The House Committee on Appropriations

80th Legislature

April 27, 2007

7:00 a.m.



Pursuant to a notice posted on April 20, 2007, and an announcement from the House floor suspending the 5-day posting rule on April 26, 2007, the House Committee on Appropriations met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Chisum, at 7:18 a.m.


The roll was answered as follows:


Present:              Representatives Chisum; Guillen; Allen, Alma; Brown, Betty; Brown, Fred; Crownover; Davis, John; England; Gattis; Harper-Brown; Isett, Carl; Jackson, Jim; McReynolds; Menendez; Otto; Taylor; Turner; Zerwas (18).


Absent:              Representatives Branch; Chavez; Darby; Dukes; Hopson; Kolkhorst; Lucio III; McClendon; Noriega, Rick; Riddle; Van Arsdale (11).


A quorum was present.


(Representative Davis, John in chair.)


Testimony was taken.  (See attached witness list.)


(Representative McClendon now present.)


(Representative Noriega, Rick now present.)


(Representative Darby now present.)


At 8:53 a.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was recessed until 30 minutes after adjournment of the House on April 27, 2007.


Pursuant to an announcement from the House floor, the remainder of the hearing was canceled.





Rep. Chisum, Chair




Paul Kamprath, Clerk