SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Thursday, September 14, 2006
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 Thursday, September 14, 2006, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.
MEMBERS PRESENT: MEMBERS ABSENT:
Senator Steve Ogden Senator Kip Averitt
Senator Judith Zaffirini Senator Bob Deuell
Senator Kim Brimer Senator Jane Nelson
Senator Robert Duncan Senator Florence Shapiro
Senator Juan Hinojosa Senator Todd Staples
Senator Kyle Janek Senator Tommy Williams
Senator Royce West
Senator John Whitmire
A joint hearing of the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education was held. Senator Ogden and Senator Zaffirini shared presiding duties.
Senator Ogden called the Finance Committee to order at 9:00 a.m. The roll for the Finance Committee was called.
Senator Zaffirini called the Subcommittee on Higher Education to order at 9:00 a.m. The roll for the Subcommittee on Higher Education was called.
The following business was transacted:
The Committees heard invited testimony on the Joint Interim Charge: Monitor changes made during the 79th Legislature, Regular Session, to adjust higher education funding formulas by adopting a cost-based formula matrix. Make recommendations for continuing improvements.
A quorum for the Senate Finance Committee was established.
The invited testimony continued. Witnesses testifying and registering on the joint interim charge are shown on the attached list.
There being no public testimony, the joint interim charge was closed. Without objection, it was so ordered.
There being no further business, at 12:31 p.m. Senator Zaffirini moved that the Subcommittee on Higher Education stand recessed until 1:30 p.m. Without objection, it was so ordered.
At 12.31 p.m. Senator Ogden moved that the Finance Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.
Senator Steve Ogden, Chair
Amy Jeter, Clerk