Thursday, July 25, 2013

2:00 PM or upon adjournment or recess of the Senate

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 Thursday, July 25, 2013, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Tommy Williams, Chair


Senator Bob Deuell

Senator Juan Hinojosa, Vice Chair


Senator Royce West

Senator Robert Duncan



Senator Kevin Eltife



Senator Craig Estes



Senator Glenn Hegar



Senator Joan Huffman



Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.



Senator Jane Nelson



Senator Dan Patrick



Senator Kel Seliger



Senator John Whitmire



Senator Judith Zaffirini






The chair called the meeting to order at 3:31 PM. The clerk called roll. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:


The chair laid out HB 16 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Nichols, to explain the bill.


Senator Nelson sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Nichols to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the house bill as engrossed. Senator Williams moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.


Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list.


The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.


Senator Hinojosa moved that HB 16 do not pass but that CSHB 16 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 12 ayes, 1 nay, 0 present not voting, and 2 absent.


There being no further business, at 3:56 PM Senator Williams moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.









Senator Tommy Williams, Chair




Stephanie Hoover, Clerk