Friday, April 25, 1997 
                                    12:35 pm 
                                 Senate Chamber 
         Pursuant to suspension of Senate Rule 11.11, a public hearing  
         of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources was held on  
         Friday, April 25, 1997 in the Senate Chamber at Austin, Texas.   
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator J.E. Brown                      Senator Teel Bivins 
         Senator Gonzalo Barrientos              Senator Drew Nixon 
         Senator Troy Fraser 
         Senator Tom Haywood 
         Senator Jon Lindsay 
         Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. 
         Senator Steve Ogden 
         Senator Carlos Truan 
         Senator Jeff Wentworth 
         The Chair called the meeting to order at 12:35 pm.  There  
         being a quorum present, the following business was transacted.   
         The Chair laid out CSSB 1909. 
         Senator Lindsay moved that CSSB 1909 be reported favorably to  
         the full Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be  
         printed.  The motion carried with a vote of 9 ayes, 0 nays, 0  
         present not voting, and 2 absent.   
         Senator Lindsay moved that the bill be recommended for  
         placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without  
         objection, it was so ordered.   
         There being no further business, at 12:40 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