Friday, May 9, 2003 
                           12:00 p.m. or upon adjournment 
                       Senator Fraser's Desk, Senate Chamber 
         Pursuant to suspension of Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of  
         the Senate Committee on Business & Commerce was held on Friday,  
         May 9, 2003, at Senator Fraser's Desk, Senate Chamber, Austin,  
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Troy Fraser, Chairman           Senator Craig Estes 
         Senator Kip Averitt, Vice Chairman 
         Senator Kenneth Armbrister 
         Senator Kim Brimer 
         Senator Mike Jackson 
         Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. 
         Senator Leticia Van de Putte 
         Senator Tommy Williams 
         Chairman Fraser called the meeting to order at 12:32 p.m.  There  
         being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         The Chairman laid out SB 675, pending in committee, and  
         explained the bill in the absence of the author.  Senator  
         Williams moved that SB 675 be reported favorably to the Senate  
         with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The  
         motion carried with a record vote of 6 ayes, 2 nays, 0 present  
         not voting, and 1 absent.   
         There being no further business, at 12:35 p.m. Senator Fraser  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Troy Fraser, Chair 
         Barbara Henderson, Clerk