Tuesday, October 31, 2006

10:00 a.m.

Capitol Extension, Room E1.036






Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance was held on Tuesday, October 31, 2006, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Steve Ogden

Senator Judith Zaffirini

Senator Kim Brimer

Senator Robert Duncan

Senator Kyle Janek

Senator Jane Nelson

Senator Florence Shapiro

Senator Royce West

Senator John Whitmire

Senator Tommy Williams


Senator Kip Averitt

Senator Bob Deuell

Senator Juan Hinojosa

Senator Todd Staples




The chair called the meeting to order at 10:01 a.m.  There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted: 


The Committee heard invited testimony regarding Article III agencies.  Witnesses testifying and registering on the agencies are shown on the attached list. 


Senator Zaffirini assumed the chair. 


Testimony continued.


Senator Ogden resumed the chair. 


Testimony continued.


At 1:10  p.m. Senator Ogden moved that the Committee stand recessed until 1:40  p.m.  Without objection, it was so ordered.


At 1:41 p.m. Senator Ogden reconvened the Committee.


Testimony resumed.


There being no further business, at 2:56 p.m. Senator Ogden moved that the Committee stand recessed until 10:00 a.m., November 13, 2006.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 







Senator Steve Ogden, Chair




Amy Jeter, Clerk