SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
                             Tuesday, March 4, 1997
                    12:00 pm Or On Adjournment of the Senate
                     Senate Chamber, Senator Ratliff's Desk
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 
         11.11, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance was 
         held on Tuesday, March 4, 1997 in the Senate Chamber at 
         Austin, Texas.  
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                      MEMBERS ABSENT:
         Senator Bill Ratliff                  Senator Kenneth 
         Senator Carlos Truan
         Senator Gonzalo Barrientos
         Senator Teel Bivins
         Senator J.E. Brown
         Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.
         Senator Mike Moncrief
         Senator Jane Nelson
         Senator David Sibley
         Senator Jeff Wentworth
         Senator Royce West
         Senator Judith Zaffirini
         The following members arrived after the roll was called:  
         The Chair called the meeting to order at 12:40 pm.  There 
         being a quorum present, the following business was transacted.  
         At 12:41 pm Senator Truan resumed the chair.  
         The Chair laid out SB 886 and recognized the author, Senator 
         Ratliff, to explain the bill.
         No witnesses appeared on, in favor, or against SB 886.
         Senator Ratliff moved that SB 886 be reported favorably to the 
         full Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be 
         printed.  The motion carried with a vote of 12 ayes, 0 nays, 0 
         present not voting, and 1 absent.  
         At 12:50 pm Senator Ratliff resumed the chair.  

         There being no further business, at 12:50 pm Senator Ratliff 
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of 
         the Chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.  
         Senator Bill Ratliff, Chair
         Patricia Hicks, Clerk