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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Monday, March 8, 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 8, 2021, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Jane Nelson, Chair

 

Senator Dawn Buckingham

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., Vice Chair

 

Senator Brandon Creighton

Senator Paul Bettencourt

 

Senator Kelly Hancock

Senator Donna Campbell

 

Senator Lois Kolkhorst

Senator Joan Huffman

 

Senator Charles Perry

Senator Robert Nichols

 

 

Senator Charles Schwertner

 

 

Senator Larry Taylor

 

 

Senator Royce West

 

 

Senator John Whitmire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 10:03 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 IX.  Witnesses testifying and registering are shown on the attached list.

 

Testimony was heard.

 

The chair closed testimony on Article IX.

 

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

 

Senator Nelson announced the following workgroups:

 

Articles I, IV and V:

Senator Huffman, Chair

Senator Campbell

Senator Schwertner

Senator Whitmire

 

Article II:

Senator Kolkhorst, Chair

Senator Buckingham

Senator Lucio

Senator Schwertner

 

Article III, Public Education

Senator Taylor, Chair

Senator Bettencourt

Senator Lucio

Senator Perry

 

Article III, Higher Education

Senator Creighton, Chair

Senator Bettencourt

Senator Buckingham

Senator West

 

Articles VI, VII and VIII

Senator Nichols, Chair

Senator Hancock

Senator Perry

Senator Whitmire

 

There being no further business, at 10:20 AM Senator Nelson moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Jane Nelson, Chair

 

 

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Stephanie Hoover, Clerk