Tuesday, April 15, 2003 
                           11:00 a.m. or upon adjournment 
                        Senate Chamber, Senator Lucio's Desk 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on International  
         Relations and Trade was held on Tuesday, April 15, 2003, in the  
         Senate Chamber at Senator Lucio's Desk. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.                Senator John Carona 
         Senator Eliot Shapleigh                 Senator Craig Estes 
         Senator Teel Bivins 
         Senator Jane Nelson 
         Senator Judith Zaffirini 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 2:51 p.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         The chair laid out pending business SCR 21.  Senator Shapleigh  
         moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local &  
         Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 
         There being no further business, at 2:53 p.m. the chair moved  
         that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the  
         chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., Chair 
         Laura Garcia, Clerk