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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

9:00 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 State Affairs was held on Wednesday, August 23, 2006, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.




MEMBERS PRESENT:                                                      MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Robert Duncan                                                          Senator Rodney Ellis 

Senator Tommy Williams

Senator Kenneth Armbrister

Senator Troy Fraser

Senator Chris Harris

Senator Mike Jackson

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.




The chair called the meeting to order at 9:03 a.m.  The Committee met in joint session with the Senate Health & Human Services Committee and took invited and public testimony on Joint Interim Charge No. 3 relating to forensic patients in state hospitals and community mental health organizations.


Witnesses testifying are shown on the attached list.


There being no further business, at 1:50 p.m. Senator Duncan moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 





Senator Robert Duncan, Chair




Jennifer Fagan, Clerk