Thursday, January 25, 2001 
                           11:30 a.m. or upon adjournment 
                        Senate Chamber, Senator Cain's Desk 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on  
         Administration was held on Thursday, January 25, 2001, in the  
         Senate Chamber, Senator Cain's Desk 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator David Cain                      None 
         Senator Steve Ogden 
         Senator J. E. Brown 
         Senator Mike Moncrief 
         Senator Judith Zaffirini 
         The Chair called the meeting to order at 11:23 a.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         Senator Cain laid out the Redistricting committee budget and a  
         letter requesting an exemption to the salary cap for the General  
         Counsel and the Director for approval.  Senator Moncrief moved  
         approval of the budget and exemption letter; without objection,  
         it was so ordered. 
         There being no further business, at 11:24 a.m. Senator Moncrief  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator David Cain, Chair 
         Tara Cowen Rejino, Clerk