The House Committee on Appropriations 
         79th Legislature 
         February 16, 2005 
         8:00 a.m. 
         Capitol Extension, E1.030 
         Pursuant to a notice posted on February 9, 2005, the House  
         Committee on Appropriations met in a public hearing and was  
         called to order by the chair, Representative Pitts, at 8:08 a.m. 
         The roll was answered as follows: 
         Present:   Representatives Pitts; Luna; Berman; Brown, Betty;  
                    Brown, Fred; Chisum; Crownover; Davis, John; Gattis;  
                    Haggerty; Hamric; Hegar; Hope; Hopson; Isett; King,  
                    Tracy; Kolkhorst; Martinez; Menendez; Pena; Pickett;  
                    Smith, Todd; Turner (23). 
         Absent:    Representatives Branch; Dukes; Edwards; Guillen;  
                    McClendon; Truitt (6). 
         A quorum was present. 
         (Representative Branch now present.) (Representative Edwards now  
         At 8:09 a.m., on the motion of Representative Chisum and without  
         objection, the Rules of the House Committee on Appropriations  
         were adopted. 
         (Representative McClendon now present.) 
         At 8:30 a.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection,  
         the meeting was adjourned. 
         Rep. Pitts, Chair 
         Cristina Self, Clerk