MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS

Friday, May 26, 2017

9:30 AM

Betty King Committee Room

 

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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 Nominations was held on Friday, May 26, 2017, in the Betty King Committee Room at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Brian Birdwell, Chair

 

Senator Dawn Buckingham

Senator Kirk Watson, Vice Chair

 

Senator JosÚ MenÚndez

Senator Craig Estes

 

 

Senator Borris Miles

 

 

Senator Van Taylor

 

 

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 9:47 a.m. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

The following member arrived after the roll was called: Senator Estes.

 

Senator Miles moved adoption of the minutes from the previous hearing held on May 18, 2017; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Miles moved that the committee vote to approve the nominations of the individuals to the following entities: Brazos River Authority Board of Directors, Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority Board of Directors, Jefferson and Orange County Board of Pilot Commissioners, Lavaca-Navidad River Authority, Lower Colorado River Authority, Lower Neches Valley Authority Board of Directors, Red River Authority of Texas Board of Directors, Sabine River Authority of Texas Board of Directors, San Antonio River Authority Board of Directors, San Jacinto River Authority Board of Directors, Sulphur River Basin Authority Board of Directors, Texas Board of Respiratory Care, Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, Texas County and District Retirement System Board of Trustees, Texas Emergency Services Retirement System Board of Trustees, Texas Judicial Council, Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Veterans Commission, Texas Woman's University Board of Regents, Texas Workforce Commission, Trinity River Authority of Texas Board of Directors, Upper Guadalupe River Authority, Upper Neches River Municipal Water Authority Board of Directors, and Veterans' Land Board. The motion carried with a record vote of 5 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 2 absent. Senator Estes submitted a motion in writing to be shown voting aye; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

There being no further business, at 9:51 a.m., Senator Watson moved that the committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

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Senator Brian Birdwell, Chair

 

 

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John Ryan Isaacson, Clerk