Austin, Texas
                                   FISCAL NOTE
                               75th Regular Session
                                  February 4, 1997
      TO: Honorable Judith Zaffirini, Chair            IN RE:  Senate Bill No. 61
          Committee on Health & Human Services                              By: Zaffirini
          Austin, Texas
         FROM:  John Keel, Director    
         In response to your request for a Fiscal Note on SB61 ( Relating to the
penalty for failure to report abuse of persons who are elderly or disabled.)
this office has detemined the following:
         Biennial Net Impact to General Revenue Funds by SB61-As Introduced
             This bill would amend Section 48.0361 of the Human Resources Code
to classify the failure to report abuse, neglect, or exploitation of persons
who are elderly or disabled as a Class A rather than a Class B misdemeanor. 
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
             No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
   Source:            Agencies:   655   Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation
                                         324   Department of Human Services
                                         530   Department of Protective and Regulatory Services
                      LBB Staff:   JK ,BB ,NM