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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

11:00 a.m. or upon adjournment of Joint Hearing

Capitol Extension, Room E1.028




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 E1.028, 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 committee stood in recess following the joint hearing with the Senate Health & Human Services Committee.  The chair called the meeting to order at 2:07 p.m. and the committee took invited and public testimony on Interim Charge No. 10 relating to the doctrine of statutory employer, indemnification in construction contracts, and consolidated insurance programs.


Witnesses testifying on, for or against are shown on the attached list.


At 4:21 p.m. Senator Duncan moved that the committee stand recessed until 4:24 p.m; without objection, it was so ordered. 


Chairman Duncan closed testimony on Interim Charge 10.


There being no further business, at 5:55 p.m. Chairman 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