SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE AFFAIRS 
                               Tuesday, June 27, 2006 
                                     9:00 a.m. 
                                   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 Tuesday, June 27, 2006, in the Senate Chamber at  
         Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Robert Duncan                   Senator Rodney Ellis 
         Senator Tommy Williams                  Senator Troy Fraser 
         Senator Kenneth Armbrister              Senator Chris Harris 
         Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.                Senator Mike Jackson 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 9:03 a.m.  The  
         following business was transacted:   
         The Committee heard invited and public testimony regarding the  
         health care portion of Interim Charge Nos. 1 and 2 relating to  
         the Employees Retirement System of Texas ("ERS") and the  
         Teachers Retirement System of Texas ("TRS").  Witnesses  
         registering and testifying on Charges 1 and 2 are shown on the  
         attached list. 
         At 10:05 a.m. Senator Armbrister assumed the chair.  At 10:08  
         a.m. Senator Duncan resumed the chair.   
         At 12:55 p.m. the Committee stood in recess until 1:30 p.m. 
         At 1:35 p.m. the Committee reconvened and heard invited  
         testimony on electronic voting systems and the implementation of  
         the federal Help America Vote Act.  Witnesses registering and  
         testifying on this issue are shown on the attached list. 
         At 3:54 p.m. Senator Lucio, Jr. assumed the chair.  At 3:57 p.m.  
         Senator Duncan resumed the chair.   
         There being no further business, at 4:57 p.m. Senator Duncan  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Robert Duncan, Chair 
         Jennifer Fagan, Clerk