NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Ways & Means

TIME & DATE:  9:00AM, Friday, June 30, 2000

PLACE: 3201 Cullen, Houston, TX

CHAIR: Rep. Rene Oliveira


The House Committee on Ways and Means will meet at the Texas Center for
Superconductivity at the University of Houston at 3201 Cullen, in Room 101
in Houston Texas to take up its interim charges to:

Review the tax exemptions and credits approved by the 76th Legislature,
including S.B. 441 and the emergency severance tax measures, and evaluate
their success in achieving legislative goals (Invited testimony only); and

Identify and list the specific changes to the tax structure that would:
(1) produce the most positive effect on gross state product;
(2) produce the most positive effect on the creation and retention of jobs
that pay a living wage;
(3) most benefit troubled or declining industries, such as agriculture and
oil production;
(4) promote enhanced tax equity, including mitigation of the regressivity
of the current tax structure; and
(5) address loopholes that permit certain classes of taxpayers to avoid
equitable taxation.  (Invited and public testimony will be taken.)