Austin, Texas
                    FISCAL NOTE, 77th Regular Session
                              April 10, 2001
          TO:  Honorable Patricia Gray, Chair, House Committee on Public
        FROM:  John Keel, Director, Legislative Budget Board
       IN RE:  HB2671  by Janek (Relating to requiring the Texas
               Department of Health to promote the vaccines for children
               program to certain health care providers not currently
               enrolled in the program.), As Introduced
*  No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.        *
The Department of Health estimates printing and mailing costs for 35,000
brochures would total $61,000 and these would be absorbed by the agency
out of existing funding for the Vaccines for Children Program.  TDH
indicates additional resources would be needed at the local level due to
increased enrollment of providers and increased workload associated with
enrollment, training, and support.  TDH estimates local costs, based on
eight local health departments, would total $290,824 each year to
implement the provisions of the bill.  It is assumed the local health
departments would absorb these costs within existing resources.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is
Source Agencies:   501   Texas Department of Health
LBB Staff:         JK, HD, RM