COMMITTEE:   Appropriations 

TIME & DATE: 7:30 AM, Monday, March 09, 2015 

PLACE:       E1.030 
CHAIR:       Rep. John Otto 


The Committee will meet to consider pending items for Article VII in addition to the consideration of budget recommendations for all

agencies within Article III including:


·                Texas Education Agency

·                School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

·                School for the Deaf

·                Special Provisions for the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Texas School for the Deaf

·                Teacher Retirement System

·                Optional Retirement Program

·                Group Insurance Contributions, Higher Education Employees

·                Higher Education Coordinating Board

·                Higher Education Fund

·                The University of Texas System Administration and Component Institutions

·                Available University Fund

·                Available National Research University Fund

·                Permanent Fund Supporting Military and Veterans Exemptions

·                Texas A&M University System Administrative and General Offices

·                Texas A&M University System Component Institutions

·                University of Houston System Administration and Component Institutions

·                Midwestern State University

·                University of North Texas System Administration and Component Institutions

·                Stephen F. Austin State University

·                Texas Southern University

·                Texas Tech University System Administration and Component Institutions

·                Texas Woman’s University

·                Texas State University System and Component Institutions

·                Higher Education Health Related Institutions

·                Public Community/Junior Colleges

·                Texas State Technical College System Administration and Component Institutions

·                Special Provisions Relating to Components of Texas State Technical College

·                Texas A&M University System Agencies

·                Retirement and Group Insurance

·                Social Security and Benefit Replacement Pay

·                Bond Debt Service Payments

·                Lease Payments

·                Special Provisions Relating Only to State Agencies of Higher Education


The Committee may also take up any unfinished and pending

business from previous hearings.


Only invited testimony will be taken.


Agenda items not considered during this meeting may be carried over to a future schedule.





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