Thursday, May 19, 2005 
                           2:00 p.m. or upon adjournment 
                                Senator Lucio's Desk 
         Pursuant to suspension of Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of  
         the Senate Committee on International Relations & Trade was held  
         on Thursday, May 19, 2005, in the Senator Lucio's Desk 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.                None 
         Senator Eliot Shapleigh 
         Senator John Carona 
         Senator Kevin Eltife 
         Senator Craig Estes 
         Senator Kel Seliger 
         Senator Judith Zaffirini 
         Senator Carona called the meeting to order at 1:48 p.m.  There  
         being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         At 1:48 p.m. Senator Lucio, Jr. resumed the chair.   
         The chair laid out HB 3426 and recognized the Senate sponsor,  
         Senator Shapleigh, to explain the bill.  The chair called for  
         public testimony; there being none, the chair moved that the  
         public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so  
         Senator Shapleigh sent up Committee Amendment 1 and moved  
         adoption; without objection, the amendment was adopted.  Senator  
         Shapleigh requested unanimous consent to roll the amendment into  
         a committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Shapleigh then moved that the committee substitute be  
         adopted; without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Shapleigh moved that HB 3426 do not pass but that CSHB  
         3426 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that  
         it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record  
         vote of 7 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent.   
         Senator Shapleigh moved that the bill be recommended for  
         placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without  
         objection, it was so ordered.   
         There being no further business, at 1:51 p.m. Senator Seliger  
         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