Wednesday, February 18, 2004 
                                     1:00 p.m. 
                         San Antonio City Council Chambers 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Water Policy,  
         Select Interim was held on Wednesday, February 18, 2004, in the  
         San Antonio City Council Chambers 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Kenneth Armbrister              Senator Tommy Williams 
         Senator Kip Averitt 
         Senator Bob Deuell 
         Senator Robert Duncan 
         Senator Troy Fraser 
         Senator Jon Lindsay 
         Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. 
         Senator Frank Madla 
         Senator Eliot Shapleigh 
         Senator Todd Staples 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 1:40 p.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         The Chair thanked the City of San Antonio for hosting the  
         committee hearing. 
         The Chair recognized Senator Frank Madla.  Senator Madla  
         welcomed the committee to San Antonio.  He then gave a briefing  
         on the Subcommittee on the Lease of State Water Rights hearing  
         in Dell City on February 11, 2004. 
         The Chair welcomed Senator Leticia Van de Putte to the hearing.   
         Senator Van de Putte welcomed the committee to San Antonio. 
         The Chair explained the purpose of interim committees and  
         briefly explained the charges of the Select Committee on Water  
         The Committee then heard invited testimony from: 
              Leonard Young, Senior Vice-President of San Antonio Water  
              Chairman Doug Miller and General Manager, Greg Ellis of  
         Edwards Aquifer Authority 
              Victoria Mayor Gary Middleton of South Central Texas Water  
         Advisory Committee 
              Evelyn Bonavita of South Central Texas Regional Water  
         Planning Group 
              Mary Ambrose and Stephanie Bergeron of Texas Commission on  
         Environmental Quality 
              Jorge Arroyo of Texas Water Development Board 
         Following the invited testimony, the Committee heard public  
         testimony.  All witnesses testifying  are shown on the attached  
         The Chair announced that the next meeting of the committee will  
         be held in Victoria on March 17, 2004, at 10:30 AM. 
         There being no further business, at 8:45 p.m. Senator Armbrister  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Kenneth Armbrister, Chair 
         RuthAnn Nicholson, Clerk