The House Committee on General Investigating 
         78th Legislature 
         May 1, 2003 
         8:00 a.m. or upon final adjourn./recess 
         Capitol Extension, E2.030 
         Pursuant to a notice posted on April 25, 2003, the House  
         Committee on General Investigating met in a public hearing and  
         was called to order by the chair, Representative Bailey, at 8:16  
         The roll was answered as follows: 
         Present:  Representatives Bailey; Paxton; Flynn (3). 
         Absent:   Representatives Dutton; Keel (2). 
         A quorum was present. 
         Chairman Bailey explained to the committee that our General  
         Council Kyle Carter had attend the video teleconference between  
         Judge Debbie Strickland and inmates concerning the re-test of  
         DNA  due to the Houston Police Department Crime Lab problems.  
         Mr. Carter has submitted a report to the committee on the  
         proceedings of the teleconference. 
         Chairman Bailey also explained the list of items concerning  
         Special Districts for the committee to look over, make  
         corrections, or add other topics of concern for our committee  
         Chairman Bailey then called on Jason Cooke from TX. Health and  
         Human Services Commission to answer questions from members  
         concerning the CHIP program and contractors of the programs. 
         Chairman Bailey called on Michael Masters to explain the  
         services his companies provide to the CHIPS program. 
         Chairman recognized both Raquel Olivo and Mercedes Perez de  
         Colon from Avance to explain the services they provide in the  
         border region. 
         At 10:03 a.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection,  
         the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair. 
         Rep. Bailey, Chair 
         Roberta Bilsky, Clerk