SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 
                              Monday, October 11, 2004 
                                     10:00 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 Monday, October 11, 2004, in the Capitol Extension, Room  
         E1.036, at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Steve Ogden                     Senator Bob Deuell 
         Senator Judith Zaffirini                Senator Robert Duncan 
         Senator Kip Averitt                     Senator Kyle Janek 
         Senator Gonzalo Barrientos              Senator Florence Shapiro 
         Senator Kim Brimer                      Senator Royce West 
         Senator Jane Nelson                     Senator John Whitmire 
         Senator Eliot Shapleigh                 Senator Tommy Williams 
         Senator Todd Staples 
         Senator Zaffirini called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.   
         There being a quorum present, the following business was  
         The Committee heard invited testimony regarding an Article II  
         agency's FY  06 and  07 Legislative Appropriations Request and  
         other budget matters.  Witnesses testifying and registering on  
         the subject are shown on the attached list. 
         At 10:25 a.m. Senator Ogden resumed the chair.   
         Invited testimony continued. 
         Senator Zaffirini announced that the Senate Subcommittee on  
         State Contracting Practices would convene at 12:30 p.m.  Without  
         objection, it was so ordered. 
         There being no further business, at 11:32 a.m. Senator Ogden  
         moved that the Committee stand  
         recessed until 9 a.m. the following morning, October 12, 2004.   
         Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Steve Ogden, Chair 
         Amy Jeter, Clerk