SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION 
                             Thursday, February 6, 2003 
                                     9:00 a.m.  
                           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 Education was  
         held on Thursday, February 6, 2003, in the Capitol Extension,  
         Room E1.012, at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Florence Shapiro                Senator Todd Staples 
         Senator Royce West 
         Senator Kip Averitt 
         Senator Kyle Janek 
         Senator Steve Ogden 
         Senator Leticia Van de Putte 
         Senator Tommy Williams 
         Senator Judith Zaffirini 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 9:03 a.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         The Chair welcomed the members to the Committee and made opening  
         Senator Zaffirini moved adoption of the committee rules, without  
         objection, the rules were adopted. 
         The Chair began the discussion with invited witnesses about the  
         issue of school finance. 
         At 9:55 a.m. the Chair moved that the committee stand recessed  
         until 30 minutes upon adjournment of the Senate.; without  
         objection, it was so ordered.   
         At 11:14 a.m. the committee reconvened.   
         Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on  
         the attached list. 
         There being no further business, at 12:45 p.m. the Chair moved  
         that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the  
         chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Florence Shapiro, Chair