Tuesday, February 26, 2002 
                                     9:00 a.m. 
                    University of Texas at Dallas System Center 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on  
         Intergovernmental Relations was held on Tuesday, February 26,  
         2002, in the U of H Athletics/Alumni Center 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Frank Madla                     Senator Florence Shapiro 
         Senator Jon Lindsay                     Senator John Whitmire 
         Senator David Cain 
         Senator Craig Estes 
         Senator Royce West 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         The chair laid out charge four: Study the availability and  
         delivery of fire prevention and emergency medical services  
         across the state. The Committee shall assess variances in  
         service delivery and make recommendations to improve services.  
         Witnesses testifying and registering on the charge are shown on  
         the attached list.   
         The chair laid out charge two: Examine current state law  
         regarding the purposes, authority and duties of all special  
         districts, including county development districts and fresh  
         water supply districts. The Committee shall examine procedures  
         by which districts are created and board members are selected,  
         the authority to tax and issue bonds, and annexation and  
         condemnation powers. The Committee shall assess the need for  
         safeguards and accountability measures. 
         Witnesses testifying and registering on the charge are shown on  
         the attached list.   
         There being no further business, at 2:45 p.m. Senator West moved  
         that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the  
         chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Frank Madla, Chair 
         Hillery Stephens, Clerk