Thursday, April 16, 2009

5:30 p.m. or upon adjournment

Senator Fraser's Desk






Pursuant to suspension of Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Business & Commerce was held on Thursday, April 16, 2009, at Senator Fraser's Desk.







Senator Troy Fraser, Chair

Senator Chris Harris, Vice Chair

Senator Kip Averitt

Senator Kevin Eltife

Senator Craig Estes

Senator Mike Jackson

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Senator Leticia Van de Putte

Senator Kirk Watson






The chair called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m.  There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted: 


Senator Averitt assumed the chair. 


The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 14 and recognized the author, Senator Fraser, to explain the bill.  Senator Fraser sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Fraser to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed.  Senator Fraser moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Fraser moved that SB 14 do not pass but that CSSB 14 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 7 ayes, 2 nays, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent. 


Senator Fraser resumed the chair. 




There being no further business, at 6:09 p.m. Senator Fraser moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.




Senator Troy Fraser, Chair




Tatum Reagan, Clerk