Thursday, February 19, 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 19, 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






Senator Hinojosa called the meeting to order at 9:04 AM. The following business was transacted:


SB 2 was laid out and public testimony was heard on SB 2 - Article II. Witnesses testifying and registering are shown on the attached list.


Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services


Senator Nelson resumed the chair.


Health and Human Services Commission


Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.


Department of Aging and Disability Services


Department of State Health Services 


Senator Nichols assumed the chair.


Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.


Department of Family and Protective Services


Senator Hinojosa closed public testimony on Article II.


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


There being no further business, at 5:55 PM Senator Hinojosa 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