HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                          NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: General Investigating

TIME & DATE:  9:00AM, Thursday, February 20, 2003

PLACE: E2.036

CHAIR: Rep. Kevin Bailey

The committee will hold an organizational meeting to discuss and define
the duties of the General Investigating Committee.  The committee will
consider the following:

An investigation regarding state laws concerning the creation of special
purpose districts and their use of tax dollars.  Discuss whether these
districts comply with legislative intent and with the purpose for which
they were created and if the districts are spending tax dollars
efficiently.  Determine if sufficient oversight of special purpose
districts currently exist.

Examine recent allegations concerning the Houston Police Department Crime
Lab.  Determine if Houston Police Department policies and procedures insure
the highest standards for testing evidence.

Will also consider any additional suggestions or ideas from committee

There will be no public testimony.