Austin, Texas
                    FISCAL NOTE, 76th Regular Session
                              April 27, 1999
          TO:  Honorable Robert Junell, Chair, House Committee on
        FROM:  John Keel, Director, Legislative Budget Board
       IN RE:  HB3011 by Hochberg (relating to the funding and operation
               of the Harris County Psychiatric Center), Committee
               Report 1st House, Substituted
*  No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.        *

The bill would allow transfer of the appropriation for the Harris County
Psychiatric Center from the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental
Retardation to the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston,
if specifically authorized by the Legislature.

The bill also would require establishment of a Local Area Planning and
Advisory Committee to review and advise on strategic planning and
development of future budget requests to the Legislature, and review
annual patient service performance targets.
Local Government Impact
No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
Source Agencies:   304   Comptroller of Public Accounts, 720   The
                   University of Texas System Administration
LBB Staff:         JK, BB, LD, CF