Wednesday, April 10, 2013

8:00 AM

Capitol Extension, Room E1.028




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 Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.028, at Austin, Texas.







Senator John Carona, Chair


Senator Larry Taylor, Vice Chair

Senator Craig Estes


Senator Kevin Eltife

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.


Senator Kelly Hancock

Senator Leticia Van de Putte


Senator Kirk Watson

Senator John Whitmire






The chair called the meeting to order at 8:00 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:


At 8:06 AM Senator Van de Putte assumed the chair.


The chair laid out SJR 64 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill.


At 8:50 AM Senator Lucio, Jr. assumed the chair.


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


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


Senator Lucio, Jr. moved that SJR 64 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.


At 10:32 AM Senator Carona resumed the chair.


There being no further business, at 10:32 AM Senator Carona moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.









Senator John Carona, Chair




Troupe Brewer, Clerk