NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Transportation & Homeland Security

TIME & DATE:  8:00AM Or upon adjournment
             Tuesday, April 25, 2006

PLACE: E1.016

CHAIR: Senator John Carona

The Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security will meet at
8 a.m. or upon adjournment to discuss the following:

I.  Call to Order
II.  Approval of Minutes
III.  Opening Remarks
IV.  Invited and Public Testimony on the following interim charges:

2.  Monitor the impact of federal actions regarding the Patriot Act on
homeland security activities in Texas.  Make recommendations for statutory
changes required to implement federal legislation and improve the
efficiency of the process.

3.  Study the implementation of Senate Bill 9, 79th Legislature, Regular
Session, relating to homeland security, and make recommendations to enhance
its effectiveness.  Focus on implementation of provisions relating to
mutual aid, including the need for a statewide compact, agricultural
inspection stations, the health alert network, radio and computer
interoperability and the protection of drinking water and of vital
infrastructure.  Assess the feasibility of establishing and operating
a statewide public building information system for state-owned buildings.

7.  Monitor ongoing federal, state and local efforts along the Texas Mexico
border to combat criminal activity and prevent illegal border crossings.
Study other border state activities in regard to the safety, efficiency and
security of border crossings.  Include an assessment of the impact of
security measures on trade and vehicular and pedestrian commerce.

V.  Adjourn/Recess