MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Thursday, February 24, 2011

12:30 PM or upon adjournment

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 24, 2011, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Steve Ogden, Chair

 

Senator Robert Duncan

Senator Juan Hinojosa, Vice Chair

 

Senator Florence Shapiro

Senator Bob Deuell

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

The chair laid out SB 1 as pending business.

 

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

 

Racing Commission

 

Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.

 

Board of Plumbing Examiners

 

Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

 

Funeral Service Commission

 

Board of Professional Land Surveying

 

Department of Licensing and Regulation

 

Real Estate Commission

 

Office of Public Insurance Counsel

 

Department of Insurance

 

Office of Injured Employee Counsel

 

State Office of Administrative Hearings

 

Board of Professional Geoscientists

 

Public Utility Commission

 

Senator Ogden resumed the chair.

 

Office of Public Utility Counsel

 

Senator Ogden moved that public testimony be closed on Article VIII. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

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

 

There being no further business, at 3:50 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