Monday, February 21, 2011

12:30 PM or upon adjournment

Capitol Extension, Room E1.036




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 Monday, February 21, 2011, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Steve Ogden, Chair


Senator Florence Shapiro

Senator Juan Hinojosa, Vice Chair



Senator Bob Deuell

Senator Robert Duncan



Senator Kevin Eltife



Senator Craig Estes

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.



Senator Jane Nelson



Senator Dan Patrick



Senator Kel Seliger



Senator Royce West



Senator John Whitmire



Senator Tommy Williams



Senator Judith Zaffirini















The chair called the meeting to order at 12:30 PM. The following business was transacted:


SB 1 was laid out as pending business.


Testimony was taken on SB 1 – Article V.  Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list.


Department of Public Safety


Senator Lucio assumed the chair.


Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.


Senator Ogden resumed the chair.


Testimony continued.


Senator Whitmire assumed the chair.


Legislative Budget Board Criminal Justice Data Analysis Reports

            Overview of the Criminal Justice Data Analysis Reports

            Overview of Adult Correctional Population Projections


Department of Criminal Justice

            Board of Pardons and Paroles


Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.


Testimony continued.


Correctional Managed Health Care 

Audit Report on CMHC


Adjutant General’s Department


Commission of Fire Protection


Commission on Jail Standards


Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education


Special Provisions Relating to Public Safety and Criminal Justice Agencies 


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


There being no further business, at 9:47 PM Senator Hinojosa moved that the Committee stand recessed until 30 minutes upon adjournment of the Senate on February 22, 2011.  Without objection, it was so ordered.









Senator Steve Ogden, Chair




Stephanie Hoover, Clerk