SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 
                            Wednesday, February 12, 2003 
                                     8:00 a.m. 
                           Capitol Extension, Room E1.036 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance was  
         held on Wednesday, February 12, 2003, in the Capitol Extension,  
         Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Teel Bivins                     None 
         Senator Judith Zaffirini 
         Senator Kip Averitt 
         Senator Gonzalo Barrientos 
         Senator Kim Brimer 
         Senator Robert Duncan 
         Senator Kyle Janek 
         Senator Jane Nelson 
         Senator Steve Ogden 
         Senator Florence Shapiro 
         Senator Eliot Shapleigh 
         Senator Todd Staples 
         Senator Royce West 
         Senator John Whitmire 
         Senator Tommy Williams 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 8:02 a.m.  The  
         committee was in recess from the previous day.  The following  
         business was transacted: 
         Testimony was given on the following agencies with witnesses on  
         the attached list: 
         Board of Examiners of Psychologists 
         The chair named a working group to study executive director's  
         salaries.  Members are Senator West, Chair, Senator Barrientos  
         and Senator Brimer.  
         Racing Commission 
         At 8:55 a.m. Senator Zaffirini assumed the chair.   
         Board of Tax Professional Examiners 
         Public Utility Commission of Texas 
         At 9:01 a.m. Senator Bivins resumed the chair.   
         Office of Public Utility Counsel 
         Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners 
         Workers' Compensation Commission 
         At 10:47 a.m. Senator Bivins moved that the committee stand  
         recessed until one hour after the Session adjourns; without  
         objection, it was so ordered.   
         At 1:38 p.m. the committee reconvened.   
         Research and Oversight Council on Workers' Compensation 
         Credit Union Department 
         Board of Professional Geo-scientists 
         Board of Public Accountancy 
         Department of Insurance 
         At 3:29 p.m. Senator Zaffirini assumed the chair.   
         At 3:44 p.m. Senator Bivins assumed the chair.   
         State Office of Administrative Hearings 
         Board of Architectural Examiners 
         Board of Barber Examiners 
         Texas State Board of Dental Examiners 
         Board of Chiropractic Examiners 
         Cosmetology Commission 
         Board of Professional Engineers 
         Department of Banking 
         Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner 
         Savings and Loan Department 
         Funeral Service Commission 
         Office of Public Insurance Counsel 
         There being no further business, at 6:20 p.m. Senator Bivins  
         moved that the committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Teel Bivins, Chair 
         Stephanie Hoover, Clerk