Monday, February 14, 2011

2:30 PM or upon adjournment

Capitol Extension, Room E1.036




Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance was held on Monday, February 14, 2011, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Steve Ogden, Chair


Senator Bob Deuell

Senator Juan Hinojosa, Vice Chair



Senator Robert Duncan



Senator Kevin Eltife



Senator Craig Estes



Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.



Senator Jane Nelson



Senator Dan Patrick



Senator Kel Seliger



Senator Florence Shapiro



Senator Royce West



Senator John Whitmire



Senator Tommy Williams



Senator Judith Zaffirini









The chair called the meeting to order at 2:49 PM.  The following business was transacted:


The chair laid out SB 1 as pending business.


Testimony was heard on SB 1 – Article III.  Witnesses testifying and registering are shown on the attached list.  


University of North Texas System


Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.


            University of North Texas

            University of North Texas at Dallas


University of Houston System

            University of Houston

            University of Houston – Clear Lake


Senator Ogden resumed the chair.


Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair. 


University of Houston – Downtown

            University of Houston – Victoria


Texas State University System

            Lamar University

            Sam Houston State University

            Sul Ross State University & Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College

            Texas State University – San Marcos

            Lamar Institute of Technology

            Lamar State College – Orange

            Lamar State College – Port Arthur


Midwestern State University

Stephen F. Austin State University

Texas Southern University


Senator Ogden resumed the chair.


Texas Woman’s University






Senator Ogden moved that SB 1 be left pending.  Without objection, it was so ordered.


There being no further business, at 9:21 PM 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




Stephanie Hoover, Clerk