Tuesday, February 22, 2011

12:00 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 Tuesday, February 22, 2011, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Steve Ogden, Chair


Senator John Whitmire

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 Florence Shapiro



Senator Royce West



Senator Tommy Williams



Senator Judith Zaffirini















The chair called the meeting to order at 1:14 PM. The following business was transacted:


The chair laid out SB 1 as pending business.


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


Supreme Court of Texas


Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.


Court of Criminal Appeals


Senator Ogden resumed the chair.


Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.


14 Courts of Appeals


Office of Court Administration


Office of State Prosecuting Attorney


Texas State Law Library


State Commission on Judicial Conduct


Comptroller of Public Accounts, Comptroller’s Department, Judiciary Section


Senator Ogden resumed the chair.


Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.


Office of Capital Writs


Special Provisions Relating to the Judiciary


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


There being no further business, at 4:56 PM Senator Hinojosa moved that the Committee stand recessed until 30 minutes upon adjournment of the Senate on February 23, 2011.  Without objection, it was so ordered.









Senator Steve Ogden, Chair




Stephanie Hoover, Clerk