Wednesday, March 22, 2017

10:00 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 22, 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 10:09 AM.  There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:


Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.


The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1 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 Nelson moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.


Senator Nelson moved that SB 1 do not pass but that CSSB 1 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 15 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent.


Senator Nelson resumed the chair.


There being no further business, at 10:43 AM 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