SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 
                              Tuesday, March 20, 2001 
                                     4:45 p.m. 
                           Capitol Extension, Room E1.036 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance was  
         held on Tuesday, March 20, 2001, in the Capitol Extension, Room  
         E1.036, at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Rodney Ellis                    Senator Troy Fraser 
         Senator Chris Harris                     
         Senator Gonzalo Barrientos 
         Senator Robert Duncan 
         Senator Tom Haywood 
         Senator Mike Jackson 
         Senator Jon Lindsay 
         Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. 
         Senator Steve Ogden 
         Senator Carlos Truan 
         Senator John Whitmire 
         Senator Judith Zaffirini 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 4:52 p.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         Senator Truan assumed the chair and laid out SB737.  Senator  
         Ellis was recognized to explain the bill. 
         Senator Ellis sent up a committee substitute; the chair  
         recognized Senator Ellis to explain the difference between the  
         committee substitute and the bill as filed.  Senator Ellis moved  
         adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was  
         so ordered.  Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill  
         are shown on the attached list.   
         Senator Ellis moved that SB737 do not pass but that CSSB737 be  
         reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do  
         pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of  
         12 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent.  
         At 5:53 p.m. Senator Ellis resumed the chair and made several  
         There being no further business, at 5:56 p.m. Senator Ellis  
         moved that the Committee be adjourned. Without objection, it was  
         so ordered.   
         Senator Rodney Ellis, Chair 
         Amber Martin, Clerk