The House Committee on Agriculture & Livestock 
         77th Legislature 
         February 26, 2002 
         1:00 p.m. 
         Capitol Extension, E2.014 
         Pursuant to a notice posted on February 5, 2002, the House  
         Committee on Agriculture & Livestock met in a public hearing and  
         was called to order by the chair, Representative Swinford, at  
         1:14 p.m. 
         The roll was answered as follows: 
         Present:  Representatives Swinford; McReynolds; Brown, Betty;  
                   Christian; Kolkhorst; Miller (6). 
         Absent:   Representatives Green; Hardcastle; Hupp (3). 
         A quorum was present. 
         (Representative Hupp now present.) 
         The Chair recognized the following individuals to testify on  
         behalf of their agency: 
         Susan Combs, Texas Department of Agriculture 
         (Representative Green now present.) 
         Edward Hiler, Texas A&M University System Agriculture Program 
         Charles Scifres, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station 
         Chester Fehlis, Texas Cooperative Extension 
         Jim Hull, Texas Forest Service 
         (Representative McReynolds in chair.) 
         Gary Nunley, Texas Wildlife Damage Management Service 
         (Representative Swinford in chair.) 
         Lelve Gayle, Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory 
         Linda Logan, Texas Animal Health Commission 
         (Representative McReynolds in chair.) 
         Ron Allen, Texas Veterinary Medical Examiners 
         (Representative Swinford in chair.) 
         Robert Avant, Texas Food and Fibers Commission 
         Robert Buckley, Texas Soil and Water Conservation Board 
         Dale Burnett, Structural Pest Control Board 
         At 5:40 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection,  
         the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair. 
         Rep. Swinford, Chair 
         Joe Cox, Clerk