The House Committee on Appropriations 
         79th Legislature 
         February 1, 2005 
         6:30 p.m. 
         2113 West 11th; Austin, TX 
         Pursuant to a notice posted on January 27, 2005, the House  
         Committee on Appropriations met in a work session and was called  
         to order by the chair, Representative Pitts, at 7:06 p.m. 
         The roll was answered as follows: 
         Present:   Representatives Pitts; Luna; Berman; Brown, Fred;  
                    Chisum; Crownover; Davis, John; Gattis; Guillen;  
                    Haggerty; Hegar; Hopson; Isett; Martinez; McClendon;  
                    Menendez; Pena; Truitt; Turner (19). 
         Absent:    Representatives Branch; Brown, Betty; Dukes; Edwards;  
                    Hamric; Hope; King, Tracy; Kolkhorst; Pickett; Smith,  
                    Todd (10). 
         A quorum was present. 
         The Committee met for refreshments and conversation. 
         (Representative Edwards now present.) (Representative Hope now  
         present.) (Representative Branch now present.) (Representative  
         Dukes now present.) (Representative Hamric now present.)  
         (Representative Smith, Todd now present.) (Representative  
         Kolkhorst now present.) (Representative King, Tracy now  
         At 8:20 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection,  
         the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair. 
         Rep. Pitts, Chair 
         Cristina Self, Clerk