SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION 
                              Wednesday, March 1, 2000 
                                     9:30 a.m. 
                                  Midland College 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Education was  
         held on Wednesday, March 1, 2000, in the Midland College 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Teel Bivins                     Senator Bill Ratliff 
         Senator David Cain                      Senator David Sibley 
         Senator Jane Nelson                     Senator Leticia Van de  
         Senator Steve Ogden                     Senator Judith Zaffirini 
         Senator Royce West 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 9:45 a.m.  The  
         following business was transacted:   
         Senator West moved that the minutes for the prior hearing be  
         approved;  there being no objection, the minutes were approved. 
         Senator Nelson moved adoption of the Report on Interim Charge #1  
         to the Special Commission on 21st Century Colleges &  
         Universities;  the motion carried with a record vote of 5 ayes,  
         0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 4 absent.    
         Chairman Bivins offered opening remarks. 
         Chairman Bivins recognized the presence of Representative Tom  
         The Committee heard testimony from invited witnesses;  witness  
         list attached. 
         The Committee recessed for lunch at 12:55 p.m. 
         The Committee reconvened at 1:40 p.m. 
         The Committee heard public testimony;  witness list attached. 
         There being no further business, at 3:45 p.m. Senator Bivins  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Teel Bivins, Chair 
         Krissy Lilljedahl, Clerk