SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE AFFAIRS 
                              Thursday, April 13, 2000 
                                     9:00 a.m. 
                           Red Lion Hotel, Houston, Texas 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on State Affairs  
         was held on Thursday, April 13, 2000, in the Red Lion Hotel,  
         Houston, Texas 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Florence Shapiro                Senator Eliot Shapleigh 
         Senator David Bernsen                   Senator David Cain 
         Senator J. E. Brown                     Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. 
         Senator Tom Haywood                     Senator Drew Nixon 
         Senator Jeff Wentworth 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 9:10 a.m.  There being  
         a quorum present at 10:07 a.m., the following business was  
         The Chair made opening remarks and asked other members of the  
         Committee and local Senators for their opening remarks. 
         Witnesses testifying and registering on State Affairs Committee  
         Charges No. 5 and No. 9  are shown on the attached list.   
         There being no further business, at 11:30 a.m. Senator Shapiro  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Florence Shapiro, Chair 
         Cindy S. Hodges, Clerk