SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Thursday, February 8, 2007
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, February 8, 2007, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.
Senator Steve Ogden
Senator Judith Zaffirini
Senator Kip Averitt
Senator Bob Deuell
Senator Robert Duncan
Senator Kevin Eltife
Senator Troy Fraser
Senator Juan Hinojosa
Senator Kyle Janek
Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.
Senator Jane Nelson
Senator Florence Shapiro
Senator Royce West
Senator John Whitmire
Senator Tommy Williams
The chair, Senator Zaffirini, called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:
The chair laid out as pending business, SB 1.
Testimony was given on the following agencies. Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list.
Office of the Governor and Trusteed Programs
Texas Education Agency
Senator Ogden assumed the chair.
Senator Zaffirini resumed the chair.
Senator Zaffirini announced that at 12:15 p.m. the Committee would stand recessed until 1:00 p.m.; without objection, it was so ordered.
The Committee recessed at 12:15 p.m.
Senator Zaffirini reconvened the Committee at 1:00 p.m.
Testimony on the following agencies resumed:
Texas Education Agency (continuation)
School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
School for the Deaf
Higher Education Coordinating Board
Senator Zaffirini moved that SB 1 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.
There being no further business, at 4:55 p.m. Senator Zaffirini moved that the Committee stand recessed until 9:00 a.m., February 12, 2007. Without objection, it was so ordered.
Senator Steve Ogden, Chair
Amy Jeter, Clerk