Austin, Texas
                    FISCAL NOTE, 77th Regular Session
                              March 21, 2001
          TO:  Honorable David Swinford, Chair, House Committee on
               Agriculture & Livestock
        FROM:  John Keel, Director, Legislative Budget Board
       IN RE:  HB2246  by Ellis, Dan (Relating to the regulation of the
               purchase and sale of timber; providing a penalty.), As
*  No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.                    *
The bill will not have a fiscal or administrative impact on the Texas
Forest Service (TFS).  Texas Forest Service personnel work closely with
local law officers and District Attorneys on timber theft issues as a
part of their regular duties; the bill should not have a fiscal or
administrative effect on their regular duties.
Local Government Impact
This bill may generate additional income as a result of increased fines.
Source Agencies:   576   Texas Forest Service
LBB Staff:         JK, CL, JW