SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 
                             Tuesday, February 8, 2005 
                           12:00 p.m. or upon adjournment 
                           Capitol Extension, Room E1.036 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance was  
         held on Tuesday, February 8, 2005, in the Capitol Extension,  
         Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Steve Ogden                     Senator Bob Deuell 
         Senator Judith Zaffirini                Senator Kyle Janek 
         Senator Kip Averitt                     Senator Jane Nelson 
         Senator Gonzalo Barrientos              Senator John Whitmire 
         Senator Kim Brimer 
         Senator Robert Duncan 
         Senator Florence Shapiro 
         Senator Eliot Shapleigh 
         Senator Todd Staples 
         Senator Royce West 
         Senator Tommy Williams 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 1:15 p.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         The chair laid out SB 1, the General Appropriations Bill, which  
         had been left pending at a previous hearing. 
         Testimony was given on the following agencies with witnesses on  
         the attached list: 
         Texas Education Agency 
         State Board for Educator Certification 
         At 4:10 p.m. Senator Zaffirini assumed the chair.   
         School for the Blind and Visually Impaired 
         At 4:51 p.m. Senator Ogden resumed the chair.   
         School for the Deaf 
         Community Colleges 
         At 5:42 p.m. Senator Zaffirini assumed the chair.   
         At 5:46 p.m. Senator Ogden resumed the chair.   
         Texas State Technical College System 
         Senator Ogden moved that SB 1 be left pending; without  
         objection, it was so ordered.   
         There being no further business, at 6:53 p.m. Senator Ogden  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed until 8 a.m. the  
         following morning, February 9, 2005.  Without objection, it was  
         so ordered.   
         Senator Steve Ogden, Chair 
         Amy Jeter, Clerk