SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE AFFAIRS 
                      Subcommittee on Native American Affairs 
                            Wednesday, January 30, 2002 
                                     9:00 a.m. 
                           University of Texas at El Paso 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate  State Affairs  
         Subcommittee on Native American Affairs was held on Wednesday,  
         January 30, 2002, at the University of Texas at El Paso. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Frank Madla, Chair              Senator John Carona 
         Senator Ken Armbrister                   
         The chair called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.  The  
         following business was transacted: 
         The chair laid out the charge:  Examine the need and feasibility  
         for establishing a state agency or commission for Native  
         American affairs. The Committee should determine whether certain  
         issues facing the Native American community are being adequately  
         addressed by existing state agencies. The issues to be examined  
         should include diabetes susceptibility, alcohol abuse  
         prevention, educational opportunities, water rights, land  
         ownership, burial ground disturbance, historical representation,  
         and tax administration.  
         Witnesses testifying and registering on the charge are shown on  
         the attached list.   
         There being no further business, at 2:00 p.m. Senator Madla  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Frank Madla, Chair 
         Hillery Stephens, Clerk