SENATE COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS & TRADE
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
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 International Relations & Trade was held on Wednesday, May 28, 2008, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.
Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.
Senator Craig Estes
Senator Kel Seliger
Senator Carlos Uresti
Senator Dan Patrick
Senator Troy Fraser
Senator Mario Gallegos, Jr.
The chair called the meeting to order at 9:06 a.m. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:
A joint hearing of the Senate Committees on International Relations and Trade and Health and Human Services was held to discuss Charge #4:
Study the state's current and long-range need for physicians, dentists, nurses, and other allied health and long-term care professionals. Make recommendations to recruit high-need professions, especially for primary care providers and long-term care professionals in the Border region of Texas.
Witnesses testifying and registering on the charge are shown on the attached list.
At 11:30 a.m. Senator Nelson assumed the chair.
At 11:35 a.m. Senator Lucio, Jr. resumed the chair.
At 12:50 p.m. Senator Lucio, Jr. moved that the committee stand recessed until 1:30 p.m.; without objection, it was so ordered.
At 1:30 p.m. the committee reconvened.
At 2:55 p.m. Senator Nelson assumed the chair.
At 3:05 p.m. Senator Shapleigh assumed the chair.
At 3:10 p.m. Senator Lucio, Jr. resumed the chair.
At 3:12 p.m. Senator Nelson assumed the chair.
At 3:25 p.m. Senator Shapleigh assumed the chair.
At 3:35 p.m. Senator Lucio, Jr. resumed the chair.
There being no further business, at 4:15 p.m. Senator Lucio, Jr. moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.
Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., Chair
LeAnn Gallegos, Clerk