Tuesday, March 16, 1999 
                                   11:00 am 
                        Capitol Extension, Room E1.012 
       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 Tuesday, March 16, 1999 in the Capitol Extension,  
       Room E1.012, at Austin, Texas.   
      MEMBERS PRESENT:                           MEMBERS ABSENT: 
      Senator Florence Shapiro                   Senator David Bernsen 
      Senator Eliot Shapleigh                    Senator Drew Nixon 
      Senator J.E. Brown                         Senator Jeff Wentworth 
      Senator David Cain                          
      Senator Tom Haywood                         
       Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. 
       The Chair called the meeting to order at 12:30 pm.  There being  
       a quorum present, the following business was transacted.   
       The following members arrived after the roll was called:   
       Senator J. E. Brown 
       Senator Shapleigh moved approval of the minutes for the March  
       11, 1999, State Affairs Committee meeting.  There being no  
       objection, the minutes were approved. 
       The Chair laid out SJR 1 and recognized the author, Senator  
       Ratliff, to answer any questions committee members had about the  
       Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on  
       the attached list.   
       Senator Shapiro moved that SJR 1 be left pending; without  
       objection, it was so ordered. 
       There being no further business, at 1:55 pm 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 R