Monday, July 9, 2012

10:00 AM

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, July 9, 2012, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Steve Ogden, Chair


Senator Jane Nelson

Senator Juan Hinojosa, Vice Chair


Senator Florence Shapiro

Senator Bob Deuell


Senator Tommy Williams

Senator Robert Duncan



Senator Kevin Eltife



Senator Craig Estes



Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.



Senator Dan Patrick



Senator Kel Seliger



Senator Royce West



Senator John Whitmire



Senator Judith Zaffirini






The chair called the meeting to order at 10:05 AM. The clerk called roll. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:


The chair and members of the Committee gave opening remarks.


The Committee heard invited testimony on the following interim charge:


Evaluate the changes in the correctional health care system, including management, cost savings, and increasing access to federal matching Medicaid reimbursement for prisoner care. Make recommendations for improving the efficiency and adequacy of health care delivery throughout the system.


Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.


Testimony continued.


Senator Ogden resumed the chair.


Testimony continued.


The chair opened the floor for public testimony.


Witnesses testifying and registering on the subject are shown on the attached list.


There being no further business, at 2:11 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