Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Legislature, House of Representatives:

An Inventory of Records of Representative Fred M. Bosse at the Texas State Archives, 1991, 1993, 1995-2002, undated (bulk 1997-2000)



Overview

Creator: Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives.
Title: Records of Representative Fred M. Bosse
Dates: 1991, 1993, 1995-2002, undated
Dates: (bulk 1997-2000)
Abstract: Records include correspondence, memoranda, legislative records, reports, notes, publications, legal records, a few photographs, and a videocassette, dating 1991, 1993, 1995-2002, undated (bulk 1997-2000), that document the actions and service of Texas State Representative Fred M. Bosse in the Texas Legislature and on the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission during the 75th, 76th, and 77th Legislatures. The materials consist of Sunset Advisory Commission files, bill files, and publications.
Quantity: 7.47 cubic ft.
Language English.

Biographical Sketch

Texas State Representative Fred M. Bosse was born on July 18, 1947. He received his BS from Texas A&M University and his JD in 1972 from the University of Houston, Bates College of Law. Bosse was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1990 and served through 2002 as a Democrat from Houston, representing District 128, Harris County (part). While in the House, he served on the following committees: Science and Technology (1991-1992); Natural Resources (1991-1994); Transportation (Vice-Chair 1993-1996); Calendars (1995-1996); State Affairs (1995-1996); Land and Resource Management (Chair 1997-1998, Member 1999-2000); Civil Practices (Member 1997-1998, Chair 1999-2002); Redistricting (1999-2002); and Environmental Regulation (2001-2002). In addition to his committee memberships, Bosse served on the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission from 1997 to 2001.


Scope and Contents of the Records

Records include correspondence, memoranda, bill copies, drafts, amendments, bill analyses, reports, studies, notes, printed materials, publications, legal records, a few photographs, and a videocassette, dating 1991, 1993, 1995-2002, undated (bulk 1997-2000), that document the actions and service of Texas State Representative Fred M. Bosse in the Texas Legislature and on the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission during the 75th, 76th, and 77th Legislatures. Sunset Advisory Commission files include legislation proposed to continue and improve the services of Texas state agencies as required by the Sunset Advisory Commission, copies of agency staff reports and Sunset Commission recommendations, and agency information and background materials providing supporting documentation on the functions and activities of a number of agencies undergoing sunset review. A single file documents the Sunset Advisory Commission meeting held on January 10, 2001. Agencies reviewed by Bosse include, among others, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas Water Development Board, Texas Department of Public Safety, and the Texas Railroad Commission.

Bill files appear to be a mixture of general legislation on subjects of concern to Bosse and items introduced in response to Sunset Commission activities. Several legislative briefing books are associated with the bill files. Subjects of the files include child support, motor vehicles, electric utility competition, retirement benefits, annexation, and the functions of various state agencies. Publications maintained in Bosse's office include information on political action committee recommendations, summarize the major legislation passed during the 72nd through 76th Legislatures, include Sunset Advisory Commission reports, summarize enactments and budget and performance measures of the Texas Legislative Council and Legislative Budget Board, and provide assistance in using office software.

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 three series:
Sunset Advisory Commission files, 1997-2001, undated, 3.67 cubic ft.
Bill files, 1995-2002 (bulk 1997-2000), 3 cubic ft.
Publications, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997-1999, 0.8 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

In accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 306, Representative Fred M. Bosse allowed public access to the communications between himself and his constituents on December 2, 2002.

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions, including, but not limited to, home addresses, phone numbers, and personal family information of government employees and officials (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.117) and e-mail addresses (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.136), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., 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 information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.

Restrictions on Use

Cotton gloves will be provided and must be worn to view photographs.

Please contact the Preservation Archivist to view the videotape.


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:
Bosse, Fred M.,--1947-
Corporate Names:
Texas. Sunset Advisory Commission.
Texas Water Development Board.
Railroad Commission of Texas.
Texas. Dept. of Public Safety.
Texas. Parks and Wildlife Dept.
Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission.
Subjects:
Legislation--Texas.
Legislators--Texas.
Sunset reviews of government programs--Texas.
Motor vehicles--Law and legislation--Texas.
Child support--Law and legislation--Texas.
Annexation (Municipal government)--Texas.
Electric utilities--Deregulation--Texas.
Retirement--Texas.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Legislation--1995-2002.
Memorandums--Texas--Legislation--1995-2002.
Legislative records--Texas--Legislation--1995-2002.
Reports--Texas--Legislation--1995-2002.
Notes--Texas--Legislation--1995-2002.
Publications--Texas--Legislation--1991, 1993, 1995, 1997-1999.
Legal documents--Texas--Legislation--1995-2002.
Photographs--Texas--Legislation--1995-2002.
Videocassette--Texas--Legislation--2001.
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 Sunset Advisory Commission: An Inventory of Records at the Texas State Archives, 1977-2001, 13.63 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, Committee on Civil Practices, 1994-1996, 1998-2001, 10 cubic ft. [RESTRICTED]
Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, Committee on Science and Technology, Records, 1982-1992, 5 cubic ft. [RESTRICTED]
Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, Committee on Transportation, Records of the Committee Chair, 1984-1995, 8.8 cubic ft. [RESTRICTED]

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Records of Representative Fred M. Bosse, House of Representatives, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 2003/079

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by Representative Fred Bosse on December 2, 2003.

Processing Information

Nancy Enneking, March 2003


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Sunset Advisory Commission files, 1997-2001, undated,
3.67 cubic ft.

Records include correspondence, memoranda, bill copies, drafts, amendments, bill analyses, reports, studies, notes, printed materials, legal records, a few photographs, and a videocassette, dating 1997-2001, undated, that document the actions and service of Texas State Representative Fred Bosse on the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission. The records divide into three major sections, proposed legislation, sunset reports, and agency information and background materials. The proposed legislation [see the series Bill files for related materials] include information on legislation proposed to continue and improve the services of Texas state agencies as required by the Sunset Advisory Commission. The sunset reports cover a variety of state agencies and most files contain a copy of both the agency staff report and the Sunset Committee recommendations. The section of agency information and background materials provides additional supporting documentation on the functions and activities of a number of agencies undergoing sunset reviews. A single file documents the Sunset Advisory Commission meeting held on January 10, 2001. Agencies reviewed by Bosse include, among others, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas Water Development Board, Texas Department of Public Safety, and the Texas Railroad Commission.
Historical Sketch of the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission
The Texas Sunset Advisory Commission was created by the Texas Sunset Act, Senate Bill 54, 65th Legislature, Regular Session, in 1977. The Sunset Act is a comprehensive law that provides for automatic termination of state agencies that have a date for review or abolishment set in statute. The act forces the state government to evaluate its activities periodically and to abolish, or to allow the "sun to set" on, inefficient or unnecessary operations. Agencies subject to the act must periodically prove to the legislature, through the commission's review process, that they provide a necessary service in an effective manner. If the legislature does not pass a law to recreate the agency before its expiration date, the agency is abolished.
The Sunset Advisory Commission reviews all agencies scheduled for termination in a particular year by gathering self-evaluation reports from the agencies, conducting public hearings, and preparing reports to the legislature with recommendations to continue or abolish the agencies. If the commission recommends continuing an agency, it must also provide draft legislation that continues the agency's operations and corrects any problems identified during the review. The statute sets specific time frames for the review process and lists thirteen criteria for determining whether a need for the agency exists. The statute requires the commission to follow-up on agencies that were continued after sunset review to determine whether they have implemented any recommended changes. The commission may also expand the scope of sunset review to include agencies not under review that overlap or duplicate the programs of the agency being reviewed.
For more information please see the agency's website at http://www.sunset.state.tx.us/
Arrangement
These records remain in the order in which they arrived but have been descriptively organized into three major sections: proposed legislation, sunset reports, and agency information and background material. A single file on the Sunset Advisory Commission meeting is listed at the beginning. Where necessary, materials have been removed from binders and hanging files and refoldered. Empty manila folders remain in the boxes, empty hanging files have been removed.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Sunset Commission files, Records of Representative Fred Bosse, House of Representatives, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
box
2003/079-8 Sunset Advisory Commission meeting, January 10, 2001
Proposed legislation
box
2003/079-1 [Two untitled wallet files containing loose material and several files concerning Senate Bill 370 and House Bill 2204 re: the Texas Department of Public Safety, 1999]
[Two untitled wallet files containing loose material and several files concerning Senate Bill 368 and House Bill 2024 re: the child support program of the Texas Office of the Attorney General, 1998-1999]
[Untitled wallet file containing loose material and several files concerning House Bill 2617 and Senate Bill 373 re: the Texas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies, 1998-1999]
House Bill 2912 [concerning TNRCC (Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission)] 2001, undated:
box
2003/079-8 House Bill 2919, TNRCC
box
2003/079-4 House Bill 2912 [proposed revisions to bill]
[wallet file]:
Toomey
Ken Kramer/Erin Rogers
Portability-Stewart
AECT/TECA/TPPA [Association of Electric Companies of Texas/Texas Electric Cooperatives Association/Texas Public Power Association]
Representative Burnham
Representative Christian
Representative McClendon
Representative Puente
Representative Hochberg
Lisa Anderson
Jim Lester
James Allison
Ruth McBurney
Representative Kitchen
Representative Green
Cathy Sisk
[Loose notepad]
Committee substitute exp.
Salt/H20 Board
Brazoria/Armbrister, House Bill 2244
[possibly misfiled]
Sunset upset language
Howard amendment
Hochberg - upset
TNRCC suggestions
Public Citizen
[Untitled]
Neighbors for neighbors
ACT [Alliance for a Clean Texas]
AECT [Association of Electric Companies of Texas]
Lyondell/Equistar
Public Research Works
Environmental Institute of Houston
Texas Campaign for the Environment
Rockefeller Family Fund, Smith/Larry Shapiro
House Engrossment Sunset mark-up
[empty]
Engrossed
[empty]
Engrossed - fiscal
Fiscal 2nd - House
3rd Reading amendments
2nd Reading engrossed
Committee substitute - laid-out
Amendments
Section 15.03, clean fleet
Correspondence
Houston Partnership
Texas Oil and Gas Association
TXI Operations, LTD.
box
2003/079-5 Funding - Vilma, Luna
Chisum concerns
Gene Green
Side-by-side Committee Substitute House Bill 2910/Senate
[empty]
Natural Resource Commission amendments
Senate substitute - fiscal
House Bill 2244 [regarding Texas Parks and Wildlife Department], 2000-2001, undated:
box
2003/079-8 House Bill 2244, Parks and Wildlife,
box
2003/079-5 Committee Substitute House Bill 2244, major provisions
Oyster lease
Senate Bill 305, 3 versions
Various amendment information
GLO [General Land Office]/University amendment
Boat regulation amendment
Bosse amendment
Noriega amendment
Fund 009 amendment
Shrimp language
Combs language
Wildlife managers
77R1065(1)-S, Sunset commission
Jim Haire
State audit of Parks and Wildlife Commercial Fishery Programs
Alcohol memo
Warden language
Texas Parks and Wildlife, "Open Line," 2001
[videocassette, 31:00 minutes]
Sunset reports
box
2003/079-3 Sunset Advisory Commission: Report to the 77th Legislature, 2001
Soil and Water Conservation Board, State, 2000
Water Development Board, 2000
Savings and Loan Commissioner, Office of
[empty]
State Securities Board, 2000
Railroad Commission of Texas, 2000
Pension Review Board, State, 2000
Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas
[empty]
Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas
[empty]
Judicial Conduct, State Commission on, 2000
Housing and Community Affairs, Texas Department of, 2000
Housing Corporation, Texas
[empty]
Funeral Services Commission, Texas, 2000
General Services Commission, 2000
Finance Commission of Texas, 2000
Fire Fighter's Pension Commissioner, Office of, 2000
Economic Development, Texas Department of, 2000
Energy Coordination Council, 2000-2001
Consumer Credit Commissioner, Office of
[empty]
Coastal Coordination Council
[empty]
Child Support Enforcement, Office of the Attorney General, 2000-2001
Banking Commissioner, Office of, 1999, 2001
Aircraft Pooling Board, 2000
box
2003/079-6 Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, 2000
Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife, 2000
Texas Department of Economic Development, 2000
Agency information and background material
box
2003/079-3 Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife:
Responses to decisions, 1999-2000
Self-Evaluation Report, 1999
SS [Sunset?], 1999-2000
Sierra Club, 2000
Ondrias Group, 1999-2000
Sunset Commission hearing material
[empty]
[Untitled], 1996, 1999-2000
UT [University of Texas] issues, 2000
Canoe and kayak letter, 2000
TDCJ [Texas Department of Criminal Justice], 2000
Lon Burnam, 2000
News clips, 2000
BTAT [Boating Trades Association of Texas], Tony Grigsby, 1999
Texas History Comm. [Texas Historical Commission], 2000
Texas cultural heritage plan, 2000
[Loose Self-Evaluation Report: Policy Issues, August 1999]
"Wilderness Enterprise," 2000
Jim Haire review, 2000
Copies of public testimony, 2000
Pension Review Board:
Overview meeting, January 25, 2000, [1997, 1999-2000]
Prevention of Developmental Disabilities Office
[empty]
Railroad Commission of Texas:
Self-Evaluation Report, 1999
Tony Garza, 2000
Public Citizen, 2000
box
2003/079-4 Savings and Loan Commissioner, Office of
[empty]
Securities Board, Texas State, 1999-2000
Soil and Water Conservation Board, State, 1999
Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission [TNRCC]:
FY 1999 report, 2000
Public Research Works complaints, 2000
TNRCC and TxDOT [Texas Department of Transportation], joint SIP [State Implementation Plan] meeting, January 20, 2000
Texas Public Policy, Dallas-Fort Worth SIP, 2000
AECT [Association of Electric Companies of Texas, Inc.] TNRCC information and response, 2000
Clean air, Clear Lake, 1994, 1996, 1999-2000
SIP for Texas, undated
TCAWG [Texas Clean Air Working Group] meeting, January 21, 2000
Envir. Reg/Nat. Resources [House Committee on Environmental Regulation/House Committee on Natural Resources] hearing , March 7, 2000
8 hour designation, [1999]
Texas Environmental Taxation Project, 2000
Airlines correspondence, 2000
EPA [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency] correspondence, 2000
Funding Chairman Harris, 2000
Correspondence from Houston, 2000
Houston Partnership, April 5, 2000
Martinez Environment Group, 2000
Mauriceville MUD [Mauriceville Utility District], 2000
Representative Madden, 2000
PUC [Public Utility Commission], 2000
Responses to decisions, 2000
Sierra Club, solid waste landfills, 2000
Saitas correspondence, 2000
SS [Sunset?], undated
Zafferini, 2000
Pat Wood (PUC) [Public Utility Commission], April 4, 2000
Texas Water Development Board:
Water Development Board, Texas, 2000, undated
[2 folders]
Presentation to Sunset Advisory Commission and self-evaluation report, 1999-2000
[Auditors reports], 2000, undated
Water for Texas, August 1997



 

Bill files, 1995-2002 (bulk 1997-2000),
3 cubic ft.

Records include bill copies, drafts, amendments, bill analyses, memoranda, correspondence, talking points, notes, and other legislative records dating 1995-2002 (bulk 1997-2000), of Texas State Representative Fred Bosse. The records provide evidence of the bills introduced or sponsored by Representative Bosse during the 75th, 76th, and 77th Legislatures. The bills appear to be a mixture of general legislation on subjects of concern to Bosse and items introduced in response to Sunset Commission activities [see the series Sunset Advisory Commission files for related material]. Several legislative briefing books are associated with the bill files. Subjects of the files include child support, motor vehicles, electric utility competition, retirement benefits, annexation, and the functions of various state agencies.
Arrangement
The records remain in the their original order. Individual bill files are listed first, followed by collections of bills and, finally, legislative briefing books. Where necessary, materials have been removed from binders and hanging files and refoldered.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Bill files, Records of Representative Fred Bosse, House of Representatives, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Bill files
box
2003/079-2 House Bill 2204, DPS [Texas Department of Public Safety], SS [Sunset?], 1998-1999
House Bill 1376, Vehicle notification, 1999
Senate Bill 1598, 1999
House Bill 2149, TxDOT [Texas Department of Transportation] contracts, 1999
House Bill 2150, TxDOT child support, 1999
House Bill 2159, TxDOT retainage of payments, 1999
House Bill 1929/Senate Bill 262, delinquent sum, 1999
House Bill 2024, SS [Sunset?] child support, 1999
House Bill 2854, salvage vehicles, 1999
House Bill 3259, TxDOT Clar. omnibus, 1999
House Bill 3260, Workers Comp hearing loss, 1999
House Bill 1983, Emerg. Comm. [Texas Advisory Commission on State Emergency Communications] SS [Sunset?], 1999
House Bill 2073, T[D]HS [Texas Department of Human Services] SS [Sunset?], 1999
House Bill 2617, Private Investigators Board, 1999
box
2003/079-7 [3 untitled wallet files containing multiple files on Senate Bill 89 and House Bill 7 re: municipal annexation], 1999
box
2003/079-8 Senate Bill 89, 76th Legislature, 1999
box
2003/079-7 [Untitled wallet file on low-income housing], 2000
House Bill 1327, child support interest waiver, 1999
House Bill 687, fishing, 1999
House Bill 1024, 370 clarification, 1999
House Bill 716, eminent domain, 1999
House Bill 832, Junck child support bill, 1999
[Untitled wallet file on arbitration - materials for future legislation?], 2002
box
2003/079-6 Bosse's bills - supporting documents, 74th Legislature, 1995
Bosse's bills - 74th Legislature, 1995
Bosse's bill background - 75th Legislature, Volume I, 1997
Bosse's bill background - 75th Legislature, Volume II, 1997
[Untitled binder containing Bosse's bill materials from the 76th Legislature, House Bills 732-1976], 1999
[Untitled binder containing Bosse's bills from the 76th Legislature], 1999
Association of Electric Companies of Texas: Electric Competition Briefing Book, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, 2001
box
2003/079-7 Public Utility Commission of Texas, Electric Restructuring, 2000
box
2003/079-6 Telecommunications Infrastructure Board, Legislative report of TIF Funding, February 15, 2001
Legislative Guide to Ethics Commission Statutes and Forms, undated



 

Publications, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997-1999,
0.8 cubic ft.

Records comprise publications, dating 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997-1999, maintained in the office of Texas State Representative Fred Bosse. The materials include information on political action committee recommendations, summarize the major legislation passed during the 72nd through 76th Legislatures, include Sunset Advisory Commission reports, summarize enactments and budget and performance measures of the Texas Legislative Council and Legislative Budget Board, and provide assistance in using office software.
Arrangement
The records remain in the order in which they arrived.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Publications, Records of Representative Fred Bosse, House of Representatives, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
box
2003/079-3 Texas Partnership, Political Action Committee: Effective District Communications, 77th Legislative Session, 2001
Texas Partnership, Political Action Committee: The Honorable Fred Bosse, 2001
[loose blue folder]
box
2003/079-5 House Research Organization, Special Legislative Report/Focus Report:
Major Issues of the 72nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1991
Major Issues of the 73rd Legislature, Regular Session, 1993
Major Issues of the 74th Legislature, Regular Session, 1995
Major Issues of the 75th Legislature, Regular Session, 1997
Major Issues of the 76th Legislature, Regular Session, 1999
Senate Research Center, Highlights of the 75th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 1997
Sunset Advisory Commission, Summary of Sunset Legislation, 76th Legislature, 1999
Sunset Advisory Commission, Sunset Report to the 76th Legislature, 1999
Texas Legislative Council, Summary of Enactments, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, 1997
Texas Legislative Council, Summary of Enactments, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, 1999
box
2003/079-7 County Powers and Duties: As Modified by the 76th Texas Legislature, 1999
box
2003/079-5 Legislative Budget Board, Budget and Performance Summaries, State Agencies and Institutions, Fiscal Years 1995-1999
PolicyFax, 1998
Using Novell PerfectOffice 3, Special Edition