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Monday, March 1, 2021

10:00 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 Monday, March 1, 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 10:02 AM. The following business was transacted:


The chair made opening remarks.


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


General Land Office and Veterans’ Land Board

Railroad Commission

Department of Agriculture


Senator Lucio assumed the chair.


Senator Nelson resumed the chair.


Animal Health Commission

Water Development Board

Parks and Wildlife Department


Senator Lucio assumed the chair.


Soil and Water Conservation Board


Senator Nelson assumed the chair.


Commission on Environmental Quality


Senator Lucio assumed the chair.


Senator Nelson resumed the chair.


Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission


Public testimony was heard.


The chair closed testimony on Article VI.


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


There being no further business, at 4:21 PM Senator Nelson moved that the Committee stand recessed until 9:00 AM, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Without objection, it was so ordered.










Senator Jane Nelson, Chair





Stephanie Hoover, Clerk