MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Monday, February 4, 2019

10:00 AM

Capitol Extension, Room E1.036

 

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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, February 4, 2019, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Jane Nelson, Chair

 

None

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

 

 

 

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The Chair called the meeting to order at 10:03 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 VIII. Witnesses testifying and registering are shown on the attached list.

 

Department of Licensing and Regulation

State Office of Administrative Hearings

Department of Insurance

Office of Public Insurance Counsel

Office of Injured Employee Counsel

Public Utility Commission

Office of Public Utility Counsel

Racing Commission

Securities Board

Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners

Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Board of Dental Examiners

 

Senator Hinojosa assumed the Chair.

 

Funeral Service Commission

Health Professions Council

Medical Board

Board of Nursing

 

Senator Nelson resumed the Chair.

 

Optometry Board

Board of Examiners of Psychologists

Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

Board of Pharmacy

Board of Plumbing Examiners

Board of Professional Land Surveying

Board of Professional Geoscientists

Special Provisions Relating to All Regulatory Agencies

 

Public testimony was heard.

 

The Chair closed public testimony.

 

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

 

There being no further business, at 3:29 PM Senator Nelson moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Jane Nelson, Chair

 

 

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Stephanie Hoover, Clerk