** REVISION **
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TIME & DATE: 9:00 AM, Tuesday, March 2, 2021
PLACE: E1.036 (Finance Room)
Any unfinished business will be moved to a later date, to be determined.
To protect the health and safety of members, staff and the public, the Senate Finance Committee (SFC) will strictly follow all Senate rules relating to the pandemic, including the requirement for a negative COVID test to enter the hearing room.
Agencies and other invited witnesses must submit any written materials 2 full business days before their hearing date. Please submit 50 copies to the Committee, and 6 copies to the Legislative Budget Board. The hearing schedule is subject to change. Agencies should consult the postings regularly and maintain contact with Committee staff.
Anyone wishing to provide oral public testimony must register in E1.028 by noon on the hearing date. Oral testimony is limited to 3 minutes. If providing written testimony, bring 20 copies, with your name on each copy, to E1.028. All written testimony will be distributed to the Committee Members after the hearing. Those registering a position-only may do so at any Senate kiosk by the end of the hearing.
· Oral testimony: fill out a paper witness card in E1.028 and submit to SFC staff.
· Oral and written testimony: fill out a paper witness card in E1.028 and submit your witness card and written testimony to SFC staff.
· Position only: register using the Senate kiosk located in the extension hallways or by going to http://swrs on public-capitol. Kiosk registration will open 30 minutes before the hearing begins.
· Written testimony only: register your position using the Senate kiosk and then bring 20 copies, with your name on each copy, to E1.028 and submit to SFC staff.
For those unable to appear in person, comments may be provided directly to each Committee Member, whose contact information can be found at: www.senate.texas.gov
The afternoon hearing will reconvene 30 minutes after the Senate adjourns when in session.
LBB presentation documents can be found at: http://www.lbb.state.tx.us/Legislative_Session.aspx?Session=86
To consider the following:
SB 1 Nelson
Article VII - Business and Economic Development
Department of Transportation
Department of Housing and Community Affairs
Department of Motor Vehicles
Reimbursements to the Unemployment Compensation Benefit Account
Article VIII - Regulatory
Public Utility Commission
Office of Public Utility Counsel
Department of Insurance
Office of Public Insurance Counsel
Office of Injured Employee Counsel
Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners
State Office of Administrative Hearings
Texas Medical Board
Texas Board of Nursing
Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Board of Dental Examiners
Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council
Health Professions Council
Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
Board of Pharmacy
Funeral Service Commission
Board of Plumbing Examiners
Department of Licensing and Regulation
Board of Professional Geoscientists
Special Provisions Relating to All Regulatory Agencies
** See Committee Coordinator for previous
versions of the schedule **
NOTICE OF ASSISTANCE AT PUBLIC MEETINGS
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES WHO PLAN TO ATTEND THIS MEETING AND WHO MAY NEED ASSISTANCE, SUCH AS A SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER OR PERSONAL ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES, ARE REQUESTED TO CONTACT THE SENATE COMMITTEE COORDINATOR AT 512/463-0070, 72 HOURS PRIOR TO THE MEETING SO APPROPRIATE ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MADE.