SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 
                              Monday, October 18, 2004 
                                     9:00 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 18, 2004, in the Capitol Extension, Room  
         E1.036, at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Steve Ogden                     Senator Robert Duncan 
         Senator Judith Zaffirini                Senator Florence Shapiro 
         Senator Kip Averitt                     Senator Eliot Shapleigh 
         Senator Gonzalo Barrientos              Senator Todd Staples 
         Senator Kim Brimer                      Senator John Whitmire 
         Senator Bob Deuell                      Senator Tommy Williams 
         Senator Kyle Janek 
         Senator Jane Nelson 
         Senator Royce West 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 9:01 a.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         The Committee heard invited testimony regarding Article II  
         agencies' FY  06 and  07 Legislative Appropriations Requests and  
         other budget matters.  Witnesses testifying and registering on  
         the subject are shown on the attached list. 
         At 9:21 a.m. Senator Zaffirini assumed the chair.   
         At 9:25 a.m. Senator Ogden resumed the chair.   
         Senator Deuell moved adoption of the Committee minutes from the  
         previous hearings held on October 4 and 5, 2004 and October 11  
         and 12, 2004.  Senator Brimer seconded the motion.  Without  
         objection, it was so ordered. 
         Invited testimony continued. 
         At 11:45 a.m. Senator Zaffirini assumed the chair.   
         At 11:48 a.m. Senator Ogden resumed the chair.   
         Invited testimony continued. 
         There being no further business, at 1:11 p.m. Senator Ogden  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed until 9 a.m. the  
         following morning, October 19, 2004. Without objection, it was  
         so ordered.   
         Senator Steve Ogden, Chair 
         Amy Jeter, Clerk