SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 
                             Tuesday, February 18, 2003 
                                     8:00 a.m. 
                           Capitol Extension, Room E1.036 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance was  
         held on Tuesday, February 18, 2003, in the Capitol Extension,  
         Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Teel Bivins                     Senator Florence Shapiro 
         Senator Judith Zaffirini 
         Senator Kip Averitt 
         Senator Gonzalo Barrientos 
         Senator Kim Brimer 
         Senator Robert Duncan 
         Senator Kyle Janek 
         Senator Jane Nelson 
         Senator Steve Ogden 
         Senator Eliot Shapleigh 
         Senator Todd Staples 
         Senator Royce West 
         Senator John Whitmire 
         Senator Tommy Williams 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 8:10 a.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         Members had a brief discussion on the schedule and on  
         Testimony was given on the following agencies with witnesses on  
         the attached list: 
         Bond Review Board 
         Fire Fighter's Pension 
         Texas Incentive & Productivity Commission 
         Pension Review Board 
         Council on Environmental Technology 
         At 9:28 a.m. Senator Whitmire assumed the chair.   
         At 9:33 a.m. Senator Bivins resumed the chair.   
         Texas River Compact Commissions 
         Soil and Water Conservation Board 
         Criminal Justice Policy Council 
         At 10:47 a.m. Senator Bivins moved that the committee stand  
         recessed until one hour after adjournment of the Senate; without  
         objection, it was so ordered.  
         At 1:05 p.m. the committee reconvened.    
         Adjutant General's Department 
         Texas Military Facilities Commission 
         Alcoholic Beverage Commission 
         At 2:55 p.m. Senator Barrientos assumed the chair.   
         Commission on Fire Protection 
         At 3:16 p.m. Senator Bivins resumed the chair.   
         Commission on Jail Standards 
         Commission of Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education 
         At 3:40 p.m. Senator Zaffirini assumed the chair.   
         Texas Commission on Private Security 
         At 3:47 p.m. Senator Bivins resumed the chair. 
         There being no further business, at 4:24 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 
         Stephanie Hoover, Clerk