Saturday, June 28, 2003 
                                     10:00 a.m. 
           Texas A&M International University, Student Center Ballroom,  
                                   Laredo, Texas 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Jurisprudence  
         was held on Saturday, June 28, 2003, at the Texas A&M  
         International University, Student Center Ballroom, in Laredo,  
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Robert Duncan                   Senator Kip Averitt 
         Senator Mario Gallegos, Jr.             Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. 
         Senator Chris Harris                    Senator Royce West 
         Senator Todd Staples                     
         The chair called the meeting to order at 10:27 a.m.  The  
         following business was transacted:   
         Chairman Duncan offered welcoming comments.  He introduced Blas  
         Gibbler Ruiz, the translator for the hearing.  Mr. Blas  
         explained that he would be translating the meeting into English  
         and Spanish. 
         Chairman Duncan introduced the President of Texas A&M  
         International, Dr. Ray Keck.  Dr. Ray Keck offered welcoming  
         Senator Zaffirini offered welcoming comments. 
         Senator Gallegos moved that testimony for the hearing be limited  
         to 5 minutes.  The motion passed with a record vote of 4 ayes, 0  
         nays, 3 absent, and 0 present not voting. 
         Senators Harris, Gallegos, Staples and Janek offered welcoming  
         Chairman Duncan introduced the attorneys hired by the Senate  
         Jurisprudence Committee to represent all the Senators.  The  
         attorneys, David Guinn, Mike Morrison and Bob Heath, each introduced themselves and listed their credentials. 
         Senator Zaffirini introduced the elected officials in the audience. 
         Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list.  The chair moved that the  
         public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.   
         There being no further business, at 2:58 p.m. Senator Duncan moved that the Committee stand recessed  
         subject to the call of the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Robert Duncan, Chair 
         Tara Cowen Rejino, Clerk