SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION 
                            Wednesday, January 24, 2001 
                                     9:00 a.m. 
                           Capitol Extension, Room E1.012 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Education was  
         held on Wednesday, January 24, 2001, in the Capitol Extension,  
         Room E1.012, at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Teel Bivins                     None 
         Senator Judith Zaffirini 
         Senator David Cain 
         Senator Jane Nelson 
         Senator Florence Shapiro 
         Senator David Sibley 
         Senator Todd Staples 
         Senator Carlos Truan 
         Senator Leticia Van de Putte 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 9:07 a.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         Introduction of Education Committee staff. 
         Senator Zaffirini moved that the Committee rules be adopted,  
         there being no objection, the rules were adopted. 
         Committee member introduction of staff. 
         Opening remarks by Senator Bivins. 
         Opening remarks by Senator Zaffirini. 
         Opening remarks by Senator Truan. 
         Announcement of joint hearing with the Special Commission on  
         21st Century Colleges and Universities to take place on February  
         There being no further business, at 9:25 a.m. Senator Bivins  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Teel Bivins, Chair 
         Krissy Lilljedahl, Clerk