MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Monday, February 2, 2015

10:00 AM

Capitol Extension, Room E1.036

 

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Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance was held on Monday, February 2, 2015, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Jane Nelson, Chair

 

None

Senator Juan Hinojosa, Vice Chair

 

 

Senator Paul Bettencourt

 

 

Senator Kevin Eltife

 

 

Senator Kelly Hancock

 

 

Senator Joan Huffman

 

 

Senator Lois Kolkhorst

 

 

Senator Robert Nichols

 

 

Senator Charles Schwertner

 

 

Senator Kel Seliger

 

 

Senator Larry Taylor

 

 

Senator Carlos Uresti

 

 

Senator Kirk Watson

 

 

Senator Royce West

 

 

Senator John Whitmire

 

 

 

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The Chair called the meeting to order at 10:02 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

Senator Nelson made opening remarks.

 

Tom Currah, Office of the Comptroller of Public Accounts, gave a layout of the Biennial Revenue Estimate.

Senator Nelson laid out SB 2.

 

Testimony was heard on SB 2 - Article IV. Witnesses testifying and registering are shown on the attached list.

 

Supreme Court of Texas

 

Court of Criminal Appeals

 

14 Courts of Appeals

 

Office of Court Administration

 

Texas Indigent Defense Commission

 

Office of State Prosecuting Attorney

 

State Law Library

 

Commission on Judicial Conduct

 

Comptrollerís Department, Judiciary Section

 

At 1:55pm Senator Nelson moved that the Committee stand in recess until 30 minutes upon adjournment of the Senate.† Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 3:21 PM Senator Nelson reconvened the meeting.

 

Testimony continued on the Comptrollerís Department, Judiciary Section

 

Office of Capital Writs

 

Special Provisions Relating to the Judiciary

 

Public testimony was heard.

 

Senator Nelson closed testimony on Article IV.

 

Senator Nelson moved that SB 2 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

There being no further business, at 4:05 PM Senator Nelson moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Jane Nelson, Chair

 

 

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Stephanie Hoover, Clerk