The House Committee on Border & International Affairs

80th Legislature

May 21, 2008

1:00 p.m.



Pursuant to a notice posted on May 16, 2008, the House Committee on Border & International Affairs met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative King, Tracy O., at 1:09 p.m.


The roll was answered as follows:


Present:              Representatives King, Tracy O.; Castro; Hernandez; Merritt; Pickett (5).


Absent:              Representatives Frost; Hardcastle (2).


A quorum was present.


The chair named the following members to the subcommittee on Health Workforce Issues:  Representative King, Tracy O., Chair; Representatives Castro and Pickett. The subcommittee will work in coordination with subcommittees from the House Committees on Appropriations and Public Health regarding a joint interim charge to study the state's current and long-range need for physicians, dentists, nurses, and other allied health and long-term care professionals; and make recommendations regarding strategies related to both geographic distribution and barriers to recruitment of high-need professions, especially for primary care providers and long-term care professionals.


(Representative Frost now present.)


Testimony was taken.  (See attached witness list.)


At 2:01 p.m., on the motion of Representative Merritt and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.




Rep. King, Tracy O., Chair




Gabe Valenzuela, Clerk