Thursday, May 8, 2003 
                           2:20 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 Criminal  
         Justice was held on Thursday, May 8, 2003, in the Senate Chamber  
         at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator John Whitmire                   Senator John Carona 
         Senator Tommy Williams                  Senator Steve Ogden 
         Senator Rodney Ellis                    Senator Bill Ratliff 
         Senator Juan Hinojosa 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 2:20 p.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         The posting rule, Senate Rule 11.18, was suspended to hear the  
         following bill(s):  SB 727 
         The chair laid out SB 727 and recognized the author, Senator  
         Staples, to explain the bill.  Senator Hinojosa sent up a  
         committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Staples to  
         explain the difference between the committee substitute and the  
         bill as filed.  Senator Hinojosa moved adoption of the committee  
         substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.  
         Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on  
         the attached list.  The chair moved that the public testimony be  
         closed; without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Hinojosa moved that SB 727 do not pass but that CSSB 727  
         be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it  
         do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote  
         of 4 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 3 absent.  Senator  
         Ellis moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the  
         Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so  
         There being no further business, at 2:25 p.m. Senator Whitmire  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator John Whitmire, Chair 
         Carley Rose, Clerk