Monday, May 16, 2005 
                                     8:00 a.m. 
                      Betty King Committee Hearing Room, 2E.20 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Business &  
         Commerce was held on Monday, May 16, 2005, in the Betty King  
         Committee Hearing Room, 2E.20, at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Troy Fraser, Chairman           Senator John Carona 
         Senator Kip Averitt, Vice Chairman      Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. 
         Senator Kenneth Armbrister 
         Senator Kim Brimer 
         Senator Kevin Eltife 
         Senator Craig Estes 
         Senator Leticia Van de Putte 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 8:09 a.m.   
         The chair laid out HB 789 and explained the bill.  Senator Estes  
         sent up a committee substitute; Senator Fraser explained the  
         difference between the committee substitute and the bill as  
         The roll was called at 8:39 a.m. and a quorum was present. 
         Senator Fraser moved that testimony be limited to five minutes;  
         without objection, it was so ordered.  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.   
         At 10:07 a.m. Senator Armbrister assumed the chair.   
         At 10:10 a.m. Senator Fraser resumed the chair.   
         Senator Fraser moved that HB 789 be left pending; without  
         objection, it was so ordered.   
         There being no further business, at 10:52 a.m. Chairman Fraser  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the chairman.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 
         Senator Troy Fraser, Chairman 
         Tatum Baker, Clerk