SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION 
                               Monday, April 9, 2001 
                           10:30 a.m. or upon adjournment 
                           Capitol Extension, Room E1.016 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Education was  
         held on Monday, April 9, 2001, in the Capitol Extension, Room  
         E1.016, at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Teel Bivins                     Senator Jane Nelson 
         Senator Judith Zaffirini                Senator David Sibley 
         Senator David Cain 
         Senator Florence Shapiro 
         Senator Todd Staples 
         Senator Carlos Truan 
         Senator Leticia Van de Putte 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 1:05 p.m.  The  
         following business was transacted:  The Committee convened to  
         hear invited testimony on the issue of public school employee  
         health insurance.  Witness list is attached. 
         Testimony by panel of invited witnesses and committee  
         There being no further business, at  5:35 p.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