Monday, October 9, 2000 
                                     1:00 p.m. 
                                   Senate Chamber 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Agriculture  
         Policy was held on Monday, October 9, 2000, in the Senate  
         Chamber at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Tom Haywood                     Senator Teel Bivins 
         Senator Kenneth Armbrister 
         Senator Steve Ogden 
         Representative David Swinford 
         Representative Robert Cook 
         Representative Jim McReynolds 
         Representative Bob Turner 
         Senator Tom Haywood, Co-Chairman called the meeting to order at  
         1:13 p.m.  There being a quorum present, the following business  
         was transacted:   
         Senator Haywood and Representative Swinford made a few opening  
         The following testified before the committee: 
         Ed Auler, Associated Wineries of Texas 
         Donald W. Bigbie, Himself 
         Gill L. Bledsoe, Himself 
         Paul Bonarrigo, Messina Hof Winery & Resort 
         Jim Butler, Texas A&M System Agriculture & Life Sciences Program 
         Susan Combs, Texas Department of Agriculture 
         Les Constable, Himself 
         Bobby Cox, Himself 
         Tim Dodd, Texas Tech University 
         Gary Elliot, Himself 
         Leonard Garcia, Driftwood 
         Gary Gilstrap, Hill Country Wine Trail 
         Alan Gray, Licensed Beverage Distributors 
         Mark Hyman, Llano Estacado Winery 
         Ed Manigold, Spicewood Vineyards 
         Charles O. McKinney, Himself 
         Gina Puente-Brancato, Herself 
         Anne C. Rioux, Herself 
         Bobby G. Smith, Himself 
         Cord Switzer, Fredricksburg Winery 
         Ben M. Valentino, Himself 
         Dr. Cubie Ward, Himself 
         Randy Yarbrough, TABC 
         Michael Zerbach, Himself 
         Registering, but not testifying: 
         Freddy A. Bell, Himself 
         John S. Broncato, Himself 
         Bill Clayton, Grape & Wine Growers Association 
         Camille McBee, Herself 
         Members discussed any changes needed to be made to the final  
         draft of the interim report. 
         At 6:34 p.m., on the motion of the Representative McReynolds and  
         without objection, the meeting was recessed subject to the call  
         of the Co-Chairmen. 
         Senator Tom Haywood, Co-Chair           Representative David  
                                                 Swinford, Co-Chair  
         Kris Parker, Clerk                      Courtney Trolinger,