Monday, September 15, 2003 
                                     3:00 p.m. 
         Pursuant to suspension of Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of  
         the Senate Committee on Administration was held on Monday,  
         September 15, 2003, in E1.714 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Chris Harris                    Senator John Whitmire 
         Senator Juan Hinojosa 
         Senator Mike Jackson 
         Senator Kyle Janek 
         Senator Leticia Van de Putte 
         Senator Jeff Wentworth 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 3:04 p.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         The chair read a letter from Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst  
         charging the Senate Administration Committee with making  
         recommendations for changes to the Senate Rules regarding  
         establishing and maintaining a quorum.  Senator Harris then  
         assigned the charge to committee staff to study.  He asked that  
         any members who had ideas or comments on the charge to present  
         their thoughts to the chairman.  
         Senators Van de Putte, Hinojosa, and Wentworth made comments. 
         There being no further business, at 3:19 p.m. Senator Harris  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to a one hour  
         call of the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Chris Harris, Chair 
         Tara Cowen Rejino, Clerk