Monday, February 3, 2003 
                                     4:00 p.m. 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on  
         Administration was held on Monday, February 3, 2003, in the  
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Chris Harris                    Senator Juan Hinojosa 
         Senator Mike Jackson 
         Senator Kyle Janek 
         Senator Leticia Van de Putte 
         Senator Jeff Wentworth 
         Senator John Whitmire 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 4:03 p.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         At 4:04 p.m. Senator Jackson assumed the chair.  Senator Harris  
         laid out the Senate Committee budgets and explained to the  
         members that all committees would have a 7 percent reduction  
         over the budgets from last session, unless the chair of the  
         committee submitted a budget request with additional reductions.   
         The only exception would be Nominations, which was held harmless  
         due to the size of its budget. 
         Senator Harris read off each committee's proposed budget amount  
         and any exception letters that were submitted.  Proposed budget  
         amounts were: 
         !!!!!!!!!!!Administration $87,568 
         !Business and Commerce $161,800 
         !Criminal Justice $177, 682 and two exemption letters 
         !Education $147,370 and one exemption letter 
         !Subcommittee on Higher Education $46,666 and one exemption  
         !Finance $201,625 
         !Government Organization $155,000 
         !Health and Human Services $175, 973 
         !Infrastructure Development and Security $155,000 and one  
              exemption letter 
         !Intergovernmental Relations $136,880 
         !International Relations Trade $125,000 
         !Jurisprudence $152, 090 and one exemption letter 
         !Natural Resources $150,788 and one exemption letter 
         !Subcommittee on Agriculture $37,595 
         !Nominations $75,748 
         !State Affairs $145,300 and one exemption letter 
         !Veteran Affairs and Military Installations $82,223 
         !Subcommittee on Base Realignment $44,850 
         Senator Harris moved adoption of the proposed Senate Committee  
         Budgets and their exemptions.  Senator Van de Putte seconded the  
         motion.  The motion carried with a record vote of 6 ayes, 0 nay,  
         0 present not voting, and 1 absent.      
         Senator Harris resumed the chair.   
         Senator Harris moved adoption of the minutes from the previous  
         hearing held on January 22, 2003; without objection, it was so  
         There being no further business, at 4:15 p.m. Senator Harris  
         moved that the Committee stand adjourned subject to the call of  
         the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
                                         SENATE COMMITTEE ON ADMINISTRATION 
                                                   Monday, February 3, 2003 
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         Senator Chris Harris, Chair 
         Tara Cowen Rejino, Clerk