Thursday, February 4, 1999 
                                   12:30 pm 
                                Senate Chamber 
       Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
       11.11, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on State Affairs  
       was held on Thursday, February 4, 1999 in the Senate Chamber at  
       Austin, Texas.   
      MEMBERS PRESENT:                           MEMBERS ABSENT: 
      Senator Florence Shapiro                   Senator Eddie Lucio,  
      Senator Eliot Shapleigh                    Senator Drew Nixon 
       Senator David Bernsen 
       Senator J.E. Brown 
       Senator David Cain 
       Senator Tom Haywood 
       Senator Jeff Wentworth 
       The Chair called the meeting to order at 11:10 am.  There being  
       a quorum present, the following business was transacted. 
       The Chair advised that the first order of business was the  
       adoption of the committee rules.  The Chair suggested that the  
       committee adopt all the rules except numbers eight and nine as  
       they are directly related to the standing subcommittee. 
       The Chair recognized Senator Cain to propose an amendment to  
       rule number seven.  Senator Cain moved that the committee adopt  
       an amendment to add language to rule number seven, but several  
       members had questions about the language.  The Chair moved that  
       the Committee refrain from adopting rules seven, eight and nine  
       until all the members had a chance to review them.  Senator Cain  
       withdrew his amendment. 
       Senator Shapleigh moved that the committee adopt all the rules  
       except numbers seven, eight and nine and postpone the vote on  
       those rules until the next meeting.  Senator Brown seconded the  
       motion.  There being no objection the motion passed on a voice  
       Witnesses testifying and registering on the Y2K issue are shown  
       on the attached list.   
        There being no further business, at 11:45 am Senator Shapiro  
       moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
       the Chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
       Senator Florence Shapiro, Chair 
       Cindy Nottingham, Committee Clerk