Tuesday, February 10, 2009

8:30 a.m.

Capitol Extension, Room E1.028






Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Education was held on Tuesday, February 10, 2009, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.028, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Florence Shapiro

Senator Dan Patrick

Senator Kip Averitt

Senator Wendy Davis

Senator Mario Gallegos, Jr.

Senator Royce West

Senator Tommy Williams


Senator Steve Ogden

Senator Leticia Van de Putte




The chair called the organizational meeting to order at 8:36 a.m.  The following business was transacted: 


The chair made introductory remarks and welcomed Committee members to the Senate Committee on Education.  The chair recognized members to make remarks and introduce their staff followed by the Chair's introduction of the Senate Education Committee staff.
There being a quorum a present at 8:51 a.m., the clerk called the roll.
The chair laid out the proposed Committee Rules.  Senator Patrick moved adoption of the committee rules. There being no objection, it was so ordered.
At 9:22 a.m. Senator Williams assumed the chair.  
At 9:31 a.m. Senator Shapiro resumed the chair.  
Witnesses testifying and registering on the Overview of Hurricane Ike's impact to Texas' Public Schools are shown on the attached list.  
There being no further business, at 10:49 a.m. Senator Shapiro moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.  
Senator Florence Shapiro, Chair
Holly Mabry, Clerk