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







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















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.









Senator Steve Ogden, Chair




Stephanie Hoover, Clerk