Wednesday, March 23, 2016

10:00 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 Subcommittee on -S/C Border Security was held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.012, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Brian Birdwell, Chair


Senator Bob Hall, Vice Chair

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.






The chair called the meeting to order at 10:03 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:


The chair recognized Senators Rodguez and Garcia as also being present.


Senator Lucio, Jr. moved adoption of the minutes from the previous hearing held on January 22, 2016; without objection, it was so ordered.


The chair laid out the following interim charge: “Study local government efforts to secure their border communities and identify areas where the state could invest to bolster local law enforcement infrastructure and activities. Review the challenges faced by state and local law enforcement when providing border security, including the federal Priority enforcement Program (PEP).”


Invited and public testimony was provided by those designated on the attached list.


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


There being no further business, at 5:22 PM Senator Birdwell moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.






Senator Brian Birdwell, Chair




Bailey Olderog, Clerk