Monday, October 18, 2004 
                                     1:00 p.m. 
                           Capitol Extension, Room E1.012 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Standing Senate Subcommittee on  
         Higher Education was held on Monday, October 18, 2004, in the  
         Capitol Extension, Room E1.012, at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Royce West                      Senator Kip Averitt 
         Senator Kyle Janek                      Senator Todd Staples 
         Senator Leticia Van de Putte 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 1:04 p.m.  The  
         following business was transacted:   
         Witnesses testifying and registering on the creation of higher  
         education enhancement districts are shown on the attached list. 
         The clerk called a roll call for the Senate Subcommittee on  
         Higher Education at 1:35 p.m.  A quorum was present. 
         Senator Janek moved adoption of the minutes from the previous  
         hearings held on July 19, 2004, and July 20, 2004; without  
         objection, it was so ordered.  
         Invited testimony resumed. 
         Senator Janek assumed the chair. 
         Senator West resumed the chair. 
         The chair moved that invited and public testimony be closed;  
         without objection, it was so ordered. 
         There being no further business, at 3:20 p.m. Senator West moved  
         that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the  
         chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 
         Senator Royce West, Chair 
         Tara Korstad, Clerk