Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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, February 8, 2017, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Jane Nelson, Chair



Senator Juan Hinojosa, Vice Chair



Senator Paul Bettencourt



Senator Brian Birdwell



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 9:02 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:


The Chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1.


Testimony was heard on SB 1 Article IV and Article V. Witnesses testifying and registering are shown on the attached list.


Court of Criminal Appeals


14 Courts of Appeals


Commission on Jail Standards


Texas Juvenile Justice Department


At 10:49 AM Senator Nelson moved that the Committee stand recessed until 30 minutes after adjournment of the Senate. Without objection, it was so ordered.


At 2:11 PM the Committee reconvened.


Department of Public Safety


Supreme Court of Texas


Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.


Texas Department of Criminal Justice


Senator Nelson resumed the chair.


Board of Pardons and Paroles


Texas Military Department


Senator Nelson announced the following workgroup:


Juvenile Justice Workgroup:

Senator Whitmire, Chair

Senator Huffman

Senator Kolkhorst

Senator Taylor

Senator West


Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission


Commission on Fire Protection


Commission on Law Enforcement


Special Provisions Relating to Public Safety and Criminal Justice Agencies


Public testimony was heard.


Senator Nelson closed public testimony.


Senator Nelson moved that SB 1 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.


There being no further business, at 7:32 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