SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE AFFAIRS 
                                Monday, May 17, 2004 
                           1:00 p.m. or upon adjournment 
                           Capitol Extension, Room E1.028 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on State Affairs  
         was held on Monday, May 17, 2004, in the Capitol Extension, Room  
         E1.028, at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Robert Duncan                   Senator Kenneth  
         Senator Tommy Williams                  Senator Rodney Ellis 
         Senator Jane Nelson                     Senator Troy Fraser 
         Senator Florence Shapiro                Senator Chris Harris 
                                                 Senator Frank Madla 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.  The  
         following business was transacted:   
         Chairman Duncan offered opening comments including an overview  
         of the interim charge to be discussed (Interim Charge #2). 
         The following testified on Interim Charge #2: 
         -Ann McGeehan, Secretary of State's Office, Elections Division 
         -Clifford R. Borofsky, Bexar County Elections Administrator 
         -Beverly Kaufman, Harris County Clerk 
         -Dana DeBeauvoir, Travis County Clerk 
         -Dan Wallach, Rice University 
         -Adina Levin, ACLU, EFF Austin 
         -Jerry Meadows, Hart InterCivic 
         There being no further business the committee stood recessed  
         subject to the call of the chair. 
         Senator Robert Duncan, Chair 
         Teddy Carter, Clerk