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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Monday, February 12, 2007

9:30 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 Monday, February 12, 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 9:30 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 institutions of higher education.  Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list.

 

The University of Texas System

 

The roll was called, and a quorum was established.

 

Testimony resumed.

 

            The University of Texas at Arlington

 

Senator Ogden resumed the chair. 

 

Testimony continued.

 

Senator Zaffirini assumed the chair. 

 

Testimony continued.

 

            The University of Texas at Austin

            The University of Texas at Dallas

            The University of Texas at El Paso

            The University of Texas - Pan American

 

Senator Ogden resumed the chair. 

 

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

 

At 1:15 p.m. Senator Ogden moved that the Committee stand recessed until 2:15 p.m.; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Zaffirini reconvened the Committee at 2:15 p.m.

 

The chair laid out as pending business, SB 1, which had been left pending earlier in the hearing.

 

 Testimony on the following institutions of higher education resumed:

 

            The University of Texas - Pan American (continuation)

            The University of Texas at Brownsville

            The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

            The University of Texas at San Antonio

            The University of Texas at Tyler

 

The Texas A&M University System

            Texas A&M University

            Texas A&M University at Galveston

            Prairie View A&M University

            Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

            Texas A&M University - Kingsville

            Texas A&M International University

            West Texas A&M University

            Texas A&M University - Commerce

            Texas A&M University  - Texarkana

            Tarleton State University

 

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

 

Senator Ogden resumed the chair. 

 

There being no further business, at 5:11 p.m. Senator Ogden moved that the Committee stand recessed until 8:00 a.m., February 13, 2007.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Steve Ogden, Chair

 

 

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Amy Jeter, Clerk