Thursday, July 2, 2009

4:08 p.m.

Capitol Extension, Room E1.036






Pursuant to suspension of Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance was held on Thursday, July 2, 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 Chris Harris

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Senator Jane Nelson

Senator Kel Seliger

Senator Florence Shapiro

Senator John Whitmire

Senator Tommy Williams

Senator Judith Zaffirini


Senator Kevin Eltife

Senator Royce West




The chair called the meeting to order at 4:08 p.m.  There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted: 


The posting rule, Senate Rule 11.18, was suspended to hear the following bill(s):  HB 1.


The chair laid out HB 1, in lieu of pending bill SB 1, and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 


The roll was called, and a quorum was confirmed.


Senator Hinojosa moved that HB 1 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 13 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 2 absent. 


There being no further business, at 4:18 p.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