Wednesday, February 10, 2021

9:00 AM

Capitol Extension, Room E1.036




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 Wednesday, February 10, 2021, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Jane Nelson, Chair



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






The chair called the meeting to order at 9:05 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:


The chair made opening remarks.


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


Office of the Governor and Office of the Governor Trusteed Programs

Office of the Attorney General


At 1:50 PM Senator Nelson announced that the Committee stand in recess until 2:00 PM.


At 2:05 PM Senator Nelson reconvened the meeting.


Secretary of State

Historical Commission

Facilities Commission

Revenue Bonds for Lease Payments

Public Finance Authority

Public Finance Authority General Obligation Bond Debt Service

Bond Review Board

Department of Information Resources

State Office of Risk Management

Ethics Commission


Public testimony was heard.


The chair closed testimony on Article I.


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


There being no further business, at 6:11 PM Senator Nelson moved that the Committee stand recessed until 9:00 AM, February 11, 2021. Without objection, it was so ordered.





Senator Jane Nelson, Chair




Stephanie Hoover, Clerk