SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 
                             Tuesday, October 12, 2004 
                                     9:00 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, October 12, 2004, in the Capitol Extension,  
         Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Steve Ogden                     Senator Bob Deuell 
         Senator Judith Zaffirini                Senator Robert Duncan 
         Senator Kip Averitt                     Senator Florence Shapiro 
         Senator Gonzalo Barrientos              Senator Todd Staples 
         Senator Kim Brimer                      Senator Royce West 
         Senator Kyle Janek                      Senator John Whitmire 
         Senator Jane Nelson                     Senator Tommy Williams 
         Senator Eliot Shapleigh 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         The Committee heard invited testimony regarding an Article II  
         agency's FY  06 and  07 Legislative Appropriations Request and  
         other budget matters.  Witnesses testifying and registering on  
         the subject are shown on the attached list.   
         Senator Zaffirini moved adoption of the Committee minutes from  
         the previous hearings held on September 27 and 28, 2004 .   
         Senator Shapleigh seconded the motion.  Without objection, it  
         was so ordered.   
         Invited testimony continued. 
         There being no further business, at 11:20 a.m. Senator Ogden  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed until 9 a.m. on Monday,  
         October 18, 2004.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Steve Ogden, Chair 
         Amy Jeter, Clerk