MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Thursday, February 10, 2011

9:00 AM

Capitol Extension, Room E1.036

 

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Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance was held on Thursday, February 10, 2011, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Steve Ogden, Chair

 

Senator Bob Deuell

Senator Juan Hinojosa, Vice Chair

 

 

Senator Robert Duncan

 

 

Senator Kevin Eltife

 

 

Senator Craig Estes

 

 

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

 

 

Senator Jane Nelson

 

 

Senator Dan Patrick

 

 

Senator Kel Seliger

 

 

Senator Florence Shapiro

 

 

Senator Royce West

 

 

Senator John Whitmire

 

 

Senator Tommy Williams

Senator Judith Zaffirini

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 9:02 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

The chair laid out SB 1 as pending business.

 

Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.

 

Senator Hinojosa moved that the cards turned in by witnesses registering a position only at the hearing on February 9th be entered into the record for that day. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Texas A&M University System

 

Senator Ogden resumed the chair.

 

Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.

 

Texas A&M University

 

Senator Ogden resumed the chair.

 

Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.

 

Texas A&M University at Galveston

Prairie View A&M University

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

Texas A&M University Kingsville

 

Senator Ogden resumed the chair.

 

Texas A&M University San Antonio

 

Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.

 

Texas A&M International University

West Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University Commerce

Texas A&M University Texarkana

Senator Ogden resumed the chair.

 

Senator Ogden announced subcommittees. He stated that the subcommittees would meet for approximately three weeks and then will report back to the full committee.

 

 

Subcommittee on Medicaid

Senator Nelson (chair)

Senator Deuell

Senator Eltife

Senator Hinojosa

Senator Whitmire

Senator Williams

Senator Zaffirini

 

Subcommittee on Public Education Funding

Senator Shapiro (chair)

Senator Duncan

Senator Estes

Senator Lucio

Senator Patrick

Senator Seliger

Senator West

 

Senator Ogden referred SB 23 and SB 571 directly to the Subcommittee on Medicaid.

 

Testimony continued on SB 1 Article III.

 

Tarleton State University

Texas A&M University Central Texas

 

Texas AgriLife Research

Texas AgriLife Extension Service

Texas Forest Service

Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

Texas Engineering Experiment Station

Texas Engineering Extension Service

Texas Transportation Institute

 

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

 

There being no further business, at 4:37 PM Senator Ogden moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Steve Ogden, Chair

 

 

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Stephanie Hoover, Clerk