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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

10:30 AM

Senate Chamber




Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on State Affairs was held on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in the Senate Chamber.







Senator Joan Huffman, Chair


Senator Brian Birdwell

Senator Rodney Ellis, Vice Chair


Senator Craig Estes

Senator Brandon Creighton



Senator Troy Fraser



Senator Jane Nelson



Senator Charles Schwertner



Senator Judith Zaffirini






The chair called the meeting to order at 10:32 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:


The committee heard invited testimony regarding the following interim charges:

1. Monitor the electronic voting program for certain military members serving overseas.

2. Monitor changes made to the Employment Retirement System regarding member contributions and proposed reforms to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.


Witnesses testifying on the charge are shown on the attached list. The chair moved that the testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.


There being no further business, at 1:03 PM Senator Huffman moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.









Senator Joan Huffman, Chair




Ashley Brooks, Clerk