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Thursday, February 25, 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 Thursday, February 25, 2021, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Jane Nelson, Chair


Senator Donna Campbell

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., Vice Chair


Senator Kelly Hancock

Senator Paul Bettencourt


Senator Robert Nichols

Senator Dawn Buckingham


Senator John Whitmire

Senator Brandon Creighton



Senator Joan Huffman



Senator Lois Kolkhorst



Senator Charles Perry



Senator Charles Schwertner



Senator Larry Taylor



Senator Royce West

















The chair called the meeting to order at 9:02 AM. The following business was transacted:


The chair made opening remarks.


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


Invited testimony was heard.


Health and Human Services Commission

Office of the Inspector General

Texas Civil Commitment Office


At 11:41 AM Senator Nelson announced that the Committee stand in recess until 1:00 PM.


At 1:04 PM the Committee reconvened.


Department of State Health Services

Department of Family and Protective Services

Special Provisions Relating to All Health and Human Services Agencies  


The chair closed testimony on Article II.


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


There being no further business, at 3:13 PM Senator Nelson moved that the Committee stand recessed until Friday, February 26, 2021 at 9:00 AM. Without objection, it was so ordered.







Senator Jane Nelson, Chair





Stephanie Hoover, Clerk