Austin, Texas

                           FISCAL NOTE
                       74th Regular Session

                          March 21, 1995

 TO:     Honorable Judith Zaffirini, Chair      IN RE:  Senate Bill No. 606
         Committee on Health & Human Services           By: Zaffirini
         Austin, Texas

FROM: John Keel, Director

In response to your request for a Fiscal Note on Senate Bill No.
606 (Relating to the detection and prevention of osteoporosis;
making an appropriation.) this office has determined the

The bill would create the Advisory Council for the Prevention of
Osteoporosis and direct the commissioner of public health to
develop and implement a program to promote public awareness of
osteoporosis detection, prevention, and treatment.  The bill
would exempt the Advisory Council from provisions in Article
6252-33, Revised Statutes, relating to advisory committee

The bill makes an appropriation of $250,000 from the General
Revenue Fund for each fiscal year in the biennium ending August
31, 1997 for the purposes outlined.

The probable fiscal implication of implementing the provisions of
the bill during each of the first  five years following passage
is estimated as follows:

          Fiscal  Probable Cost Out     Change in   
           Year      of  General     Number of State
                   Revenue Fund 001  Employees from 
                                         FY 1995    

        1996                  $250,000               2.0

        1997                   250,000               2.0
        1998                   250,000               2.0

        1999                   250,000               2.0

        2000                   250,000               2.0

       Similar annual fiscal implications would continue as long as the
provisions of the bill are in effect.

No fiscal implication to units of local government is 

Source:   Department of Health
          LBB Staff: JK, KF, DF