SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 
                            Monday, February 22, 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 Monday, February 22, 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  
              Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
              Department of Human Services 
              Workforce Commission 
              Commission for the Blind 
         Witnesses testifying and registering on the LBB  
         recommendations are shown on the attached list.   
         Chairman Ratliff asked Senator West  to review major Texas  
         Workforce Commission funding issues and present  
         recommendations to the full committee. 
         Chairman Ratliff asked Senator Moncrief to review major  
         Article II funding issues and present recommendations to the  
         full committee. 
         There being no further business, at 8:00 p.m., Senator Ratliff  
         announced that the Committee would stand recessed until 9:00  
         a.m., Tuesday, February 23, 1999.  Without objection, it was  
         so ordered.   
         Senator Bill Ratliff, Chair 
         Patricia Hicks, Clerk