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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Friday, March 30, 2007

1:30 p.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 Friday, March 30, 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

 

None

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 2:06 p.m.  The following business was transacted:

 

The roll was called, and a quorum was established.

 

Senator Zaffirini assumed the chair.   

 

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 Ogden to explain a rider regarding Savings to SB 1 and Additional Appropriations.

 

Senator Ogden moved to adopt the rider regarding Savings to SB 1 and Additional Appropriations.  The motion carried with a record vote of 15 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent. 

 

The chair recognized Senator Williams to explain a rider regarding Border Security.

 

Senator Ogden moved to amend the rider regarding Border Security by changing "State Highway Fund 6"  to "General Revenue" in reference to FTEs for the Parks and Wildlife Department, and Contingency for Surge Operation Overtime for Local Law Enforcement.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Williams moved to adopt the amended rider regarding Border Security.  The motion carried with a record vote of 15 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent.  Senator Janek requested unanimous consent to be shown voting aye; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair recognized Senator Duncan to explain a rider regarding Article IX, Section 3.05.

 

Senator Duncan moved to adopt the rider regarding Article IX, Section 3.05.  The motion carried with a record vote of 15 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent.  Senator Janek requested unanimous consent to be shown voting aye; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair recognized Senator Duncan to explain a rider regarding Governor's Salary.

 

Senator Duncan moved to adopt the rider regarding Governor's Salary.  The motion carried with a record vote of 15 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent.  Senator Janek requested unanimous consent to be shown voting aye; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair recognized Senator Duncan to explain a rider regarding Article IX, Redirection of Resources to Address Frew v. Hawkins.

 

Senator Duncan moved to adopt the rider regarding Article IX, Redirection of Resources to Address Frew v. Hawkins.  The motion carried with a record vote of 9 ayes, 6 nays, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent.  Senator Janek requested unanimous consent to be shown voting aye; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair recognized Senator Ogden to explain a rider regarding Article IX, Physical Fitness Standards.

 

Senator Ogden moved to adopt the rider regarding Article IX, Physical Fitness Standards.  The motion carried with a record vote of 13 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 2 absent.  Senator Janek requested unanimous consent to be shown voting aye; without objection, it was so ordered.

The chair recognized Senator Deuell to explain a rider regarding the Department of State Health Services.

 

Senator Deuell moved to adopt the rider regarding the Department of State Health Services.  The motion carried with a record vote of 11 ayes, 4 nay, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent.  Senator Janek requested unanimous consent to be shown voting aye; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair recognized Senator Averitt to explain a rider regarding Article IX, Contingency Appropriation for Senate Bill 1475.

 

Senator Averitt moved to adopt the rider regarding Article IX, Contingency Appropriation for Senate Bill 1475.  The motion carried with a record vote of 15 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent.  Senator Janek requested unanimous consent to be shown voting aye; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair recognized Senator Lucio to explain a rider regarding the Health and Human Services Commission.

 

Senator Lucio moved to adopt the rider regarding the Health and Human Services Commission.  The motion carried with a record vote of 13 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 2 absent.  Senator Janek requested unanimous consent to be shown voting aye; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Ogden moved to adopt the LBB Final Directives for Bill Production.  The motion carried with a record vote of 13 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 2 absent.  Senator Janek requested unanimous consent to be shown voting aye; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

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 3:49 p.m. Senator Ogden moved that the Committee stand recessed until 9:00 a.m., April 2, 2007.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Steve Ogden, Chair

 

 

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Amy Jeter, Clerk