Thursday, February 18, 1999 
                                     2:00 pm 
                         Capitol Extension, Room E1.016 
         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 18, 1999 in the  
         Capitol Extension, Room E1.016, at Austin, Texas.   
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Rodney Ellis                    Senator J.E. Brown 
         Senator Chris Harris                    Senator Gregory Luna 
                                                 Senator Jeff Wentworth 
         The Chair called the meeting to order at 2:20 pm.  The  
         following business was transacted.   
         The following members arrived after the roll was called:   
         Senator Jeff Wentworth 
         The Jurisprudence Committee met to discuss juvenile justice  
         matters and Texas Youth Commission policies and procedures. 
         Senator Ellis and Senator Harris made introductory remarks and  
         discussed the tragic crime spree in Cleburne, Texas.  The  
         Chair then welcomed all witnesses. 
         Senator Ellis and Senator Harris asked questions of the  
         Senator Harris assumed the Chair at 3:45 pm. 
         The witnesses answered questions and spoke about the specific  
         crime spree and general policies and procedures of the Texas  
         Youth Commission 
         Senator Ellis resumed the Chair at 3:48 pm.  There being no  
         further business, at 4:13 pm 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