The House Committee on Economic Development 
         76th Legislature 
         June 15, 2000 
         10:00 a.m. 
         San Benito, Texas, San Benito Consolidated ISD, John F. Barron  
         Adminstration Building Board Room, 240 N. Crockett 
         Pursuant to a notice posted on June 6, 2000, the House Committee  
         on Economic Development met in a public hearing and was called  
         to order by the chair, Representative Solis, Jim, at 10:15 a.m. 
         The roll was answered as follows: 
         Present:  Representatives Solis, Jim; Deshotel; Homer;  
                   McClendon; Seaman; Villarreal, Mike; Yarbrough (7). 
         Absent:   Representatives Keffer; Luna, Vilma (2). 
         A quorum was present. 
         The chair made his opening remarks and announced that the  
         purpose of the meeting was to hear testimony regarding economic  
         development in Texas, charge #1 concerning local workforce  
         development boards, and charge #3 concerning preparing students  
         not seeking degrees for jobs in today's economy. 
         Testimony was taken.  (See attached witness list.) 
         At 4:45 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection,  
         the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair. 
         Rep. Solis, Jim, Chair 
         Yvonne Barton, Clerk