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Wednesday, March 3, 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, March 3, 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 9:00 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.






Senator Jane Nelson, Chair





Stephanie Hoover, Clerk