Friday, June 14, 2013

11:00 AM or upon recess or adjournment of the Senate

Senator Williams' Desk




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 Friday, June 14, 2013, at Senator Williams' Desk.







Senator Tommy Williams, Chair


Senator Bob Deuell

Senator Juan Hinojosa, Vice Chair


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






The chair called the meeting to order at 1:42 PM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:


Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.


The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SJR 2 by Senator Nichols.


The chair moved that the committee substitute sent up at a previous hearing be pulled down.  Without objection, it was so ordered.


Senator Williams sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Nichols to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed. Senator Hinojosa moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. 


Senator Williams moved that SJR 2 do not pass but that CSSJR 2 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 13 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 2 absent.


Senator Williams resumed the chair.


Senator Nelson submitted a motion in writing asking to be shown voting aye on SJR 2. Without objection, it was so ordered.


There being no further business, at 1:47 PM Senator Williams moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.









Senator Tommy Williams, Chair




Stephanie Hoover, Clerk