Tuesday, February 24, 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 Tuesday, February 24, 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. 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 VII. Witnesses testifying and registering are shown on the attached list.


Department of Housing and Community Affairs


Department of Motor Vehicles


Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.


Workforce Commission and Reimbursements to the Unemployment Compensation Benefit Account


At 10:20 AM Senator Hinojosa moved that the Committee stand in recess until 30 minutes upon adjournment of the Senate. Without objection, it was so ordered.


At 1:32 PM Senator Nelson reconvened the hearing.


Lottery Commission


Public testimony was heard.


Senator Nelson closed testimony on Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Department of Motor Vehicles, Workforce Commission and the Lottery Commission. Senator Nelson left Article VII pending.


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


There being no further business, at 2:21 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