NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: S/C on Ag., Rural Affairs & Coastal Resources

TIME & DATE:  9:00AM, Monday, May 1, 2006

PLACE: E1.016

CHAIR: Senator Craig Estes

I.  Call to Order
II.  Roll Call
III.  Adoption of Committee Rules
IV.  Invited Testimony Only

Presentations on Interim Charge 2:  Study the effectiveness of the Coastal
Erosion Planning and Response Program (CEPRA) and make recommendations to
improve the program, identify funding sources, and determine the roles of
federal and local governments in erosion response.
    General Land Office
    Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
    Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Presentation on Interim Charge 1:  Study and determine the effectiveness
of federal and state government efforts to combat intentional and
unintentional harm against livestock and agricultural interests in order to
protect public health.  Study what is being done in other states to prevent
the spread of plant and animal disease and prevent the use of terrorism to
disrupt the food supply and economic activity associated with the
production and delivery of food and fiber.
    Texas Department of Agriculture
    Animal Health Commission
    Department of State Health Services

Presentation by Division of Emergency Management:  Role of DEM in
responding to disease outbreaks and natural disasters.

V.  Other Business
VI.  Recess/Adjourn