Finance Committee

Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.
January 26, 2011

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

Commissioner Antonio Falcon, M.D., 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
    • Update 31 TAC §51.171 to Incorporate the Correct Citation to the Rules for the Statewide Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program
    • Update Super Combo Allocation Rules
    Staff:  Carter Smith
  2. Financial Overview
    • FY2010 Revenue Summary
    • FY2011 Revenue and Budget Status
    Staff:  Mike Jensen

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 26, 2011

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 2002, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (the Commission) adopted the first Plan.  A revised Plan was adopted by the Commission in January 2005.  In November 2009, the Commission approved a new Plan effective January 1, 2010.  The 2010 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, objectives and deliverables as they relate to the Finance Committee.

The Plan consists of the following four goals:

  1. Practice, Encourage and Enable Science-based Stewardship of Natural and Cultural Resources
  2. Increase Access To and Participation In the Outdoors
  3. Educate, Inform and Engage Texas Citizens in Support of Conservation and Recreation
  4. Employ Efficient, Sustainable and Sound Business Practices

Committee Agenda Item No. 2
Presenter:  Mike Jensen

Finance Committee
Financial Overview
January 26, 2011

I.       Executive Summary:  Staff will present a Financial Overview on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD).

II.     Discussion:

  • Staff will provide a summary of FY 2010 revenue collected for state park receipts, boating titling and registration, and license sales
  • Staff will update the Commission on revenue collected by TPWD for the first quarter of FY 2011, including state parks receipts, boat titling and registration revenue, and license sales revenue including the number of licenses sold
  • Staff will review the revenue collected by fund (Game Fish and Water Safety Fund, State Park Fund, Local Park Fund, and Other)
  • Staff will compare the FY 2011 budget to FY 2011 expenditures for the first quarter and summarize budget adjustments
  • Staff will provide a summary of the 2.5 percent budget reduction proposal






















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