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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

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 20, 2008, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Steve Ogden

Senator Kip Averitt

Senator Bob Deuell

Senator Robert Duncan

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Senator Jane Nelson

Senator Royce West

Senator John Whitmire

 

Senator Judith Zaffirini

Senator Kevin Eltife

Senator Troy Fraser

Senator Juan Hinojosa

Senator Kyle Janek

Senator Florence Shapiro

Senator Tommy Williams

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 10:03 a.m.  The following business was transacted: 

 

Chairman Ogden made introductory remarks regarding the budget oversight agenda before the Committee.

 

The Committee heard invited and public testimony regarding the Committee's budget oversight interim charge regarding the budgetary impact of the Eldorado case. 

 

The roll was called, and a quorum was established.

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on the subject are shown on the attached list. 

 

At 12:07 p.m. Senator Ogden moved that the Committee stand recessed for 30 minutes; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Ogden reconvened the Committee at 12:47 p.m.

 

The Committee heard invited and public testimony regarding the Committee's budget oversight interim charge on the following agencies:

 

Department of State Health Services

Community Mental Health and Mental Retardation Centers

 

Texas Youth Commission

University of Texas Medical Branch

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on the subject are shown on the attached list.  The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

There being no further business, at 3:29 p.m. Senator Ogden 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