NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: State Affairs

TIME & DATE:  1:30PM Or upon adjournment
             Monday, March 7, 2005

PLACE: Senate Chamber

CHAIR: Senator Robert Duncan

New Business:

SB 179            Wentworth
Relating to retirement benefits for visiting judges.

SB 368            Duncan
Relating to the compensation of state judges and to the computation
of retirement benefits for members of the elected class of the
Employees Retirement System of Texas.

SB 427            Van de Putte
Relating to providing notification to a county voter registrar of
the change in boundaries of a political subdivision located in the

SB 490            Estes
Relating to an action for damages alleging professional negligence
by a registered professional land surveyor.

Pending Business:

SB 5            Staples / et al.
Relating to the continuation and operation of the workers'
compensation system of this state, including changing the name of
the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission to the Texas Department
of Workers' Compensation, the powers and duties of the governing
authority of that department, the provision of workers'
compensation benefits to injured employees, and the regulation of
workers' compensation insurers.

SB 261            Williams
Relating to the creation of a program to educate the public on the
value of health coverage and to increase public awareness of health
coverage options.

SB 294            Duncan
Relating to procedures relating to the doctrine of forum non
conveniens in a civil cause of action.

***PLEASE NOTE: Public Testimony on SB 5 is CLOSED.***



SB 832