SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 
                              Wednesday, July 13, 2005 
                           10:00 a.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 Wednesday, July 13, 2005, in the Capitol Extension, Room  
         E1.036, at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Steve Ogden                     Senator Robert Duncan 
         Senator Judith Zaffirini                Senator Kyle Janek 
         Senator Kip Averitt                     Senator Florence Shapiro 
         Senator Gonzalo Barrientos              Senator Royce West 
         Senator Kim Brimer                       
         Senator Bob Deuell 
         Senator Jane Nelson                      
         Senator Eliot Shapleigh 
         Senator Todd Staples 
         Senator John Whitmire 
         Senator Tommy Williams 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 6:38 p.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         Senator Zaffirini assumed the chair.   
         The chair laid out SB 80 and recognized the author, Senator  
         Ogden, 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 Zaffirini moved that SB  
         80 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.   
         There being no further business, at 8:44 p.m. Senator Zaffirini  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Steve Ogden, Chair 
         Amy Jeter, Clerk