Monday, May 16, 2005 
                           1:30 p.m. or upon adjournment 
                       Senate Chamber - Chairman Madla's Desk 
         Pursuant to suspension of Senate Rule 11.18, moved by Senator  
         Madla, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on  
         Intergovernmental Relations was held on Monday, May 16, 2005, in  
         the Senate Chamber at Chairman Madla's Desk in Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Frank Madla                     Senator Kim Brimer 
         Senator Bob Deuell 
         Senator Mario Gallegos, Jr. 
         Senator Jeff Wentworth 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 1:44 p.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         The chair laid out SB 1898 and recognized the author, Senator  
         Deuell, to explain the bill.  There were no witnesses  
         registering or testifying on this bill.  The chair moved that  
         the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so  
         ordered.  Senator Deuell moved that SB 1898 be reported  
         favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass  
         and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 4  
         ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent.  Senator Deuell  
         moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local &  
         Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered.   
         There was no action taken for the following bill(s): SJR 12. 
         There being no further business, at 1:46 p.m. Senator Madla  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Frank Madla, Chair 
         Christine Wright, Clerk