House Committee on Appropriations - 71st R.S. (1989)

Committee Members


  • To study the state's policies and procedures on vehicle replacement.
  • To study the computer capabilities and automation needs of the judiciary and the potential impact for reducing backlog and increasing efficiency in terms of overall caseload flow and disposition.
  • To study and evaluate the role of revenue enhancement programs in institutions of higher education including public/private partnerships, nationwide business activities and privatization of services typically managed by the State.
  • To study the conditions of higher education facilities and the extent of the deferred maintenance problem.
  • To study whether the present structure and variety of state-funded student financial aid programs for higher education is adequate and efficient.
  • To study procurement guidelines regarding high technology equipment purchases by medical schools and research centers.
  • To study the extent and status of state and local indebtedness.
  • To study state prison industries functions at the Texas Department of Corrections.
  • To study the impact of AIDS on public health care cost and hospital costs in Texas (joint study with Public Health).
  • To study trends in the infection levels and population of AIDS and HIV infected individuals and to study the effect of AIDS-related legislation enacted by the 71st Legislature (joint study with Public Health).
  • To study compliance accomplishments by the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation relative to the lawsuit settlement agreements.
  • To study the state's employee classification system and salary schedule, including the issue of comparable worth, in conjunction with the State Classification Officer of the State Auditor's Office.
  • To study the potential impact of recent letter rulings from the US Department of Labor regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act on overtime pay provisions of various classes of state employees.
  • To study the feasibility of Medicaid expansion in the areas of developmental disabilities, early childhood intervention, case management and rehabilitation with special emphasis on federal match potential.


Member information is from 71st Legislature Interim Committees, L1800.1 In8 71.

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