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House Committee on Appropriations - 66th R.S. (1979)

Committee Members
Bill Presnal, Chair
Don Rains, Vice Chair
Fred J. Agnich
Bob Bush
Jim Clark
Charles Finnell
Milton E. Fox
Matt Garcia
W.N. 'Billy' Hall, Jr.
Fred Head
W.S. 'Bill' Heatly
Bill Hollowell
Dan Kubiak
Cullen Rogers Looney
Ed Mayes
Jim D. Rudd
Richard C. Slack
Lou Nelle Sutton
Senfronia Thompson
Robert 'Bob' Valles
Leroy J. Wieting
Doyle Willis
Charges
• Review the State's allocation of federal funds in terms of the amounts and the processes by which they flow into the State; make projections of future allocations and recommend a distribution formula which would eliminate fiscal discrimination between states and/or regions of states.
• Review and study issues associated with agency efficiency, including: the space needs of state agencies in conjunction with currently approved construction projects to determine what, if any, additional construction is needed to create a cost-beneficial utilization of space; the feasibility of state agencies using temporary help rather than employing permanent employees; whether a cost savings would result if state agencies utilized telephone communication extensively in lieu of travel to promote efficiency in government services; and whether the most efficient use is being made of tax dollars to produce state publications.
• Study and review agency operations, including: the method of acquisition or lease of computer equipment purchased by the state and determine what improvements could be made to the reviews by the State Auditor; the need for adjustment to fee revenues; and the current state policy regarding compensation of members of boards and commissions.
• Undertake oversight functions for all agencies not considered by other substantive committees of the House of Representatives.
• Study the availability of vocational and technical education programs in the border region.*
• Review the procedures used in the appropriative process and assist the appropriative vice-chairmen of each committee to insure proper oversight procedures.
• Project revenue and expenditure levels for special funds of the State to determine what adjustments might be necessary.

Note:
Matt Garcia (Member) appointed September 1979. (Press Release, Bill Clayton, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, September 11, 1979. See House Speaker Clayton Appointments, L1801.1 P926a 1979-82.)
Jim Clark resigned May 8, 1979.

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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