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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Thursday, February 1, 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 Thursday, February 1, 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 Juan Hinojosa

Senator Kyle Janek

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Senator Jane Nelson

Senator Royce West

Senator John Whitmire

Senator Tommy Williams

 

Senator Troy Fraser

Senator Florence Shapiro

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 8:02 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. 

 

Historical Commission

Secretary of State

 

Fire Fighters' Pension Commissioner

Veterans Commission

Supreme Court of Texas

Court of Criminal Appeals

Courts of Appeals

State Office of Court Administration

State Prosecuting Attorney

Texas State Law Library

State Commission on Judicial Conduct

Comptroller of Public Accounts, Comptroller's Department, Judiciary Section

 

Senator Ogden resumed the chair. 

 

At 12:08 p.m. Senator Ogden moved that the Committee stand recessed until 12:50 p.m.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Zaffirini reconvened the Committee at 12:50 p.m.

 

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

 

Juvenile Probation Commission

Youth Commission

Adjutant General's Department         

Military Facilities Commission

Department of Public Safety

Department of Criminal Justice

 

Senator Ogden resumed the chair. 

 

Testimony on the Department of Criminal Justice continued.

 

Senator Ogden announced that the Article V agencies that did not provide testimony would be moved to a later hearing agenda.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Testimony on the Department of Criminal Justice continued.

 

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

 

There being no further business, at 5:45 p.m. Senator Ogden moved that the Committee stand recessed until 9:00 a.m., February 5, 2007.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Steve Ogden, Chair

 

 

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Amy Jeter, Clerk