Wednesday, April 13, 2005 
                                     10:00 a.m. 
                           Capitol Extension, Room E1.012 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Government  
         Organization was held on Wednesday, April 13, 2005, in the  
         Capitol Extension, Room E1.012, at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Rodney Ellis                    Senator John Whitmire 
         Senator Kevin Eltife 
         Senator Mario Gallegos, Jr. 
         Senator Chris Harris 
         Senator Mike Jackson 
         Senator Jane Nelson 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 10:04 a.m.  The  
         following business was transacted:   
         The chair laid out SB 1651 and recognized the author, Senator  
         Staples, to explain the bill.   
         The chair moved that the roll call be called. A quorum was  
         Senator Eltife sent up a committee substitute; the chair  
         recognized Senator Staples to explain the difference between the  
         committee substitute and the bill as filed.  Senator Eltife  
         moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection,  
         it was so ordered.   
         Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on  
         the attached list.  Senator Ellis moved that SB 1651 be left  
         pending; without objection, it was so ordered.   
         There being no further business, at 11:00 a.m. Senator Ellis  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Rodney Ellis, Chair 
         Vanessa McMahan, Clerk