Monday, May 21, 2007

3:30 p.m.

Capitol Extension, Room E1.036






Pursuant to suspension of Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance was held on Monday, May 21, 2007, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Steve Ogden

Senator Kip Averitt

Senator Bob Deuell

Senator Robert Duncan

Senator Kevin Eltife

Senator Kyle Janek

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Senator Jane Nelson

Senator Florence Shapiro

Senator Royce West

Senator Tommy Williams


Senator Judith Zaffirini

Senator Troy Fraser

Senator Juan Hinojosa

Senator John Whitmire




The chair called the meeting to order at 3:33 p.m.  The following business was transacted: 


The roll was called, and a quorum was established.


The chair laid out HB 735, which had been left pending at a previous hearing.  Senator Williams moved that HB 735 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 11 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 4 absent. 


There being no further business, at 3:41 p.m. Senator Ogden moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 







Senator Steve Ogden, Chair




Amy Jeter, Clerk