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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Tuesday, February 6, 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, February 6, 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 Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Senator Jane Nelson

Senator Royce West

Senator John Whitmire

 

Senator Kyle Janek

Senator Florence Shapiro

Senator Tommy Williams

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 8:02 a.m.  The following business was transacted: 

 

Senator Zaffirini assumed the chair.

 

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.  

 

Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Managed Health Care

 

The roll was called, and a quorum was established.

 

Testimony resumed on the Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Managed Health Care.

 

Senator Ogden resumed the chair. 

 

Testimony on the Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Managed Health Care continued.

 

Alcoholic Beverage Commission

Commission on Fire Protection

Commission on Jail Standards

Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education

 

Senator Zaffirini assumed the chair.

 

Workforce Commission

 

Senator Ogden resumed the chair. 

 

At 9:45 a.m. Senator Ogden moved that the Committee stand recessed until 1:00 p.m.; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Zaffirini reconvened the Committee at 1:02 p.m.

 

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

 

Workforce Commission (continuation)

Soil and Water Conservation Board

 

Senator Ogden assumed the chair. 

 

Testimony on the Soil and Water Conservation Board continued.

 

Department of Agriculture

Animal Health Commission

Commission on Environmental Quality

 

Senator Zaffirini resumed the chair. 

 

Testimony on the Commission on Environmental Quality continued.

 

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

 

There was no action taken for the following bill(s):  SJR 13.

 

 

 

Senator Ogden assumed the chair. 

 

There being no further business, at 4:11 p.m. Senator Ogden moved that the Committee stand recessed until 8:00 a.m., February 7, 2007.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Steve Ogden, Chair

 

 

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Amy Jeter, Clerk