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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE AFFAIRS

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

9:30 a.m.

Senate Chamber

 

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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 Tuesday, October 17, 2006, in the Senate Chamber at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Robert Duncan

Senator Tommy Williams

Senator Chris Harris

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

 

Senator Kenneth Armbrister

Senator Rodney Ellis

Senator Troy Fraser

Senator Mike Jackson

 

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The Committee met in joint session with the Senate Health & Human Services Committee.  The chair called the meeting to order at 9:38 a.m. 

 

The Committee took invited and public testimony on Joint Interim Charge No. 2 relating to long term care.  Witnesses testifying are shown on the attached list.

 

Chairman Duncan moved that testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

At 1:17 p.m. Chairman Duncan moved that the Committee stand recessed until 1:45 p.m; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

At 1:46 p.m. the Committee reconvened. 

 

The Committee took invited and public testimony on Interim Charge Nos. 1 & 2 and Joint Interim Charge No. 1 relating to pharmacy benefit managers.  Witnesses testifying are shown on the attached list.

 

Chairman Duncan moved that testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

There being no further business, at 6:02 p.m. Chairman Duncan moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the Chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Robert Duncan, Chair

 

 

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Jennifer Fagan, Clerk