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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

8:00 a.m.

Capitol Extension, Room E1.036

 

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Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance was held on Tuesday, January 30, 2007, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Steve Ogden

Senator Judith Zaffirini

Senator Kip Averitt

Senator Bob Deuell

Senator Robert Duncan

Senator Kevin Eltife

Senator Troy Fraser

Senator Juan Hinojosa

Senator Kyle Janek

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Senator Jane Nelson

Senator Florence Shapiro

Senator Royce West

Senator Tommy Williams

 

Senator John Whitmire

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m.  The following business was transacted: 

 

The chair laid out as pending business, SB 1. 

 

Testimony was given on the following agencies.  Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list. 

 

Racing Commission

Board of Chiropractic Examiners

State Board of Dental Examiners

Board of Pharmacy

Board of Nurse Examiners

The roll was called, and a quorum was established.

 

Testimony resumed on the following agencies, with witnesses on the attached list:

 

State Board of Dental Examiners (continuation)

Board of Pharmacy (continuation)

Executive Council of Physical and Occupational Therapy Examiners

Texas Medical Board

Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners

Optometry Board

Board of Examiners of Psychologists

Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

Health Professions Council

Department of Banking

Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending

Credit Union Department

Board of Tax Professional Examiners

 

At 10:47 a.m. Senator Ogden moved that the Committee stand recessed until 15 minutes after adjournment of the Senate; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Zaffirini reconvened the Committee at 12:04 p.m.

 

Testimony resumed on the following agencies, with witnesses on the attached list:

 

Securities Board

Board of Plumbing Examiners

Funeral Service Commission

Residential Construction Commission

Board of Professional Land Surveying

Department of Licensing and Regulation

Real Estate Commission

Department of Insurance

Office of Public Insurance Counsel

Office of Injured Employee Counsel

 

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

 

Senator Ogden resumed the chair. 

 

Senator Ogden announced that the Article VIII agencies that did not provide testimony would be moved to the next day's hearing agenda.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

 

There being no further business, at 1:59 p.m. Senator Ogden moved that the Committee stand recessed until 8:00 a.m., January 31, 2007.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Steve Ogden, Chair

 

 

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Amy Jeter, Clerk