Wednesday, May 2, 2001 
                           1:30 p.m. or upon adjournment 
                                   Senate Chamber 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate  
         Rule 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on  
         Redistricting was held on Wednesday, May 2, 2001, in  
         the Senate Chamber at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Jeff Wentworth                  Senator Kenneth  
         Senator Mike Jackson 
         Senator Judith Zaffirini 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 4:45 p.m.  A  
         quorum was established at 4:49 p.m. with the arrival of  
         Senator Cain.  There being a quorum present, the  
         following business was transacted.   
         The following members arrived after the roll was  
         Senator Duncan 
         Senator Cain 
         Senator Shapiro 
         Senator Ellis 
         The chair encouraged those wishing to testify to  
         complete a witness registration card, stating whom they  
         represent, and if applicable, state which districts,  
         counties, and cities they plan to discuss.   
         Public testimony on PLAN 01028S was taken, and  
         committee members questioned witnesses. 
         Senator Jackson moved to adopt the committee minutes  
         from the previous hearing on Wednesday, April 25, 2001.   
         The motion was seconded by Senator Shapiro.  There  
         being no objection, the minutes were adopted. 
         At 5:12 p.m. Senator Jackson assumed the chair, laid  
         out SB 499, and recognized Senator Wentworth to explain  
         the bill.  Senator Wentworth sent up a committee  
         substitute and moved that CSSB 499 be adopted by the  
         committee.  Without objection, the committee substitute  
         was adopted.  Then Senator Wentworth explained the  
         committee substitute.  Senator Wentworth invited Jeff  
         Archer, Senior Legislative Counsel for the Texas  
         Legislative Council, to brief the committee on the  
         compliance of CSSB 499 with the Voting Rights Act.  The  
         chair left CSSB 499 pending in committee.  Public  
         testimony on the bill was left open.   
         Senator Wentworth resumed the chair at 5:29 p.m.   
         The chair announced the committee would meet on  
         Thursday, May 3, 2001, in the Capitol Extension  
         Auditorium, Room E1.004, at 4:00 p.m.   
         There being no further business, at 5:30 p.m., Senator  
         Jackson moved the committee stand in recess until 4:00  
         p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2001, in the Capitol Extension  
         Auditorium (Room E1.004).  Without objection, the  
         motion passed and the committee recessed.   
         Senator Jeff Wentworth, Chair 
         Erica Sadlon, Clerk