Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Smoke-Free Hearing...Today!

9:05 The Smoke-Free Texas bill will be heard in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee today, we just don't know exactly when. You can check back here throughout the day or watch live feeds from the capitol here: http://www.senate.state.tx.us/bin/live.php

The Committee is scheduled to meet at 9 so they should be begining any time now.

9:07 Committee Chair Jane Nelson brings committee to order. She mentions the Smoke-Free bill in her opening remarks saying that it likely won't be heard until after the full Senate adjourns this afternoon.

So the committee will meet from 9 am-11am then the full Senate will meet. We don't know exactly when it will be heard, but it will undoubtably be this afternoon, possibly around 4pm.

12:15 The Senate has been in session for a little over an hour. The Health and Human Services committee will return 30 minutes after the Senate adjourns.

12:42 The Senate has adjourned and the Health and Human Services committee will resume at 1:30 pm.

1:34 The Health and Human Services Committee has returned. Our Smoke-Free Bill will be the 10th item on the agenda.



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