Wednesday, February 13, 2013

8:00 AM

Capitol Extension, Room E1.016




Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Transportation was held on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.016, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Robert Nichols, Chair


Senator Dan Patrick

Senator Ken Paxton, Vice Chair



Senator Donna Campbell



Senator Wendy Davis



Senator Rodney Ellis



Senator Kelly Hancock



Senator Carlos Uresti



Senator Kirk Watson






The chair called the meeting to order at 8:00 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:


The chair laid out the proposed Committee Rules for the 83rd Legislature.  Senator Paxton moved adoption of the Committee Rules.  The motion carried with a record vote of 7 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 2 absent.


The chair made introductory remarks, and welcomed the Committee members to the Senate Transportation Committee.  The chair recognized the Committee members to make opening remarks, followed by the chair’s introduction of the Senate Transportation Committee staff.




The Committee heard invited testimony from the following state agencies:


Texas Department of Transportation

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Texas Department of Public Safety


Witnesses testifying and registering are shown on the attached list.


There being no further business, at 9:41 AM Senator Nichols moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.





Senator Robert Nichols, Chair




Amy Jeter, Clerk