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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

1:00 PM

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 State Affairs was held on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.016, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Bryan Hughes, Chair


Senator Joan Huffman

Senator Brian Birdwell


Senator Judith Zaffirini

Senator Brandon Creighton



Senator Pat Fallon



Senator Bob Hall



Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.



Senator Jane Nelson






The chair called the meeting to order at 1:01 PM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:


The Chair called invited witnesses to testify on the following interim charges:


         Taxpayer Lobbying: Study how governmental entitles use public funds for political lobbying purposes. Examine what types of governmental entities use public funds for lobbying purposes. Make recommendations to protect taxpayers from paying for lobbyists who may not represent the taxpayers' interest.


         Protecting the Unborn: Study and recommend ways Texas can further protect the lives of the unborn, including fetal heartbeat legislation and any other law or regulation that protects life.


Witnesses testifying and registering on the charges are shown on the attached list.



There being no further business, at 3:28 PM Senator Hughes moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.












Senator Bryan Hughes, Chair





Courtney Smith, Clerk