SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE AFFAIRS 
                              Monday, February 3, 2003 
                           1:30 p.m. or upon adjournment 
                                   Senate Chamber 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on State Affairs  
         was held on Monday, February 3, 2003, in the Senate Chamber at  
         Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Bill Ratliff                    Senator Jane Nelson 
         Senator Todd Staples 
         Senator Kenneth Armbrister 
         Senator Robert Duncan 
         Senator Rodney Ellis 
         Senator Troy Fraser 
         Senator Chris Harris 
         Senator Frank Madla 
         Chairman Ratliff called the meeting to order at 2:45 p.m.  There  
         being a quorum present, the following business was transacted: 
         Chairman Ratliff asked Lori Friedman, General Counsel,  to  
         introduce committee staff. 
         Senator Harris moved to adopt the committee rules.  Chairman  
         Ratliff asked the members if they had any questions regarding  
         the rules that had been previously distributed to the members'  
         offices.  There being no questions and no objection, the  
         committee rules as distributed were adopted. 
         There being no further business, Senator Staples moved the  
         committee stand adjourned.  There being no objection, the  
         committee adjourned at 2:50 p.m., Monday, February 3, 2003. 
         Senator Bill Ratliff, Chair 
         Nancy Macken, Clerk