Wednesday, April 27, 2005 
                           1:30 p.m. or upon adjournment 
                                   Senate Chamber 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on International  
         Relations & Trade was held on Wednesday, April 27, 2005, in the  
         Senate Chamber at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.                Senator Eliot Shapleigh 
         Senator Kevin Eltife                    Senator John Carona 
         Senator Kel Seliger                     Senator Craig Estes 
         Senator Judith Zaffirini                 
         Acting chair Senator Eltife called the meeting to order at 4:02  
         p.m.  The following business was transacted:   
         The chair laid out SCR 30 and recognized the author, Senator  
         Lucio, Jr., to explain the bill.   
         Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on  
         the attached list.   
         Persons supporting SCR 30 are shown below: 
         Amira Gomez Tuemme - Speaker of the House (Tamaulipas) 
         Jose Francisco Rabago Castillo - Diputado (State Representative)  
         Alejandro Ceniceros Mart nez- Diputado (State Representative)  
         Gloria Del Carmen Altamirano Elizondo- Diputado (State  
         Representative) (Tamaulipas) 
         Alejandro Antonio Saenz Garza- Diputado (State Representative)  
         Alejandro Felipe Martinez Rodriguez- Diputado (State  
         Representative) (Tamaulipas) 
         Norma Leticia Salazar Vasquez- Diputado (State Representative)  
         Hector Martin Garza Gonzalez- Diputado (State Representative)  
         Anastacia Guadalupe Flores Valdez- Diputado (State  
         Representative) (Tamaulipas) 
         Enrique Garza Tamez - General Secretary of the Congress  
         Marco Cardenas Martinez- Diputado (State Representative)  
         Agustin Chapa Torres- Diputado (State Representative)  
         Armando Mart nez Manriquez- Diputado (State Representative)  
         Ramon Garza Barrios- Diputado (State Representative)  
         The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without  
         objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Lucio, Jr. moved that SCR  
         30 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation  
         that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a  
         record vote of 4 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 3  
         absent.  Senator Lucio, Jr. moved that the bill be recommended  
         for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without  
         objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Seliger moved adoption of the minutes from the previous  
         hearings held on April 13, 2005, and April 14, 2005; without  
         objection, it was so ordered.     
         At 4:13 p.m. Senator Lucio, Jr. assumed the chair.   
         There being no further business, at 4:14 p.m. Senator Zaffirini  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., Chair 
         LeAnn Gallegos, Clerk