COMMITTEE:     Finance 

TIME & DATE:   10:00 AM, Monday, February 4, 2019 

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. The hearing schedule is subject to change. Agencies should consult the postings regularly and maintain contact with SFC staff.


Public Testimony:

Oral testimony is limited to 3 minutes. If providing written testimony, bring 40 copies, with your name on each copy, to the Assistant Clerk during the hearing. 


·                Oral testimony: fill out a paper witness card and submit to the Assistant Clerk.

·                Oral and written testimony: fill out a paper witness card and hold on to your documents until your name is called.

·                Position only: register using the Senate kiosk located in the extension hallways or by going to http://swrs on public-capitol.

·                Written testimony only: register your position using the Senate kiosk then bring 40 copies, with your name on each copy, to the Assistant Clerk, during the hearing.


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


LBB presentation documents can be found at: http://www.lbb.state.tx.us/Legislative_Session.aspx?Session=86


To consider the following:


SB 1           Nelson                 
General Appropriations Bill.

Article VIII - Regulatory

Public Utility Commission

Office of Public Utility Counsel

Department of Insurance

Office of Public Insurance Counsel

Office of Injured Employee Counsel

Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners

State Office of Administrative Hearings

Texas Medical Board

Texas Board of Nursing

Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Board of Dental Examiners

Optometry Board

Board of Examiners of Psychologists

Health Professions Council

Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

Board of Pharmacy

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




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