Austin, Texas
                                   FISCAL NOTE
                               75th Regular Session
                                  February 10, 1997
      TO: Honorable Rene Oliveira, Chair            IN RE:  House Bill No. 160
          Committee on Economic Development                              By: Rodriguez
          Austin, Texas
         FROM:  John Keel, Director    
In response to your request for a Fiscal Note on HB160 ( Relating 
to the establishment of an advisory committee to the Texas Workforce 
Commission on apprenticeship and job-training issues.) this 
office has detemined the following:
         Biennial Net Impact to General Revenue Funds by HB160-As Introduced
Implementing the provisions of the bill would result in a net 
negative impact of $(24,986) to General Revenue Related Funds 
through the biennium ending August 31, 1999.
The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal 
basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions 
of the bill.
Fiscal Analysis
The costs of implementing HB 160 would include administrative 
support, travel and meeting room costs for 15 board members.
According to the Workforce Commission, the probable costs of 
implementing HB 160 would include travel costs for two meetings 
per year, estimated at $300 per member per meeting ($300 x 15 
x 2 = $9,000) plus $1000 for meeting rooms and part-time administrative 
support provided by 0.5 FTE (Group 11) at a cost of $1,033 per 
year, with $260 in employee benefits, as well as an additional 
$1,200 in other operating costs.
The probable fiscal implications of Implementing the provisions 
of the bill during each of the first  five years following passage 
is estimated as follows:
Five Year Impact:
Fiscal Year Probable           Change in Number   
            Savings/(Cost)     of State                                                                   
            from General       Employees from                                                             
            Revenue Fund       FY 1997                                                                    
       1998         ($12,493)               0.5                                                      
       1998          (12,493)               0.5                                                      
       2000          (12,493)               0.5                                                      
       2001          (12,493)               0.5                                                      
       2002          (12,493)               0.5                                                      
         Net Impact on General Revenue Related Funds:
The probable fiscal implication to General Revenue related funds 
during each of the first five years is estimated as follows:
              Fiscal Year      Probable Net Postive/(Negative)
                               General Revenue Related Funds
               1998            ($12,493)
               1999             (12,493)
               2000             (12,493)
               2001             (12,493)
               2002             (12,493)
Similar annual fiscal implications Projected expenditures would 
continue as long as the provisions of the bill are in effect.
No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
   Source:            Agencies:   320   Texas Workforce Commission
                      LBB Staff:   JK ,TH ,JA