Austin, Texas
                                   FISCAL NOTE
                               75th Regular Session
                                  May 14, 1997
      TO: Honorable Rodney Ellis, Chair            IN RE:  House Bill No. 2951, As Engrossed
          Committee on Jurisprudence                              By: Thompson
          Austin, Texas
         FROM:  John Keel, Director    
In response to your request for a Fiscal Note on HB2951 ( Relating 
to the provision of inpatient mental health services to certain 
incapacitated persons.) this office has detemined the following:
         Biennial Net Impact to General Revenue Funds by HB2951-As Engrossed

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 


The bill would amend the Probate Code to allow guardians to 
admit their wards to a public or private-inpatient psychiatric 
facility on a voluntary basis.  The number of individuals affected 
is small and it is anticipated that the costs associated with 
the bill can be absorbed by the Texas Department of Mental Health 
and Mental Retardation.  
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government 
is anticipated.  The vast majority of courts would not have 
to hold additional hearings because the number of individuals 
impacted is small.  
   Source:            Agencies:   655   Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation
                      LBB Staff:   JK ,BB ,PE ,AC