Monday, February 11, 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, February 11, 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 10:01 AM. The following business was transacted:


The Chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1.


Testimony was heard on SB 1 - Article III. Witnesses testifying and registering are shown on the attached list.


Texas Education Agency

Windham School District


Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.


Teacher Retirement System


Senator Nelson resumed the chair.


At 2:50 PM Senator Nelson announced that the Committee stand in recess until 15 minutes after adjournment of the Senate.


At 3:58 PM the Committee reconvened.


Testimony continued with Teacher Retirement System


Optional Retirement Program

Higher Education Group Insurance

School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

School for the Deaf


A motion was made by Senator Hinojosa to limit public testimony to two minutes; without objection, it was so ordered. 


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 6:41 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