Monday, May 10, 1999 
                          2:30 p.m. or upon adjournment 
                    Senate Chamber, Senator Zaffirini's Desk 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.11, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Human  
         Services was held on Monday, May 10, 1999, in the Senate  
         Chamber at Senator Zaffirini's Desk at Austin, Texas.   
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Judith Zaffirini, Chair         Senator David Bernsen 
         Senator John Carona, Vice Chair 
         Senator Mario Gallegos, Jr. 
         Senator Chris Harris 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 3:09 p.m.  There  
         being a quorum present, the following business was transacted.   
         The chair laid out anew HB 2641 by Representative Gray,  
         relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Health  
         and Human Services Commission, which had been left pending,  
         and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Brown. 
         Senator Gallegos sent up a committee substitute for HB 2641  
         and Senator Brown explained the differences between it and the  
         bill as filed. 
         Senator Gallegos moved the adoption of the committee  
         substitute for HB 2641. There being no objection, the motion  
         prevailed by unanimous consent. 
         Senator Gallegos moved that HB 2641 be reported to the Senate  
         with the recommendation that it do not pass, but that the  
         committee substitute adopted in lieu thereof do pass and be  
         printed.  The motion prevailed by a vote of 3 "ayes," 1 "nay"  
         and 1 "absent." 
         There being no other business to come before the committee and  
         upon a motion by Senator Carona, the chair recessed the  
         committee by unanimous consent at 3:11 p.m., subject to the  
         call of the chair. 
         Judith Zaffirini, Chair 
         Scott Caffey, Committee Clerk