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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Monday, February 8, 2021

10:00 AM

Capitol Extension, Room E1.036

 

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Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance was held on Monday, February 8, 2021, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Jane Nelson, Chair

 

None

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., Vice Chair

 

 

Senator Paul Bettencourt

 

 

Senator Dawn Buckingham

 

 

Senator Donna Campbell

 

 

Senator Brandon Creighton

 

 

Senator Kelly Hancock

 

 

Senator Joan Huffman

 

 

Senator Lois Kolkhorst

 

 

Senator Robert Nichols

 

 

Senator Charles Perry

 

 

Senator Charles Schwertner

 

 

Senator Larry Taylor

 

 

Senator Royce West

 

 

Senator John Whitmire

 

 

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 10:00 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

The chair made opening remarks.

 

Senator Nelson and Members of the Committee introduced staff.

 

Senator Lucio moved adoption of the committee rules.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 1.

 

Invited testimony was heard from the following:

 

Comptroller Glenn Hegar, Office of the Comptroller of Public Accounts, gave a layout of the Biennial Revenue Estimate.

 

Jerry McGinty, Legislative Budget Board, gave an overview of Legislative Budget Estimates.

 

Witnesses testifying and registering are shown on the attached list.

 

Senator Nelson moved that SB 1 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

There being no further business, at 12:06 PM Senator Nelson moved that the Committee stand recessed until 9:00 AM February, 9,2021.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Jane Nelson, Chair

 

 

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Stephanie Hoover, Clerk