MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Wednesday, March 3, 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 Wednesday, March 3, 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.

 

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

Department of Public Safety

Department of Criminal Justice

 

Senator Whitmire assumed the chair.

 

Senator Nelson resumed the chair.

 

Board of Pardons and Paroles

Juvenile Justice Department

Commission on Jail Standards

Military Department

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

 

Senator Lucio assumed the chair.

 

Senator Nelson resumed the chair.

 

Texas Commission on Fire Protection

Commission on Law Enforcement

 

Public testimony was heard.

 

The chair closed testimony on Article V.

 

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

 

There being no further business, at 2:06 PM Senator Nelson moved that the Committee stand recessed until Monday, March 8, 2021. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

 

 

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Senator Jane Nelson, Chair

 

 

 

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Stephanie Hoover, Clerk