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The House Committee on Appropriations

87th Legislature

March 30, 2021

7:30 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 7:31 a.m.

 

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

 

A quorum was present.

 


 

(Representative Dean now present.)

 

(Representative Morrison now present.)

 

(Representative Dominguez now present.)

 

Articles VI, VII, and VII

 

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

 

Agencies included in Article VI

 

Texas Department of Agriculture

Animal Health Commission

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

General Land Office and Veterans’ Land Board

Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Railroad Commission

Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board

Water Development Board

 

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

 

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

 

The motion was adopted without objection.

 

(Representative Wu now present.)

 

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

 

Agencies included in Article VII

 

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

Texas Lottery Commission

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Texas Department of Transportation

Texas Workforce Commission

Reimbursements to the UC Benefit Account

 

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

 

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

 

The motion was adopted without objection.

 

(Representative Johnson, Jarvis now present.)

 

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

 

Agencies included in Article VIII

 

State Office of Administrative Hearings

Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Board of Dental Examiners

Funeral Service Commission

Board of Professional Geoscientists

Health Professions Council

Office of Injured Employee Council

Department of Insurance

Office of Public Insurance Counsel

Board of Professional Land Surveying

Department of Licensing and Regulation

Texas Medical Board

Board of Nursing

Optometry Board

Board of Pharmacy

Executive Council of Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Examiners

Board of Plumbing Examiners

Board of Examiners of Psychologists

Racing Commission

State Securities Board

Public Utility Commission

Office of Public Utility Counsel

Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

Special Provisions relating to all of Article VIII

 

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

 

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

 

The motion was adopted without objection.

 

Article IX

 

The Chair laid out recommendations for Article IX.

 

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

 

The Chair moved the adoption of the recommendations for Article IX.

 

The motion was adopted without objection.

 

Article X

 

The Chair laid out recommendations for Article X.

 

Agencies included in Article X

 

Texas House of Representatives

Texas Senate

State Auditor’s Office

Texas Sunset Commission

 

The Chair moved the adoption of the recommendations for Article X.

 

The motion was adopted without objection.

 

At 8:12 a.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