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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Wednesday, January 31, 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 Wednesday, January 31, 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 John Whitmire

 

Senator Tommy Williams

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The chair called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m.  There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted: 

 

The chair laid out as pending business, SB 1.

 

Senator Zaffirini assumed the chair. 

 

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

 

Office of the Attorney General

 

 

 

Senator Ogden resumed the chair. 

 

Testimony on the Office of the Attorney General continued.

 

Senator Zaffirini assumed the chair. 

 

Testimony on the Office of the Attorney General continued.

 

State Office of Administrative Hearings

Board of Professional Geoscientists

Structural Pest Control Board

Comptroller of Public Accounts

Pension Review Board

 

At 10:42 a.m. Senator Zaffirini  moved that the Committee stand recessed until 45 minutes after adjournment of the Senate; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Zaffirini reconvened the Committee at 12:15 p.m.

 

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

 

Comptroller of Public Accounts (continuation)

Public Utility Commission

Office of Public Utility Counsel

Board of Public Accountancy

Board of Architectural Examiners

Board of Professional Engineers

Public Finance Authority

Pension Review Board

Cancer Council

State Preservation Board

State Office of Risk Management

Office of State-Federal Relations

Library and Archives Commission

 

Senator Ogden resumed the chair. 

 

Testimony on the Library and Archives Commission continued.

 

Senator Zaffirini assumed the chair. 

 

Testimony on the Library and Archives Commission continued.

 

Commission on State Emergency Communications

Bond Review Board

Department of Information Resources

Commission on the Arts

Ethics Commission

Building and Procurement Commission

 

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

 

Senator Ogden resumed the chair. 

 

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

 

There being no further business, at 5:07 p.m. Senator Ogden moved that the Committee stand recessed until 8:00 a.m., February 1, 2007.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Steve Ogden, Chair

 

 

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Amy Jeter, Clerk