MINUTES SENATE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION Thursday, May 6, 2004 1:00 p.m. or upon adjournment Capitol Extension, Room E1.028 ***** Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Government Organization was held on Thursday, May 6, 2004, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.028, at Austin, Texas. ***** MEMBERS PRESENT: MEMBERS ABSENT: Senator Rodney Ellis Senator John Carona Senator Jane Nelson Senator Chris Harris Senator Mario Gallegos, Jr. Senator John Whitmire Senator Mike Jackson ***** The chair called the meeting to order at 1:14 p.m. The following business was transacted: The committee heard invited and public testimony on interim charge one concerning the consolidation of those agencies related to the arts, cultural, and library services; consolidation of certain agricultural-related agencies; and consolidation of certain licensing agencies and their administrative functions. Witnesses registering and testifying on the topic are shown on the attached list. The committee heard invited testimony on interim charge two concerning the management of state assets and leases, possible use of sales-leaseback opportunities, and review allegations of theft of state property. Witnesses registering and testifying on the topic are shown on the attached list. At 2:20 p.m. roll was taken and quorum was established. Senator Nelson moved for adoption of the committee rules. Hearing no objection, the rules were adopted. There being no further business, at 2:28 p.m. Senator Ellis moved that the committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.