Tuesday, November 23, 2010

9:00 a.m.

E1.030 (House Appropriations)






Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on State Affairs was held on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, in the E1.030 (House Appropriations).







Senator Robert Duncan

Senator Bob Deuell

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Senator Leticia Van de Putte


Senator John Carona

Senator Rodney Ellis

Senator Troy Fraser

Senator Chris Harris

Senator Mike Jackson




The chair called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.  The following business was transacted: 


The committee heard invited and public testimony on Interim Charge 1: Upon passage of federal legislation relating to reform of the health care industry and health insurance industry, study the implications of such legislation on Texas, the health care industry, and public and private insurance. Study and monitor the implementation of the insurance regulatory changes, changes to high risk pool, and any other insurance mandates. Study the health care policy changes and the impact to the Medicaid and CHIP programs and the state budget. Assess the impact to all state uninsured and uncompensated care programs and county programs for the uninsured, including county property tax programs to pay for the uninsured. Make recommendations for the efficient implementation of programs.


Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list. 


The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. 


There being no further business, at 2:10 p.m. Senator Duncan moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 




Senator Robert Duncan, Chair




Erin Fry, Clerk