NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: State Affairs

TIME & DATE: 10:00AM, Monday, March 27, 2000

PLACE: Lubbock, Texas

CHAIR: Senator Florence Shapiro


The Senate Committee on State Affairs will meet at Texas Tech University,
in the International Cultural Center, 601 Indiana Avenue, Lubbock, Texas.

I.    Roll Call

II.   Approval of Minutes

III.  Committee Business:

     Discussion of Committee Charge #1:  Evaluate the state's intermodal
transportation planning efforts with an emphasis on NAFTA-related trade
corridors and their impact on both metropolitan and rural areas of the
state.  The Committee shall address all modes of transportation including
highways, farm-to-market roads, turnpikes, mass transit, aviation,
railroads, and water traffic.  The Committee shall determine whether the
state is maximizing federal funding levels, and evaluate alternative and
innovative methods of transportation funding and develop recommendations
for their use.  The Committee shall coordinate study of this issue with
the Special Committee on Border Affairs.

     Discussion of Committee Charge #2:  Study the impact of devolution and
other federal steamlining and efficiency efforts on major state agencies,
including full-time equivalent employee (FTE) increases, major programmatic
changes, and administrative costs to the state. The Committee shall also
study conflicts and overlaps among agencies resulting from federally
devolved functions and responsibilities. The Committee shall coordinate
study of this issue with the Senate Committee on Finance.


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at least one week prior to the meeting so arrangements can be made.
study of this issue with the Committee on Finance. The final preparation