SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 
                          Wednesday, February 10, 1999 
                                    9:00 a.m. 
                         Capitol Extension, Room E1.036 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.11, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance was  
         held on Wednesday, February 10, 1999 in the Capitol Extension,  
         Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.   
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Bill Ratliff                    None 
         Senator Carlos Truan 
         Senator Gonzalo Barrientos 
         Senator John Carona 
         Senator Robert Duncan 
         Senator Troy Fraser 
         Senator Mario Gallegos, Jr. 
         Senator Jon Lindsay 
         Senator Mike Moncrief 
         Senator Steve Ogden 
         Senator Royce West 
         The Chair called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.  There  
         being a quorum present, the following business was transacted.   
         The following members arrived after the roll was called:   
         The Chair recognized witnesses to testify on Legislative  
         Budget Board (LBB) recommendations pertaining to the following  
              Office of  the Attorney General 
              Aircraft Pooling Board 
              Commission on the Arts 
              Bond Review Board 
              Comptroller of Public Accounts 
              Ethics Commission 
              Public Finance Authority 
              Fire Fighters' Pension Commissioner 
              General Services Commission and Texas Energy Coordination  
              Office of the Governor and Trusteed Programs within the  
              Office of the Governor 
              Advisory Commission on State Emergency Communications 
         Witnesses testifying and registering on the LBB  
         recommendations are shown on the attached list.   
         There being no further business, at 5:20 p.m. Senator Moncrief  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed until 9:00 a.m.,  
         Thursday, February 11, 1999.  Without objection, it was so  
         Senator Bill Ratliff, Chair 
         Patricia Hicks, Clerk