The House Committee on Appropriations

81st Legislature

February 12, 2009

1:30 p.m.



Pursuant to a suspension of the 5-day posting rule and an announcement made from the floor on February 12, 2009, the House Committee on Appropriations met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Pitts, at 1:40 p.m.


The roll was answered as follows:


Present:              Representatives Pitts; Raymond; Aycock; Button; Chavez; Cohen; Creighton; Darby; Dukes; Edwards; Giddings; Herrero; Hochberg; King, Susan; McClendon; Miller, Doug; Morrison; Otto; Riddle; Villarreal; Zerwas (21).


Absent:              Representatives Brown, Fred; Crownover; Driver; Eiland; Flores; Isett (6).


A quorum was present.


(Representative Eiland now present.)


(Representative Flores now present.)


Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)


At 4:57 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.




Rep. Pitts, Chair




Amy Peterson, Clerk