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SACRAMENTO (AP) _ A California Senate committee will issue subpoenas early next week for former three Enron employees, including former chief executive Jeffrey Skilling, to testify at an April hearing.

The subpoenas will likely be served Monday for Skilling, former executive vice president Steven Kean, and Jeff Dasavich, a former governmental affairs employee who worked in San Francisco.

Skilling resigned last year, before the energy giant's stock dropped and the company filed for bankruptcy. Kean and Dasavich also no longer work for Enron, said a consultant to Sen. Joe Dunn, chairman of the Senate Select Committee to Investigate Price Manipulation in the Wholesale Energy Market.

Dunn's committee selected the three former Enron employees because they were the most knowledgeable of Enron's activities in California's energy market.

A hearing has been tentatively set for April 3.