NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations

TIME & DATE: 10:00AM, Tuesday, June 4, 2002

PLACE: Abilene, Texas

CHAIR: Senator Eliot Shapleigh

Call Abilene Civic Center at 915-676-6211 for directions.

I.     Call to Order

II.    Opening Remarks

III.   Discussion of Committee Charges 1 and 4

       A.  Monitor developments at the federal level regarding the
           Federal Base Realignment and Base Closure (BRAC) process,
           and the implementation of SB 1815, 77th Legislature,
           relating to loan assistance for communities affected by

       B.  Monitor the implementation of the following legislation
           from the 77th Session:  HB 310 relating to veterans
           cemeteries; HB 2125 relating to public school admission for
           military personnel and dependents; and SB 1159 relating to
           providing state veteran services.  The Committee shall
           also evaluate the cost-effectiveness of programs and
           benefits provided to veterans and their families by state
           agencies.  The Committee should consider veterans programs
           administered by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

IV.   Invited and Public Testimony

V.    Recess