MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

8:00 AM

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 Tuesday, January 29, 2013, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Tommy Williams, Chair

 

None

Senator Juan Hinojosa, Vice Chair

 

 

Senator Bob Deuell

 

 

Senator Robert Duncan

 

 

Senator Kevin Eltife

 

 

Senator Craig Estes

 

 

Senator Glenn Hegar

 

 

Senator Joan Huffman

 

 

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

 

 

Senator Jane Nelson

 

 

Senator Dan Patrick

 

 

Senator Kel Seliger

 

 

Senator Royce West

 

 

Senator John Whitmire

 

 

Senator Judith Zaffirini

 

 

 

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Senator Hinojosa called the meeting to order at 8:01 AM. The following business was transacted:

 

Senator Hinojosa laid out Senate Bill 1 as pending business.

 

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

 

Demetrio Hernandez, Legislative Budget Board, gave a presentation on Budget for Health Related Institutions.

 

The University of Texas System

 

Senator Williams resumed the chair.

 

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

 

Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.

 

At 9:49 AM Senator Hinojosa moved that the Committee stand recessed until 30 minutes after adjournment of the Senate. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 1:51 PM the Committee reconvened. Senator Williams resumed the chair.

 

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

 

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

 

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

 

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler

 

Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.

 

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Senator Williams resumed the chair.

 

University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

 

Texas Tech University Health Science Center

 

Senator Zaffirini assumed the chair.

 

Texas A&M University Health Science Center

 

Baylor College of Medicine

 

Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.

 

Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

 

Texas A&M AgriLife Research

 

Senator Zaffirini assumed the chair.

 

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

 

Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.

 

Texas A&M Forest Service

 

Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station

 

Texas A&M Transportation Institute

 

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service

 

Public testimony was heard.

 

The chair moved that SB 1 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

There being no further business, at 5:29 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 Tommy Williams, Chair

 

 

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Stephanie Hoover, Clerk