MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES

Thursday, April 7, 2011

8:30 AM

Capitol Extension, Room E1.012

 

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Pursuant to suspension of Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources was held on Thursday, April 7, 2011, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.012, at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Troy Fraser, Chair

 

Senator Craig Estes, Vice Chair

Senator Bob Deuell

Senator Glenn Hegar

 

Senator Robert Duncan

Senator Kevin Eltife

Senator Juan Hinojosa

 

 

Senator Mike Jackson

 

 

Senator Robert Nichols

 

 

Senator Kel Seliger

 

 

Senator Carlos Uresti

 

 

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 8:36 AM.The following business was transacted:

 

Senator Jackson assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out SB 15 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.Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list.The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.Senator Jackson moved that SB 15 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

 

Senator Fraser resumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out SB 1475 and recognized the author, Senator Shapiro, to explain the bill. Senator Hegar sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Shapiro to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed.

 

Senator Fraser moved to limit testimony to 3 minutes; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list.The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.Senator Fraser moved that SB 1475 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

There being no further business, at 9:56 AM Senator Fraser moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Pursuant to suspension of Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources was held on Thursday, April 7, 2011, in the Senate Chamber, at Senator Fraserís Desk.

 

The chair called the meeting to order at 1:15 PM.A quorum being present, the following business was transacted:

 

Senator Deuell assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 15 and recognized the author, Senator Fraser, to explain the bill.Senator Fraser moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.Senator Fraser moved that SB 15 do not pass but that CSSB 15 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.The motion carried with a record vote of 6 ayes, 1 nay, 0 present not voting, and 4 absent.

 

Senator Fraser resumed the chair.

 

There being no further business, at 1:19 PM Senator Fraser moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair.Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Troy Fraser, Chair

 

 

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Tatum Reagan, Clerk

 

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