SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE AFFAIRS 
                             Monday, February 21, 2005 
                           1:30 p.m. or upon adjournment 
                                   Senate Chamber 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on State Affairs  
         was held on Monday, February 21, 2005, in the Senate Chamber at  
         Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Robert Duncan                   None 
         Senator Tommy Williams 
         Senator Kenneth Armbrister 
         Senator Rodney Ellis 
         Senator Troy Fraser 
         Senator Chris Harris 
         Senator Mike Jackson 
         Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. 
         Senator Frank Madla 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 2:34 p.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         Chairman Duncan welcomed the Committee and introduced the State  
         Affairs Committee staff.  The other members of the committee  
         were offered the opportunity to also make welcoming remarks.   
         Senator Lucio moved that the draft Committee Rules be adopted.   
         With a unanimous record vote,  the Committee Rules were adopted.   
         Senator Williams moved that testimony on SB 5 by Staples be  
         limited to 5 minutes per witness.  The motion passed with a  
         unanimous vote. 
         The chair laid out SB 5 and recognized the author, Senator  
         Staples, to explain the bill.  Public testimony was taken,  
         witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on  
         the attached list.   
         At 6:00 p.m. Senator Duncan moved that the committee stand  
         recessed until 6:30 p.m; without objection, it was so ordered.   
         At 6:34 p.m. the committee reconvened and public testimony  
         SB 5 was left pending before the Committee. 
         There being no further business, the Committee stood recessed  
         subject to the call of the chair.   
         Senator Robert Duncan, Chair 
         Teddy Carter, Clerk