Wednesday, June 22, 2011

10:00 AM

Capitol Extension, Room E1.016




Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Business & Commerce was held on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.016, at Austin, Texas.







Senator John Carona, Chair



Senator Chris Harris, Vice Chair



Senator Kevin Eltife



Senator Craig Estes



Senator Mike Jackson



Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.



Senator Leticia Van de Putte



Senator Kirk Watson



Senator John Whitmire






The chair called the meeting to order at 10:00 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:


Senator Carona announced the creation of an ad hoc Subcommittee on Water Utilities in Rural and Unincorporated Territories. There being no objection, it was so ordered. Senator Carona announced the members: Watson, chair; Eltife, Whitmire.


At 10:05 AM Senator Watson assumed the chair.


The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 3 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Carona, to explain the bill.


Senator Carona sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Carona to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed.


At 10:10 AM Senator Harris assumed the chair.


Senator Carona moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. 


Senator Carona moved that HB 3 do not pass but that CSHB 3 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 8 ayes, 1 nay, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent.


There being no further business, at 10:30 AM Senator Carona moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.









Senator John Carona, Chair




Steven Polunsky, Clerk