Journal of the Senate of Texas: 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Page: 447
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EIGHTY-THIRD LEGISLATURE - REGULAR SESSION
(Wednesday, March 13, 2013)
The Senate met at 11:15 a.m. pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by
The roll was called and the following Senators were present: Birdwell,
Campbell, Carona, Davis, Deuell, Duncan, Ellis, Eltife, Estes, Fraser, Garcia,
Hancock, Hegar, Hinojosa, Huffman, Lucio, Nelson, Nichols, Patrick, Paxton,
Rodriguez, Schwertner, Seliger, Taylor, Uresti, Van de Putte, Watson, West, Whitmire,
The President announced that a quorum of the Senate was present.
Minister Rene' Trnan, Foundry United Methodist Church, Houston, offered the
invocation as follows:
Almighty God, maker of heaven and Earth, we are thankful because
You have given this body of dedicated servants the responsibility to enact
laws that will make our great State of Texas a safe and fruitful place to live
in. Our prayer is that You will anoint this civil process with Your guidance
and spirit. Give wisdom and discernment to our Lieutenant Governor and
State Senators, whom You entrust authority to represent Your people, so that
liberty, justice, opportunity, and peace will prevail through obedience to
Your law and will. Lord, bless this day and unite our lawmakers as well as
all Texans with understanding and thankful hearts as we seek moral
objectives together. In the name of our Lord, who sustains us and gives us
life eternal. Amen.
Senator Whitmire moved that the reading of the Journal of the proceedings of the
previous day be dispensed with and the Journal be approved as printed.
The motion prevailed without objection.
PHYSICIAN OF THE DAY
Senator Estes was recognized and presented Dr. Mark Eidson of Weatherford as
the Physician of the Day.
The Senate welcomed Dr. Eidson and thanked him for his participation in the
Physician of the Day program sponsored by the Texas Academy of Family
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