Austin, Texas
                    FISCAL NOTE, 77th Regular Session
                              March 8, 2001
          TO:  Honorable Clyde Alexander, Chair, House Committee on
        FROM:  John Keel, Director, Legislative Budget Board
       IN RE:  HB2237  by Moreno, Joe E. (Relating to the procurement
               powers of certain navigation districts and port
               authorities.), As Introduced
*  No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.                    *
Local Government Impact
The bill would authorize certain navigation districts and port
authorities to use methods for purchases and contracts valued at $25,000
or more, in addition to competitive bidding, as outlined for school
districts. Other methods include competitive sealed proposals, catalogue
purchases, interlocal contracts, and design-build contracts.

Eligible districts and authorities would experience a cost savings on
purchases and contracts by having the option to use the most
cost-effective purchasing method. Savings would vary depending on the
specifics of the purchases and contracts. Some purchases could yield a
minimal savings while others could have the potential to be somewhat
Source Agencies:   
LBB Staff:         JK, JO, CL, DB