MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Wednesday, February 18, 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 Wednesday, February 18, 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 9:00 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

The Legislative Budget Board gave a presentation on State Procurement and Contract Management.

 

 

The State Auditorís Office gave a presentation on Contract Audits.

 

At 10:25 AM Senator Nelson moved that the Committee stand in recess until 30 minutes upon adjournment of the State of the Judiciary. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 12:44 PM Senator Nelson reconvened the meeting.

 

Senator Nelson laid out SB 2.

 

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

 

Health and Human Services Commission

 

Department of Aging and Disability Services

 

Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.

 

Senator Nelson resumed the chair.

 

Department of State Health Services

 

Office of Violent Sex Offender Management

 

Department of Family and Protective Services

 

Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.

 

Senator Nelson resumed the chair.

 

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

 

Special Provisions Relating to All Health and Human Services Agencies

 

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

 

There being no further business, at 7:15 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