Wednesday, March 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, March 11, 2015, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Jane Nelson, Chair


Senator Kevin Eltife

Senator Juan Hinojosa, Vice Chair


Senator John Whitmire

Senator Paul Bettencourt



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






The chair called the meeting to order at 9:02 AM. The following business was transacted:


Senator Nelson made opening remarks.


Senator Schwertner assumed the chair.


The chair laid out SB 20 and recognized the author, Senator Nelson, to explain the bill.


Senator Nelson sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Nelson to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed.


Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.


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


The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.


The chair moved that SB 20 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.


Senator Nelson resumed the chair.


Senator Nelson announced a workgroup on Information Technology.


There being no further business, at 10:34 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