SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE AFFAIRS 
                             Monday, September 20, 2004 
                                     9:00 a.m. 
                                   Senate Chamber 
         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, September 20, 2004, in the Senate Chamber at  
         Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Robert Duncan                   Senator Tommy Williams 
         Senator Rodney Ellis                    Senator Kenneth  
         Senator Chris Harris                    Senator Troy Fraser 
         Senator Jane Nelson                     Senator Frank Madla 
         Senator Florence Shapiro 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 9:09 a.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         Senator Duncan offered welcoming remarks and reviewed the  
         interim charges before the Committee. 
         The following testified before the committee: 
         On Interim Charge #6: 
         -Jose Montemayor, Commissioner, Texas Department of Insurance 
         At 9:43 a.m. the Committee recessed until 10:15 a.m. 
         The Chair called the meeting back to order at 10:35 a.m. 
         Testimony continued on Interim Charge #6: 
              Witness Panel: 
              -William Thomas Cotten, Texas Medical Liability Trust 
              -Joe A. Chilton, Texas Medical Liability Underwriters  
              -Tim Kenesy, The Medical Protective Company 
              -Howard H. Lamb, Advocate MD Insurance 
              Witness Panel: 
              -Stanley Fisch, MD, Texas Medical Association 
              -Matthew T. Wall, Texas Hospital Association 
              Witness Panel: 
              -Patti J. Patterson, MD, Texas Tech University Health  
         Sciences Center 
              -J. Manuel de la Rosa, Dean, Texas Tech Health Sciences  
         At 12:30 p.m. the Committee stood in recess until 1:00 p.m. 
         The Chair called the Committee back to order at 1:05 p.m. 
         The following testified on Interim Charge #7: 
         -Jose Montemayor, Commissioner, Texas Department of Insurance 
         -Joe A. Chilton, Texas Medical Liability Underwriters  
              Witness Panel 
              -Gavin Gadberry, Texas Health Care Association 
              -Ann Meador, Methodist Retirement Communities 
         The Chair opened public testimony on Interim Charges 6 and 7 and  
         the following testified before the Committee: 
         -Bliss Wilson, Volunteer Health Clinic 
         The following are shown as registering but not testifying: 
         -Phil Cates, Texas Association of Housing and Services for the  
         -Joel Whitcraft, The Medical Protective Company 
         -Jay Thompson, The Medical Protective Company 
         The following submitted written testimony: 
         -Dan Lambe, Texas Watch 
         There being no further testimony, the Chair closed all public  
         testimony on interim charges 6 and 7.    
         There being no further business, the Committee stand recessed  
         subject to the call of the chair. 
         Senator Robert Duncan, Chair 
         Teddy Carter, Clerk 
                                          SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE AFFAIRS 
                                                 Monday, September 20, 2004 
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