MINUTES

 

SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY

Monday, March 28, 2011

9:00 AM

Capitol Extension, Room E1.012

 

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Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Subcommittee on Public Safety was held on Monday, March 28, 2011, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.012, at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator John Whitmire, Chair

 

None

Senator Craig Estes

 

 

Senator Juan Hinojosa

 

 

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

 

 

Senator Jane Nelson

 

 

Senator Kel Seliger

 

 

Senator Florence Shapiro

 

 

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 9:04 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

The chair called the Legislative Budget Board to provide invited testimony (see attached list).

 

The chair called Colonel Patrick Hamilton to provide invited testimony.

 

There being no further business, at 10:24am Senator Whitmire moved that the committee stand recessed until 4:00pm. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Pursuant to the suspension of Senate Rules 11.10 and 11.8, the Finance Subcommittee on Public Safety reconvened at 4:03pm in room E1.028.

 

Senator Hinojosa moved that we refer a proposed rider to the Governorís Trusteed Programís bill pattern to direct $2 million per fiscal year to be used for border prosecutions from funds already appropriated in SB1 for A.1.11, Homeland Security in Article XI of SB 1. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair called the Legislative Budget Board to provide invited testimony (see attached list) on the proposed riders for the Texas Youth Commission, the Department of Public Safety, the Alcoholic Beverage Commission, the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education, the Juvenile Probation Commission, Commission on Jail Standards, the Governorís Trusteed Programs, the Department of Criminal Justice, and the Adjutant Generalís Department.

 

Senator Hinojosa moved that we adopt the Legislative Budget Board recommendations into subcommittee report and report it favorably back to the full committee. The motion carried with a record vote of 7 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent. Senator Seliger requested that he be shown voting aye on the recommendation; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

 

There being no further business, at 4:33 PM Senator Whitmire moved that the Committee be adjourned. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator John Whitmire, Chair

 

 

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Michaela Bernacchio, Clerk