Thursday, May 1, 2003 
                           12:30 p.m. or upon adjournment 
                       Senator Fraser's Desk, Senate Chamber 
         Pursuant to suspension of Senate Rules 11.10 and 11.18 by  
         Senator Fraser, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on  
         Business & Commerce was held on Thursday, May 1, 2003, at  
         Senator Fraser's Desk, Senate Chamber, Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Troy Fraser, Chairman           Senator Kip Averitt,  
                                                 Vice Chairman 
         Senator Kenneth Armbrister              Senator Kim Brimer 
         Senator Craig Estes 
         Senator Mike Jackson 
         Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. 
         Senator Leticia Van de Putte 
         Senator Tommy Williams 
         Chairman Fraser called the meeting to order at 1:07 p.m.  There  
         being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         The Chairman laid out SB 770, pending in committee, and  
         recognized the author, Senator Madla.  Senator Fraser moved that  
         SB 770 be reported favorably to the Senate with the  
         recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion  
         carried with a record vote of 5 ayes, 2 nays, 0 present not  
         voting, and 2 absent.   
         There being no further business, at 1:12 p.m. Chairman Fraser  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the chairman.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Troy Fraser, Chairman 
         Barbara Henderson, Clerk