Tuesday, May 3, 2005 
                           3:00 p.m. or upon adjournment 
                                   Senate Chamber 
         Pursuant to suspension of Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of  
         the Standing Senate Subcommittee on Emerging Technologies &  
         Economic Development was held on Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at  
         Chairman Carona's Desk in the Senate Chamber at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Chairman John Carona                    Senator Kip Averitt 
         Senator    Kim Brimer                   Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. 
         Senator    Craig Estes 
         The Chairman called the meeting to order.  There being a quorum  
         present, the following business was transacted:   
         The Chairman laid out HB 1734, pending in committee.  Senator  
         Brimer sent up Committee Amendment 2 and moved adoption; without  
         objection, the amendment was adopted. Senator Brimer requested  
         unanimous consent to incorporate amendments into the committee  
         substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator  
         Brimer then moved that the new committee substitute be adopted;  
         without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Brimer moved that  
         HB 1734 do not pass but that CSHB 1734 be reported favorable to  
         the full Committee on Business and Commerce with the  
         recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion  
         carried with a record vote of 3 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not  
         voting, and 2 absent.    
         There being no further business, Chairman Carona moved that the  
         Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the Chair.   
         Without objection, it was so ordered.  
         Senator John Carona, Chair 
         Mary McMahan, Clerk