Weekend Budget Fun

The Texas House met over the weekend to consider HB 1, the budget.  Thursday, we noted a couple of amendments worth watching.  Following up on them, it appears:

  • Rep. Alvarado’s amendment (page 323 of pre-filed bill package) was pulled by the author prior to reaching the floor.  The intent of this amendment lives on in HB 3720 (Rep. Turner) and SB 1838 (Sen. Van de Putte).
  • Rep. Torres’ amendment (p. 170) was not brought up in the Article III discussion, and was assumedly pulled.
  • Rep. Martinez Fischer’s amendment, which moved funds from a variety of sources, including  95k of TDHCA’s IT budget, to TEA, came up as amendment #15 to House bill 1.  After discussion on the floor, it was withdrawn.