1986
Agriculture, Texas Department of, 1985
Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Texas, 1984
Arts, Texas Commission on the, 1984-1985
Attorney General, 1984-1985
Auditor, State, 1984-1985
Bar of Texas, State
[empty]
Blind, Texas Commission for the, 1984-1986
Coastal & Marine Council, Texas, 1984
Comptroller of Public Accounts, 1984-1986
Corrections, Texas Department of, 1984-1985
Court of Criminal Appeals
[empty]
Deaf, Texas Commission for the, 1984
Drug Abuse, 5 1984-198
Economic Development Commission, Texas, 1986
Education Agency, Texas, 1984-1985
Education, State Board of, 1985
Employees Retirement System, 1984-1985
Employment Commission, Texas, 1983-1985
Firemen's Pension Commission
[empty]
Fort Worth State School, 1984
General Land Office, 1984-1985
Governor, 1984-1985
Health and Human Services Coordinating Council, Texas, 1984-1985
Highways & Public Transportation, State Department of, 1984-1986
Health, Texas Department of, 1984-1986
House of Representatives, 1984-1985
Housing Agency, Texas
[empty]
box
1995/156-35 Senate Concurrent Resolution 89 (related to Human Resources, no Legislature given)
Human Resources, Department of, 1984-1985
Humanities, Texas Committee for the, 1982-1983
Insurance, Board of
[empty]
Intergovernmental Relations, Advisory Commission, 1983-1986
Judicial Conduct, State Commission on, 1984
Labor and Standards, Texas Department of, 1984-1985
Law Library, State
[empty]
Legislative Budget Board, 1984-1985
Legislative Council, 1984-1985
Legislative Education Board, 1984
Legislative Reference Library, 1984-1985
Medical Examiners, Texas State Board of
[empty]
Mental Health & Mental Retardation, Department, 1984-1985
Municipal League
[empty]
Pardons & Paroles, Board of, 1984
Parks & Wildlife Department, 1984-1985
Property Tax Board, State, 1984-1985
Prosecutor Council, "True Bill", 1984-1985
Public Employees Association, Texas, 1984
Public Safety, Department of, 1985
Public Utility Commission of Texas, 1984-1985
Purchasing & General Services Commission, State, 1984-1985
Railroad Commission
[empty]
Real Estate Commission
[empty]
Rehabilitation Commission, Texas, 1984-1985
Secretary of State, 1985
Sesquicentennial Commission, Texas, 1985
State-Federal Relations, Office of, 1984-1985
Sunset Advisory Council
[empty]
Supreme Court of Texas, 1984
Teachers Retirement System, 1984
Technical-Vocational Education, Advisory Council
[empty]
Treasurer, Texas State, 1984-1986
University of Texas, Austin, 1984-1985
Veterans Land Board, 1984-1985
Water Resources, Texas Department of, 1984-1985
Youth Council, Texas, 1984-1985
box
1995/156-36 Veterans, 1984-1985
Vocational education, 1984-1985
Waste, 1984-1985
Water, 1984-1986
Water Plan, 1984-1986
State Water Plan, undated
Women, 1984-1985
Workman's Compensation, 1984
Bulk mailing, 1985
Employment forms/resumes, 1984-1985
Job recommendations/sponsorships, 1985
Mail/phone response sheets, 1985
Resumes, 1984-1986
Staff memos, 1984-1985
Appointments (recommended to governor), 1984-1986
Budget - hearing schedule, 1984
Budget - state, 1984
Caucus reports, 1984
Constituent problems, 1986
Legislative process, 1984
Lieutenant governor, 1984-1986
Lists (lobby, SDEC, banking, labor), undated
Proclamations/resolutions, 1984-1985
Honorary Texan, yellow rose, etc. 1984-1985
Senate journal mailing list, 1985
box
1995/156-32 Appointments, 1986
Caucus reports, 1987
Constituent problems, 1987
Lieutenant Governor, 1987
Proclamations/Resolutions, 1987
Honorary Texans, Yellow Rose, 1986-1987
Senate Journal mailing lists
[empty]
Committee reports, 1987
Administration, 1987
Cogeneration
[empty]
Health and Human Services, 1987
Intergovernmental Relations Committee (IGR), 1987
Texas Advisory on IGR, 1986
State Affairs
[empty]
Subcommittee on Urban Affairs, 1987
Air Control Board, Texas, 1987
Attorney General, 1987
Auditor, State, 1986
Parks & Wildlife Department, 1987
Supreme Court of Texas, 1988
Technical-Vocational Education, Advisory Council
[empty]
Treasurer's office, Texas State, 1987
Veterans Land Board, 1987
Water Resources, Texas Department of
[empty]
Youth Council, Texas
[empty]
Juvenile Probation Commission, Texas
[empty]
Woodmont, 1987
Washington - Wright, 1987
box
1995/156-33 Economic Development Commission, Texas, 1987
Governor, 1987
Health, Texas Department of, 1987
Highways & Public Transportation, State Department of, 1986
Medical Examiners, State Board of, 1988



 

Committee files, 1983-1987,
1.2 cubic ft.

Types of records present include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, agenda, copies of bills and resolutions, bill analyses, reports, and testimony. Records date from 1983 to 1987 and are files from committee work done by Senator Hugh Parmer. Committees reflected in these files include the Health and Human Resources Committee, the Administration Committee, Committee on Public Health, Hunger & Nutrition Interim Committee, Intergovernmental Relations Committee (IGR), the Subcommittee on Local Measured Services, and the Subcommittee on Urban Affairs. Health and Human Resources Committee files make up the bulk of these records and topics addressed in these files include the Texas Department of Human Resources' Aid To Families With Dependent Children (AFDC) program; laws regulating circuses, carnivals, and zoos; regulation of dietitians and chiropractors; and insurance coverage for mental and emotional illnesses and disorders. The Administration Committee handled budget requests from other senate committees, for example, and the Intergovernmental Relations Committee considered bills, for example, relating to the prohibition of municipal regulation of firearms, ammunition, and firearm supplies. Researchers should also see bill files.
Arrangement
Records are grouped roughly by committee and remain in the order received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Committee files, Records of Senator Hugh Parmer, Senate, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
box
1995/156-4 Health and Human Resources Committee files, 1983
box
1995/156-37 Committee business, 1984-1985
Administration committee, 1983-1984
[2 folders]
Copies of bills, 69th legislature, 1985:
Senate bills 379, 627, 661, 728, 787, 1101, 1110
House bill 1229
Human Resources Committee, 1984-1985
Committee on Public Health, 1984-1985
Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation:
Organizational chart, 1984
Directory of Services, 1985
TMHMR Act
Legislative Oversight Committee on Mental Health and Mental Retardation, 1985
Lelsz v. Kavanagh, undated
R.A.J. v. Miller, 1984-1985
Budget requests over Legislative Budget Board recommendations: FY 1986-1987
Press release, 1985
Riders: 69th Legislature, 1985
Mission & Goals, 1984
Designation of local MHMR authorities & local service areas, 1984
Local service area reports, 1985
Progress report: "Alternatives in Care," 1983
Progress Report: Dr. Gary Miller, 1985
Impact, 1984
Hunger & Nutrition Interim Committee, 1984-1986
Intergovernmental Relations Committee, 1984-1985
Subcommittee Texas Advisory Committee on IGR, 1984
Subcommittee on Urban Affairs, 1985
Alzheimers, public hearing, 1985
Subcommittee on Local Measured Service (LMS), 1986



 

Council on Disabilities files, 1982-1985,
0.3 cubic ft.

Types of records present include minutes, agenda, correspondence, memoranda, reports, studies, and news clippings dating from 1982 to 1985. Senator Hugh Parmer was appointed by the Lieutenant Governor to the Council on Disabilities and these records reflect Parmer's work as a member of that council. The council's mandate was to continually monitor the implementation of the long-range state plan for Texans with disabilities and prepare a biennial review and revision of the plan for official submission in January of each odd-numbered year; to promote the development and coordination of efficient statewide public and private policies, programs, and services for persons with disabilities; to promote the compilation and publication of all laws relating to the disabled and make recommendations to the legislature regarding appropriate modification of laws relating to the disabled; and to promote a demographic survey for accurate identification of the disability population and promote the effective use of valid data in planning service priorities.
Arrangement
Records are arranged in no apparent order and remain in order as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Council on Disabilities files, Records of Senator Hugh Parmer, Senate, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
box
1995/156-12 Council on Disabilities files, 1982-1985



 

Legislative Task Force on AIDS files, 1986-1988 (bulk 1987-1988),
0.7 cubic ft.

Types of records in this series include minutes, testimony, reports, correspondence, news clippings, and agenda dating from 1986 to 1988 (bulk 1987-1988). These are records of the Legislative Task Force on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) which was established by the Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of the House (HCR 137, 70th Legislature, Regular Session). Senator Hugh Parmer was appointed by Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby to fill the unexpired term of Senator Farabee to the Legislative Task Force on AIDS. This term was to end in January 1989. The Task Force on AIDS was charged with developing recommendations for public policies needed to dramatically reduce the current and projected long-term impact of AIDS in Texas. The Task Force held regional public hearings throughout the state in 1988 to invite testimony relating to the epidemic.
Arrangement
Records are arranged in no apparent order and remain in the order received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Legislative Task Force on AIDS files, Records of Senator Hugh Parmer, Senate, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
box
1995/156-16 Committee information, 1988
Members, undated
Committees, undated
Resolution/Charge creating Task Force, 1988
Agenda, 1988
Minutes, 1988
Testimony, 1988
Memoranda, 1988
Glossary, undated
News clippings, 1987-1988
Miscellaneous information, 1986-1988
"Report of the President's Commission on AIDS," 1988
State-Federal relations, 1988
Insurance, 1986-1988
"Guidelines for Facilities Treating Chemically Dependent Patients at Risk for AIDS or Infected by HIV Virus," 1987
"AIDS: Health Information and the Medical Record" Texas Medical Records Association, 1988
Loose material - AIDS related, 1987-1988
University of Texas Health Institutions, 1988
Preliminary State Agency Surveys, 1988
"Overview of AIDS Program Funding in Texas - Background Report," January 1988
AIDS - Federal Initiatives, 1988
"Report of The Presidential Commission on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Epidemic," June 1988
Summary Report of the Eight Regional Public Hearings Conducted by the Legislative Task Force on AIDS, February and March 1988



 

Press release and news clipping files, 1978-1983 and undated,
0.2 cubic ft.

Records in this series include press releases and news clippings dating from 1978 to 1983 and undated and are press release and news clipping files of Senator Hugh Parmer. Press release files include some news clippings, a financial disclosure statement, a vita for Parmer, and press releases. The press releases relate, for example, to the Texas Public Utility Commission (PUC), political appointments, and pending legislation. In the news clipping files, many of the clippings relate to issues surrounding the PUC. Others relate to a variety of topics Senator Parmer was interested or involved in.
Arrangement
Records are in no apparent order and remain in order as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Press release and news clipping files, Records of Senator Hugh Parmer, Senate, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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1995/156-4 Press releases, 1978-1983
"Parmer clips," 1983 and undated