Wednesday, February 4, 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 Wednesday, February 4, 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 9:02 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:


Senator Nelson laid out SB 2 as pending business.


The Legislative Budget Board gave an overview on debt.


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


Bond Review Board


Texas Public Finance Authority


At 10:56 AM Senator Nelson moved that the Committee stand in recess until 1 hour upon adjournment of the Senate. Without objection, it was so ordered.


At 1:22 PM Senator Nelson reconvened the meeting.


Testimony continued on the Texas Public Finance Authority.


Texas Facilities Commission


Texas State Cemetery


Historical Commission


Library and Archives Commission


Commission on the Arts


State Office of Risk Management


Public testimony was heard.


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


There being no further business, at 5:05 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