Wednesday, February 2, 2005 
                                     9:00 a.m. 
                           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  
         Intergovernmental Relations was held on Wednesday, February 2,  
         2005, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.028, at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Frank Madla                     Senator Mario Gallegos,  
         Senator Kim Brimer 
         Senator Bob Deuell 
         Senator Jeff Wentworth 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 9:09 a.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         The chair introduced committee staff. 
         The chair laid out the Committee rules. Senator Deuell moved to  
         adopt the Committee rules and Senator Wentworth seconded the  
         motion; without objection it was so ordered.   
         There being no further business, at 9:15 a.m. Senator Wentworth  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Frank Madla, Chair 
         Christine Wright, Clerk