Austin, Texas
                    FISCAL NOTE, 77th Regular Session
                               May 26, 2001
          TO:  Honorable Bill Ratliff, Lieutenant Governor
               Honorable James E. "Pete" Laney, Speaker of the House
        FROM:  John Keel, Director, Legislative Budget Board
       IN RE:  SB1432  by West, Royce (relating to truancy, high school
               equivalency programs, and the authority of justice,
               municipal, and certain juvenile courts in relation to
               children; providing criminal penalties.), Conference
               Committee Report
*  No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.        *
The bill would allow for an appropriation to reimburse the cost of
truancy case managers employed by local governments. The bill would also
authorize various local governmental bodies, including school district
boards of trustees, to employ a case manager to provide services in
truancy cases.  The same entities would be authorized to apply to the
governor's office for funds to reimburse all or part of the costs of
hiring truancy case managers from funds appropriated or otherwise
available for that purpose.

The cost of this reimbursement would depend on the amount of funds
appropriated for this purpose, and the requests granted by the
governor's office that would be paid from appropriated funds.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is
Source Agencies:   701   Texas Education Agency
LBB Staff:         JK, JC, RN