NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING


TIME & DATE: 10:00AM, Friday, August 7, 1998

PLACE: Capitol Ext. E1.030

CHAIR: Senator Bill Ratliff


                           Joint Hearing of
                       the Senate Finance Committee
                 and the House Committee on Appropriations
                            on Drought Issues

I.    Roll Call

II.   Opening Remarks by the Chairmen

III.  Agricultural Impact, Rick Perry, Commissioner of Agriculture

IV.   Department of Emergency Management

V.    Fiscal Impact to the State, John Sharp, Comptroller

VI.   Overview by the Texas A&M Extension Service

VII.  Senator Steve Ogden

VIII. Agency Testimony (order to be determined)

         Natural Resource Conservation Commission
         Water Development Board
         Parks and Wildlife Department
         Texas State Forest Service
         Soil and Water Conservation Board
         Department of Housing and Community Affairs

IX.   Invited Public Testimony

X.    Closing Remarks

XI.   Adjournment