COMMITTEE:    Finance 

TIME & DATE:  9:00 AM, Tuesday, February 14, 2017 

PLACE:        E1.036 (Finance Room) 
CHAIR:        Senator Jane Nelson 



Any unfinished business will be moved to a later date, to be determined.


Invited Testimony:

Any supporting written materials for the hearing must be provided to the Senate Finance Committee (SFC) 2 full business days before your scheduled hearing day. Please submit 50 copies to the SFC, and 6 copies to the LBB. Agencies should consult the postings regularly and maintain contact with their budget analyst at the Committee.


Public Testimony:

Those wishing to give public testimony, please limit prepared remarks to 3 minutes. If submitting written testimony, please submit 40 copies, with your name on each copy, to the Committee during the hearing.


The afternoon hearing will reconvene 30 minutes after adjournment of the Senate.


LBB presentation documents can be found at:



To consider the following:


SB 1          Nelson                 
General Appropriations Bill.

Article VII - Business and Economic Development


Texas Lottery Commission


Article VIII - Regulatory


Department of Insurance

Office of Public Insurance Counsel

Office of Injured Employee Counsel

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Office of Public Utility Counsel

State Office of Administrative Hearings

Texas Medical Board

Texas Board of Nursing

Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners

Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Texas State Board of Dental Examiners

Board of Pharmacy

Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners

Optometry Board

Board of Examiners of Psychologists

Health Professions Council

Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

Securities Board

Funeral Service Commission

Board of Plumbing Examiners

Racing Commission

Board of Professional Land Surveying

Department of Licensing and Regulation

Board of Professional Geoscientists

Special Provisions Relating to All Regulatory Agencies


Article IX - Special Provisions




** See Committee Coordinator for previous versions of the schedule **