MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Monday, February 13, 2017

10:00 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 Monday, February 13, 2017, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Jane Nelson, Chair

 

Senator John Whitmire

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Chair called the meeting to order at 10:06 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 VII. Witnesses testifying and registering are shown on the attached list.

 

Commission on Judicial Conduct

 

Department of Transportation

 

Department of Housing and Community Affairs

 

Department of Motor Vehicles

 

Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.

 

Senator Nelson resumed the chair.

 

Texas Workforce Commission

 

At 1:39 PM Senator Nelson moved that the Committee stand recessed until 30 minutes after adjournment of the Senate. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 2:52 PM the Committee reconvened.

 

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 3:36 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