SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Thursday, March 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, March 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 Juan Hinojosa
Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.
Senator Jane Nelson
Senator Florence Shapiro
Senator Royce West
Senator John Whitmire
Senator Troy Fraser
Senator Kyle Janek
Senator Tommy Williams
The chair, Senator Zaffirini, called the meeting to order at 9:04 a.m. The following business was transacted:
The chair laid out as pending business, SB 1. Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list.
The chair recognized Senator Averitt to lay out the workgroup recommendations for Article VI.
The roll was called, and a quorum was established.
Senator Averitt continued to lay out the workgroup recommendations for Article VI.
Senator Averitt moved to adopt the workgroup recommendations for Article VI, with the exception of pending items. There was a roll call vote. The motion carried with a record vote of 12 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 3 absent.
Senator Ogden assumed the chair.
Senator Ogden moved that SB 1 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.
There being no further business, at 9:26 a.m. Senator Ogden moved that the Committee stand recessed until 9:00 a.m., March 12, 2007. Without objection, it was so ordered.
Senator Steve Ogden, Chair
Amy Jeter, Clerk