Friday, February 20, 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 20, 2009, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Steve Ogden

Senator Juan Hinojosa

Senator Kip Averitt

Senator Bob Deuell

Senator Robert Duncan

Senator Kevin Eltife

Senator Chris Harris

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Senator Jane Nelson

Senator Kel Seliger

Senator Royce West

Senator Tommy Williams

Senator Judith Zaffirini


Senator Florence Shapiro

Senator John Whitmire








The chair called the meeting to order at 8:32 a.m.  There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted: 


The chair laid out SB 1 as pending business.


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


LBB Presentation on Special Provisions Relating to All Regulatory Agencies

Health Professions Council

Executive Council of Physical and Occupational Therapy Examiners

Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Board of Dental Examiners

Board of Pharmacy

Texas Board of Nursing

Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners

Optometry Board

Board of Examiners of Psychologists

Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

Department of Banking

Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner


Senator Ogden assumed the chair. 


Testimony continued.


Senator Hinojosa resumed the chair. 


Testimony continued.


Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending

Credit Union Department

Board of Tax Professional Examiners


Senator Ogden assumed the chair. 


Testimony continued.


Securities Board

Funeral Service Commission


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


There being no further business, at 12:16 p.m. Senator Ogden moved that the Committee stand recessed until 8:30 a.m., February 23, 2009.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 




Senator Steve Ogden, Chair




Amy Jeter, Clerk