Finance Committee

Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.
November 3, 2010

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
    • Business Information System (BIS) Implementation
    • Sea Center Texas One Millionth Visitor
    • State Park Customer Service Center (CSC)
    Staff:  Carter Smith
  2. Proposed Stamp and Print Artwork Program for Migratory Game Bird, Upland Game Bird, Nongame, Saltwater Fish and Freshwater Fish Stamps (Action Item No. 2)
    Staff:  Frances Stiles (Martin Wood, Collectors Covey)
  3. Legislative Preview and Update
    Staff:  Carter Smith
  4. Internal Affairs Case Update
    Staff:  Grahame Jones

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
November 3, 2010

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. 3
Presenter:  Carter Smith

Finance Committee
Legislative Preview and Update
82nd Texas Legislature (2011)
November 3, 2010

I.       Executive Summary:  Staff will present a legislative preview and update for the 82nd Texas Legislative Session for the Fiscal Year 2012-2013 biennium.

II.     Discussion:  Staff will provide updates regarding the joint budget hearing with oversight offices.  Staff will also discuss legislative issues and initiatives that may impact Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in the upcoming session.


Committee Agenda Item No. 4
Presenter:  Grahame Jones

Finance Committee
Internal Affairs Case Update
November 3, 2010

I.       Executive Summary:  Staff will brief the Commission on the Internal Affairs FY 2010 case overview.

II.     Discussion:  Staff will provide an update regarding number, classification, and status of FY 2010 TPWD internal affairs investigations.


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