Friday, February 20, 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 Friday, February 20, 2015, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Jane Nelson, Chair


Senator Lois Kolkhorst

Senator Juan Hinojosa, Vice Chair


Senator Larry Taylor

Senator Paul Bettencourt



Senator Kevin Eltife



Senator Kelly Hancock



Senator Joan Huffman



Senator Robert Nichols



Senator Charles Schwertner



Senator Kel Seliger



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 VI. Witnesses testifying and registering are shown on the attached list.


General Land Office and Veterans’ Land Board


Department of Agriculture


Railroad Commission


Parks and Wildlife Department


Animal Health Commission


Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.


Commission on Environmental Quality


Senator Nelson resumed the chair.


Soil and Water Conservation Board


Water Development Board


Debt Service Payments – Non-Self Supporting G.O. Water Bonds


Low-level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission


Public testimony was heard.


Senator Nelson closed testimony on Article VI.


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


There being no further business, at 3:19 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