Thursday, February 4, 1999 
                                    11:00 am 
                                Sen. Ellis' Desk 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.11, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on  
         Jurisprudence was held on Thursday, February 4, 1999 in Sen.  
         Ellis' Desk, at Austin, Texas.   
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Rodney Ellis                    None 
         Senator Chris Harris 
         Senator J.E. Brown 
         Senator Gregory Luna 
         Senator Jeff Wentworth 
         The Chair called the meeting to order at 10:25 am.  There  
         being a quorum present, the following business was transacted.   
         The following members arrived after the roll was called:   
         The Chair laid out the proposed Committee Rules for the 76th  
         Legislative Session. 
         Senator Brown moved adoption of the Committee Rules.  The  
         motion carried with a vote of 5 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not  
         voting, and 0 absent.   
         There being no further business, at 10:27 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 
         Kenneth Besserman, Clerk