Tuesday, January 29, 2013

9:00 AM

Capitol Extension, Room E1.016




Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Business & Commerce was held on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.016, at Austin, Texas.







Senator John Carona, Chair


Senator Kevin Eltife

Senator Larry Taylor, Vice Chair



Senator Craig Estes



Senator Kelly Hancock



Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.



Senator Leticia Van de Putte



Senator Kirk Watson



Senator John Whitmire






The chair called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:


Senator Carona made opening remarks and introduced the members of the Committee and their staffs.


Senator Watson moved adoption of the committee rules. There being no objection, it was so ordered.


The Chair called the following individuals to provide quarterly updates;


    1. Donna Nelson, Chair, Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC)
    2. Kent Saathoff, Vice President of Grid Operations and System Planning, (ERCOT)
    3. Eleanor Kitzman, Commissioner, Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)



There being no further business, at 9:56 AM Senator Carona recessed the Committee subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.





Senator John Carona, Chair




Troupe Brewer, Clerk