NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING


TIME & DATE:  9:30AM, Thursday, April 17, 1997

PLACE: Finance Committee Room

CHAIR: Senator Bill Ratliff


To consider the following bills:

SB 20            Ratliff
Relating to the creation of certain district courts.

SB 102            Zaffirini
Relating to the creation and use of an emergency medical services
and trauma care system fund.

SB 572            Fraser
Relating to the transfer of the University of Central Texas to The
Texas A&M University System.

SB 840            Ratliff
Relating to The University of Texas at Tyler.

SB 896            Shapleigh
Relating to the lease of certain state facilities.

SB 961            Ratliff / et al.
Relating to state formula funding to an institution of higher
education and tuition costs for certain resident doctoral students.

SB 1201            Lucio
Relating to authorizing the board of regents of The University of
Texas System to acquire by purchase, exchange, gift, or otherwise
certain properties to be used for campus expansion and university
purposes in The University of Texas System.

SB 1241            Zaffirini
Relating to the creation of the Faculty Enhancement Fund for
Generalist Physicians.

SB 1366            Ellis
Relating to the establishment of a recreational facility fee at
Texas Southern University.

SB 1367            Ellis
Relating to the establishment of a medical services fee at Texas
Southern University.

SB 1437            Wentworth
Relating to the exemption from and limitations on ad valorem taxes
on the residence homestead of an elderly individual and the
individual's surviving spouse and to the termination of that
exemption if that homestead ceases to be the homestead of that
elderly individual or surviving spouse.

SB 1440            Wentworth
Relating to tax exemptions on oil and gas production.

SB 1457            Armbrister
Relating to the appraisal of property for ad valorem tax purposes
and the annual study of school district property values.

SB 1467            Ellis
Relating to student center fees at Texas Southern University.

SB 1491            Ellis
Relating to the creation of the self-sufficiency fund to develop
job training for certain recipients of the financial assistance
program for persons with dependent children.

SB 1497            Brown
Relating to the special account to fund the Texas Real Estate
Research Center.

SB 1506            Gallegos
Relating to special license plates for the Houston Livestock Show
and Rodeo.

SB 1531            Brown
Relating to the imposition and rate of the gas severance tax.

SB 1595            Ellis / et al.
Relating to the creation of the small business environmental
compliance funding program.

SB 1612            Whitmire
Relating to the sale of state owned real property under the
management of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the
disposition of the sales proceeds.

SB 1674            Barrientos
Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties,
operation, and financing of library districts; authorizing a tax
and providing a penalty.

SB 1739            Armbrister
Relating to the listing on an ad valorem tax appraisal roll of
certain possessory interests in exempt property.

SB 1741            Armbrister
Relating to the authority of the Parks and Wildlife Department to
issue revenue bonds and to the allocation of certain sales, excise,
and use tax revenue to the Parks and Wildlife Department for debt
service on revenue bonds.

SB 1776            Lucio
Relating to the exemption of certain employees from the payment of
student fees by the governing board of an institution of higher

SB 1795            Wentworth
Relating to the taxable value of property of a school district that
does not offer each grade level from kindergarten to 12th grade.

SB 1920            Bivins
Relating to state financing of public school facilities and to the
cost of an attendance credit under the Foundation School Program.

SB 1923            Ratliff
Relating to use of state funds for certain investments.

SCR 47            Ratliff
Granting Dick Corporation permission to sue the State of Texas and the
Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

HB 834            Junell                   SP: Ratliff
Relating to the delay of certain payments or transfers from the
general revenue fund.

HB 1235            Junell                   SP: Ratliff
Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for certain
public institutions of higher education.

Pending Business:

Subcommittee Report on Emoluments and Salaries

SB 310            Brown
Relating to certain judicial salaries.

SB 1099            Wentworth
Relating to salaries and fees for services of certain prosecutors.



SB 1099