The House Committee on Agriculture & Livestock 
         79th Legislature 
         February 15, 2005 
         8:00 a.m. 
         Capitol Extension, E2.028 
         Pursuant to a notice posted on February 9, 2005, the House  
         Committee on Agriculture & Livestock met in a public hearing and  
         was called to order by the chair, Representative Hardcastle, at  
         8:05 a.m. 
         The roll was answered as follows: 
         Present:   Representatives Hardcastle; Anderson; Brown, Betty;  
                    Burnam; Herrero (5). 
         Absent:    Representatives Farrar; Olivo (2). 
         A quorum was present. 
         (Representative Farrar now present.) 
         Testimony was taken.  (See attached witness list.) 
         The Committee heard invited testimony from the following  
              Texas Agricultural Experiment Station 
              Texas Cooperative Extension 
              Texas Forest Service 
              Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory 
         At 10:04 a.m., on the motion of Representative Farrar and  
         without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call  
         of the chair. 
         Rep. Hardcastle, Chair 
         Shannon Sneary, Clerk