Thursday, February 5, 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 Thursday, February 5, 2015, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Jane Nelson, Chair


Senator Paul Bettencourt

Senator Juan Hinojosa, Vice Chair



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 9:03 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:


Senator Nelson laid out SB 2 as pending business.


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

Veterans Commission


Employees Retirement System


Social Security Contributions and Benefit Replacement Pay


Pension Review Board


Texas Emergency Services Retirement System


State Preservation Board


Public testimony was heard.


Senator Nelson closed testimony on Article I.


SB 2 was left pending.


There being no further business, at 12:19 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