NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: State Affairs
SUBCOMMITTEE: Native American Affairs

TIME & DATE:  9:00AM, Wednesday, January 30, 2002

PLACE: El Paso, Texas

CHAIR: Senator Frank Madla

University of Texas at El Paso, Natural Gas Conference Center


I. Call to Order

II.   Roll Call

III.  Discussion of Committee Charge

    A. Examine the need and feasibility for establishing a state agency or
     commission for Native American affairs. The Committee should determine
     whether certain issues facing the Native American community are being
     adequately addressed by existing state agencies. The issues to be
     examined should include diabetes susceptibility, alcohol abuse
     prevention, educational opportunities, water rights, land ownership,
     burial ground disturbance, historical representation, and tax

IV. Invited and Public Testimony

V. Recess