SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 
                            Thursday, March 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, March 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 9:10 a.m.  There  
         being a quorum present, the following business was transacted.   
         The following members arrived after the roll was called:   
         The Committee resumed its markup session on the General  
         Appropriations Bill (Senate Bill 2) and worked on the  
              Aircraft Pooling Board 
              Commission on the Arts 
              Bond Review Board 
              Advisory Commission State Emergency Communications 
              Ethics Commission 
              Public Finance Authority 
              Fire Fighters' Pension Commissioner 
              General Services Commission 
              Office of the Governor 
              Trusteed Programs within the Office of the Governor 
         The Committee adopted specific items included in the  
         Legislative Budget Board (LBB) markup document for each  
         agency.  A formal vote will be taken on the adopted items at  
         the end of the markup process. 
         Action taken on items not included in the LBB markup document  
         includes the following: 
              During the markup session for the General Services  
              Commission, Senator Ogden  made a motion to delete  
              Strategies A.6.1. (Fleet Management) and A.8.1.  
              (Competitive Government) in the agency's funding pattern  
              and roll the functions of A.6.1, without the funding,  
              into Strategy A.7.1. (Travel Management).  Without  
              objection, it was so ordered. 
         Witnesses called on to answer questions of the Committee are  
         shown on the attached list. 
         There being no further business, at 3:05 p.m. Senator Ratliff  
         announced that the Committee would stand recessed subject to  
         the call of the Chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Bill Ratliff, Chair 
         Patricia Hicks, Clerk