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COMMITTEE:    Finance 

TIME & DATE:  10:00 AM, Thursday, September 15, 2016 

PLACE:        E1.036 (Finance Room) 
CHAIR:        Senator Jane Nelson 



The Senate Finance Committee will meet Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 10:00am to hear invited and public testimony on the following interim charge:


Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Finance Committee during the 84th Legislature, Regular Session and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Specifically, monitor the following:


1. Tax relief provided to property owners;

2. The gradual phase out of the franchise tax;

3. Support for and the enhancement of graduate medical education;

4. Efforts of the Department of Information Resources (DIR)to modernize the technology of state agencies;

5. The implementation of required changes to state agency contracting,purchasing,and accounting procedures;and

6. Monitor the implementation of Health and Human Services Commission Rider 50.


Those wishing to give public testimony, please limit prepared remarks to 3 minutes.  If submitting written testimony,please submit 40 copies, with your name on each copy, to the Committee during the hearing.