Friday, February 13, 1998 
                                    10:00 am 
                                 Senate Chamber 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.11, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on  
         Jurisprudence was held on Friday, February 13, 1998 in the  
         Senate Chamber at Austin, Texas.   
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Rodney Ellis                    Senator Steve Ogden 
         Senator Chris Harris 
         Senator David Cain 
         Senator Robert Duncan 
         Senator Gregory Luna 
         Senator Jeff Wentworth 
         The Chair called the meeting to order at 10:05 am.  There  
         being a quorum present, the following business was transacted.   
         The following members arrived after the roll was called:   
         The Committee agreed the next meeting of the Senate  
         Jurisprudence Committee would next meet on March 26 in San  
         Joseph Callier, representing Texas Judicial Council, Committee  
         on Judicial Selection, testified on judicial selection. 
         David Van Os, representing self, testified on judicial  
         Robert Alton Jones, representing self, testified on judicial  
         A brief discussion followed. 
         At 11:00 am Senator Luna assumed the chair. 
         At 11:10 am Senator Ellis resumed the chair. 
         There being no further business, at 11:30 am Senator Ellis  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the Chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Rodney Ellis, Chair 
         Anthony Haley, Clerk