House Committee on Higher Education 
         75th Legislature 
         February 5, 1998 
         9:00 am  
         Capitol Extension, E2.010 
         Pursuant to a notice posted on January 16, 1998, the House  
         Committee on Higher Education met in a public hearing and was  
         called to order by the Chair, Representative Irma Rangel at  
         9:13 am. 
         The roll was answered as follows:   
         Present:  Representatives Rangel; Solis; Bailey; Cuellar;  
                   Dunnam; Rabuck; Uresti (7). 
         Absent:   Representatives Kamel; Reyna, Elvira (2). 
         A quorum was present. 
         (Representative Kamel now present.) 
         (Representative Reyna now present.) 
         The committee took testimony on the following interim charge:  
         (see attached witness list) 
              Review the effects of the Hopwood decision and the  
         responses to the decision by institutions of higher learning,  
         including professional schools.  Monitor the implementation of  
         H.B. 588 and policies of the Texas Higher Education  
         Coordinating Board, and assess the impacts of such measures. 
         At 5:20 pm, on the motion of the chair and without objection,  
         the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.  
         Rep. Irma Rangel, Chair 
         Suzanna Ceballos, Clerk