House Committee on Agriculture & Livestock 
         76th Legislature 
         February 9, 1999 
         2:00 pm  
         Capitol Extension, E2.030 
         Pursuant to a notice posted on February 4, 1999, the House  
         Committee on Agriculture & Livestock met in a public hearing  
         and was called to order by the Chair, Representative David  
         Swinford at 2:10 pm. 
         The roll was answered as follows:   
         Present:  Representatives Swinford; McReynolds; Brown, Betty;  
                   Crownover; Green; Hardcastle; Hupp; Jones, Charles  
         Absent:   Representative Christian (1). 
         A quorum was present. 
         The Chair offered opening comments and presented an overview  
         of committee procedure. 
         Representative Christian now present. 
         The Chair recognized the following people to testify on behalf  
         of their agency: 
         Commissioner Susan Combs, Texas Department of Agriculture. 
         Mr. Benny Mathis, Director, Structural Pest Control Board. 
         Dr. Ron Allen, Executive Director, Texas State Board of  
         Veterinary Medical Examiners. 
         Dr. Terry Beals, Executive Director, Texas Animal Health  
         Mr. Bob Avant, Executive Director, Texas Food and Fibers  
         Mr. Mel Davis, State Soil and Water Conservation Board. 
         At 5:05 pm, on a motion from Representative McReynolds and  
         without objection, the meeting was adjourned. 
         David A. Swinford, Chairman                       Courtney K.