COMMITTEE:     Finance 

TIME & DATE:   9:00 AM, Friday, May 17, 2019 

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



Those wishing to give public testimony, please limit prepared remarks to 2 minutes. If submitting written testimony, please submit 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 to the table.

·                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 your 40 copies, with your name on each copy, to the Assistant Clerk, during the hearing.


To consider the following:


HB 1401        Howard | et al.          SP: Hinojosa
Relating to the use of money from the permanent fund for health-related programs to provide grants to nursing education programs.

HB 2611        Morrison                SP: Perry
Relating to the treatment of certain limited liability companies as passive entities for purposes of the franchise tax.

HB 3225        Springer                SP: Fallon
Relating to the penalty for failing to file or failing to timely file a Dealer's Motor Vehicle Inventory Tax Statement.

HB 4347        Anchia | et al.          SP: Nelson
Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to use certain tax revenue for hotel and convention center projects and other qualified projects.

HB 4542        Guillen                 SP: Hinojosa
Relating to reports by persons involved in the manufacture and distribution of alcoholic beverages for purposes of sales and use taxes.

HJR 38         Leach | et al.           SP: Fallon
Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax.

HJR 82         Craddick | et al.        SP: Flores
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of and use of money in the generate recurring oil wealth for Texas (GROW Texas) fund and allocating certain general revenues to that fund, the economic stabilization fund, and the state highway fund.

Pending business:


HJR 5          Thompson, Senfronia | et al.  SP: Kolkhorst
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the dedication of certain sales and use tax revenue to the Texas mental and behavioral health research fund established to fund research, treatment, and access to services in this state for behavioral health, mental health, and substance use and addiction issues.

HB 1607        Goldman | et al.         SP: Taylor
Relating to a deduction under the franchise tax for certain contracts with the federal government.

HB 3317        Zerwas                  SP: Nelson
Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts, the dedication and rededication of revenue and allocation of accrued interest on dedicated revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes.

HB 4032        Guillen | et al.         SP: Taylor
Relating to the permitting and taxation of certain boats and boat motors; imposing a fee.



Bills added after last posting:

HJR 82


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