Wednesday, April 13, 2011

11:00 AM or upon adjournment

Senate Chamber




Pursuant to suspension of Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Subcommittee on Medicaid was held on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, in the Senate Chamber.







Senator Jane Nelson, Chair


Senator Tommy Williams

Senator Bob Deuell


Senator Judith Zaffirini

Senator Kevin Eltife



Senator Juan Hinojosa



Senator John Whitmire






The chair called the meeting to order at 3:40 PM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:


At 3:41 PM Senator Whitmire assumed the chair.


The chair laid out SB 23 and recognized the author, Senator Nelson, to explain the bill.


Senator Nelson sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Nelson to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed. Senator Nelson moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.


At 3:44 PM Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.


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.


At 3:47 PM Senator Deuell assumed the chair.


Senator Hinojosa sent up Committee Amendment 1 and moved adoption; without objection, the amendment was adopted.


Senator Nelson requested unanimous consent to incorporate the amendment into a new committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. Senator Nelson then moved that the new committee substitute be adopted; without objection, it was so ordered. Senator Nelson moved that SB 23 do not pass but that CSSB 23 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 5 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 2 absent.


At 3:54 PM Senator Nelson resumed the chair.


There being no further business, at 3:55 PM Senator Nelson moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.






Senator Jane Nelson, Chair




Mason Moses, Clerk