NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Government Organization

TIME & DATE:  1:00PM Or upon adjournment
             Thursday, May 6, 2004

PLACE: Capitol Extension E1.028

CHAIR: Senator Rodney Ellis

The Senate Committee on Government Organization will meet on Thursday, May
6, at 1:00 P.M. or upon adjournment in Room E1.028.  The committee will
hear invited testimony on the following interim charges:

1 Study consolidation of those agencies related to the arts, cultural, and
library services; consolidation of certain agricultural-related agencies;
and consolidation of certain licensing agencies or their administrative

2  Study the management of state assets and leases, including real estate,
leased space, inventory and other assets by the General Land Office, the
Texas Building and Procurement Commission, as well as other agencies.
Explore and make recommendations on the possible use of sale-leaseback
opportunities for properties that the state now owns.  Review allegations
of theft of state property and make recommendations on enhancing security
of state assets.