NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Human Services

TIME & DATE:  8:00AM, Thursday, April 7, 2005

PLACE: E1.026

CHAIR: Rep. Suzanna Gratia Hupp

The Committee will meet to consider the following measures:

HB 2459            Jones, Jesse
Relating to the establishment of homeland security training
programs for older adults by the Department of Aging and Disability

HB 3348            Dunnam
Relating to admitting certain residents to nursing homes or related

HB 315            Olivo / et al.
Relating to criteria for voluntary admission to state schools for
persons with mental retardation.

HB 2188            Deshotel
Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Texas
Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to Spindletop
MHMR Services.

HB 1995            Villarreal
Relating to a grant program to encourage investment of federal
earned income tax credit funds.

HB 2324            Villarreal
Relating to quality improvement activities for certain subsidized
child-care services.

HB 3050            Hopson
Relating to the creation of an economic development plan for local
communities affected by the closure or change in operation of a
state school or hospital.

HB 2579            Rodriguez / et al.
Relating to procedures to ensure the involvement of parents or
guardians of children placed in certain institutions.

HB 2788            Veasey
Relating to supplemental financial assistance for certain primary
caretakers of a dependent child.

HB 2790            Veasey
Relating to a subsidized guardianship program to provide financial
subsidies to certain grandparents.

HB 1867            Naishtat
Relating to the transfer of money appropriated to provide care for
certain persons in nursing facilities to provide community-based
services to those persons.

HB 2449            Naishtat
Relating to a pilot program for transferring money appropriated to
provide institutional care for certain persons to provide
community-based services to those persons.

SB 48            Nelson
Relating to reporting requirements for convalescent and nursing
homes and related institutions.

The Committee will stand in recess while the House is in session, and
reconvene upon adjournment to hear remaining bills on the agenda.

Bills will not necessarily be taken up in the order specified above,
depending upon the availability of bill authors.

Note:  The House will be considering major legislation during the week of
April 4 which may affect the scheduling of, or length of time available
for, this hearing.