House Committee on Appropriations 
         75th Legislature 
         June 25, 1998 
         9:30 am  
         Capitol Extension, E1.030 
         Pursuant to a notice posted on June 18, 1998, the House  
         Committee on Appropriations met in a public hearing and was  
         called to order by the Acting Chair, Representative Delisi at  
         9:45 am. 
         The roll was answered as follows:   
         Present:  Representatives Delisi; Cuellar; Glaze; Heflin;  
                   Mowery; Tillery; Walker; West, George "Buddy" (8). 
         Absent:   Representatives Junell; Averitt; Coleman; Davis;  
                   Eiland; Finnell; Gallego; Greenberg; Haggerty;  
                   Hernandez; Hinojosa; Hochberg; Kubiak; Moreno;  
                   Pitts; Price; Raymond; Swinford; Turner, Sylvester  
         A quorum was not present. 
         Mr. Don Gilbert of the Health & Human Services (HHSC)  
         Commissioner offered testimony on Phase I of the Children's  
         Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and a plan for Phase II. 
         The Legislative Budget Board offered testimony on the Balanced  
         Budget Act . 
         Rhonda Myron of the Department of  Insurance offered testimony  
         on state laws regarding health maintenance organizations. 
         The committee recessed at 11:50 am. 
         The committee reconvened at 1:40 pm. 
         Sheila Beckett of the Employee's Retirement System, Tyrette  
         Hamilton of the Healthy Kids Corporation, Trey Berndt, Anita  
         Zinnecker, and Maureen McCormack of the Legislative Budget  
         Board, and Linda Wertz of HHSC offered testimony on various  
         benefit packages. 
         The following people offered testimony on possibilities for  
         benefits package:  Anne Dunkelberg, Don Hall, Dr. Jane Rider,  
         Jonas Schwartz, Charlotte Stelly-Seitz, Dr. Thomas Van Hoose,  
         Dr. Richard Wayne, Gary Wood, Jose Camacho, Mary McGuire. 
         At 3:50 pm, on the motion of the chair and without objection,  
         the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.   
         Rep. Dianne Delisi, Acting Chair 
         Janis Carter, Clerk