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House Committee on Appropriations - 67th R.S. (1981)

Committee Members
Bill Presnal, Chair
Don Rains, Vice Chair
Fred J. Agnich
Frank Collazo, Jr.
Bo Crawford
Matt Garcia
Jay Gibson
Walter B. Grubbs
Bill Haley
Frank E. Hartung
W.S. 'Bill' Heatly
Bill Hollowell
Dan Kubiak
Paul Moreno
Jim D. Rudd
Carlyle Smith
Lou Nelle Sutton
Senfronia Thompson
Robert 'Bob' Valles
Foster Whaley
Doyle Willis
Charges
• Study the implementation of federal budgetary changes and their impact on state agency programs, with emphasis on block grants versus categorical grants.
• Coordinate, cooperate and assist the House Standing Committee with oversight functions for all agencies; review the method by which the new travel provisions dealing with increased per diem in high-cost areas are being implemented and review out-of-state travel expenses by those agencies which are authorized to have a higher per diem when traveling out of state; review the state policy in relation to the use of state vehicles, including aircraft, to determine what operations are the most efficient and practical.
• Examine the state policy of funding to reimburse colleges and universities for uninsured losses to property; review the appropriate subcommittee process to determine what, if any, adjustments could be made to make the process work more efficiently; review and recommend any necessary changes in the current process and format through which agencies develop and submit operating budgets to the Executive and Legislative Budget Office.
• Develop a suggested approach for implementation of the General Appropriations Act which allows the Legislature to set per diem of board members; Determine the feasibility of developing a way to divert fund balances that remain in special funds over and above the needs of the current biennium without the necessity for statutory change; review the method by which a capital projects budget could be developed for the General Appropriations Act.

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