Here is how the committee will
proceed for this hearing. I will make an opening statement and
then I will recognise the ranking member for an opening statement. After that, we will hear two sets of presentations. We will hear 30 minute opening arguments from councils with the majority and the minority Order in the room. Order in the room. Order in the committee room. The committee will come to order. Obviously, I shouldn’t have to remind everyone
present that the audience is here to observe, but not to demonstrate, not to indicate agreement
or disagreement with any witness or with any member of the committee. The audience is here to observe
only and we will maintain decorum in the hearing room.