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Senate Audio/Video Archive — 2016
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Archived audio/video recordings of Senate Chamber proceedings, Senate Committee hearings, and other archived events are streamed over the Internet in H.264 format, which can be viewed in most modern desktop browsers and across a variety of mobile devices. For a list of recommended system requirements, please see these video streaming suggestions.

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Please note that the Texas Senate does not record committee meetings to video tape or DVD; The digital streaming videos found on this website are the only available video content. Official audio recordings and transcripts are available from the Senate Staff Services office at (512) 463-0430.

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Date Program Title Duration Play
12/09/16Sunset Advisory Commission11h:31mplay
12/08/16Sunset Advisory Commission12h:43mplay
12/06/16Press Conference: Senator Jose Menendez
Regarding SB 269, a comprehensive medical cannabis bill.
00h:28mplay
12/01/16Legislative Budget Board00h:13mplay
11/30/16Joint Select Committee to Determine a Sufficient Balance of the Economic Stabilization Fund01h:32mplay
11/29/16Press Conference: Senator Paul Bettencourt
Regarding the pre-filing of SB 2, the Texas Property Tax Reform and Relief Act of 2017 - legislation relating to reforming the property tax system.
00h:41mplay
11/14/16Press Conference: Senator Jose Menendez
Regarding David's Law - proposed legislation to combat cyberbullying in Texas. Joined by Representative Ina Minjarez, the Molak Family, the Vasquez Family, and others.
00h:29mplay
11/10/16Sunset Advisory Commission (Part II)
Note: this meeting moved to Senate Finance (E1.036) from House Appropriations (E1.030) due to technical difficulties.
06h:47mplay
11/10/16Sunset Advisory Commission (Part I)
Note: this meeting moved to Senate Finance (E1.036) from House Appropriations (E1.030) due to technical difficulties.
04h:08mplay
10/26/16Senate Committee on Finance05h:19mplay
10/18/16Joint Committee on Border Security03h:13mplay
10/13/16Legislative Committee on Aging03h:36mplay
10/12/16Press Conference: Lt. Governor Dan Patrick
Regarding protecting Texas First Responders in the line of duty. Joined by Senator Kevin Eltife, and others.
00h:22mplay
10/12/16Legislative Committee on Aging
Audio only, due to technical difficulties. You may watch the full video via the House of Representatives video archives: http://www.house.state.tx.us/video-audio/committee-broadcasts/84/
07h:17mplay
10/05/16Senate Committee on State Affairs05h:12mplay
10/05/16Senate Committee on Business and Commerce03h:02mplay
10/05/16Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System04h:17mplay
10/04/16Senate Committee on Criminal Justice03h:00mplay
10/03/16Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform & Relief
Road Meeting: Plano. There are audio quality issues throughout, due to technical difficulties at the remote location.
07h:04mplay
09/29/16Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform & Relief
Road Meeting: Houston
06h:08mplay
09/28/16Senate Select Committee on State Real Property Data Collection, Reporting, and Assessment
Joint hearing with the House Select Committee on State Real Property Data Collection, Reporting, and Assessment
01h:20mplay
09/28/16Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Economic Development05h:29mplay
09/15/16Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports03h:40mplay
09/15/16Senate Committee on Finance06h:52mplay
09/15/16Press Conference: Senator Jose Rodriguez
Regarding Medicaid reimbursement rates for early childhood intervention services. Joined by Senator Jose Menendez, and others.
00h:45mplay
09/14/16Senate Committee on Transportation05h:47mplay
09/14/16Senate Committee on State Affairs04h:25mplay
09/14/16Senate Committee on Education10h:52mplay
09/14/16Health and Human Services Transition Legislative Oversight Committee02h:38mplay
09/13/16Senate Committee on Health and Human Services09h:52mplay
09/13/16Senate Committee on Education05h:20mplay
09/12/16Senate Committee on Higher Education04h:14mplay
09/12/16Press Conference: Senator Jose Menendez
Regarding education funding policy issues. Joined by Senator Sylvia R. Garcia, Hon. Thomas Ratliff, and others. Due to technical difficulties, the audio begins at the 1m:30s mark.
00h:21mplay
09/12/162016 Star of Texas Awards
Honoring peace officers, firefighters, and emergency medical first responders who are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty.
01h:10mplay
08/25/16Joint Interim Committee to Study the Development of a Cruise Industry
Road Meeting: Corpus Christi (audio only).
03h:38mplay
08/23/16Senate Committee on Higher Education02h:41mplay
08/23/16Senate Committee on Criminal Justice03h:40mplay
08/23/16Press Conference: Senator Jose Menendez
Regarding proposed legislation to prevent and combat online bullying in Texas schools.
00h:28mplay
08/22/16Sunset Advisory Commission12h:20mplay
08/18/16Joint Interim Committee on Advertising Public Notices02h:50mplay
08/16/16Senate Committee on Education09h:17mplay
08/15/16Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations08h:24mplay
08/03/16Senate Committee on Education08h:29mplay
07/25/16Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs04h:48mplay
07/25/16Press Conference: Senator Jane Nelson
Regarding the new Healthy Texas Women program, conducted by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Joined by Senator Charles Schwertner, HHSC Executive Commissioner Charles Smith, and others.
00h:21mplay
07/25/16Legislative Budget Board00h:18mplay
07/21/16Joint Committee on Government Facilities01h:39mplay
07/13/16State Water Implementation Fund for Texas Advisory Committee02h:19mplay
06/28/16Press Conference: Senator Charles Schwertner
Chancellor John Sharp announces the creation of the Global Institute for Hispanic Health by Texas A&M and Driscoll Children's Hospital. Joined by Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, and others.
00h:23mplay
06/23/16Sunset Advisory Commission
Note: There are intermittent audio quality issues due to the television feed from which this stream was derived. You may view the complete, original recording of this hearing on the House of Representatives website.
12h:06mplay
06/20/16Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs04h:44mplay
06/16/16Senate Committee on Health and Human Services
Due to technical difficulties with the Capitol TV system, there is a 30-second interruption at 34m:03s.
06h:58mplay
06/09/16Senate Select Committee on State Real Property Data Collection, Reporting, and Assessment
Joint hearing with the House Select Committee on State Real Property Data Collection, Reporting, and Assessment
02h:14mplay
05/31/16Press Conference: Lt. Governor Dan Patrick
Regarding an attorney general's opinion request regarding certain policies in Texas public schools.
00h:18mplay
05/23/16Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs04h:19mplay
05/19/16Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations03h:38mplay
05/18/16Health and Human Services Transition Legislative Oversight Committee01h:47mplay
05/17/16Senate Committee on Health and Human Services03h:08mplay
05/17/16Senate Committee on Finance03h:07mplay
05/17/16Senate Committee on Criminal Justice03h:01mplay
05/17/16Press Conference: Senator Juan Chuy Hinojosa
Regarding the upcoming sales tax holiday for certain water-efficient products. Joined by Comptroller Glenn Hegar, Rep. Drew Darby, and others. Note: Due to technical difficulties the video is inaudible until the one minute mark.
00h:07mplay
05/16/16Senate Committee on Higher Education01h:45mplay
05/10/16Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform & Relief
Road Meeting: Houston
08h:13mplay
05/05/16Joint Committee on Border Security03h:50mplay
05/04/16Senate Subcommittee on Border Security03h:21mplay
05/04/16Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports02h:48mplay
05/04/16Senate Committee on Business and Commerce02h:45mplay
04/27/16Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform & Relief
Road Meeting: Arlington
11h:09mplay
04/26/16Senate Committee on Higher Education05h:37mplay
04/26/16Press Conference: Lt. Governor Dan Patrick
Regarding public university tuition rates. Joined by Senator Kel Seliger.
00h:28mplay
04/21/16Senate Committee on Health and Human Services03h:47mplay
04/20/16Senate Committee on Health and Human Services09h:19mplay
04/14/16Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Road Meeting: Corpus Christi (audio only).
02h:53mplay
04/13/16Senate Committee on State Affairs02h:30mplay
04/13/16Joint Committee on TRS Health Benefit Plans02h:27mplay
04/11/16Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System
Road Meeting: Galveston (audio only).
04h:44mplay
04/01/16Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Economic Development04h:57mplay
03/31/16Health and Human Services Transition Legislative Oversight Committee02h:55mplay
03/30/16Senate Committee on Finance05h:19mplay
03/30/16Senate Committee on Criminal Justice02h:21mplay
03/30/16Senate Committee on Business and Commerce00h:48mplay
03/30/16Joint Committee on TRS Health Benefit Plans02h:49mplay
03/29/16Senate Select Committee on Transportation Planning01h:10mplay
03/29/16Senate Committee on Transportation02h:54mplay
03/29/16Senate Committee on State Affairs03h:18mplay
03/29/16Joint Hearing: Senate Committee on Education, Senate Committee on Higher Education09h:48mplay
03/23/16Senate Subcommittee on Border Security07h:18mplay
03/21/16Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform & Relief
Road Meeting: Lubbock
04h:42mplay
03/10/16Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations07h:05mplay
02/18/16Senate Committee on State Affairs02h:56mplay
02/18/16Senate Committee on Health and Human Services07h:04mplay
02/17/16Senate Committee on State Affairs03h:18mplay
02/11/16Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform & Relief
Road Meeting: Harlingen
04h:54mplay
02/10/16Senate Committee on Education
Road Meeting: McAllen (audio only).
06h:06mplay
02/03/16Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Road Meeting: Brownsville (audio only).
02h:20mplay
01/27/16Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform & Relief
Road Meeting: San Antonio
05h:54mplay
01/27/16Senate Committee on Transportation03h:25mplay
01/26/16Senate Committee on State Affairs03h:07mplay
01/26/16Senate Committee on Finance05h:06mplay
01/26/16Senate Committee on Business and Commerce02h:03mplay
01/25/16Health and Human Services Transition Legislative Oversight Committee01h:29mplay
01/22/16Senate Subcommittee on Border Security03h:35mplay
01/21/16Joint Committee on Border Security02h:22mplay