The House Committee on Appropriations 
         79th Legislature 
         May 15, 2005 
         7:30 p.m. 
         3825 Lake Austin Blvd. 
         Pursuant to a notice posted on May 13, 2005, the House Committee  
         on Appropriations met in a work session and was called to order  
         by the chair, Representative Pitts, at 8:50 p.m. 
         The roll was answered as follows: 
         Present:   Representatives Pitts; Luna; Berman; Brown, Fred;  
                    Chisum; Crownover; Davis, John; Dukes; Edwards;  
                    Guillen; Hamric; Hope; Hopson; Menendez; Pena;  
                    Pickett; Truitt (17). 
         Absent:    Representatives Branch; Brown, Betty; Gattis;  
                    Haggerty; Hegar; Isett; King, Tracy; Kolkhorst;  
                    Martinez; McClendon; Smith, Todd; Turner (12). 
         A quorum was present. 
         The Committee met for refreshments and conversation. 
         (Representative McClendon now present.) 
         At 10:15 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