NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Infrastructure Development and Security

TIME & DATE:  1:00PM, Tuesday, April 13, 2004

PLACE: E1.028

CHAIR: Senator Todd Staples

The Committee on Infrastructure Development and Security will meet on
Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 1 P.M. in E1.028.  The Committee will consider
the following:

   I. Call to Order
  II. Roll Call
 III. Opening Remarks
  IV. Introduction of Staff
   V. Adoption of Committee Rules
  VI. Invited testimony on the following committee charges:

8.  Study the issue of interoperable communications for first responders.
The Committee shall assess the status of this capacity and evaluate
avaliable technology and costs.  In addition, the Committee shall explore
pilot programs and proposals by entities such as DPS and the Sheriff's
Association, who have been working to assess new technologies and the cost
of implementation of systems to assist in effective communication between
all parts of the state.

9.  Study the issues associated with consular identification cards
("Matricula Consular") with particular attention to security and
verifiability, banking access, local law enforcement relations, and
driver's license issuance.  Review current FBI reports on security and
verifiability.  Consider the implications that acceptance of the card on
a state or local level would have on federal immigration policy and
homeland security.

  VII. Public testimony on Committee charges 8 & 9
 VIII. Other Business
   IX. Adjourn/Recess