Wednesday, July 29, 2015

9:00 AM

Capitol Extension, Room E1.016




Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services was held on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.016, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Charles Schwertner, Chair


Senator Craig Estes

Senator Lois Kolkhorst, Vice Chair



Senator Donna Campbell



Senator Charles Perry



Senator José Rodríguez



Senator Van Taylor



Senator Carlos Uresti



Senator Judith Zaffirini






The chair called the meeting to order at 9:06 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:


The Chair announced that the purpose of the hearing was to hear invited testimony regarding the business practices and regulatory structure of Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas and to investigate whether state or federal laws are being broken by Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas in regards to the donation and/or sale of fetal tissue, and to consider recommendations to strengthen regulations relating to the donation of fetal tissue by abortion providers.


The following persons provided invited testimony (see attached witness list).




Senator Kolkhorst assumed the chair.


Senator Schwertner resumed the chair.




There being no further business, at 1:24 PM Senator Kolkhorst moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.






Senator Charles Schwertner, Chair




Jordan Dixon, Clerk