The House Committee on Appropriations 
         77th Legislature 
         March 19, 2001 
         1:00 p.m. 
         Capitol Extension, E1.030 
         Pursuant to a notice posted on March 14, 2001, the House  
         Committee on Appropriations met in a public hearing and was  
         called to order by the chair, Representative Junell, at 1:08  
         The roll was answered as follows: 
         Present:  Representatives Junell; West, George "Buddy"; Coleman;  
                   Delisi; Eiland; Flores; Giddings; Glaze; Gutierrez;  
                   Hamric; Heflin; Hochberg; Janek; King, Tracy; Luna,  
                   Vilma; Maxey; Moreno, Paul; Pickett; Puente; Smith  
         Absent:   Representatives Allen; Farrar; Gallego; McReynolds;  
                   Mowery; Pitts; Turner, Sylvester (7). 
         A quorum was present. 
         Testimony was taken.  (See attached witness list.) 
         Health and Human Services Commission 
         (Representative Allen now present.)(Representative McReynolds  
         now present.)(Representative Turner, Sylvester now  
         present.)(Representative Chavez, Norma now  
         present.)(Representative George, Kenn now  
         present.)(Representative Walker, Gary now present.) 
         Representative Eiland moved the adoption of LBB recommendations  
         with the following changes: 
           Fiscal Changes 
                Funds for additional caseload in CHIP (Children's Health  
                   Insurance Program) 
           Technical Changes 
                Correction of FTE cap: increase of 7 at HHSC with  
                   corresponding decrease at Department of Mental health  
                   and Mental Retardation. 
           Performance Changes 
                Modify performance measures accordingly, to accommodate  
                   additional funds for additional caseload in CHIP  
                   (mentioned above) 
                Amended Capital Budget rider (Eiland #1) 
                Texas Integrated Funding Initiative rider (Eiland #2) 
                Maximize Federal Reimbursement for Delinking Activities  
                   rider (Coleman #3) 
                Women's Health Services Demonstration Project rider  
                   (Coleman #4) 
                Mental Health Services Demonstration Project rider (Coleman  
                HIV/AIDS Services Demonstration Project rider (Coleman #6) 
                Medicaid Buy-In Pilot Project rider (Coleman #7) 
                Voluntary Medicaid Demonstration Pilot rider (Gallego #8) 
                Custody Relinquishment Prevention Plan rider (Coleman #9) 
                Children's Health Insurance Program Re-enrollment rider  
                   (Eiland #10) 
                Amended Consolidated Waiver Pilot Project Authorization  
                   rider (Eiland #11) 
                Transfer of Council on Developmental disabilities and  
                   Indirect Administration Funding rider (Maxey #12) 
                Enterprise Administrative System rider (Eiland #13) 
                Appropriation of Additional Tobacco Funds rider (Eiland #14) 
           Article XI 
                Funds for implementation of PeopleSoft 
                Funds for the Guardianship Alliance which provides support  
                   and services to legal guardians to incapacitated  
                Funds to provide grants to communities to enhance community  
                   based services for the aged or disabled 
                Funds for Promoting Independence 
                Add Reimbursement Rates for Children's Health Insurance  
                   Program rider 
                Funds for Medicaid Family Coverage Pilot Program 
                Funds to establish a umbilical cord blood bank; with  
                   contingency rider for HB 3572 (George) 
                Funds for Colonias Initiative 
                Funds for contingency rider for HB 1213 (Maxey) to develop  
                   a family-based alternatives program for children 
         Without objection, the motion was adopted. 
         At 4:19 p.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