The House Committee on Appropriations

80th Legislature

February 14, 2007

8:00 a.m.



Pursuant to a suspension of the 5-day posting rule and an announcement made from the House floor on February 12, 2007, the House Committee on Appropriations met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Chisum, at 8:15 a.m.


The roll was answered as follows:


Present:              Representatives Chisum; Guillen; Allen, Alma; Branch; Brown, Betty; Brown, Fred; Crownover; Davis, John; England; Hopson; Isett, Carl; Jackson, Jim; Kolkhorst; Lucio III; McClendon; McReynolds; Menendez; Noriega, Rick; Otto; Riddle; Taylor; Turner; Van Arsdale (23).


Absent:              Representatives Chavez; Darby; Dukes; Gattis; Harper-Brown; Zerwas (6).


A quorum was present.


(Representative Guillen in chair.)


(Representative Chavez now present.)


HB 2


The chair laid out HB 2.


The chair recognized Representative Chisum to explain the measure.


(Representative Harper-Brown now present.)


Testimony was taken.  (See attached witness list.)


(Representative Dukes now present.)


(Representative Darby now present.)


(Representative Gattis now present.)


(Representative Zerwas now present.)


The chair recognized Representative Chisum to close on the measure.


The bill was left pending without objection.


At 9:16 a.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.




Rep. Chisum, Chair




Paul Kamprath, Clerk