SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Tuesday, February 13, 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 Tuesday, February 13, 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 Royce West
Senator Tommy Williams
Senator Florence Shapiro
Senator John Whitmire
The chair called the meeting to order at 8:01 a.m. The following business was transacted:
Senator Zaffirini assumed the chair.
The chair laid out as pending business, SB 1.
Testimony was given on the following institutions of higher education. Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list.
Texas State University System
The roll was called, and a quorum was established.
Angelo State University
Lamar Institute of Technology
Lamar State College - Orange
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
Sam Houston State University
Texas State University - San Marcos
Sul Ross State University
Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College
Texas Tech University System
Texas Tech University
University of North Texas System
University of North Texas
Senator Zaffirini moved that SB 1 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.
Senator Ogden resumed the chair.
At 10:47 a.m. Senator Ogden moved that the Committee stand recessed until 45 minutes after the adjournment of the Senate; without objection, it was so ordered.
Senator Zaffirini reconvened the Committee at 12:45 p.m.
The chair laid out as pending business, SB 1, which had been left pending earlier in the hearing.
Testimony on the following institutions of higher education resumed:
University of Houston System
University of Houston
University of Houston - Clear Lake
University of Houston - Downtown
University of Houston - Victoria
Midwestern State University
Stephen F. Austin State University
Senator Ogden assumed the chair.
Texas Woman's University
Texas State Technical College System
Senator Ogden moved that SB 1 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.
There being no further business, at 2:28 p.m. Senator Ogden moved that the Committee stand recessed until 8:00 a.m., February 14, 2007. Without objection, it was so ordered.
Senator Steve Ogden, Chair
Amy Jeter, Clerk