Monday, February 11, 2013

10:00 AM

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 11, 2013, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Tommy Williams, Chair


Senator Robert Duncan

Senator Juan Hinojosa, Vice Chair


Senator Glenn Hegar

Senator Bob Deuell


Senator John Whitmire

Senator Kevin Eltife



Senator Craig Estes



Senator Joan Huffman



Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.



Senator Jane Nelson



Senator Dan Patrick



Senator Kel Seliger



Senator Royce West



Senator Judith Zaffirini






The chair called the meeting to order at 10:01 AM. The following business was transacted:


Senate Bill 1 was laid out as pending business.


Testimony was heard on Article VIII - Regulatory.  Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list.


Executive Council on Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners


Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.


Senator Williams resumed the chair.


Board of Chiropractic Examiners


Board of Dental Examiners


Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.


Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners


Senator Williams resumed the chair.


Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners


Health Professions Council


Senator Williams discussed procedural matters with the members of the Senate Finance Committee regarding workgroups. 


Board of Pharmacy


Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.


Texas Board of Nursing


Optometry Board


Board of Examiners of Psychologists


Securities Board


Funeral Services Commission


Public testimony was heard.


Senator Hinojosa moved that SB 1 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.


There being no further business, at 12:22 PM Senator Hinojosa moved that the Committee stand recessed until 9:00 AM, Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Without objection, it was so ordered.









Senator Tommy Williams, Chair




Stephanie Hoover, Clerk