SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION 
                              Thursday, July 21, 2005 
                                     10:45 a.m. 
                           Capitol Extension, Room E1.028 
         Pursuant to suspension of Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of  
         the Senate Committee on Education was held on Thursday, July 21,  
         2005, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.028, at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Florence Shapiro                Senator Royce West 
         Senator Kip Averitt                     Senator Steve Ogden 
         Senator Kyle Janek                      Senator Tommy Williams 
         Senator Todd Staples 
         Senator Leticia Van de Putte 
         Senator Judith Zaffirini 
         The posting rule, Senate Rule 11.18, was suspended to hear the  
         following bill:  SB 2 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 10:57 a.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         Senator Van de Putte moved adoption of the committee rules;  
         there being no objection, the rules were adopted. 
         At 10:57 a.m. Senator Staples assumed the chair.   
         The chair laid out SB 2 and recognized the author, Senator  
         Shapiro, to explain the bill.   
         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.   
         Senator Shapiro moved that SB 2 be reported favorably to the  
         Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.   
         The motion carried with a record vote of 6 ayes, 0 nay, 0  
         present not voting, and 3 absent.   
         At 11:35 a.m. Senator Shapiro resumed the chair.   
         There being no further business, at 11:35 a.m. Senator Shapiro  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Florence Shapiro, Chair                   Tara Korstad,