SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION 
                           Wednesday, September 18, 2002 
                                     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, September 18, 2002, in the Capitol Extension,  
         Room E1.012, at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Teel Bivins                     Senator Judith Zaffirini 
         Senator Kip Averitt 
         Senator David Cain 
         Senator Jane Nelson 
         Senator Florence Shapiro 
         Senator Todd Staples 
         Senator Carlos Truan 
         Senator Leticia Van de Putte 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 9:04 a.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         Introductory remarks by the Chair. 
         Senator Shapiro moved that the minutes from the previous hearing  
         be approved, there being no objection, the minutes were  
         The committee heard invited testimony.  Witness list attached.   
         Senator Truan assumed the Chair from 12 p.m. to 12:15 p.m. 
         There being no further business, at 2:44 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 
         Amy Schwartz, Clerk