MINUTES SENATE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION Thursday, April 27, 2006 9:00 a.m. Capitol Extension, Room E1.012 ***** Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Government Organization was held on Thursday, April 27, 2006, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.012, at Austin, Texas. ***** MEMBERS PRESENT: MEMBERS ABSENT: Senator Rodney Ellis Senator Mario Gallegos, Jr. Senator Kevin Eltife Senator John Whitmire Senator Chris Harris Senator Mike Jackson Senator Jane Nelson ***** The chair called the meeting to order at 9:01 a.m. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted: Senator Jackson moved adaptation of committee rules, Senator Nelson seconded the motion to adopt committee rules. Senator Ellis laid out interim charge number one. Senator Ellis laid out interim charge number two. At 10:55 a.m. Senator Ellis moved that the committee stand recessed until fifteen minutes after adjournment of the Senate; without objection, it was so ordered. At 12:35 p.m. Senator Ellis reconvened . At 1:12 p.m. Senator Ellis recessed; without objection, it was so ordered.