Thursday, March 26, 2015

8:00 AM

Betty King Committee Room




Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Nominations was held on Thursday, March 26, 2015, in the Betty King Committee Room at Austin, Texas.







Senator Brian Birdwell, Chair


Senator Troy Fraser

Senator Van Taylor, Vice Chair



Senator Konni Burton



Senator Craig Estes



Senator José Rodríguez



Senator Kirk Watson






The chair called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:


The following members arrived after the roll was called: Senator Craig Estes and Senator Van  Taylor.


Senator Rodríguez moved adoption of the minutes from the previous hearing held on March 19, 2015; without objection, it was so ordered.


Senator Estes moved that the committee vote to approve the nominations of the individuals to the following entities: North Texas Tollway Authority Board of Directors, State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, State Committee of Examiners in the Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Instruments, Texas Animal Health Commission, Texas Commission on the Arts, Texas State Board of Examiners of Dietitians, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners, Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners, and Texas Tech University System Board of Regents.  The motion carried with a record vote of 6 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent.


There being no further business, at 8:05 a.m., Senator Taylor moved that the committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.





Senator Brian Birdwell, Chair




Inga Dedow, Clerk