Wednesday, May 12, 2010

9:00 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 Government Organization was held on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.028, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Rodney Ellis, Chair

Senator Glenn Hegar

Senator Joan Huffman

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Senator Jane Nelson

Senator John Whitmire


Senator Steve Ogden




The chair called the meeting to order at 9:01 a.m.  There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted: 


The chair introduced Andrea Hinckson as the Committee Director, Jessica Schleifer as the Committee Clerk, and Tina Tran as the Legislative Director.


The chair laid out interim charge 2, study the online services provided by the state and compare those services to the services provided by other states. In coordination with the Department of Information Resources, determine how online services provided by the state can be improved, and called the following persons to provide invited testimony (see attached list).


Witnesses providing public testimony on interim charge 2 are shown on the attached list. 


There being no further business, at 10:46 a.m. Senator Ellis moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 








Senator Rodney Ellis, Chair




Jessica Schleifer, Clerk