The House Committee on Appropriations

84th Legislature

September 22, 2016

10:00 a.m.



Pursuant to a notice posted on September 12, 2016, the House Committee on Appropriations met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Otto, at 10:05 a.m.


The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Otto; Ashby; Bell; Bonnen, Greg; Burkett; Capriglione; Howard; Johnson, Jarvis; Raney; Rodriguez, Justin; Sheffield; Thompson, Laura; VanDeaver; and Walle.


A quorum was present.



The Chair made opening remarks.


(Representative Longoria now present.)


(Representative Koop now present.)


The Committee took testimony on Interim Charge 8: monitor the ongoing implementation of SB 20 (84R) and Article IX, Sec. 7.12 of the General Appropriations Act, HB 1 (84R). Study trends in state contracting as developed by the Legislative Budget Board and recommend new and/or modified strategies to ensure all contracting is executed in a transparent and judicious manner.


Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)


(Representative Hughes now present.)


(Representative Muņoz, Jr. now present.)


(Representative Giddings now present.)


(Representative Miles now present.)


At 12:38 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.




Rep. Otto, Chair




Malika Te, Clerk