Austin, Texas
                                   FISCAL NOTE
                               75th Regular Session
                                  April 30, 1997
      TO: Honorable Carlos F. Truan, Chair            IN RE:  Senate Bill No. 1041
          Committee on International Relations, Trade & Technology                              By: Truan
          Austin, Texas
         FROM:  John Keel, Director    
In response to your request for a Fiscal Note on SB1041 ( Relating 
to the creation, powers, and duties of the International Trade 
Task Force and the promotion and development of international 
trade.) this office has detemined the following:
         Biennial Net Impact to General Revenue Funds by SB1041-As Introduced
Implementing the provisions of the bill would result in a net 
negative impact of $(100,000) 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
This bill would amend Subchapter D, Chapter 481, Government 
Code to create the International Trade Task Force.  The bill 
would require the task force to develop a strategic plan to 
promote and develop international trade, including state goals 
for exports, attraction of foreign investment and increased 
foreign representation.  

The bill would require the task 
force to complete the plan not later than September 1, 1998 
and the department to  adopt a strategic plan to promote and 
develop international trade not later than February 1, 1999.

Act takes effect on September 1, 1997.  The section of the bill 
mandating the development and adoption of a strategic plan for 
trade development expires December 1, 2000
The estimated cost of this bill is $100,000 for the 1998-1999 
biennium.  The major costs associated with the bill relate to 
the cost of reimbursing the travel cost of the task force.  
 The bill would require the task force, an ongoing body of 27 
members, to meet monthly at the call of the president or more 
frequently if necessary.

The estimate assumes the administrative 
staff support required by the task force will be performed by 
the government offices and agencies assigned to the task force 
out of existing appropriation authority. 
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           
            from General                                                                                  
            Revenue Fund                                                                                  
       1998         ($50,000)                                                                        
       1998          (50,000)                                                                        
         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            ($50,000)
               1999             (50,000)
               2000                    0
               2001                    0
               2002                    0
Similar annual fiscal implications would continue as long as 
the provisions of the bill are in effect.
   Source:            Agencies:   465   Department of Commerce
                      LBB Staff:   JK ,TH ,CG