Tuesday, March 11, 1997
                                     2:00 pm
                            Capitol Extension E1.004
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 
         11.11, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Natural 
         Resources was held on Tuesday, March 11, 1997 in Capitol 
         Extension E1.004, at Austin, Texas.  
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT:
         Senator J.E. Brown                      None
         Senator Gonzalo Barrientos
         Senator Teel Bivins
         Senator Troy Fraser
         Senator Tom Haywood
         Senator Jon Lindsay
         Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.
         Senator Drew Nixon
         Senator Steve Ogden
         Senator Carlos Truan
         Senator Jeff Wentworth
         The Chair called the meeting to order at 2:15 pm.  There being 
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted.  
         At 2:30 pm Senator Truan assumed the chair.  
         At 2:35 pm Senator Barrientos assumed the chair.  
         The Chair laid out SB 1 and recognized Senator Brown.
         Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on 
         the attached list.  
         Senator Brown moved that SB 1 be left pending; without 
         objection, it was so ordered.
         At 7:57 pm Senator Brown resumed the chair.  
         There being no further business, at 7:58 pm Senator Barrientos 
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of 
         the Chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.  

         Senator J.E. Brown, Chair
         Carol McGarah, Clerk