Monday, February 28, 2011

2:30 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 28, 2011, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.






Senator Steve Ogden, Chair


Senator Robert Duncan

Senator Juan Hinojosa, Vice Chair


Senator Royce West

Senator Bob Deuell


Senator John Whitmire

Senator Kevin Eltife


Senator Judith Zaffirini

Senator Craig Estes



Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.



Senator Jane Nelson



Senator Dan Patrick



Senator Kel Seliger



Senator Florence Shapiro



Senator Tommy Williams

















The chair called the meeting to order at 3:21 PM.  The following business was transacted:


SB 1 was laid out as pending business.


Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.


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


Department of Agriculture


General Land Office and Veterans’ Land Board


Railroad Commission


Animal Health Commission


Soil and Water Conservation Board


Water Development Board

            Debt Service Payments – Non-Self Supporting G.O. Water Bonds


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


There being no further business, at 5:52 PM Senator Hinojosa moved that the Committee stand recessed until 30 minutes upon adjournment of the Senate on March 1, 2011.  Without objection, it was so ordered.









Senator Steve Ogden, Chair




Stephanie Hoover, Clerk