SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION 
                               Tuesday, April 5, 2005 
                                     8:30 a.m. 
                           Capitol Extension, Room E1.028 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Education was  
         held on Tuesday, April 5, 2005, in the Capitol Extension, Room  
         E1.028, at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Florence Shapiro                None 
         Senator Royce West 
         Senator Kip Averitt 
         Senator Kyle Janek 
         Senator Steve Ogden 
         Senator Todd Staples 
         Senator Leticia Van de Putte 
         Senator Tommy Williams 
         Senator Judith Zaffirini 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 8:39 a.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         The Honorable David Dewhurst made remarks to the Committee. 
         At 8:48 a.m. Senator West assumed the chair.   
         Senator Shapiro sent up a committee substitute to HB 2; the  
         chair recognized Senator Shapiro to explain the difference  
         between the committee substitute and the bill as filed.   
         Senator Shapiro moved adoption of the committee substitute to HB  
         2; without objection, it was so ordered.   
         At 10:07 a.m. Senator Janek assumed the chair.   
         At 10:15 a.m. Senator Ogden assumed the chair.  
         Senator Ogden moved that HB 2 be left pending; without  
         objection, it was so ordered.   
         At 10:19 a.m. Senator Shapiro resumed the chair.   
         There being no further business, at 10:19 a.m. Senator Shapiro  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Florence Shapiro, Chair 
         Tara Korstad, Clerk