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Tuesday, February 6, 2007

2:00 p.m.







Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Administration was held on Tuesday, February 6, 2007, in the E1.714







Senator Kim Brimer

Senator Carlos Uresti

Senator Kel Seliger

Senator Florence Shapiro

Senator Jeff Wentworth

Senator John Whitmire

Senator Judith Zaffirini






The chair called the meeting to order at 2:15 p.m.  There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted: 

The chair laid out the committee rules for the 80th Legislative Session.  Senator Uresti moved that the committee rules be adopted, there being 5 ayes and no nays, the rules were adopted.

Senator Brimer laid out each committee's proposed budget amount and any exception letters that were submitted.  Senator Seliger moved to adopt each budget at the proposed rate.  Proposed budget amounts were:  
Business and Commerce-$164,675
Criminal Justice-$182,455 and one salary exemption letter
Education-$154,735 and one salary exemption letter
Government Organization-$160,000
Health and Human Services-$184,771 and one salary exemption letter
Intergovernmental Relations-$150,000
International Relations and Trade-$120,000
Natural Resources-$156,157
State Affairs-$152,565 and one salary exemption letter
Subcommittee on Agriculture-$39,474
Subcommittee on Base Realignment and Closure-$39,474
Subcommittee on Flooding & Evacuations-$39,474
Subcommittee on Emerging Technologies and Economic Development-$39,474
Subcommittee on Higher Education-$76,000
Transportation and Homeland Security-$144,847 and one salary exemption
Veterans Affairs and Military Installations-$82,200
There being 5 ayes and no nays the committee budgets and exemptions were adopted.
There being no further business, Senator Brimer moved that the Committee stand recessed pending the upcoming security briefing, subject to the call of the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.  
Senator Kim Brimer, Chair
Tara Rejino, Clerk