Monday, October 18, 1999 
                                     9:30 am 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on  
         Administration was held on Monday, October 18, 1999 in E1.714,  
         at Austin, Texas.   
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Chris Harris                    Senator Florence  
         Senator Frank Madla                     Senator John Whitmire 
         Senator Rodney Ellis 
         The Chair called the meeting to order at 11:00 am.  There  
         being a quorum present, the following business was transacted.   
         The following members arrived after the roll was called:   
         The Chair turned the gavel over to Vice-Chair, Senator Madla,  
         who recognized Senator Harris for a motion.  Senator Harris  
         moved that the following committee budgets be approved;  that  
         use of committee funds for travel be restricted to intrastate  
         travel, except with advance approval of the Administraton  
         Committee; that all line items are transferable; that all  
         budgets are subject to further review by the Administration  
         Committee on a case to case basis as new charges are issued  
         and as the Chair deems necessary; and that future  
         Administration meetings may be conducted telephonically. 
              Administration           $137,125 
              Border Affairs           $234,332 
              Criminal Justice         $295,000 
                   with salary exceptions of $5,500 for Brian Jammer  
         and $6,500 forJim Hamilton 
              Economic Development     $236,975 
              Technology and Business  $43,700 
              Education           $185,950 
                   with salary exception of $6,000 for Jack Elrod 
              Higher Education         $109,154 
              Finance             $313,450 
                   with salary exceptions of $5,700 for Nancy Frank and  
         $5,200 for Eric Wright 
              Health Services          $226,630 
              Human Services      $250,000 
              Intergovernmental Relations   $221,741.46 
              Jurisprudence            $208,500 
              Natural Resources        $296,500 
                   with salary exception of $6,000 for Carol McGarah 
              Agriculture              $44,350 
              Nominations              $60,193.40 
              State Affairs            $258,279 
              Infrastructure           $62,696.75 
              Veterans Affairs         $162,856 
         The motion carried by a vote of 3 yeas, 0 nays, with Senators  
         Harris, Madla and Ellis voting yea. 
         There being no further business, at 11:12 am Senator Harris  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the Chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Chris Harris, Chair 
         Betty King, Clerk