AUSTIN – The Conference Committee on HB 1 today adopted decisions on budget articles pertaining to the judiciary, economic development, natural resources and regulatory agencies. Conferees will meet again later in the week to adopt additional decisions.
"Today we adopted decisions that will improve transportation, keep our economy growing and maintain a fair regulatory environment that ensures public health and safety," said Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, who is chair of the Senate Finance Committee and Senate sponsor of HB 1, the General Appropriations Bill. "We made decisions that will expand legal aid for crime victims and ensure that Texans have access to an efficient court system."
For Article IV, the Judiciary, conferees agreed to:
In Article VI, Natural Resources, conferees provided:
In Article VII, Economic Development, conferees adopted:
In Article VIII, Regulatory, conferees approved:
Senator Jane Nelson represents District 12, including portions of Tarrant and Denton Counties. She is Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and the highest-ranking Republican in the Texas Senate.
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