NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: State Affairs

TIME & DATE:  9:00AM, Thursday, July 27, 2006

PLACE: E1.036 - Finance Com. Rm.

CHAIR: Senator Robert Duncan

The Committee will meet to take invited and public testimony on the
following interim charges:

Interim Charge No. 7:  Study the costs associated with mandates to
insurance companies for increased coverage for specific illnesses, medical
conditions, or diseases, including obesity.  Provide a cost assessment of
the impact of such mandates to the state and local units of government.
Include data and analysis of the costs and medical impact associated with
insurance mandates which have been enacted in other states, as well as any
short- and long-term cost-savings.  Develop recommendations on how to
provide increased cost-effective coverage, especially to populations with
impairments and diseases, as well as the underinsured/uninsured.

Interim Charge No. 11:  Assess the benefit of limiting the civil liability
for noneconomic damages against non-profit organizations involved in the
privatization of child welfare services.