The House Committee on Licensing & Administrative  
         78th Legislature 
         December 18, 2003 
         2:00 p.m. 
         Capitol Extension, E2.028 
         Pursuant to a notice posted on December 12, 2003, the House  
         Committee on Licensing & Administrative Procedures met in a  
         public hearing and was called to order by the chair,  
         Representative Flores, at 2:20 p.m. 
         The roll was answered as follows: 
         Present:  Representatives Flores; Hamilton; Eissler; Goolsby;  
                   Jones, Delwin (5). 
         Absent:   Representatives Raymond; Driver; Homer; Wise (4). 
         A quorum was present. 
         Organizational Meeting 
         Rep. Flores, Chair, went over the committee's interim charges  
         and talked about the next meeting in March in the Valley to  
         address interim charge #6, study ways to reduce the incidence of  
         underage drinking in Texas. 
         Oversight:  Texas Lottery Commission (VLTs and keno)              
         Rep. Flores, Chair, opened up testimony to discuss authorizing  
         the Texas Lottery Commission to administer video lottery  
         terminals (VLTs) and keno as another possible source to fund our  
         public school finance system and state budget and discussed  
         working with all three tribal groups on their role and  
         participation in implementing VLTs on their reservations and how  
         it can benefit the State of Texas.   
         Testimony was taken.  (See attached witness list.) 
         (Representative Wise now present.)            
         Testimony continued.  (See attached witness list.) 
         At 4:15 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection,  
         the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair. 
         Rep. Flores, Chair 
         Milda Mora, Clerk