HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                          NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Appropriations

TIME & DATE:  8:00AM, Thursday, March 13, 2003

PLACE: E1.030

CHAIR: Rep. Talmadge Heflin

The committee will hear public testimony regarding proposed appropriations
for state agencies for the 2004-2005 biennium.

For informational purposes, the committee anticipates hearing testimony
regarding the following agency appropriations:

*Employees Retirement System
*Teacher Retirement System
*Higher Education Group Insurance Contributions
*Optional Retirement Program
*Texas Agriculture Experiment Station
*Texas Cooperative Extension
*Texas Engineering Experiment Station
*Texas Transportation Institute
*Texas Engineering Extension Service
*Texas Forest Service
*Texas Wildlife Damage Management Service
*Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
*Texas Food and Fibers Commission
*Special Provisions Relating Only to State Agencies and Institutions of
Higher Education
*Special Provisions for the Texas School for the Blind and Visually
Impaired and Texas School for the Deaf