The House Committee on Appropriations 
         77th Legislature 
         February 27, 2001 
         7:00 a.m. 
         Capitol Extension, E1.030 
         Pursuant to a notice posted on February 21, 2001, the House  
         Committee on Appropriations met in a public hearing and was  
         called to order by the chair, Representative Junell, at 7:04  
         The roll was answered as follows: 
         Present:  Representatives Junell; West, George "Buddy"; Allen;  
                   Delisi; Eiland; Farrar; Gutierrez; Hamric; Heflin;  
                   Janek; King, Tracy; Luna, Vilma; McReynolds; Moreno,  
                   Paul; Pickett; Pitts; Puente; Smith; Turner, Sylvester  
         Absent:   Representatives Coleman; Flores; Gallego; Giddings;  
                   Glaze; Hochberg; Maxey; Mowery (8). 
         A quorum was present. 
         Testimony was taken.  (See attached witness list.) 
         Criminal Justice Policy Council 
         (Representative Gallego now present.)(Representative Glaze now  
         present.)(Representative Flores now present.)(Representative  
         Maxey now present.)(Representative Hopson now  
         present.)(Representative Giddings now present.) 
         Representative Farrar moved the adoption of LBB recommendations  
         with the following changes: Maintain 2000-2001 operating budget  
         through 2002-2003 biennium.  To enhance agency's employee  
         retention plan in FY 2003.   Add 2 additional FTEs to Article  
         XI.  Without objection, the motion was adopted. 
         Texas Youth Commission 
         Representative Smith moved the adoption of LBB recommendations  
         with the following changes: To maintain salary parity between  
         juvenile correctional officers and adult correctional officers  
         at TDCJ.  For capital expenditures related to repair and  
         replacement of utilities, roads, and roofs in FY2002.  For  
         safety and security improvements and an additional 74 FTEs.  To  
         purchase telemedicine system equipment in FY2002.  For contract  
         beds to meet increasing population demands in FY2002.  And with  
         the following technical change: Reclassification of Federal  
         Funds to Other Funds to avoid repeat count with the Texas  
         Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.  And with the following  
         Performance Measure change: Percent Reading at Grade Level at  
         Release: Increase FY2002 target from 13 to 16 percent.  Increase  
         FY2003 target from 13 to 17 percent.  And with the other  
         following changes: Capital Budget rider (Smith #1) and Employee  
         Medical Care rider (Smith #2) and Fire Prevention and Safety  
         rider (Smith #3) and State-Owned Housing Authorized rider (Smith  
         #4).  And to add to Article XI, cost increases in managed health  
         care contracts.  The following items were left pending: Salary  
         Adjustment Authorized rider (Smith #5) and Proposed Article IX  
         Modification rider (Smith #6).  Without objection, the motion  
         was adopted.   
         Juvenile Probation Commission 
         Representative McReynolds moved the adoption of LBB  
         recommendations with the following changes: To fund increased  
         salaries for Certified Juvenile Probation Officers (JPO) and  
         Juvenile Detention/Correctional Officers (JD/JCO).  For Juvenile  
         Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP) Summer School  
         Funding.  And with the following technical change: On page V-31  
         of the introduced bill, under rider #10 of Juvenile Probation  
         Commission change Texas Education Agency rider #45 to Texas  
         Education Agency rider #43.  And with the other following  
         changes:  Salary increases for Juvenile Probation Department  
         personnel rider (McReynolds #1) and Juvenile Accountability  
         Incentive Block Grants Funding (McReynolds #2) and the deletion  
         of rider #5: Unexpended Balances Construction of Local  
         Facilities with General Obligation Bond Proceeds.  And to add  
         the following to Article XI: Seven additional administrative  
         FTEs, and GR for specialized caseloads that address mentally  
         impaired juveniles.  The following was left pending: Performance  
         Measure - Change key measure "number of new commitments to TYC"  
         from key to non-key.  Without objection, the motion was adopted. 
         At 10:10 a.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection,  
         the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair. 
         Rep. Junell, Chair 
         Darshoel Willis, Clerk