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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Monday, March 1, 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, March 1, 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 10:02 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Jane Nelson, Chair

 

 

 

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Stephanie Hoover, Clerk