Senate Audio/Video Archive — 2017
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03/23/17State Water Implementation Fund for Texas Advisory Committee00h:53mplay
03/23/17Senate Session00h:27mplay
Reading and referral of bills.
03/23/17Senate Committee on State Affairs05h:10mplay
03/23/17Senate Committee on Nominations00h:59mplay
03/23/17Senate Committee on Education00h:27mplay
03/22/17Senate Session02h:13mplay
03/22/17Senate Committee on Transportation (Part III)00h:46mplay
03/22/17Senate Committee on Transportation (Part II)00h:08mplay
03/22/17Senate Committee on Transportation (Part I)01h:58mplay
03/22/17Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations (Part II)00h:03mplay
03/22/17Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations (Part I)01h:05mplay
03/22/17Senate Committee on Higher Education01h:39mplay
03/22/17Senate Committee on Health & Human Services01h:16mplay
03/22/17Senate Committee on Finance00h:33mplay
03/21/17Senate Session (Part II)00h:59mplay
03/21/17Senate Session (Part I)02h:20mplay
03/21/17Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Economic Development (Part II)02h:18mplay
03/21/17Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Economic Development (Part I)00h:55mplay
03/21/17Senate Committee on Education (Part II)08h:18mplay
03/21/17Senate Committee on Education (Part I)00h:46mplay
03/21/17Senate Committee on Criminal Justice01h:37mplay
03/21/17Senate Committee on Business & Commerce (Part II)01h:29mplay
03/21/17Senate Committee on Business & Commerce (Part I)01h:52mplay
03/21/17Press Conference: Senators Royce West and John Whitmire00h:15mplay
Regarding Senate Bill 30, relating to inclusion of instruction regarding interaction with peace officers in the required curriculum for certain public school students and in driver education courses and to civilian interaction training for peace officers. Joined by Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, and others.
03/20/17Senate Session01h:57mplay
03/20/17Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Border Security00h:05mplay
03/20/17Senate Committee on State Affairs04h:39mplay
03/20/17Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations03h:02mplay
03/20/17Senate Committee on Health & Human Services04h:41mplay
03/20/17Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs01h:28mplay
03/20/17Press Conference: Senator Juan Chuy Hinojosa00h:15mplay
Regarding issues relating to family violence. Joined by Representative Cindy Burkett, and others.
03/16/17Senate Session00h:11mplay
Reading and referral of bills.
03/16/17Senate Committee on Nominations01h:00mplay
03/16/17Senate Committee on Finance (Part II)01h:41mplay
03/16/17Senate Committee on Finance (Part I)00h:00mplay
03/16/17Senate Committee on Education01h:33mplay
03/15/17Senate Session03h:02mplay
03/15/17Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Border Security01h:47mplay
03/15/17Senate Committee on Transportation00h:50mplay
03/15/17Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations00h:21mplay
03/15/17Senate Committee on Higher Education00h:30mplay
03/15/17Senate Committee on Finance (Part II)02h:38mplay
03/15/17Senate Committee on Finance (Part I)02h:41mplay
03/14/17Senate Session05h:27mplay
03/14/17Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Economic Development (Part II)00h:52mplay
03/14/17Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Economic Development (Part I)02h:49mplay
03/14/17Senate Committee on Finance (Part II)06h:18mplay
03/14/17Senate Committee on Finance (Part I)03h:55mplay
Note: There is an intermittent video quality issue for 30 seconds beginning at 3h:01m:28s.
03/14/17Senate Committee on Criminal Justice00h:21mplay
03/14/17Senate Committee on Business & Commerce (Part II)01h:18mplay
03/14/17Senate Committee on Business & Commerce (Part I)03h:45mplay
03/13/17Senate Session01h:40mplay
03/13/17Senate Committee on State Affairs03h:17mplay
03/13/17Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs01h:02mplay
03/09/17Senate Session00h:12mplay
Reading and referral of bills.
03/09/17Senate Committee on Nominations01h:44mplay
03/09/17Senate Committee on Business & Commerce08h:07mplay
03/09/17Press Conference: Senator Don Huffines00h:07mplay
Regarding Senate Bill 1588, relating to abolishing state vehicle safety inspections.
03/08/17Senate Session02h:46mplay
03/08/17Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Border Security02h:56mplay
03/08/17Senate Committee on Transportation02h:17mplay
03/08/17Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations00h:10mplay
03/08/17Senate Committee on Higher Education01h:36mplay
(Audio begins at the 23 second mark)
03/08/17Senate Committee on Health & Human Services02h:28mplay
03/08/17Press Conference: Senator Carlos Uresti00h:22mplay
Regarding Senate Bill 1436, relating to the punishment for the offense of injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual and creating the offense of continuous injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual. Joined by Senators Donna Campbell and José Menéndez; Representatives Barbara Gervin-Hawkins and Tomas Uresti; and Bexar County DA Nicholas LaHood.
03/07/17Senate Session01h:30mplay
03/07/17Senate Committee on State Affairs (Part II)14h:27mplay
(Audio begins at the 17 second mark)
03/07/17Senate Committee on State Affairs (Part I)03h:45mplay
03/07/17Press Conference: Senator Donna Campbell00h:12mplay
Regarding Senate Bill 457, relating to funding for an open-enrollment charter school based on the guaranteed level of state and local funds provided to school districts through the existing debt allotment. Joined by Representatives Dwayne Bohac, Harold Dutton and Ron Simmons, and others.
03/06/17Senate Session01h:16mplay
03/06/17Senate Committee on Finance00h:37mplay
03/06/17Senate Committee on Criminal Justice00h:28mplay
Note: Due to technical difficulties, the audio begins at the 1m:25s mark.
03/06/17Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs02h:10mplay
03/06/17Press Conference: Senator Jose Rodriguez00h:27mplay
Regarding Senate Bill 1025, relating to the regulation of migrant labor housing facilities. Joined by Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, Representative Ramon Ramero, Jr., and others.
03/06/17Press Conference: Lt. Governor Dan Patrick00h:13mplay
Regarding Senate Bill 1138, relating to the creation of the blue alert system to aid in the apprehension of an individual suspected of killing or causing serious bodily injury to a law enforcement officer, and other legislation related to supporting law enforcement and other first responders. Joined by SB 1138 author Senator John Whitmire, co-authoring Senators Don Huffines and Royce West, and others.
03/06/17Press Conference: Lt. Governor Dan Patrick00h:32mplay
An update regarding Senate Bill 6, the Texas Privacy Act. Joined by SB 6 author Senator Lois Kolkhorst, North Carolina Lt. Governor Dan Forest, Senators Paul Bettencourt, Donna Campbell, Brandon Creighton, Bob Hall, Eddie Lucio, and Van Taylor, and others.
03/02/17Senate Committee on Nominations02h:04mplay
03/02/17Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Economic Development02h:19mplay
03/01/17Senate Session04h:10mplay
03/01/17Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Border Security00h:28mplay
03/01/17Senate Committee on Health & Human Services00h:53mplay
03/01/17Press Conference: Senator Sylvia Garcia00h:12mplay
Regarding Senate Bill 962, relating to requiring public institutions of higher education to develop and establish an online reporting system for sex offenses.
02/28/17Senate Session04h:58mplay
02/28/17Senate Committee on Finance01h:29mplay
02/28/17Senate Committee on Education00h:03mplay
02/28/17Senate Committee on Business & Commerce02h:29mplay
02/28/17Press Conference: Senator Don Huffines00h:09mplay
Regarding Senate Bill 1122, relating to abolishing certain county boards of education, boards of county school trustees, and offices of county school superintendent.
02/27/17Senate Session00h:57mplay
02/27/17Senate Committee on State Affairs01h:54mplay
02/27/17Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs02h:18mplay
02/23/17Senate Committee on Nominations01h:00mplay
02/23/17Senate Committee on Education02h:59mplay
02/22/17Senate Session01h:32mplay
02/22/17Senate Committee on Transportation02h:15mplay
02/22/17Senate Committee on Higher Education01h:46mplay
02/22/17Senate Committee on Health & Human Services00h:07mplay
02/22/17Press Conference: Senator Sylvia Garcia00h:31mplay
Regarding Senate Bill 997, relating to peace officer enforcement of federal immigration law at places of worship, hospitals, public schools, and courthouses. Joined by SB 997 co-authors Senators José Menéndez and José Rodríguez; and others.
02/21/17Senate Session01h:19mplay
02/16/17Senate Committee on State Affairs03h:05mplay
02/15/17Senate Session01h:21mplay
02/15/17Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Border Security02h:10mplay
02/15/17Senate Committee on Nominations00h:01mplay
(Audio only.)
02/15/17Senate Committee on Health & Human Services (Part II)03h:10mplay
02/15/17Senate Committee on Health & Human Services (Part I)02h:02mplay
02/15/17Press Conference: Senator Konni Burton00h:25mplay
Regarding proposals to reform civil asset forfeiture in Texas. Joined by Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa; Representatives Terry Canales, Matt Krause, Matt Schaefer, Phil Stephenson, and Senfronia Thompson; and others.
02/14/17Senate Session00h:54mplay
02/14/17Senate Committee on Finance (Part II)03h:25mplay
02/14/17Senate Committee on Finance (Part I)01h:36mplay
02/14/17Press Conference: Senator John Whitmire00h:11mplay
Regarding the filing of Senate Bill 884, the Harris County Taxpayer Protection Act. Joined by Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, and Senators Paul Bettencourt, Sylvia Garcia, Lois Kolkhorst, and Borris Miles.
02/14/17Press Conference: Senator Dawn Buckingham00h:05mplay
Regarding local immigration enforcement policies. Joined by Senators Paul Bettencourt, Brian Birdwell, Konni Burton, Donna Campbell, Brandon Creighton, Bob Hall, Bryan Hughes, Don Huffines, Lois Kolkhorst, Charles Perry, Larry Taylor, and Van Taylor; and others.
02/13/17Senate Session00h:34mplay
02/13/17Senate Committee on State Affairs04h:25mplay
02/13/17Senate Committee on Finance (Part II)00h:43mplay
02/13/17Senate Committee on Finance (Part I)03h:33mplay
02/13/17Press Conference: Lt. Governor Dan Patrick00h:10mplay
Regarding Senate Bill 10, relating to insurance claims and certain prohibited acts and practices in the business of insurance. Joined by SB 10 co-authors Senators Brian Birdwell, Kelly Hancock, and Larry Taylor.
02/09/17Senate Committee on Nominations01h:22mplay
02/09/17Senate Committee on Finance08h:13mplay
02/08/17Senate Session02h:33mplay
02/08/17Senate Committee on Higher Education00h:05mplay
02/08/17Senate Committee on Finance (Part II)05h:20mplay
02/08/17Senate Committee on Finance (Part I)01h:46mplay
02/07/17Senate Session (Part II)06h:19mplay
02/07/17Senate Session (Part I)02h:21mplay
02/07/17Press Conference: Senator Don Huffines00h:13mplay
Regarding conservative budgeting and taxing principles.
02/06/17Senate Session00h:58mplay
02/06/17Senate Committee on Finance03h:35mplay
02/06/17Press Conference: Lt. Governor Dan Patrick00h:10mplay
An update regarding Senate Bill 6, the Texas Privacy Act. Joined by SB 6 author Senator Lois Kolkhorst and Senators Paul Bettencourt, Donna Campbell, Brandon Creighton, Bob Hall, Kelly Hancock, Don Huffines, Bryan Hughes, and Charles Perry.
02/03/17Senate Session00h:00mplay
02/03/17Senate Finance Committee Workgroup on Healthcare Cost06h:10mplay
02/02/17Senate Committee on State Affairs16h:15mplay
02/02/17Senate Committee on Nominations01h:06mplay
02/02/17Senate Committee on Health & Human Services05h:36mplay
02/02/17Senate Committee on Finance03h:59mplay
02/01/17Senate Session (Part III)00h:12mplay
Reading and referral of bills.
02/01/17Senate Session (Part II): Joint Session00h:37mplay
Joint Session with the House of Representatives; Chief Justice Nathan Hecht delivers the biennial State of the Judiciary address.
02/01/17Senate Session (Part I)00h:36mplay
02/01/17Senate Committee on State Affairs00h:59mplay
02/01/17Senate Committee on Finance (Part II)03h:01mplay
02/01/17Senate Committee on Finance (Part I)01h:16mplay
02/01/17Press Conference: Senator Paul Bettencourt00h:13mplay
Regarding Senate Bill 4, relating to the enforcement by certain governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration and to the duties of law enforcement agencies concerning certain arrested persons. Joined by SB 4 author Senator Charles Perry, and Senators Brian Birdwell, Dawn Buckingham, Donna Campbell, Brandon Creighton, Craig Estes, Bob Hall, Don Huffines, Bryan Hughes, and Van Taylor.
01/31/17Senate Session (Part II): Joint Session01h:02mplay
Joint Session with the House of Representatives; Governor Greg Abbott delivers the biennial State of the State address.
01/31/17Senate Session (Part I)00h:17mplay
01/31/17Senate Committee on Finance (Part II)07h:55mplay
01/31/17Senate Committee on Finance (Part I)01h:14mplay
01/30/17Senate Session01h:10mplay
01/30/17Senate Committee on Finance (Part II)03h:09mplay
01/30/17Senate Committee on Finance (Part I)03h:05mplay
01/30/17Press Conference: Lt. Governor Dan Patrick00h:27mplay
Regarding Senate Bill 3, relating to the establishment of an education savings account program and a tax credit scholarship and educational expense assistance program. Joined by SB 3 author Senator Larry Taylor; Senators Paul Bettencourt, Donna Campbell, Bob Hall, Don Huffines, Van Taylor, Charles Schwertner; and others.
01/27/17Senate Committee on Education, Senate Finance Workgroup on School Finance03h:26mplay
01/27/17Senate Committee on Education00h:02mplay
01/26/17Senate Committee on Nominations02h:07mplay
01/26/17Senate Committee on Finance08h:37mplay
01/25/17Senate Session00h:59mplay
01/25/17Senate Committee on Finance (Part II)07h:19mplay
01/25/17Senate Committee on Finance (Part I)01h:46mplay
01/25/17Press Conference: Senator Van Taylor00h:17mplay
Regarding the filing of Senate Bill 14, a package of ethics reform measures. Joined by Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and Senators Creighton, Hall, and Whitmire.
01/25/17Press Conference: Senator Royce West00h:10mplay
Regarding the appointment of African Americans and other minorities to the University of Texas system Board of Regents. Joined by Senators Miles and Rodriguez; Representatives Collier, Gervin-Hawkins, Giddings, and Jarvis; and others.
01/25/17Press Conference: Senator Don Huffines00h:19mplay
Regarding Senate Bill 610, relating to the state virtual school network.
01/24/17Senate Session00h:47mplay
01/24/17Senate Committee on Finance (Part II)05h:51mplay
01/24/17Senate Committee on Finance (Part I)01h:38mplay
01/23/17Senate Session00h:19mplay
01/23/17Senate Committee on Finance01h:24mplay
01/23/17Senate Committee on Administration00h:03mplay
Audio only.
01/18/17Senate Session00h:11mplay
01/17/17Senate Session00h:24mplay
01/17/17Health and Human Services Transition Legislative Oversight Committee01h:58mplay
01/12/17Press Conference: Senator Kel Seliger00h:22mplay
Regarding Senate Bill 463, relating to the use of individual graduation committees to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements. Joined by Rep. Dan Huberty, and others.
01/12/17Press Conference: Lt. Governor Dan Patrick00h:09mplay
Regarding Senate Bill 12, relating to the creation of a grant program to assist law enforcement agencies with the purchase of bulletproof vests. Joined by Senator Royce West, and others.
01/11/17Sunset Advisory Commission03h:50mplay
01/11/17Senate Session00h:53mplay
01/10/17Senate Session01h:52mplay
Opening Day of the 85th Legislature
01/05/17Press Conference: Lt. Governor Dan Patrick00h:16mplay
Regarding the filing of Senate Bill 6, the Texas Privacy Act. Joined by Senator Lois W. Kolkhorst, the author of SB 6.