Austin, Texas
                    FISCAL NOTE, 77th Regular Session
                              April 7, 2001
          TO:  Honorable David Sibley, Chair, Senate Committee on
               Business & Commerce
        FROM:  John Keel, Director, Legislative Budget Board
       IN RE:  SB228  by Shapleigh (Relating to requiring certain state
               agencies to study the state and federal mandates
               affecting the region of the state near the border with
               Mexico.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
*  No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.        *
Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 228 would require the Attorney
General's office, the Comptroller's Office,  the Texas Department of
Banking, the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission, the Texas
Department of Health, the Texas Department of Transportation, and the
Texas Workforce Commission to study the impact of state and federal
mandates affecting the region of the state near the border with Mexico.

The study would include an examination of judicial and law enforcement
issues, financial and environmental policies, the effects of illegal
drugs on the border region, transportation infrastructure and funding,
and the effect of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

The affected agencies would be required to file reports with results and
findings of the studies with the Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of
the House of Representatives no later than December 15, 2002.

The provisions of this bill would expire February 1, 2003.

Note: Each of the affected agencies listed above showed estimated costs
associated with their portion of the study. It is assumed that these
costs could be absorbed within each agency's current resources.
Local Government Impact
No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
Source Agencies:   304   Comptroller of Public Accounts, 501   Texas
                   Department of Health, 582   Texas Natural Resource
                   Conservation Commission, 320   Texas Workforce
                   Commission, 302   Office of the Attorney General,
                   601   Texas Department of Transportation, 451
                   Department of Banking
LBB Staff:         JK, JO, JC