Thursday, July 21, 2005 
                           10:00 a.m. or upon adjournment 
                       Senator Fraser's Desk, Senate Chamber 
         Pursuant to suspension of Senate Rules 11.10, 11.18, and all  
         other necessary rules, a public hearing of the Senate Committee  
         on Business & Commerce was held on Thursday, July 21, 2005, at  
         Senator Fraser's Desk, Senate Chamber, Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Troy Fraser, Chairman           Senator Kip Averitt,  
         Vice Chairman 
         Senator Kenneth Armbrister              Senator John Carona 
         Senator Kim Brimer                      Senator Kevin Eltife 
         Senator Craig Estes 
         Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. 
         Senator Leticia Van de Putte 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 10:33 a.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         Chairman Fraser laid out the Committee Rules.  Senator  
         Armbrister moved adoption of the Committee Rules.  Without  
         objection, it was so ordered. 
         The chair laid out SB 5 and explained the bill.  Senator  
         Armbrister assumed the chair.  Witnesses 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.   
         At 10:37 a.m. Senator Fraser moved that the committee stand at  
         ease.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 
         At 10:38 a.m. the committee reconvened.  Senator Fraser moved  
         that SB 5 be reported favorably to the Senate with the  
         recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion  
         carried with a record vote of 6 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not  
         voting, and 3 absent.   
         Senator Fraser resumed the chair.   
         There being no further business, at 10:40 a.m. Chairman Fraser  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the chairman.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 
         Senator Troy Fraser, Chairman 
         Tatum Baker, Clerk