SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION 
                              Monday, October 25, 1999 
                                     9:30 a.m. 
                                   Senate Chamber 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Education was  
         held on Monday, October 25, 1999, in the Senate Chamber at  
         Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Teel Bivins                     Senator David Cain 
         Senator Jane Nelson                     Senator Steve Ogden 
         Senator David Sibley                    Senator Bill Ratliff 
                                                 Senator Royce West 
                                                 Senator Judith Zaffirini 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m.  The  
         following business was transacted:   
         The Committee heard testimony on Interim Charge 1.  Witness list  
         is attached. 
         There being no further business, at 4:30 p.m. Senator Bivins  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Teel Bivins, Chair 
         Krissy Lilljedahl, Clerk