SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 
                               Monday, March 21, 2005 
                                     9:00 a.m. 
                           Capitol Extension, Room E1.036 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance was  
         held on Monday, March 21, 2005, in the Capitol Extension, Room  
         E1.036, at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Steve Ogden                     Senator Kyle Janek 
         Senator Judith Zaffirini                Senator Florence Shapiro 
         Senator Kip Averitt 
         Senator Gonzalo Barrientos 
         Senator Kim Brimer 
         Senator Bob Deuell 
         Senator Robert Duncan 
         Senator Jane Nelson 
         Senator Eliot Shapleigh 
         Senator Todd Staples 
         Senator Royce West 
         Senator John Whitmire 
         Senator Tommy Williams 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 9:04 a.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         The chair laid out SB 1, the General Appropriations Bill, which  
         had been left pending at a previous hearing. 
         Senator Ogden moved to adopt technical corrections suggested by  
         the LBB; without objection, it was so ordered. 
         Senator Ogden sent up a committee substitute to SB 1.  Senator  
         Ogden moved adoption of the committee substitute; without  
         objection, it was so ordered. 
         Senator Ogden moved that SB 1 do not pass but that CSSB 1 be  
         reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do  
         pass and not be printed.  Senator Zaffirini seconded the motion.  
         The motion carried with a record vote of 12 ayes, 0 nay, 1  
         present not voting, and 2 absent.  Senator Nelson requested  
         unanimous consent to be shown voting aye; without objection, it  
         was so ordered. 
         Senator Ogden thanked the Committee members for their hard work  
         throughout the Appropriations Bill process. 
         There being no further business, at 9:15 a.m. Senator Ogden  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Steve Ogden, Chair 
         Amy Jeter, Clerk