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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

9:00 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 Tuesday, February 9, 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 9:00 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

The chair made opening remarks.

 

LBB gave a presentation on federal funds in response to Covid.

Senator Nelson laid out SB 1.  Testimony was heard on SB 1 – Article 1.  Witnesses testifying and registering are shown on the attached list.

 

Comptroller of Public Accounts

Comptroller – Fiscal Programs

Employees Retirement System

Social Security Contributions and Benefit Replacement Pay

Texas Emergency Services Retirement System

Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

 

At 11:52 AM Senator Nelson announced that the Committee stand in recess until 1:30 PM.

 

At 1:44 PM Senator Nelson reconvened the meeting.

 

Commission on State Emergency Communications

Pension Review Board

Commission on the Arts

Library and Archives Commission

 

At 2:46 PM Senator Nelson announced that the Committee stand in recess until 15 minutes after adjournment of the Senate.

 

At  4:33 PM Senator Nelson reconvened the meeting.

 

Veterans Commission

State Preservation Board 

 

Public testimony was heard.   

 

The chair closed public testimony.

 

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

 

There being no further business, at 6:01 PM Senator Nelson moved that the Committee stand recessed until 9:00 AM Wednesday, February, 10, 2021. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Jane Nelson, Chair

 

 

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Stephanie Hoover, Clerk