SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE AFFAIRS 
                              Thursday, July 17, 2003 
                           11:00 a.m. or upon adjournment 
                               Senator Staples' Desk 
         Pursuant to suspension of Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of  
         the Senate Committee on State Affairs was held on Thursday, July  
         17, 2003, in the Senate Chamber at Senator Staples' Desk. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Todd Staples                    Senator Bill Ratliff 
         Senator Robert Duncan                   Senator Kenneth  
         Senator Chris Harris                    Senator Rodney Ellis 
         Senator Frank Madla                     Senator Troy Fraser 
         Senator Jane Nelson 
         Vice Chairman Staples called the meeting to order at 11:35 a.m.   
         There being a quorum present, the following business was  
         Senator Staples laid out HB 16 and recognized the Senate  
         sponsor, Senator Nelson, to explain the bill.  Senator Staples  
         then opened public testimony.  There being no one present  
         wishing to testify or register on the bill, Senator Staples  
         moved that testimony be closed; without objection it was so  
         ordered.  Senator Nelson moved that HB 16 be reported favorably  
         to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be  
         printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 5 ayes, 0 nay,  
         0 present not voting, and 4 absent.   
         There being no further business, at 11:37 a.m., Senator Staples  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Bill Ratliff, Chairman 
         Nancy B. Macken, Clerk