MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Wednesday, February 1, 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 Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 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 Brian Birdwell

 

 

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:

 

The Chair made opening remarks.

 

Testimony was heard on Healthcare Cost. Witnesses testifying and registering are shown on the attached list.

 

At 10:20 AM Senator Nelson moved that the Committee stand recessed until 1:00 PM. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 1:12 PM the Committee reconvened.

 

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

 

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

 

Comptroller of Public Accounts

 

Fiscal Programs, Comptroller of Public Accounts

 

Employees Retirement System

 

Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas

 

Veterans Commission

 

State Preservation Board

 

Texas State Cemetery

 

Commission on State Emergency Communications

 

Public testimony was heard.

 

Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.

 

Senator Hinojosa closed public testimony.

 

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

 

 

There being no further business, at 4:13 PM Senator Hinojosa 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