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The House Committee on Appropriations

87th Legislature

March 29, 2021

11:00 a.m.

E1.030

 

Pursuant to a notice posted on March 24, 2021, the House Committee on Appropriations met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Bonnen, at 11:04 a.m.

 

The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Bonnen; González, Mary; Bell, Cecil; Capriglione; Dean; Dominguez; Gates; Holland; Howard; Johnson, Ann; Johnson, Jarvis; Johnson, Julie; Minjarez; Morrison; Raney; Rose; Schaefer; Stucky; Thompson, Ed; Toth; VanDeaver; Walle; and Wilson.

 

A quorum was present.

 


 

 

(Representative Zwiener now present.)

 

(Representative Sherman, Sr. now present.)

 

(Representative Wu now present.)

 

Federal Funds – OOG

 

 Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

Articles I, IV, V

 

The Chair laid out subcommittee recommendations for the agencies in Article I.

 

Agencies included in Article I

           

            Commission on the Arts

Office of the Attorney General

Bond Review Board

Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

Comptroller of Public Accounts

The Fiscal Programs - Comptroller of Public Accounts

Social Security and Benefit Replacement Pay

Commission on State Emergency Communications

Texas Emergency Services Retirement System

Employees Retirement System

Texas Ethics Commission

Facilities Commission

Lease Payments, Facilities Commission

Texas Public Finance Authority

General Obligation Bond Debt Service Payments, TPFA

Office of the Governor

Trusteed Programs within the Office of the Governor

Historical Commission

Department of Information Resources

Library & Archives Commission

Pension Review Board

Preservation Board

State Office of Risk Management

Secretary of State

Veterans Commission

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The Chair moved the adoption of subcommittee recommendations for Article I.

 

The motion was adopted without objection.

 

Agencies in Article IV

 

Supreme Court of Texas

Court of Criminal Appeals

14 Courts of Appeals

Office of Court Administration

Office of Capital and Forensic Writs

Office of the State Prosecuting Attorney

State Law Library

State Commission on Judicial Conduct

Judiciary Section, The Comptroller’s Department

Special Provisions relating to all Article IV agencies

 

The Chair moved the adoption of subcommittee recommendations for Article IV.

 

The motion was adopted without objection.

 

Agencies in Article V

 

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

Department of Criminal Justice

            Commission on Fire Protection

            Commission on Jail Standards

Juvenile Justice Department

            Commission on Law Enforcement

Texas Military Department

            Texas Department of Public Safety

 

The Chair moved the adoption of subcommittee recommendations for Article V.

 

The motion was adopted without objection.

 

Agencies included in Article II

 

Department of Family and Protective Services

Department of State Health Services

Health and Human Services Commission

Special Provisions relating to Article II

 

The Chair moved the adoption of subcommittee recommendations for Article II.

 

The motion was adopted without objection.

 

At 12:48 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.

 

 

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Rep. Bonnen, Chair

 

 

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Cameron Cocke, Clerk