Monday, January 22, 2001 
                           1:30 p.m. or upon adjournment 
                           Capitol Extension, Room E1.012 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Jurisprudence  
         was held on Monday, January 22, 2001, in the Capitol Extension,  
         Room E1.012, at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Royce West                      Senator Robert Duncan 
         Senator David Bernsen                   Senator Jeff Wentworth 
         Senator J. E. Brown 
         Senator Rodney Ellis 
         Senator Mike Jackson 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 1:40 p.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:  
         The following members arrived after roll call: 
         Senator Brown 
         The Chair gave opening remarks. 
         The Vice Chair gave opening remarks. 
         The Chair laid out the proposed Committee Rules for the 77th  
         Legislative Session. 
         Senator Ellis inquired about an additional rule that would give  
         the Chairman the ability to edit the minutes.  The Chair stated  
         that the Committee would look into the additional rule. 
         Senator Ellis moved that the rules be adopted. 
         Senator Bernsen seconded the motion. 
         There being no further business, at 1:46 p.m. Senator Jackson  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the chair.  Senator Ellis seconded the motion.  Without  
         objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Royce West, Chair 
         Stephanie R. Hoover, Clerk