SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION 
                             Monday, February 26, 2001 
                                     10:00 a.m. 
                           Capitol Extension, Room E1.016 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Education was  
         held on Monday, February 26, 2001, in the Capitol Extension,  
         Room E1.016, at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Teel Bivins                     Senator Carlos Truan 
         Senator Judith Zaffirini                 
         Senator David Cain                       
         Senator Jane Nelson 
         Senator Florence Shapiro 
         Senator David Sibley 
         Senator Todd Staples 
         Senator Leticia Van de Putte 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.  The  
         following business was transacted: 
         The Committee convened to hear invited testimony on public  
         school employee health insurance. 
         Witnesses testifying and registering on the issue are shown on  
         the attached list.     
         There being no further business, at 12:00 p.m. Senator Bivins  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Teel Bivins, Chair 
         Krissy Lilljedahl, Clerk