MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Thursday, January 26, 2017

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 Thursday, January 26, 2017, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Jane Nelson, Chair

 

Senator Lois Kolkhorst

Senator Juan Hinojosa, Vice Chair

 

 

Senator Paul Bettencourt

 

 

Senator Brian Birdwell

 

 

Senator Kelly Hancock

 

 

Senator Joan Huffman

 

 

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 9:05 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

The Chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1.

 

Testimony was heard on SB 1 Article III. Witnesses testifying and registering are shown on the attached list.

 

Texas Tech System Administration

Angelo State University

Texas Tech University

 

Texas Tech Health Sciences Center

Texas Tech Health Sciences Center at El Paso

 

Baylor College of Medicine

 

The University of Texas System Administration

 

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

 

The University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Austin

 

Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.

 

The University of Texas at Dallas

The University of Texas at El Paso

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

 

Senator Nelson resumed the chair.

 

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

The University of Texas at Tyler

The University of Texas at San Antonio

 

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler

 

University of North Texas System Administration

University of North Texas

University of North Texas at Dallas

 

University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

 

Stephen F. Austin University

 

Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.

 

Texas Southern University

 

Midwestern State University

 

Public Community/ Junior Colleges

 

Senator Nelson resumed the chair.

 

Texas State Technical College System

 

LBB Presentation on Special Provision Relating Only to Components of the Texas State Technical College

 

LBB Presentation on Special Provisions Relating Only to State Agencies of Higher Education

 

Public testimony was heard.

 

Senator Nelson closed public testimony.

 

Senator Nelson moved that SB 1 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

There being no further business, at 5:44 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