Thursday, April 29, 2010

10:00 a.m.

Betty King Committee Room




Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Economic Development was held on Thursday, April 29, 2010, in the Betty King Committee Room at Austin, Texas.







Senator Chris Harris, Chair

Senator Kevin Eltife

Senator Kirk Watson

Senator Judith Zaffirini


Senator Bob Deuell




The chair called the meeting to order at 10:02 a.m.  There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted: 


The Chair called the following persons to provide invited testimony on Charge 3, review the impact of workforce development programs on economic development across the state. Focus on the impact of Texas Workforce Commission initiatives, the JET (Jobs and Education for Texas) program administered by the Comptroller's office, and federally funded stimulus programs. Make recommendations for legislation to improve and enhance workforce development in Texas (see attached witness list).


Witnesses providing public testimony and registering on Charge 3 are shown on the attached list.  The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. 


There being no further business, at 1:15 p.m. Senator Harris moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 




Senator Chris Harris, Chair




Kristen Webb, Clerk