Wednesday, January 28, 2015

9:00 AM

Capitol Extension, Room E1.012




Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Economic Development was held on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.012, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Troy Fraser, Chair



Senator Craig Estes, Vice Chair



Senator Brian Birdwell



Senator Bob Hall



Senator Kelly Hancock



Senator Juan Hinojosa



Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.



Senator Robert Nichols



Senator Kel Seliger



Senator Carlos Uresti



Senator Judith Zaffirini






The chair called the meeting to order at 9:05 AM. The following business was transacted:


Chairman Fraser laid out the proposed Natural Resources and Economic Development Committee rules for the 84th Legislature and made opening comments.


Chairman Fraser called invited witness, Donna Nelson, Chairman, Public Utility Commission of Texas to testify before the committee.


At 9:21 AM the roll was called.  A quorum was present.  Senator Estes moved adoption of the Natural Resources and Economic Development Committee rules.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.


Invited testimony continued with the following witnesses:


Bryan Shaw, Chairman, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Christi Craddick, Chairman, Railroad Commission of Texas

Trip Doggett, President and CEO, Electric Reliability Council of Texas

Carlos Rubinstein, Chairman, Texas Water Development Board


There being no further business, at 10:39 AM Senator Fraser moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.









Senator Troy Fraser, Chair




Tatum Reagan, Clerk