Wednesday, May 9, 2007

3:20 p.m. or upon adjournment

Senator Averitt's Desk






Pursuant to suspension of Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources was held on Wednesday, May 9, 2007, in the Senator Averitt's Desk







Senator Kip Averitt

Senator Craig Estes

Senator Kim Brimer

Senator Bob Deuell

Senator Kevin Eltife

Senator Glenn Hegar

Senator Juan Hinojosa

Senator Mike Jackson

Senator Carlos Uresti


Senator Robert Duncan

Senator Kel Seliger




The chair called the meeting to order at 3:20 p.m.  There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted: 


The chair laid out SB 2052 and recognized the author, Senator Brimer, to explain the bill. 


Senator Brimer sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Brimer to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed.  Senator Brimer moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. 


The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. 


Senator Brimer moved that SB 2052 do not pass but that CSSB 2052 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 9 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 2 absent. 


Senator Brimer moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 


There being no further business, Senator Averitt moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 







Senator Kip Averitt, Chair




Teddy Carter, Clerk