Monday, February 7, 2005 
                           1:30 p.m. or upon adjournment 
                      Betty King Committee Hearing Room, 2E.20 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Standing Senate Subcommittee on  
         Higher Education was held on Monday, February 7, 2005, in the  
         Betty King Committee Hearing Room, 2E.20, at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Royce West                      None 
         Senator Kip Averitt 
         Senator Kyle Janek 
         Senator Todd Staples 
         Senator Tommy Williams 
         Senator Judith Zaffirini 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 2:14 p.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         Senator Staples moved adoption of the committee rules, without  
         objection, the rules were adopted. 
         The chair welcomed members to the committee and made opening  
         Witnesses testifying and registering on the Overview of Higher  
         Education issues before the 79th Legislature are shown on the  
         attached list.  The chair moved that the public testimony be  
         closed; without objection, it was so ordered.   
         There being no further business, at 4:11 p.m. Senator West moved  
         that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the  
         chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Royce West, Chair                        Michelle  
         Farley, Clerk