MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Thursday, March 3, 2011

10:30 AM 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, March 3, 2011, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Steve Ogden, Chair

 

 

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 Tommy Williams

 

 

Senator Judith Zaffirini

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 10:33 AM. The following business was transacted:

 

Senator Ogden laid out SB 1 as pending business.

 

Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.

 

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

 

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

 

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

 

Senator Hinojosa moved that testimony be closed on Article VI. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

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

 

Texas Ethics Commission

 

Texas Facilities Commission

 

State Preservation Board

 

Senator Hinojosa moved that testimony be closed on Article I. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

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

 

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

 

There being no further business, at 3:07 PM Senator Hinojosa 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