MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Wednesday, February 25, 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 25, 2015, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Jane Nelson, Chair

 

Senator Kirk Watson

Senator Juan Hinojosa, Vice Chair

 

Senator John Whitmire

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 Royce West

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Chair called the meeting to order at 9:02 AM. The following business was transacted:

 

Senator Nelson laid out SB 2 as pending business.

 

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

Executive Council on Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners

 

Board of Chiropractic Examiners

 

Board of Dental Examiners

 

Board of Pharmacy

 

Texas Board of Nursing

 

Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners

 

Optometry Board

 

Board of Examiners of Psychologists

 

Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

 

At 10:52 AM Senator Nelson moved that the Committee stand in recess until 30 minutes upon adjournment of the Senate. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 12:34 PM Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair and reconvened the meeting.

 

Health Professions Council

 

Securities Board

 

Funeral Services Commission

 

Board of Plumbing Examiners

 

Senator Nelson resumed the chair.

 

Board of Professional Land Surveying

 

Department of Licensing and Regulation

 

Department of Insurance

 

Office of Public Insurance Counsel

 

Office of Injured Employee Counsel

 

State Office of Administrative Hearings

 

Board of Professional Geoscientist

 

Public Utility Commission

 

Office of Public Utility Counsel

 

Texas Medical Board

 

Racing Commission

 

Special Provisions Relating to All Regulatory Agencies

 

Public testimony was heard.

 

Senator Nelson closed testimony on Article VIII.

 

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

 

There being no further business, at 3:54 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