Wednesday, February 5, 2003 
                                     1:30 p.m. 
                           Capitol Extension, Room E1.012 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Jurisprudence  
         was held on Wednesday, February 5, 2003, in the Capitol  
         Extension, Room E1.012, at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Robert Duncan                   Senator Royce West 
         Senator Mario Gallegos, Jr. 
         Senator Kip Averitt 
         Senator Teel Bivins 
         Senator Chris Harris 
         Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. 
         The Chair called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         Chairman Duncan delivered welcoming comments to the Committee  
         and introduced the Committee Staff. 
         Senators Gallegos, Harris, and Averitt all offered opening  
         Senator Harris moved adoption of the Committee Rules, without  
         objection, the motion passed. 
         There being no further business and without objection, at 1:49  
         PM, the Committee  recessed subject to the call of the Chair. 
         Senator Robert Duncan, Chair                                 
                                                      Teddy Carter, Clerk