SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 
                                Tuesday, May 8, 2001 
                                     4:00 p.m. 
                           Capitol Extension, Room E1.036 
         Pursuant to suspension of Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of  
         the Senate Committee on Finance was held on Tuesday, May 8,  
         2001, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Rodney Ellis                    Senator Gonzalo  
         Senator Chris Harris                    Senator Troy Fraser 
         Senator Robert Duncan                   Senator Tom Haywood 
         Senator Mike Jackson                    Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. 
         Senator Jon Lindsay                     Senator Steve Ogden 
         Senator Carlos Truan                    Senator John Whitmire 
         Senator Judith Zaffirini 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 4:10 p.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         At 4:10 p.m. the committee reconvened.  The posting rule, Senate  
         Rule 11.18, was suspended to hear the following bill(s):There  
         being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         At 4:10 p.m. Senator Harris assumed the chair.   
         The chair laid out HB1839 and recognized the Senate sponsor,  
         Senator Ellis, to explain the bill.  Senator Ellis sent up a  
         committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Ellis to  
         explain the difference between the committee substitute and the  
         bill as filed.  Senator Ellis moved adoption of the committee  
         substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Ellis  
         moved that HB1839 do not pass but that CSHB1839 be reported back  
         to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be  
         printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 7 ayes, 0  
         nay, 0 present not voting, and 6 absent.   
         There being no further business, at 4:15 p.m. Senator Ellis  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Rodney Ellis, Chair 
         Amber Martin, Clerk