Friday, February 6, 2009

8:30 a.m.

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 Finance was held on Friday, February 6, 2009, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Steve Ogden

Senator Juan Hinojosa

Senator Robert Duncan

Senator Chris Harris

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Senator Jane Nelson

Senator Kel Seliger

Senator Royce West

Senator Tommy Williams


Senator Kip Averitt

Senator Bob Deuell

Senator Kevin Eltife

Senator Florence Shapiro

Senator John Whitmire

Senator Judith Zaffirini






The chair called the meeting to order at 8:31 a.m.  There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted: 


Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair. 


The chair laid out SB 1 as pending business.


Testimony was given on the following agencies and programs.  Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list. 


Employees Retirement System

Teacher Retirement System

Optional Retirement Program




Senator Ogden resumed the chair. 


Higher Education Group Insurance


Senator Ogden moved that SB 1 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered. 


There being no further business, at 12:03 p.m. Senator Ogden moved that the Committee stand recessed until 8:30 a.m., February 9, 2009.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 





Senator Steve Ogden, Chair




Amy Jeter, Clerk