The House Committee on Agriculture & Livestock 
         78th Legislature 
         March 22, 2004 
         1:30 p.m. 
         Capitol Extension, E2.010 
         Pursuant to a notice posted on March 1, 2004, the House  
         Committee on Agriculture & Livestock met in a public hearing and  
         was called to order by the chair, Representative Hardcastle, at  
         1:35 p.m. 
         The roll was answered as follows: 
         Present:  Representatives Hardcastle; Burnam; Jones, Delwin;  
                   Laney; Swinford (5). 
         Absent:   Representatives Miller; Brown, Betty (2). 
         A quorum was present. 
         The committee met to hear invited testimony from the following: 
         Susan Combs, Commissioner, Texas Department of Agriculture 
         Sandra Vice, Texas State Auditor's Office  
         Michael Dean, Texas State Auditor's Office 
         Dale Burnett, Executive Director, Texas Structural Pest Control  
         Nicole Guerrero, Texas State Auditor's Office 
         Jeff Grymkoski, Texas State Auditor's Office 
         William Crumley, Chairman, State Soil and Water Conservation  
         Rex Isom, Executive Director, State Soil and Water Conservation  
         Barry Mahler, President, Association of Soil & Water  
         Conservation Districts 
         Ron Allen, Executive Director, Texas Veterinary Medical  
         At 4:15 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection,  
         the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair. 
         Rep. Hardcastle, Chair 
         Missy Warren, Clerk