Tuesday, February 24, 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 Tuesday, February 24, 2009, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Steve Ogden

Senator Juan Hinojosa

Senator Robert Duncan

Senator Kevin Eltife

Senator Chris Harris

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Senator Kel Seliger

Senator Royce West

Senator John Whitmire

Senator Tommy Williams

Senator Judith Zaffirini


Senator Kip Averitt

Senator Bob Deuell

Senator Jane Nelson

Senator Florence Shapiro







Senator Hinojosa, Vice Chair, called the meeting to order at 8:34 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.


Texas AgriLife Research

Texas AgriLife Extension Service

Texas Forest Service

Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

Texas Engineering Experiment Station

Texas Engineering Extension Service




Senator Ogden assumed the chair. 


Testimony continued.


Senator Hinojosa resumed the chair. 


Testimony continued.


Texas Transportation Institute

LBB Presentation on Special Provisions Relating Only to State Agencies of Higher Education


The chair moved that testimony on Article III be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. 


Senator Ogden assumed the chair. 


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


There being no further business, at 10:39 a.m. Senator Ogden moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 





Senator Steve Ogden, Chair




Amy Jeter, Clerk