Monday, January 28, 2019

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 Monday, January 28, 2019, 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 Donna Campbell



Senator Peter Flores



Senator Kelly Hancock



Senator Joan Huffman



Senator Lois Kolkhorst



Senator Robert Nichols



Senator Charles Perry



Senator Larry Taylor



Senator Kirk Watson



Senator Royce West



Senator John Whitmire






The chair called the meeting to order at 10:00 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 V. Witnesses testifying and registering are shown on the attached list.


Department of Public Safety

Texas Division of Emergency Management

Juvenile Justice Department


Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.


Senator Nelson resumed the chair.


Department of Criminal Justice

Board of Pardon and Paroles


At  2:48 PM Senator Nelson moved that the Committee stand recessed until 15 minutes after adjournment of the Senate. Without objection, it was so ordered.


At 3:48 PM the Committee reconvened.


Commission on Jail Standards

Military Department

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

Texas Commission on Fire Protection

Commission on Law Enforcement

Special Provisions Relating to Public Safety and Criminal Justice Agencies


Public testimony was heard.


The Chair closed public testimony.


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


There being no further business, at 6:00 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