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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Tuesday, February 13, 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 13, 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 Royce West

Senator Tommy Williams

 

Senator Florence Shapiro

Senator John Whitmire

 

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 8:01 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. 

 

Texas State University System

 

The roll was called, and a quorum was established.

 

Testimony resumed.

 

            Lamar University

            Angelo State University

            Lamar Institute of Technology

            Lamar State College - Orange

            Lamar State College - Port Arthur

            Sam Houston State University

            Texas State University - San Marcos

            Sul Ross State University

            Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College

 

Texas Tech University System           

            Texas Tech University

 

University of North Texas System

            University of North Texas

 

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

 

Senator Ogden resumed the chair. 

 

At 10:47 a.m. Senator Ogden moved that the Committee stand recessed until 45 minutes after the adjournment of the Senate; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Zaffirini reconvened the Committee at 12:45 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:

 

University of Houston System

            University of Houston

            University of Houston - Clear Lake

            University of Houston - Downtown

            University of Houston - Victoria

 

Midwestern State University

Stephen F. Austin State University

 

Senator Ogden assumed the chair. 

 

Testimony continued.

 

Texas Woman's University

Texas State Technical College System

 

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

 

There being no further business, at 2:28 p.m. Senator Ogden moved that the Committee stand recessed until 8:00 a.m., February 14, 2007.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Steve Ogden, Chair

 

 

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Amy Jeter, Clerk