MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Wednesday, March 2, 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 Wednesday, March 2, 2011, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.

 

*****

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Steve Ogden, Chair

 

Senator Tommy Williams

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 John Whitmire

 

 

Senator Judith Zaffirini

 

 

 

 

 

 

*****

 

The chair called the meeting to order at 1:08 PM. The following business was transacted:

 

Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.

 

SB 1 was laid out as pending business.

 

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

 

University of Texas at Austin

 

Teacher Retirement System

 

Optional Retirement System

 

Higher Education Group Insurance

 

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

 

SAO Report on State Employee Benefits as a Percentage of Total Compensation

 

Social Security Contributions and Benefit Replacement Pay

 

Employees Retirement System

 

Senator Ogden resumed the chair.

 

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

 

Legislative Budget Board Criminal Justice Data Analysis Reports

 

Juvenile Probation Commission

 

Youth Commission

 

Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.

 

Alcoholic Beverage Commission

 

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

 

 

 

There being no further business, at 7:30 PM Senator Hinojosa moved that the Committee stand recessed until 10:30 AM, March 3, 2011. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

__________________________________________

Senator Steve Ogden, Chair

 

 

__________________________________________

Stephanie Hoover, Clerk