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House Committee on Science and Technology - 72nd R.S. (1991)

Committee Members
Ashley Smith, Chair
Albert Price, Vice Chair
Fred Bosse
Kevin Brady
Wilhelmina Delco
Sherri Greenberg
Christine Hernandez
Brian McCall
Bob Turner
Tim Von Dohlen
Charges
• Monitor and oversee legislation enacted during the 72nd Regular and Special Called Sessions that was considered by the Committee on Science and Technology; Performance Audit Review Recommendations; and any agency-initiated changes.
• Carry out budget and oversight responsibilities for all agencies, boards, and commissions listed in Rule 3, Section 31.
A. Monitor and oversee documentation of salary increases.
B. Verify the number and status of outcomes and outputs as identified in the Appropriations Bill (HB 1, 72nd Legislature, 1st Called Session).
C. Review agencies' existing performance standards and determine whether new standards are needed.
• Study the application of advanced technology in the state's school system, and more specifically, study the educational impact that the experimental Schoolink Project has had on the state and opportunities and requirements for its expansion.
• Study options and opportunities to transfer technology developed by state employees. The study should address intellectual property ownership; licensing; equity ownership in spin-off ventures; royalty collection and disbursement; employee rewards; rights and incentives; and transfer priorities to Texas agencies, federal agencies, and other state's hardware/software systems; and other inventions.

Note:
House Journal committee appointments, 72nd Legislature show "District 65" appointed. This seat was later filled by Bob Turner (sworn 3/6/1991 and appointed to committee 3/7/1991).
1st C.S.: Wilhelmina Delco (Member) resigned and Brian McCall (Member) appointed, 7/19/1991.

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