SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 
                             Monday, September 27, 2004 
                                     1:00 p.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 Monday, September 27, 2004, in the Capitol Extension,  
         Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Steve Ogden                     Senator Robert Duncan 
         Senator Judith Zaffirini                Senator Jane Nelson 
         Senator Kip Averitt                     Senator Florence Shapiro 
         Senator Gonzalo Barrientos              Senator Eliot Shapleigh 
         Senator Kim Brimer                      Senator Todd Staples 
         Senator Bob Deuell                      Senator John Whitmire 
         Senator Kyle Janek                      Senator Tommy Williams 
         Senator Royce West 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 1:45 p.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         The Committee heard invited testimony regarding Article VIII  
         agencies' FY  06 and  07 Legislative Appropriations Requests and  
         other budget matters.  Witnesses testifying and registering on  
         the subject are shown on the attached list. 
         At 2:06 p.m. Senator Zaffirini assumed the chair.   
         At 2:10 p.m. Senator Ogden resumed the chair.  
         Invited testimony continued. 
         At 3:47 p.m. Senator Zaffirini assumed the chair.    
         At 4:00 p.m. Senator Ogden resumed the chair.   
         There being no further business, at 4:23 p.m. Senator Ogden  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed until 9:00 a.m the  
         following morning, September 28, 2004.  Without objection, it  
         was so ordered.   
         Senator Steve Ogden, Chair 
         Amy Jeter, Clerk