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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

9:00 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, March 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 Kyle Janek

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Senator Jane Nelson

Senator Royce West

Senator John Whitmire

 

Senator Florence Shapiro

Senator Tommy Williams

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 9:02 a.m.  The following business was transacted: 

 

The chair laid out as pending business, SB 1.  Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list. 

 

The chair recognized Senator Averitt to lay out the workgroup recommendations for Article I.

 

Senator Whitmire assumed the chair. 

 

Senator Averitt continued to lay out the workgroup recommendations for Article I.

 

 

 

Senator Zaffirini assumed the chair. 

 

The roll was called, and a quorum was established.

 

Senator Averitt continued to lay out the workgroup recommendations for Article I.

 

Senator Averitt moved to adopt the workgroup recommendations for Article I, with the exception of pending items.  There was a roll call vote.  The motion carried with a record vote of 13 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 2 absent.  Senator West requested unanimous consent to be shown voting aye on the workgroup recommendations for Article I; 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 9:52 a.m. Senator Ogden moved that the Committee stand recessed until 9:00 a.m., March 7, 2007.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

 

 

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Senator Steve Ogden, Chair

 

 

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Amy Jeter, Clerk