NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: State Affairs

TIME & DATE: 12:30PM or 30 min. after adj.
             Thursday, May 6, 1999

PLACE: Senate Chamber

CHAIR: Senator Florence Shapiro


I.  To consider the following:

SB 129            Brown, J. E. "Buster"
Relating to the regulation of geologists, geophysicists, and soil
scientists; providing an administrative and a criminal penalty.

SB 543            Nixon, Drew
Relating to a payment to a governmental entity by check.

HB 57            Cuellar                  SP: Zaffirini
Relating to persons authorized to administer oaths made in Texas.

HB 362            Hupp                     SP: Fraser
Relating to the eligibility of certain higher education employees
to participate in group programs under the Texas Employees Uniform
Group Insurance Benefits Act.

HB 523            McReynolds               SP: Ogden
Relating to the application of the optional county vehicle
registration fees to all-terrain vehicles.

HB 558            Hunter                   SP: Truan
Relating to the requirement that state employees present proof of
selective service registration or exemption.

HB 595            Maxey                    SP: Wentworth
Relating to allowing a governmental body to discuss its test
questions in a closed meeting.

HB 676            Isett                    SP: Bivins
Relating to prima facie speed limits for vehicles on highways.

HB 692            Janek                    SP: Nelson
Relating to the confidentiality of the social security number of an
applicant for or holder of a license or other form of permission to
practice an occupation or profession.

HB 856            Lewis, Ron               SP: Bernsen
Relating to exempting certain persons from the safety belt law.

HB 1053            Yarbrough                SP: Bernsen
Relating to requiring a voting system to be accessible by persons
with physical disabilities.

HB 1075            Craddick                 SP: Bivins
Relating to raising the speed limit for vehicles towing certain

HB 1085            Hunter                   SP: Shapleigh
Relating to state agency records management officers.

HB 1147            Seaman                   SP: Armbrister
Relating to lighting and red flag requirements for certain vehicles
with extended loads.

HB 1274            Tillery                  SP: Carona
Relating to the administration of oaths in this state by certain
judges and clerks.

HB 1359            Krusee                   SP: Jackson
Relating to the use of golf carts on public roadways.

HB 1739            Greenberg                SP: Shapleigh
Relating to membership, service credit, benefits, and
administration of the statewide retirement system for emergency
services personnel; providing an administrative penalty.

HB 1895            Maxey                    SP: Barrientos
Relating to the management of software and software licenses by
state agencies.

HB 1976            Bosse                    SP: Madla
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Commission on
Human Rights.

HB 2238            Cook                     SP: Harris
Relating to exempting certain persons from requirements related to
the sale, exchange, or lease-purchase of a manufactured home.

HB 2299            Greenberg                SP: Barrientos
Relating to naming the former life skills building at the Texas
School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in honor of Ann

HB 2461            Alexander                SP: Ratliff
Relating to the issuance of certain specially designed license
plates by the Texas Department of Transportation.

HB 2492            Lewis, Ron               SP: Shapiro
Relating to contracts for and the financing of energy conservation
measures taken by state agencies and political subdivisions.

HB 3008            Greenberg                SP: Barrientos
Relating to credit in the Employees Retirement System of Texas for
certain  out-of-state service.

HB 3089            Woolley                  SP: Brown, J. E. "Buster"
Relating to long-term care insurance provided for certain public
employees, retirees, and their family members.

HB 3366            Talton                   SP: Gallegos
Relating to lighting equipment on tow trucks.

II.  Subcommittee reports:

SB 162            Carona
Relating to county enforcement of commercial motor vehicle safety

SB 193            Ogden
Relating to disadvantaged county designation for purposes of
financing a highway project.

SB 628            Truan
Relating to rail transportation districts.

SB 1009            Brown, J. E. "Buster"
Relating to the procurement of legal services by the Texas Turnpike
Authority Division of the Texas Department of Transportation.

SB 1328            Gallegos
Relating to special license plates for persons retired from service
in the merchant marine of the United States.

SB 1598            Cain
Relating to nonrepairable and salvage motor vehicles.

SB 1677            Bernsen
Relating to the method of payment of fees for goods sold or
services provided by the Texas Department of Transportation or for
the administration of Texas Department of Transportation programs.

SB 1751            Wentworth
Relating to funds maintained by and for the Texas Turnpike
Authority Division of the Texas Department of Transportation.

SCR 47            Shapleigh
Directing the Texas Department of Transportation to conduct a study
relating to factors that cause road damage and revise its funding
formulas to reflect and address the damage done by NAFTA truck

HB 236            Krusee                   SP: Wentworth
Relating to the composition of the board of directors of certain
metropolitan rapid transit authorities.

HB 1380            Allen                    SP: West, Royce
Relating to venue projects that may be authorized and financed by a

HB 1492            Alexander                SP: Cain
Relating to the classification of a motor-driven cycle or moped and
to a driver's license issued for the operation of certain

HB 1779            Alexander                SP: Cain
Relating to the eligibility of lodging establishments located near
interchanges for specific information logo signs.

HB 1980            Hill                     SP: Cain
Relating to a report on performance of certain public
transportation providers.

HB 2159            Bosse                    SP: Brown, J. E. "Buster"
Relating to the retainage of payments under certain contracts
entered into by the Texas Department of Transportation for
improvements to state highways.

HB 2537            Davis, Yvonne            SP: Cain
Relating to warranty performance obligations applicable to certain
motor  vehicles.

HB 3092            Siebert                  SP: Cain
Relating to the powers and duties of the Motor Vehicle Board of the
Texas Department of Transportation; imposing a penalty.

III.  Pending business:

SB 803            Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the sale or lease of underused lands by the state.

SB 1785            Gallegos
Relating to creation of a benefit fund and supplemental one-time
payment for certain peace officers and fire fighters disabled in
the line of duty.



HB 558