Tuesday, July 15, 2003 
                                     9:00 a.m. 
                            Capitol Extension Auditorium 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Jurisprudence  
         was held on Tuesday, July 15, 2003, in the Capitol Extension  
         Auditorium at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Robert Duncan                   Senator Chris Harris 
         Senator Mario Gallegos 
         Senator Kip Averitt 
         Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. 
         Senator Todd Staples 
         Senator Royce West 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 9:17 a.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         The chair laid out pending business HB 3 and continued public  
         testimony.  Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are  
         shown on the attached list.   
         Senator Lucio presented the committee with five binders of  
         emails in opposition to redistricting. 
         Senator West asked that a Harris County Republican Party flyer  
         be entered into the record. 
         At 9:55 a.m. Senator Duncan announced that the committee would  
         stand recessed until one hour upon the adjournment of the  
         At 12:00 p.m. the committee reconvened and continued hearing  
         public testimony. 
         At 12:49 p.m. Senator Gallegos assumed the chair.   
         At 12:50 p.m. Senator Duncan resumed the chair.   
         At 1:00 p.m. Senator Gallegos assumed the chair.   
         At 1:01 p.m. Senator Duncan resumed the chair.   
         There being no further business, at 1:35 p.m. the committee  
         stood recessed subject to the call of the chair.  
         Senator Robert Duncan, Chair 
         Lucy Oliver, Clerk