House Committee on Elections 
         76th Legislature 
         February 24, 1999 
         2:00 pm  
         Capitol Extension, E2.012 
         Pursuant to a notice posted on February 19, 1999, the House  
         Committee on Elections met in a public hearing and was called  
         to order by the Chair, Representative Debra Danburg at 2:09  
         The roll was answered as follows:   
         Present:  Representatives Danburg; Jones, Jesse; Averitt;  
                   Denny; Hodge (5). 
         Absent:   Representatives Gallego; Greenberg; Madden; Uher  
         A quorum was present. 
         (Representative Jones, Jesse in chair.)   
         (Representative Madden now present.)   
         (Representative Greenberg now present.)   
         HB 1053 
         The chair laid out HB 1053.   
         HB 1545 
         The chair laid out HB 1545.   
         HB 1546 
         The chair laid out HB 1546.   
         The chair recognized Rep. Danburg to explain the bills, which  
         are all related, including HB 1053, in the absence of Rep.  
         Yarbrough, author of the bill. 
         Testimony was taken.  (See attached witness list.) 
         The chair recognized Representative Yarbrough, now present, to  
         explain his bill, HB 1053. 
         (Representative Gallego now present.)   
         Testimony was taken.  (See attached witness list.) 
         (Representative Danburg in chair.)   
         The chair referred  HB 1053, HB 1545 and HB 1546 to a  
         Subcommittee composed of Representatives Averitt, Hodge and  
         Denny, Chair. 
         At 4:01 pm, on the motion of the chair and without objection,  
         the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.   
         Rep. Debra Danburg, Chair 
         Paul Harris, Clerk