MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Monday, February 9, 2015

11:00 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 9, 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 11:04 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

Senator Nelson made opening remarks.

 

Senator Nelson laid out SB 2.

 

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

 

School for the Deaf

 

Public testimony was heard on School for the Deaf.

 

School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

 

Special Provisions for the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired/Texas School for the Deaf

 

John McGeady, Legislative Budget Board, gave a general overview on education funding.

 

At 1:44 PM Senator Nelson moved that the Committee stand recessed until 30 minutes after adjournment of the Senate. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 3:26 PM Senator Nelson reconvened the meeting.

 

Texas Education Agency

 

Windham School District

 

Available University Fund

 

Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.

 

Senator Nelson resumed the chair.

 

Higher Education Fund

 

National Research University Fund

 

Permanent Fund Supporting Military and Veterans Exemptions

 

Public testimony was heard.

 

Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.

 

Senator Nelson resumed the chair.

 

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

 

There being no further business, at 7:24 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