& EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES 
                           Tuesday, September 29, 1998 
                                    10:00 am 
                    U.T. Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.11, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Hopwood,  
         State Contract & Employment Practices was held on Tuesday,  
         September 29, 1998 at U.T. Southwestern Medical Center,  
         Dallas, Texas.   
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Gonzalo Barrientos              The Hon. Bob Lanier 
         Senator Robert Duncan                   Senator Teel Bivins 
                                                 Senator Rodney Ellis 
                                                 Senator Frank Madla 
                                                 Senator Bill Ratliff 
         Chairman Lanier was absent due to surgery; Senator Ellis was  
         absent due to his wife being hospitalized for the birth of  
         their child.   
         Senator Barrientos, the Vice-Chairman and Acting Chair, called  
         the meeting to order at 10:10 am.  The following business was  
         Senator Barrientos made some opening remarks, and recognized  
         Senator Duncan to make opening remarks. 
         The Chair called the following persons to testify: 
              Kern Wildenthal, M.D., President, U.T. Southwestern  
                   Medical Center, to welcome the  Committee and  
                   testify on Hopwood issues;   
              Barbara Hampton, representing herself, regarding state  
              Gary Bledsoe, representing the Texas NAACP, regarding all  
                   interim charges (testimony attached); 
              Adelfa B. Callejo, representing herself, regarding  
         affirmative action generally;  
              Janice Smith Moss, representing the City of Dallas,  
         regarding employment-related cases  
                   involving the City of Dallas; 
              Marcos G. Ronquillo, representing himself; regarding  
         state contracts; and 
              Valentin Arreguin, representing himself, regarding state  
         On a motion by Senator Duncan, and without objection, the  
         Committee recessed  for lunch at 12:10pm until 1:30pm. 
         The Chair called the meeting back to order at 1:40pm, and  
         recognized the following persons to testify: 
              Ray M. Bowen, President, Texas A&M University, regarding  
         Hopwood issues; 
              Frank Newton, Dean, Texas Tech Law School, regarding  
         Hopwood issues (testimony attached); 
              Fay Landham, HUB Coordinator, University of North Texas  
                   Health Science Center at Fort Worth, regarding the  
                   HUB program; 
              Hopeton B. Hay, Dallas/Ft. Worth/ Arlington Minority  
                   Business Development Center, and the Texas NAACP,  
                   regarding the HUB program; 
              Teri Flack, Director, Government Relations, Texas Higher  
                   Education Coordinating Board, regarding Fall  
                   enrollment data; 
              Lynn Gray Redwine, Policy Analyst, and Wardaleen Belvin,  
                   Legislative Liaison, Comptroller of Public Accounts,  
                   regarding the status of the Disparity Study. 
         The following persons registered but were unable to testify: 
              Obie Mbakwe, Accountant, MPA General Services Co., Inc.,  
                   regarding the need to continue the HUB Program;  
              Dr. Hardy Murphy, Associate Superintendent, Fort Worth  
                   I.S.D., regarding the Texas Commission on a  
                   Representative Student Body; 
              Wyntress Booker Ware, Public Relations Consultant, Mt.  
                   Olive Missionary Church and Ware and Associates,  
                   Inc., regarding the Hopwood Committee;  
              Viola Jenkins, VitaCare, Inc., regarding the HUB program;  
              Robert Parks, Brinkman Construction, regarding not being  
         paid by a contractor. 
         There being no further business, at 3:45 pm Senator Duncan  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the Chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 
         Senator Gonzalo Barrientos, Acting Chair 
         Cheryl Vanek, Committee Clerk