Tuesday, December 18, 2012

9:00 AM

Capitol Extension, Room E1.016




Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Transportation was held on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.016, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Robert Nichols, Chair


Senator Chris Harris

Senator Kirk Watson, Vice Chair


Senator Florence Shapiro

Senator Wendy Davis


Senator Jeff Wentworth

Senator Rodney Ellis


Senator Tommy Williams

Senator Juan Hinojosa






The chair called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM. The following business was transacted:


Senator Nichols made introductory remarks to the Committee, including the introduction of Committee staff.


The Committee heard invited testimony only on the following Interim Charges:


         Examine the anticipated impacts of the Panama Canal expansion on Texas' cargo and shipping industry, intermodal facilities, roadways, and ports. Examine the implementation of the Houston Ship Channel Security District and determine if additional security districts are needed for other ports.


The roll was called during the testimony on the preceding charge, and a quorum was established.

All witnesses are shown on the attached list.


There being no further business, at 12:18 PM Senator Nichols moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.





Senator Robert Nichols, Chair




Amy Jeter, Clerk