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Senate Audio/Video Archive — 2008
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Archived audio/video recordings of Senate Chamber proceedings, Senate Committee hearings, and other archived events are streamed over the Internet in H.264 format, which can be viewed in most modern desktop browsers and across a variety of mobile devices. For a list of recommended system requirements, please see these video streaming suggestions.

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Please note that the Texas Senate does not record committee meetings to video tape or DVD; The digital streaming videos found on this website are the only available video content. Official audio recordings and transcripts are available from the Senate Staff Services office at (512) 463-0430.

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Date Program Title Duration Play
12/29/08Oath of Office Ceremony for Senator-elect Joan Huffman00h:24mplay
12/03/08Senate Subcommittee on Flooding & Evacuations, House Select Committee on Hurricane Ike Storm Devastation to the Texas Gulf Coast
Road Meeting: League City (audio only).
10h:38mplay
11/20/08Senate Subcommittee on Base Realignment and Closure
Road Meeting: Texarkana (audio only).
01h:51mplay
11/20/08Senate Committee on State Affairs03h:53mplay
11/18/08Senate Committee on Business & Commerce07h:54mplay
11/18/08Press Conference: Senator Troy Fraser
Regarding the Digital Television (DTV) transition. Joined by representatives of Time Warner Cable.
00h:22mplay
11/17/08Press Conference: Senator Leticia Van de Putte, Attorney General Greg Abbott
Regarding human trafficking.
00h:20mplay
11/17/08Joint Committee on Oversight of HHS Eligibility System
Audio only. Video not available due to construction.
03h:46mplay
11/14/08Legislative Budget Board00h:26mplay
11/13/08Senate Committee on Criminal Justice05h:14mplay
11/11/08Senate Finance Subcommittee on Property Appraisal and Revenue Caps00h:07mplay
11/11/08Press Conference: Senator Juan Chuy Hinojosa, Senator Tommy Williams
Regarding SB 105, which would establish a two-year moratorium on tuition rate hikes in Texas' public universities.
00h:13mplay
11/10/08Capitol Security Training Video on Entrance and Exit to Capitol Drive00h:05mplay
11/05/08Senate Committee on State Affairs
Audio only. Video not available due to construction.
04h:15mplay
10/29/08Joint Committee on Use of the Sales Tax on Sporting Goods02h:29mplay
10/28/08Senate Committee on Finance02h:22mplay
10/27/08Senate Committee on Transportation & Homeland Security05h:29mplay
10/27/08Senate Committee on Jurisprudence00h:08mplay
10/27/08Senate Committee on Government Organization03h:14mplay
10/21/08Senate Committee on Criminal Justice01h:47mplay
10/21/08Select Committee on Public School Accountability01h:46mplay
10/21/08Joint Committee on State Water Funding04h:24mplay
10/20/08Senate Committee on Education05h:02mplay
10/16/08Press Conference: Lt. Governor David Dewhurst
Regarding the cessation of the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund (TIF) Tax.
00h:21mplay
10/15/08Senate Committee on State Affairs04h:03mplay
10/14/08Senate Committee on Education01h:12mplay
10/14/08Oil-Field Cleanup Fund Advisory Committee02h:11mplay
10/14/08Joint Hearing: Senate Committee on Education, Senate Finance Subcommittee on Property Appraisal and Revenue Caps04h:36mplay
10/13/08Senate Committee on Health & Human Services06h:04mplay
10/08/08Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations04h:01mplay
10/06/08Senate Committee on Business & Commerce03h:59mplay
10/01/08Senate Committee on Jurisprudence00h:50mplay
10/01/08Select Interim Committee to Study the Practice of Breeding White-Tailed and Mule Deer04h:53mplay
10/01/08Joint Hearing: Criminal Justice Legislative Oversight Committee, Joint Select Committee on Operation and Management of the Texas Youth Commission04h:56mplay
09/30/08Senate Committee on Natural Resources04h:20mplay
09/29/08Senate Subcommittee on Base Realignment and Closure
Road Meeting: San Antonio (audio only).
04h:00mplay
09/24/08Sunset Advisory Commission05h:45mplay
09/23/08Sunset Advisory Commission11h:39mplay
09/23/08Senate Committee on Government Organization02h:24mplay
09/19/08Select Committee on Public School Accountability03h:24mplay
09/18/08Senate Committee on International Relations and Trade07h:11mplay
09/17/08Senate Committee on Jurisprudence
Road Meeting: Lubbock (audio only).
02h:21mplay
09/17/08Senate Committee on Health & Human Services05h:26mplay
09/16/08Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Military Installations02h:41mplay
09/16/08Joint Hearing: Senate Committee on Finance, Senate Committee on Health & Human Services05h:30mplay
09/11/08Senate Finance Subcommittee on General Government Issues02h:31mplay
09/11/08Press Conference: Senator Florence Shapiro
Regarding a donation to the TEXAS Grant Program by the Texas Retailers Education Foundation (TREF)
00h:11mplay
09/10/08Senate Finance Subcommittee on General Government Issues01h:19mplay
09/09/08Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Military Installations, House Committee on Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations
Road Meeting: San Antonio (audio only).
04h:30mplay
09/09/08Senate Committee on Natural Resources
Road Meeting: Arlington (audio only).
05h:14mplay
09/09/08Senate Committee on Finance04h:59mplay
08/27/08Joint Hearing: Senate Committee on State Affairs, Senate Finance Subcommittee on General Government Issues05h:32mplay
08/27/08Joint Hearing: Senate Committee on Education, Senate Finance Subcommittee on General Government Issues01h:53mplay
08/26/08Senate Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Coastal Resources03h:28mplay
08/26/08Senate Committee on Health & Human Services05h:44mplay
08/26/08Senate Committee on Business & Commerce02h:48mplay
08/20/08Senate Finance Subcommittee on Property Appraisal and Revenue Caps05h:29mplay
08/20/08Senate Finance Higher Education Subcommittee04h:24mplay
08/20/08Select Committee on Public School Accountability
Road Meeting: Lubbock (audio only).
02h:55mplay
08/19/08Senate Committee on Finance03h:48mplay
08/18/08Senate Committee on Education05h:58mplay
08/13/08Senate Subcommittee on Flooding & Evacuations
Road Meeting: Houston (audio only).
03h:23mplay
08/13/08Senate Committee on International Relations & Trade05h:02mplay
08/12/08Senate Committee on Transportation & Homeland Security
Road Meeting: Irving (audio only).
03h:54mplay
08/12/08Legislative Study Committee on Private Participation in Toll Projects
Road Meeting: Irving (audio only). Audio begins moments after the gavel.
02h:19mplay
08/11/08Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Military Installations02h:09mplay
08/05/08Senate Committee on Natural Resources
Road Meeting: Amarillo (audio only).
07h:18mplay
08/05/08Senate Committee on Jurisprudence
Road Meeting: San Antonio (audio only).
01h:03mplay
08/04/08Select Committee on Public School Accountability
Road Meeting: El Paso (audio only).
05h:37mplay
07/24/08Environmental Flows Advisory Group00h:21mplay
07/23/08Joint Hearing: Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education, Senate Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education07h:42mplay
07/22/08Legislative Study Committee on Private Participation in Toll Projects
Road Meeting: San Antonio (audio only).
06h:12mplay
07/17/08Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Regional Water Quality and EAA RIP02h:58mplay
07/16/08Senate Committee on Jurisprudence
Road Meeting: Edinburg (audio only).
02h:41mplay
07/15/08Sunset Advisory Commission12h:59mplay
07/14/08Senate Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Coastal Resources04h:08mplay
07/14/08Select Committee on Public School Accountability
Road Meeting: Brownsville (audio only).
07h:20mplay
07/14/08Press Conference: Senator Kirk Watson
Regarding wind energy in Texas.
00h:37mplay
07/14/08Joint Committee on Oversight of HHS Eligibility System04h:01mplay
07/09/08Senate Committee on Transportation & Homeland Security
Road Meeting: El Paso (audio only). Due to on-site technical difficulties, the audio begins around 1:00:00
04h:22mplay
07/09/08Senate Committee on Criminal Justice03h:02mplay
07/09/08Joint Committee on State Water Funding
Road Meeting: The Woodlands (audio only).
04h:34mplay
07/08/08Senate Committee on Natural Resources
Road Meeting: The Woodlands (audio only).
05h:20mplay
07/01/08Press Conference: Senator Jane Nelson
Regarding student physical fitness. Joined by TEA Commissioner Robert Scott, Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper and others.
00h:27mplay
06/25/08Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education02h:57mplay
06/25/08Senate Finance Higher Education Subcommittee04h:23mplay
06/24/08Sunset Advisory Commission12h:05mplay
06/23/08Senate Committee on Education08h:22mplay
06/18/08Senate Committee on International Relations and Trade04h:17mplay
06/18/08Press Conference: Senator Eliot Shapleigh
Regarding TCEQ and the ASARCO permitting process.
00h:20mplay
06/16/08Senate Finance Subcommittee on Property Appraisal and Revenue Caps03h:50mplay
06/16/08Senate Committee on Jurisprudence
Road Meeting: Fort Worth (audio only).
01h:43mplay
06/16/08Select Committee on Public School Accountability
Road Meeting: Dallas (audio only).
05h:10mplay
06/12/08Senate Subcommittee on Base Realignment and Closure
Road Meeting: Corpus Christi (audio only).
02h:48mplay
06/10/08Senate Committee on Natural Resources
Road Meeting: El Paso (audio only).
02h:23mplay
06/05/08Senate Committee on Criminal Justice04h:44mplay
06/04/08Criminal Justice Legislative Oversight Committee05h:05mplay
05/28/08Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education02h:40mplay
05/28/08Senate Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education04h:39mplay
05/28/08Senate Committee on Health & Human Services
(The committee recesses briefly from the joint hearing to conduct business)
00h:55mplay
05/28/08Joint Hearing: Senate Committee on International Relations and Trade, Senate Committee on Health & Human Services07h:09mplay
05/23/08Senate Committee on Jurisprudence
Road Meeting: Houston (audio only).
04h:50mplay
05/21/08Senate Committee on State Affairs04h:21mplay
05/20/08Senate Committee on Transportation & Homeland Security
Road Meeting: McAllen (audio only).
03h:23mplay
05/20/08Senate Committee on Finance (Part II)
(Afternoon portion)
02h:42mplay
05/20/08Senate Committee on Finance (Part I)
(Morning portion)
02h:04mplay
05/20/08Medicaid Reform Legislative Oversight Committee01h:13mplay
05/19/08Senate Commitee on Education06h:41mplay
05/14/08Joint Committee on State Water Funding
Road Meeting: Dallas (audio only).
02h:21mplay
05/13/08Senate Committee on Natural Resources
Road Meeting: Dallas (audio only). Audio begins shortly after the roll call.
05h:34mplay
05/13/08Joint Hearing: Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Military Installations, Senate Subcommittee on Base Realignment and Closure
Road Meeting: El Paso (audio only).
06h:26mplay
05/12/08Select Committee on Public School Accountability
Road Meeting: Houston (audio only).
03h:54mplay
05/12/08Press Conference: Senator Rodney Ellis
Regarding the upcoming energy efficient products sales tax holiday.
00h:19mplay
04/30/08Senate Committee on Health & Human Services08h:39mplay
04/30/08Press Conference: Senator Rodney Ellis
Regarding a summit on wrongful convictions and exonerations based on DNA evidence.
00h:26mplay
04/29/08Press Conference: Texans Care For Children
With Senator Zaffirini, Representative Turner, and guests.
00h:37mplay
04/29/08Legislative Study Committee on Private Participation in Toll Projects
Road Meeting: Houston (audio only).
06h:45mplay
04/29/08Joint Legislative Committee on Health & Long-Term Insurance Incentives03h:31mplay
04/28/08Senate Committee on State Affairs08h:05mplay
04/24/08Senate Committee on Government Organization
Due to technical difficulties, only the audio is available for this hearing.
02h:07mplay
04/23/08Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education02h:19mplay
04/23/08Senate Committee on Transportation & Homeland Security05h:48mplay
04/23/08Joint Hearing: Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education, Senate Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education01h:59mplay
04/22/08Sunset Advisory Commission07h:00mplay
04/22/08Senate Committee on Finance04h:18mplay
04/16/08Joint Hearing: Joint Select Committee on Operation and Management of the Texas Youth Commission, Criminal Justice Legislative Oversight Committee05h:31mplay
04/15/08Joint Hearing: Senate Committee on Business & Commerce, Senate Committee on Natural Resources06h:10mplay
04/14/08Select Committee on Public School Accountability06h:09mplay
04/10/08Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations02h:18mplay
04/09/08Senate Subcommittee on Flooding & Evacuations02h:51mplay
04/08/08Senate Committee on Natural Resources03h:12mplay
04/02/08Senate Committee on Criminal Justice02h:21mplay
04/02/08Press Conference: Senator Kirk Watson
Regarding proposed improvements to State Highway 71.
00h:41mplay
04/01/08Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Road Meeting: San Antonio (audio only).
04h:39mplay
03/27/08Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Road Meeting: Dallas (audio only.)
03h:58mplay
03/27/08Senate Committee on Business & Commerce03h:47mplay
03/27/08Select Committee on Public School Accountability07h:56mplay
03/26/08Senate Committee on State Affairs07h:11mplay
03/26/08Senate Committee on Health & Human Services06h:35mplay
03/25/08Joint Hearing: Senate Committee on Finance, Senate Committee on State Affairs05h:34mplay
03/24/08Joint Hearing: Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education, Senate Committee on Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education05h:34mplay
03/19/08Press Conference: Senator Kirk Watson
Regarding air quality standards in Texas. Joined by State Representative Mark Strama, and others.
00h:24mplay
02/29/08Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations (Part II)02h:50mplay
02/29/08Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations (Part I)00h:59mplay
02/29/08Senate Committee on Education
Joint hearing with Select Committee on Public School Accountability, House Committee on Public Education, House Committee on Higher Education. Testimony from U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings.
00h:57mplay
02/29/08Press Conference: Senator Florence Shapiro
Joined by U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings
00h:09mplay
02/28/08Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations01h:43mplay
02/27/08Senate Committee on Education05h:16mplay
02/26/08Environmental Flows Advisory Group01h:16mplay
02/22/08Joint Select Committee on Operation and Management of the Texas Youth Commission04h:23mplay
02/20/08Oil-Field Cleanup Fund Advisory Committee01h:45mplay
02/20/08Medicaid Reform Legislative Oversight Committee07h:09mplay
02/19/08Joint Committee on Oversight of HHS Eligibility System03h:54mplay
02/18/08Select Committee on Public School Accountability06h:40mplay
02/13/08Press Conference: Senator Eliot Shapleigh
Regarding TCEQ's hearing on the ASARCO smelting plant in El Paso.
00h:24mplay
02/13/08Joint Legislative Oversight Committee of the Edwards Aquifer01h:23mplay
02/05/08Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security00h:49mplay
02/05/08Legislative Study Committee on Private Participation in Toll Projects01h:44mplay
02/05/08Joint Hearing: Senate Committee on Finance, Senate Committee on Transportation & Homeland Security03h:11mplay
01/29/08Press Conference: Senator Kyle Janek00h:09mplay
01/24/08Senate Committee on Criminal Justice03h:47mplay