SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION 
                             Tuesday, February 18, 2003 
                                     8:30 a.m. 
                           Capitol Extension, Room E1.028 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Education was  
         held on Tuesday, February 18, 2003, in the Capitol Extension,  
         Room E1.028, at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Florence Shapiro                Senator Kip Averitt 
         Senator Royce West                      Senator Steve Ogden 
         Senator Kyle Janek 
         Senator Todd Staples 
         Senator Leticia Van de Putte 
         Senator Tommy Williams 
         Senator Judith Zaffirini 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 8:35 a.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         The chair referred SB 166 to the Subcommittee on Higher  
         Education for consideration.   
         The chair made opening remarks and began the discussion with  
         invited witnesses on the elements of the school finance system.   
         Witnesses testifying and registering on the elements of the  
         school finance system are shown on the attached list.   
         At 9:57 a.m. Senator West assumed the chair.  At 9:59 a.m.  
         Senator Shapiro resumed the chair.   
         There being no further business, at 10:25 a.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