SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE AFFAIRS 
                               Monday, March 20, 2000 
                                     10:00 a.m. 
                           Capitol Extension Room E2.036 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on State Affairs  
         was held on Monday, March 20, 2000, in the Capitol Extension  
         Room E2.036. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Florence Shapiro                Senator J. E. Brown 
         Senator Eliot Shapleigh                 Senator David Cain 
         Senator David Bernsen 
         Senator Tom Haywood 
         Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. 
         Senator Drew Nixon 
         Senator Jeff Wentworth 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 10:11 a.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         The Chair and Representative Gallego welcomed the Senate  
         Committee on State Affairs and the House Committee on General  
         Investigating and asked the members of  both committees for  
         opening remarks. 
         Those witnesses testifying and registering on the State Use  
         Program Charge are shown on the attached witness list. 
         There being no further business, at 2:01 p.m. the Chair moved  
         that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the  
         chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Florence Shapiro, Chair                   Cindy S.  
                                                           Hodges, Clerk