RELATIONS, TRADE & TECHNOLOGY
                          Wednesday, January 22, 1997
                                    1:00 pm
                  Capitol Extension, Capitol Extension E1.028
       Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 
       11.11, a meeting of the Senate Committee on International 
       Relations, Trade & Technology was held on Wednesday, January 
       22, 1997 in Capitol Extension E1.028 at Austin, Texas.  
       MEMBERS PRESENT:                          MEMBERS ABSENT:
       Senator Carlos F. Truan, Chairman         Senator District 5
       Senator John Carona, Vice-Chairman
       Senator Kenneth Armbrister
       Senator Teel Bivins
       Senator Jon Lindsay
       Senator Bill Ratliff
       Senator Eliot Shapleigh
       Senator David Sibley
       Chairman Truan called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m.  There 
       being a quorum present, the following business was transacted.  
       Chairman Truan recognized W. Arthur "Skip" Porter, President of 
       the Houston Advanced Research Center, to address the Committee 
       regarding the role of the new Governor's Science and Technology 
       Council in developing technology initiatives and public/private 
       partnerships.  A discussion followed. 
       The Chair then recognized Dr. Robert Sullivan, Director of the 
       IC  Institute at the University of Texas at Austin, to also 
       address the Committee regarding technology issues.  A 
       discussion followed. All witnesses testifying and registering 
       to speak before the Committee are shown on the attached list.
       Chairman Truan recognized Jimmy Glotfelty, attending on behalf 
       of the Governor's Policy Office, but Mr. Glotfelty did not 
       There being no further business, at 1:46 p.m. Senator Lindsay 
       moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of 
       the Chair.  There being no objections, the motion prevailed.

       Senator Carlos F. Truan, Chair
       Carla Buckner, Clerk