Friday, September 5, 2014

10:00 AM

E1.036 (Senate Finance Room)




Pursuant to Rule 1, Texas House Rules and pursuant to Rule 11.03, Texas Senate Rules, a public hearing of the Joint Committee on Education Policy for a Skilled Workforce was held on Friday, September 5, 2014, in E1.036 (Senate Finance Room).







Representative Jim Murphy, Co-Chair


Senator Brian Birdwell

Senator Kel Seliger, Co-Chair



Representative Nicole Collier



Representative Joe Farias



Representative Marsha Farney



Representative Kyle Kacal



Representative Ken King



Representative Sergio Muñoz, Jr.



Senator Donna Campbell



Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.



Senator Larry Taylor



Senator Kirk Watson



Senator Royce West








Co-chair Senator Kel Seliger called the meeting to order at 10:06 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:


Co-chair Senator Seliger and Co-chair Representative Murphy shared presiding duties.


Co-chair Representative Murphy presented the committee rules and Senator Lucio moved adoption of the committee rules. There being no objection, it was so ordered.


Representative Howard was present at the hearing.


Opening remarks were made by Co-chair Representative Murphy, Co-chair Senator Seliger and Senator Lucio.


The Co-chairs called invited testimony on the interim charge relating to linking postsecondary education to the needs of the workforce and the interim charge relating to career and technical education’s impact on high school graduation (see attached witness list).


Co-chair Representative Murphy opened public testimony on the two interim charges (see attached witness list).


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


There being no further business, at 1:53 PM Co-chair Senator Seliger moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.





Senator Kel Seliger, Co-Chair




Representative Jim Murphy, Co-Chair




Sarah Harrington




Molly Quirk