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

Committee: House Appropriations
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature : report of the / Committee on Appropriations, Texas House of Reprentatives, 66th Legislature.
Subjects: Border issues | Federal funds | State agencies | State agency budgets | Vocational education |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 ap65
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [29 pages  File size: 949 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Undertake oversight functions for all agencies not considered by other substantive committees of the House of Representatives.
5. Study the availability of vocational and technical education programs in the border region. *

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

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