SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 
                             Wednesday, April 16, 2003 
                           10:00 a.m. or upon adjournment 
                           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, April 16, 2003, in the Capitol Extension,  
         Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Teel Bivins                     Senator Gonzalo  
         Senator Judith Zaffirini                Senator Kyle Janek 
         Senator Kip Averitt                     Senator Florence Shapiro 
         Senator Kim Brimer                      Senator Eliot Shapleigh 
         Senator Robert Duncan 
         Senator Jane Nelson 
         Senator Steve Ogden               
         Senator Todd Staples 
         Senator Royce West 
         Senator John Whitmire 
         Senator Tommy Williams 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 1:50 p.m. The committee  
         was in recess from the previous hearing.  The following business  
         was transacted:   
         The committee considered pending items with witnesses on the  
         attached list. 
         Debt Services rider 
         Capitol Budget rider 
         Texas Department of Criminal Justice rider  
         Career and Technology rider 
         Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation rider  
         Texas Education Agency rider 
         Texas Department of Economic Development rider 
         There being no further business, at 2:30 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