Tuesday, February 3, 2015

9:00 AM

Capitol Extension, Room E1.036




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 Tuesday, February 3, 2015, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Jane Nelson, Chair



Senator Juan Hinojosa, Vice Chair



Senator Paul Bettencourt



Senator Kevin Eltife



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






The chair called the meeting to order at 9:01 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:


Senator Nelson laid out SB 2.


Testimony was heard on SB 2 - Article I. Witnesses testifying and registering are shown on the attached list.

Office of the Governor


Trusteed Programs, Office of the Governor


Office of the Attorney General


At 10:55AM Senator Nelson moved that the Committee stand in recess until 30 minutes upon adjournment of the Senate. Without objection, it was so ordered.


At 12:15 PM Senator Nelson reconvened the meeting.


Comptroller of Public Accounts


Fiscal Programs, Comptroller of Public Accounts


Texas Ethics Commission


Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas


Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.


Senator Nelson resumed the chair.


Department of Information Resources


Commission on State Emergency Communications  


Senator Nelson moved that SB 2 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.


There being no further business, at 4:24 PM Senator Nelson moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.









Senator Jane Nelson, Chair




Stephanie Hoover, Clerk