MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Tuesday, February 24, 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 24, 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 9:03 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

Senator Nelson laid out SB 2 as pending business.

 

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

 

Department of Housing and Community Affairs

 

Department of Motor Vehicles

 

Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.

 

Workforce Commission and Reimbursements to the Unemployment Compensation Benefit Account

 

At 10:20 AM Senator Hinojosa moved that the Committee stand in recess until 30 minutes upon adjournment of the Senate. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 1:32 PM Senator Nelson reconvened the hearing.

 

Lottery Commission

 

Public testimony was heard.

 

Senator Nelson closed testimony on Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Department of Motor Vehicles, Workforce Commission and the Lottery Commission. Senator Nelson left Article VII pending.

 

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

 

There being no further business, at 2:21 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