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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

10:00 a.m.

Senate Chamber

 

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Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services was held on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, in the Senate Chamber.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Jane Nelson

Senator Bob Deuell

Senator Joan Huffman

Senator Robert Nichols

Senator Dan Patrick

Senator Carlos Uresti

Senator Royce West

Senator Judith Zaffirini

 

Senator Eliot Shapleigh

 

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

 

Senator Nelson made opening remarks regarding interim charge #11.

 

Senator Nelson called panel one to provide invited testimony on the current data collection and funding protocols (see attached witness list).

 

Senator Nelson called panel two to provide invited testimony on current research and recommendations for data collection (see attached witness list).

 

No witnesses provided public testimony.

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Nelson made opening remarks regarding interim charge #14.

 

Senator Nelson called panel one to provide invited testimony on the overview of the Fostering Connections Act and the state's implementation efforts (see attached witness list).

 

Senator Nelson called panel two to provide invited testimony on the advocate's perspective (see attached witness list).

 

No witnesses provided public testimony.

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

There being no further business, at 1:12 p.m. Senator Nelson moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

 

 

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Senator Jane Nelson, Chair

 

 

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Austin Holder, Clerk