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House Committee on Appropriations - 75th R.S. (1997)

Committee Members
Robert Junell, Chair
Dianne White Delisi, Vice Chair
Kip Averitt
Garnet Coleman
Henry Cuellar
Yvonne Davis
Craig Eiland
Charles Finnell
Pete Gallego
Bob Glaze
Sherri Greenberg
Patrick "Pat" Haggerty
Talmadge Heflin
Christine Hernandez
Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa
Scott Hochberg
Dan Kubiak
Paul Moreno
Anna Mowery
Jim Pitts
Albert Price
Richard Peña Raymond
David Swinford
Dale Tillery
Sylvester Turner
Gary Walker
G.E. 'Buddy' West
Charges
• Perform a comprehensive evaluation of performance-based budgeting and strategic planning, including costs and benefits. Review the original goals of the programs and assess the extent to which they have met expectations. Report specific achievements that would not have occurred under previous systems. Develop performance measures to evaluate success of the systems.
• Study the duplication of state services. Compile an inventory of programs in which there is an apparent duplication of state services. Based on the inventory, select specific services for detailed study and recommendations.
• Review implementation of new job classification plans. Evaluate agency actions in response to new plans. Continue study to improve consistency and equity among agencies and titles while preserving essential management flexibility.
• Determine whether the methods of funding Texas courts, especially the Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeals, are the most efficient and effective. Evaluate other funding options. Include a review of any benefits achieved by the additional funding provided to the courts for fee collection and enhanced technology.
• Study opportunities for agencies to use technology to deliver products and services more effectively. Maintain active oversight on the Year 2000 initiative.
• Conduct a state park system inventory to determine the extent of public lands and facilities required to ensure that historical, natural, and recreational resources will be adequately maintained and held in public trust for future generations of Texans. (Joint with the House Committee on State Recreational Resources)
• Actively monitor the implementation of state and federal welfare reforms. Conduct a comprehensive review of the Texas Workforce Commission, including its organization, rules, plans, and spending. Establish specific goals for welfare reform and assess problems and opportunities for the attainment of these goals. (Joint with the House Committees on Economic Development and Human Services; coordinate with the Workforce Development Legislative Oversight Committee)

Note:
Dan Kubiak (Member) died 8/30/1998.

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