Austin, Texas
                    FISCAL NOTE, 76th Regular Session
                                May 5, 1999
          TO:  Honorable Toby Goodman, Chair, House Committee on
               Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
        FROM:  John Keel, Director, Legislative Budget Board
       IN RE:  SB8  by West, Royce (Relating to the compilation of
               information pertaining to criminal combinations and
               criminal street gangs and to the establishment of a
               statewide database of criminal street gang
               information.), Committee Report 2nd House, Substituted
*  Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for    *
*  SB8, Committee Report 2nd House, Substituted:  negative impact of     *
*  $(784,626) through the biennium ending August 31, 2001.               *
*                                                                        *
*  The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal      *
*  basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of    *
*  the bill.                                                             *
General Revenue-Related Funds, Five-Year Impact:
          *  Fiscal Year  Probable Net Positive/(Negative)   *
          *               Impact to General Revenue Related  *
          *                             Funds                *
          *       2000                           $(613,264)  *
          *       2001                            (171,362)  *
          *       2002                            (180,443)  *
          *       2003                            (182,524)  *
          *       2004                            (186,554)  *
All Funds, Five-Year Impact:
*Fiscal    Probable Savings/(Cost) from     Change in Number of State     *
* Year         General Revenue Fund           Employees from FY 1999      *
*                      0001                                               *
*  2000                        $(613,264)                             3.0 *
*  2001                         (171,362)                             3.0 *
*  2002                         (180,443)                             3.0 *
*  2003                         (182,524)                             3.0 *
*  2004                         (186,554)                             3.0 *
Technology Impact
All State costs of the bill would be attributable to technology impact.
Fiscal Analysis
The bill would allow criminal justice agencies to compile information and
create intelligence databases on criminal street gangs.  The bill would
require local agencies compiling the information to submit it to the
Department of Public Safety if the information was in compliance with the
submission criteria of the bill.  The Department would maintain the
information in a database that complies with policies established in the

The bill would give a child, parent or guardian the right to an agency
review of the accuracy of the criminal street gang information compiled
by a law enforcement authority.
The bill would require the development or acquisition of hardware and
software to support the statewide criminal street gang database.
Contract programming for the project is estimated at $427,500.  A
Programmer Analyst III, a Data Base Administrator IV, and a Records
Technician III would be required to provide on-going support for the
Local Government Impact
The impact of the bill on local government would depend on the county or
municipality's decision to maintain a database on criminal street gangs.
Two counties contacted (Harris and Bexar) indicated the bill would have
no significant fiscal impact.
Source Agencies:   405   Department of Public Safety, 696   Department
                   of Criminal Justice
LBB Staff:         JK, MD, VS