Finance Committee

Wednesday, 9:00 am, January 21, 2009

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Commission Hearing Room
4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744

Commissioner J. Robert Brown, Committee Chair
Gene McCarty, Committee Liaison

Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes

  1. Update on TPWD Progress in Implementing the TPWD Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan
    • Convening and Status of 81st Texas Legislative Session
    • Sunset Commission Hearing and Update
    Staff: Carter Smith
  2. Financial Overview
    • FY08 Financial Year-End Close
    • FY09 Budget and Revenue Year-to-Date Status
    Staff: Mary Fields
  3. Briefing on Recently Concluded and Ongoing Internal Audit Activities and Reports
    Staff: Carlos Contreras
  4. Withdrawn – Department of Information Resources (DIR) Data Center Consolidation Update
    Staff: George Rios

Committee Agenda Item No. 1
Presenter: Carter Smith

Finance Committee
Update on TPWD Progress in Implementing the TPWD Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan
January 21, 2009

I. Executive Summary: Executive Director Carter Smith 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 Carter Smith 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
Presenters: Mary Fields

Finance Committee
Financial Overview
January 21, 2009

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

II. Discussion:

  1. Staff will provide a financial overview of FY 2008 year-end close.
  2. Staff will update the Commission on revenue collected by TPWD for the first quarter of FY 2009, including state parks receipts, boat titling and registration revenue, and license sales revenue including the number of licenses sold.
  3. Staff will review the revenue collected by fund (Game Fish and Water Safety Fund, State Park Fund, Local Park Fund, and Other).
  4. Staff will compare the FY 2009 budget to FY 2009 expenditures for the first quarter and summarize budget adjustments.

Committee Agenda Item No. 3
Presenters: Carlos Contreras

Finance Committee
Briefing on Recently Concluded and Ongoing Internal Audit Activities
January 21, 2009

I. Executive Summary: Internal Audit will discuss the status of the following assignments:


Committee Agenda Item No. 4
Presenters: George Rios

Finance Committee
Department of Information Resources (DIR) Data Center Consolidation Update
January 21, 2009

I. Executive Summary: Staff will present an update regarding Texas Parks and Wildlife's progress implementing the Department of Information Resources (DIR) Data Center Consolidation (HB 1516).

II. Discussion: Data Center Consolidation

  1. Staff will update the Commission on progress implementing the Data Center Consolidation.
  2. Staff will address agency impact as a result of implementing the Data Center Consolidation and other components of HB 1516 as enacted by the 79th Texas Legislature, 2005.

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