SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 
                           Thursday, February 11, 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 Thursday, February 11, 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 appointed a subcommittee to address the issue of  
         exempt salaries.  Senator Lindsay was appointed Chair, along  
         with Senators Barrientos and Carona. 
         The Chair recognized witnesses to testify on Legislative  
         Budget Board (LBB) recommendations pertaining to the following  
              Secretary of State 
              Historical Commission and Juneteenth Commission 
              Commission on Human Rights 
              Incentive and Productivity Commission 
              Department of  Information Resources 
              Library and Archives Commission 
              Pension Review Board 
              State Preservation Board 
              Veterans Commission 
              Employees Retirement System 
              State Office of Risk Management 
         Witnesses testifying and registering on the LBB  
         recommendations are shown on the attached list.   
         There being no further business, at 5:45 p.m. Senator Ratliff  
         announced that the Committee would stand recessed until  
         Monday, February 15, 1999.  Without objection, it was so  
         Senator Bill Ratliff, Chair 
         Patricia Hicks, Clerk