SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE AFFAIRS 
                             Wednesday, April 12, 2000 
                                     10:00 a.m. 
                           Red Lion Hotel, Houston, Texas 
         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 Wednesday, April 12, 2000, in the Red Lion Hotel,  
         Houston, Texas 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Florence Shapiro                Senator Eliot Shapleigh 
         Senator David Bernsen                   Senator Drew Nixon 
         Senator J. E. Brown 
         Senator David Cain 
         Senator Tom Haywood 
         Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. 
         Senator Jeff Wentworth 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 10:16 a.m.  There being  
         a quorum present at 10:19 a.m., the following business was  
         The Chair made opening remarks and asked other members of the  
         Committee and local Senators for their opening remarks. 
         The Chair called on Senator Whitmire to welcome the Committee to  
         Witnesses testifying and registering on State Affairs Committee  
         Charges No. 1 and No. 3 are shown on the attached list. 
         At 12:27 p.m. Senator Lucio, Jr. assumed the chair.   
         At 12:55 p.m. Senator Shapiro resumed the chair.   
         There being no further business, at 4:38 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