MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Wednesday, February 8, 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 8, 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 9:02 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 IV and Article V. Witnesses testifying and registering are shown on the attached list.

 

Court of Criminal Appeals

 

14 Courts of Appeals

 

Commission on Jail Standards

 

Texas Juvenile Justice Department

 

At 10:49 AM Senator Nelson moved that the Committee stand recessed until 30 minutes after adjournment of the Senate. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 2:11 PM the Committee reconvened.

 

Department of Public Safety

 

Supreme Court of Texas

 

Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.

 

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

 

Senator Nelson resumed the chair.

 

Board of Pardons and Paroles

 

Texas Military Department

 

Senator Nelson announced the following workgroup:

 

Juvenile Justice Workgroup:

Senator Whitmire, Chair

Senator Huffman

Senator Kolkhorst

Senator Taylor

Senator West

 

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

 

Commission on Fire Protection

 

Commission on Law Enforcement

 

Special Provisions Relating to Public Safety and Criminal Justice Agencies

 

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 7:32 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