The library has a new resource that provides access to scanned House and Joint committee minutes from the 63rd-74th Legislatures (1973-1995). You can find it on our website under Committees --> Committee minutes. Senate minutes for the 63rd-74th Legislatures (1973-1995) are currently being scanned and will be added as completed. More recent minutes for the 75th Legislature (1997) to the present are available from Texas Legislature Online Committees.
Minutes summarize committee proceedings and record the time and place of each meeting, members present, bills considered, witness lists, and votes taken. Minutes typically do not contain transcriptions of discussions or testimony.  For information on how to access that information, see the library's Legislative Intent Guide under Audio Recordings of Legislative Discussion.