Tuesday, April 29, 1997 
                                     7:30 am 
                           Admin. Comte. Office E1.714 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.11, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on  
         Administration was held on Tuesday, April 29, 1997 in Admin.  
         Comte. Office E1.714, at Austin, Texas.   
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Chris Harris                    Senator Carlos Truan 
         Senator Kenneth Armbrister              Senator Bill Ratliff 
         Senator J.E. Brown 
         Senator Mike Moncrief 
         Senator David Sibley 
         The Chair called the meeting to order at 7:30 am.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted.   
         The following members arrived after the roll was called:   
         Senator Carlos Truan 
         Senator Bill Ratliff 
         Senator Harris informed the committee that Senator Rodney  
         Ellis had pulled SCR 53 from the agenda.  Senator Harris  
         stated he was of the opinion that decisions pertaining to  
         interim studies needed to be left to the discretion of the Lt.  
         Governor and the Speak of the House.  He moved that the  
         committee not hear any other resolutions that dealt with  
         interim studies.  Motion passed 5 ayes, 0 nays, 2 absent. 
         Senator Brown asked that, if there were other resolutions  
         asking for interim studies that were not going to be heard by  
         this committee that they at least be combined and presented to  
         the Lt. Governor at the end of session.  
         The Chair laid out SB 984 and recognized Senator Armbrister  
         who offered a committee substitute;  
         Senator Armbrister explained the difference between the  
         committee substitute and the bill as filed.  Senator Moncrief  
         moved adoption of the committee substitute, without objection  
         it was so ordered 
         Senator Moncrief moved that SB 984 do not pass but that CSSB  
         984 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation  
         that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a  
         vote of 6 ayes, 0 nays, and 1 absent.  Senator Moncrief moved  
         that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local &  
         Uncontested Calendar, without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Harris directed the committee to the handouts they'd  
         been given.  These handouts showed Comparisons of Work Flow  
         from Last Session/Current Session and Statistics on 1995 vs.  
         Statistics on 1997.  He mentioned that these handouts  
         reinforced the need to move the House Bills when the Senate  
         received them because the House Bills are further along in the  
         process.  The committee felt strongly that a policy on this  
         issue was not needed, however they did feel that members did   
         need to be informed of the statistics.  Senator Harris asked  
         Ms. King and Susan Moore to work on a memo to the members. 
         Senator Harris asked if there were questions or discussion on  
         any of the bills listed for certification for the Local and  
         Uncontested Calendar.  There was discussion.  Senator Moncrief  
         moved to certify 
         all the bills on the list with the exception of  HB 930 passed  
         on 4/28/97, HB 1092 passed on 4/25/97, SB 96 pulled by author,  
         SB 525, SB 577, SB 924, SB 940, SB 1017 engrossed 4/28/97, SB  
         1099, SB 1302 pulled by author, SB 1335, SB 1387 engrossed  
         4/28/97 and SB 1596 engrossed 4/25/97.  Motion passed 6 ayes,  
         0 nays and 1 absent.  
         The pending issues of approval of requests for subscriptions  
         to the Texas Agencies Newsletter and car guards working  
         additional hours were not brought up for discussion. 
         There being no further business, Senator Harris moved that the  
         Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the Chair.   
         Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Chris Harris, Chair 
         Myra J. Schmitt, Clerk