SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE AFFAIRS 
                              Monday, January 10, 2005 
                                     3:00 p.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, January 10, 2005, in the Senate Chamber at  
         Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Robert Duncan                   None 
         Senator Tommy Williams 
         Senator Kenneth Armbrister 
         Senator Rodney Ellis 
         Senator Troy Fraser 
         Senator Chris Harris 
         Senator Frank Madla 
         Senator Jane Nelson 
         Senator Florence Shapiro 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         The Chair called the appointed Master of Discovery, Senator Jeff  
         Wentworth, before the committee to report his findings  
         concerning the contest of the general election for State Senator  
         from Senate District 6.  Senator Wentworth presented his  
         findings and recommendations to the Committee and entertained  
         questions from the members.   
         Senator Williams laid out the committee report and David Hanna  
         of the Legislative Council came before the Committee to explain  
         the report and answer questions. 
         Senator Williams moved that the committee report be adopted, a  
         roll call vote was taken.  There being 9 ayes, 0 nays, 0 PNV and  
         0 absent, the committee report was adopted.   
         There being no further business, Senator Duncan moved that the  
         Committee be adjourned. Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Robert Duncan, Chair 
         Teddy Carter, Clerk