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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

10:00 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, May 15, 2007, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Bob Deuell

Senator Jane Nelson

 

Senator Steve Ogden

Senator Judith Zaffirini

Senator Kip Averitt

Senator Robert Duncan

Senator Kevin Eltife

Senator Troy Fraser

Senator Juan Hinojosa

Senator Kyle Janek

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Senator Florence Shapiro

Senator Royce West

Senator John Whitmire

Senator Tommy Williams

 

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Senator Bob Deuell, the acting chair, called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m.  The following business was transacted: 

 

The chair laid out HB 2010 and recognized Senator Nelson, in the absence of the Senate sponsor, to explain the bill. Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list. 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Deuell moved that HB 2010 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out HB 373 and recognized Senator Nelson, in the absence of the Senate sponsor, to explain the bill.  Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list.  The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Deuell moved that HB 373 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

There was no action taken for the following bill(s): HB 142, HB 261, HB 618, HB 3290, and HB 3552.

 

There being no further business, at 10:15 a.m. Senator Deuell moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Steve Ogden, Chair

 

 

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Amy Jeter, Clerk