The House Committee on Economic & Small Business Development
May 15, 2018
Pursuant to a notice posted on April 24, 2018, the House Committee on Economic & Small Business Development met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Button, at 10:10 a.m.
The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Button; Bailes; Deshotel; Hinojosa, Gina; Leach; Metcalf; and Ortega.
A quorum was present.
The Committee met jointly with the House Committee on Defense & Veterans’ Affairs.
The Chair laid out interim charge #5: “Study the economic impact of the aviation, aerospace, & defense manufacturing industry in Texas and the state’s ability to facilitate industry job growth and investment. Review the relationship between the economic vitality of industry and military veterans transitioning into the workforce. Determine existing and potential barriers to the retention and expansion of the manufacturing industry in the state and the broader economic implications it may have on workforce readiness, as well as veteran employment and support services. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Defense & Veterans’ Affairs)”
Testimony taken/registration recorded. (See attached witness list.)
At 12:47 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.
Rep. Button, Chair
Victoria Smith, Clerk