Wednesday, February 11, 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 11, 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 9:03 AM. The following business was transacted:


Senator Nelson laid out SB 2 as pending business.


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

Teacher Retirement System


Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.


Senator Nelson resumed the chair.


Optional Retirement Program


Higher Education Group Insurance


At 10:48 AM Senator Nelson moved that the Committee stand in recess until 30 minutes upon adjournment of the Senate. Without objection, it was so ordered.


At 1:04 PM Senator Nelson reconvened the meeting.


Testimony continued with the Higher Education Group Insurance


Texas State Technical College System


Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board


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 4:19 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