SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 
                             Monday, April 12, 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, April 12, 1999 in the Capitol Extension, Room  
         E1.036, at Austin, Texas.   
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Bill Ratliff                    Senator Troy Fraser 
         Senator Carlos Truan 
         Senator Gonzalo Barrientos 
         Senator John Carona 
         Senator Robert Duncan 
         Senator Mario Gallegos, Jr. 
         Senator Jon Lindsay 
         Senator Mike Moncrief 
         Senator Steve Ogden 
         Senator Royce West 
         Due to the lack of a quorum at 9:00 a.m., the Chair called the  
         meeting to order at 5:05 p.m.  There being a quorum present,  
         the following business was transacted.   
         The following members arrived after the roll was called:  
         The Chair laid out CSSB 5, which had been left pending during  
         a previous hearing, and recognized the author, Senator Sibley,  
         to explain the bill.   
         Senator Truan moved to reconsider the adoption of CSSB 5 on  
         March 10th; without objection it was so ordered.  Senator  
         Truan sent up a new committee substitute.  The Chair  
         recognized Senator Sibley to explain the difference between  
         the new committee substitute and the bill as filed.   
         Senator West sent up Committee Amendment 1 and moved adoption.   
         The motion failed by a vote of 3 ayes, 5 nays, 0 present not  
         voting, and 0 absent.   
         Senator Carona sent up Committee Amendment 2 and moved  
         adoption; without objection, the amendment was adopted.   
         Senator Ogden sent up Committee Amendment 3; after discussion,  
         the amendment was withdrawn.   
         Committee members were reminded  by the Chair that the Chair  
         had standing orders to incorporate amendments into the  
         committee substitute.  
         Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on  
         the attached list.   
         Senator Truan moved adoption of the new committee substitute,  
         as amended;  without objection, it was so ordered.  
         Senator Truan moved that SB 5 do not pass but that CSSB 5 be  
         reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do  
         pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a vote of 10  
         ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent.   
         No action was taken on SJR 42, SB 1695 and SB 1056.   The  
         Chair announced that these bills would be considered during a  
         public hearing on Tuesday, April 13, 1999. 
         There being no further business, at 6:00 p.m. Senator Ratliff  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the Chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Bill Ratliff, Chair 
         Patricia Hicks, Clerk