JOINT COMMITTEE ON STATE WATER FUNDING
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Erik Jonsson Public Library, 1st Floor Auditorium
Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on State Water Funding was held on Wednesday, May 14, 2008, in the Erik Jonsson Public Library, 1st Floor Auditorium, Dallas, Texas.
Senator Kip Averitt
Senator Kevin Eltife
Representative Mike Hamilton
Representative Brandon Creighton
Representative Dan Gattis
Representative Will Hartnett
Senator Robert Duncan
Senator Juan Hinojosa
The chair called the meeting to order at 11:08 a.m. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:
Chairman Averitt offered opening remarks.
Chairman Hamilton offered opening remarks.
Chairman Averitt moved that the committee rules be adopted; without objection, the rules were adopted.
The following witnesses testified before the committee:
Kevin Ward, Executive Administrator, Texas Water Development Board
Carolyn Brittin, Deputy Executive Administrator, Water Planning and Information Resources, Texas Water Development Board
Michael Bartolotta, Vice Chairman, First Southwest Company
Mark Vickery, Deputy Executive Director, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Testifying as a panel:
Jody Puckett, Water Utilities Director, Dallas Water Utilities
Jim Parks, General Manager, North Texas Municipal Water District
Jim Oliver, General Manager, Tarrant Regional Water District
Chairman Averitt opened public testimony, the following witnesses testified before the committee:
Carol Batterton, Executive Director, Water Environment Association of Texas
There being no further business, Senator Averitt moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.
Senator Kip Averitt, Co-Chair
Representative Mike Hamilton, Co-Chair
Teddy Carter, Clerk