Wednesday, February 20, 2019

1:30 PM or upon adjournment

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 Veteran Affairs & Border Security was held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 in the Betty King Committee Room at Austin, Texas.







Senator Donna Campbell, Chair



Senator Bob Hall, Vice Chair



Senator Nathan Johnson



Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.



Senator José Menéndez



Senator Charles Schwertner



Senator Kel Seliger






The chair called the meeting to order at 1:33 PM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:


The following members arrived after the roll was called: Senator Hall and Senator Menéndez


The Chair recognized Robert Lewis to lead the Committee in the pledges to the United States and Texas flags.


The Chair made introductory remarks and introduced staff. The Chair then recognized the members of the Committee to make introductory remarks.




Senator Hall moved for adoption of the committee rules. Senator Schwertner seconded the motion. The motion carried with a record vote of 7 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent.


The Chair recognized the following agency representatives to provide invited testimony on the following agencies: (see attached witness list)

ˇ                Department of Public Safety

ˇ                Health and Human Services Commission

ˇ                Texas Military Department

ˇ                Office of the Governor, Texas Military Preparedness Commission

ˇ                Texas Veterans Commission

ˇ                Texas Veterans Land Board




There being no further business, at 3:04 PM Senator Campbell moved that the Committee stand recessed, subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.









Senator Donna Campbell, Chair




Elliot Smith, Clerk