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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

10:00 a.m.

Capitol Extension, Room E1.036






Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance was held on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Steve Ogden

Senator Juan Hinojosa

Senator Robert Duncan

Senator Kevin Eltife

Senator Craig Estes

Senator Jane Nelson

Senator Dan Patrick

Senator Tommy Williams

Senator Judith Zaffirini


Senator Bob Deuell

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Senator Kel Seliger

Senator Florence Shapiro

Senator Royce West

Senator John Whitmire





The chair called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.  There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted: 


The Committee heard invited and public testimony regarding the Committee's following interim charges:


Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Finance, 81st Legislature, Regular and Called Sessions, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Specifically, monitor the following:


Monitor the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) implementation of SB 643, emergency legislation relating to Texas' state supported living centers (SSLCs), implementation of Special Provisions relating to All Health and Human Services Agencies, Section 48, Contingency Appropriation for the Reshaping of the System for Providing Services to Individuals with Developmental Disabilities, and implementation of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Settlement Agreement terms.


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

Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.

Testimony continued.


Senator Ogden resumed the chair.


Testimony continued.

There being no further business, at 1:49 p.m. Senator Ogden moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 



Senator Steve Ogden, Chair



Amy Jeter, Clerk