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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

9:00 a.m.

Capitol Extension 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, September 16, 2008, in the Capitol Extension 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 Kevin Eltife

Senator Troy Fraser

Senator Chris Harris

Senator Juan Hinojosa

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Senator Jane Nelson

Senator Florence Shapiro

Senator Royce West

 

 

 

Senator Robert Duncan

Senator John Whitmire

Senator Tommy Williams

 

 

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A joint hearing of the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Health and Human Services Committee was held.  Senator Ogden and Senator Nelson served as Co-chairs, and shared presiding duties.  The following business was transacted:

 

Senator Ogden called the Finance Committee to order at 9:00 a.m. 

 

Senator Nelson called the Health and Human Services Committee to order at 9:02 a.m.

 

Senator Ogden and Senator Nelson made opening remarks regarding the Joint Interim Charge relating to a review of Medicaid provider reimbursement rate methodologies, and regarding the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

 

The chair opened the floor to invited testimony on the Joint Interim Charge, and the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. Witnesses testifying and registering are shown on the attached list.

 

The roll was called for the Finance Committee, and a quorum was established.

 

Invited testimony resumed.

 

The roll was called for the Health and Human Services Committee, and a quorum was established.

 

Invited testimony resumed.

 

The floor was opened for public testimony.  Witnesses testifying and registering are shown on the attached list.  Senator Nelson moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Zaffirini assumed the chair at 2:10 p.m.

 

There being no further business, at 2:30 p.m. Senator Nelson moved that the Health and Human Services Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

There being no further business, at 2:30 p.m. Senator Zaffirini moved that the Finance 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