MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

9:00 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 Tuesday, February 17, 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 9:01 AM. The following business was transacted:

 

Senator Nelson laid out SB 2 as pending business.

 

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

 

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

 

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

 

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

 

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

 

At 10:19 AM Senator Nelson moved that the Committee stand in recess until 30 minutes upon adjournment of the State of the State. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 12:41 PM Senator Nelson reconvened the meeting.

 

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler

 

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

 

University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

 

Texas Tech University Health Science Center

 

Texas Tech Health Science Center El Paso

 

Texas A&M University Health Science Center

 

Baylor College of Medicine

 

Community Colleges

 

University of Houston System Administration & University of Houston

 

University of Houston Clear Lake

 

University of Houston Downtown

 

University of Houston Victoria

 

Texas A&M AgriLife Research

 

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

 

Texas A&M Forest Service

 

Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station

 

Texas A&M Transportation Institute

 

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Services

 

Special Provisions Relating Only to State Agencies of Higher Education

 

Special Provisions Relating Only to Components of State Technical College

Public testimony was heard.

 

Senator Nelson closed testimony on Article III.

 

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

 

There being no further business, at 5:22 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