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House Committee on Appropriations - 64th R.S. (1975)

Committee Members
Bill Presnal, Chair
Walt Parker, Vice Chair
Fred J. Agnich
Gonzalo Barrientos
Roy Blake, Sr.
Neil Caldwell
Dave Finney
Ed J. Harris
Fred Head
W.S. 'Bill' Heatly
Bill Hollowell
James J. Kaster
Mickey Leland
Jon P. Newton
James E. Nugent
Carl Parker
Chris V. Semos
Richard C. Slack
G.J. Sutton
John Whitmire
Leroy J. Wieting
Charges
• Study the current practice of the state's leasing of office and building space to determine its efficiency and economy to the state. This subcommittee shall have the duty of studying the feasibility of state ownership of buildings, either through purchase of existing buildings of by new construction in lieu of leasing.
• Review the fiscal notes process used by the House for accuracy and methodology and make recommendations for any improvement. This subcommittee is to include in its deliberations a study of the advisability of the inclusion of a fiscal note requirement on all bills having local fiscal implications.
• Review all state agencies that do not receive their appropriations through biennial legislative appropriation and whose monies are not deposited with the state treasury.
• Study the continued development a streamlining the appropriations process of the House of Representatives as it applies to the General Appropriations Bill.
• Study the procedure for the attainment of federal funds, particularly those funds which are not appropriated to agencies through the General Appropriations Bill. Emphasis is to be given to those funds that are allowed to accumulate to the agency with no direction or restriction for spending mandated by either State or Federal governments.

Note:
G.J. Sutton died June 22, 1976.

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