Finance Committee

Wednesday, 9:00am, Jan. 25, 2006

Commission Hearing Room
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744
Item No. Subject Public Hearing Agenda Item No.
  Approve previous Committee Meeting minutes.  
1. Land and Water Plan Update
Staff: Robert Cook
Committee Only
2. Financial Overview
Staff: Mary Fields
Committee Only
3. Off-Highway Vehicle Decal (SB 1311) Rule
Staff: Tim Hogsett
5
4. Chapter 59 - Concession Rule Change
Staff: Walt Dabney
12
5. National Recreational Trail Grant Funding (Motorized Trail Grant, Crockett County, Ozona)
Staff: Tim Hogsett
4
6. Hunter Education Plan
  • Hunter Education Student Fee Increase
Staff: Steve Hall
11

Committee Agenda Item No. 1
Presenter: Robert L. Cook

Finance Committee
Land and Water Plan Update
January 2006

I. Executive Summary: Executive Director Robert L. Cook will briefly update the Commission on the status of the agency’s efforts to implement the Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan (the Plan).

II. Discussion: In 2001, the 77th Texas Legislature directed that the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) develop a Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan (Tex. Park & Wild. Code §11.104). In November 2002, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (the Commission) adopted the first Plan. A revised Plan was adopted by the Commission in January 2005. The Plan is available on the TPWD web site. Executive Director Robert L. Cook will update the Finance Committee on TPWD’s recent progress in achieving the Plan’s Goals and Objectives as they relate to the Finance Committee.

The Plan consists of 8 Goals and a total of 56 Objectives. The Goals stated in the Plan are as follows:


Committee Agenda Item No. 2
Presenter: Mary Fields

Finance Committee
Financial Overview
January 2006

I. Executive Summary: Staff will present a financial overview of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD).

II. Discussion: II. Staff will update the Commission on revenue collected by TPWD for Fiscal Year 2006, including State Parks receipts, boat title and registration revenue, and license sales revenue including the number of licenses sold. Staff will also review the revenue collected by Fund (Game Fish and Water Safety Fund, State Park Fund, Local Park Fund, and Other). Finally, staff will compare the FY 2006 budget to the FY 2006 expenditures and summarize recent budget adjustments.

In addition, a financial overview of Fiscal Year 2005 will be presented.


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