TIME & DATE: 10:00 AM, Tuesday, December 05, 2017

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


The Senate Finance Committee will meet Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 10:00am to hear invited and public testimony on the following interim charges:


                Alamo Historical Site Renovation: Monitor the expenditures of state funds appropriated to the General Land Office for the preservation, maintenance, and operation of the Alamo historical site. Ensure the funds are spent to emphasize the architectural design and the historical impact the battle had on the development of Texas as a nation and as a state.


                Adult and Juvenile Corrections Funding: Examine the funding patterns used to fund the juvenile justice system and adult probation departments. Develop recommendations to ensure the Texas Juvenile Justice Department budget does not dis-incentivize the use of cost-effective best practices such as diverting youth from the juvenile justice system, providing services to youth in their community, and keeping youth closer to home. In addition, review funding to adult probation departments and ensure it provides for an equitable distribution to all Texas Probation Departments.


                Monitor the implementation of the following funding initiative:

CPS Critical Needs - Monitor the impact of salary increases

and additional caseworkers allocated to Child Protective Services last interim.


The Committee will also hear testimony from the Legislative Budget Board regarding Hurricane Harvey Relief and Recovery.


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.




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