Thursday, May 5, 2011

1:00 PM or upon adjournment of the Senate

Senator Williams's Desk




Pursuant to suspension of Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Transportation & Homeland Security was held on Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Senator Williams's Desk.







Senator Tommy Williams, Chair


Senator Chris Harris

Senator Kirk Watson, Vice Chair



Senator Wendy Davis



Senator Rodney Ellis



Senator Juan Hinojosa



Senator Robert Nichols



Senator Florence Shapiro



Senator Jeff Wentworth






The chair called the meeting to order at 3:05 PM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:


The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1572 and recognized the author, Senator Watson, to explain the bill.


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


Senator Watson moved that SB 1572 do not pass but that CSSB 1572 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, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent.

Senator Harris asked to be shown voting aye for: HB 1112, SB 197, SB 1402, SB 1610, and SB 1611.


Senator Davis asked to be shown voting aye for: HB 563, HB 591, and HB 1112.


There being no further business, at 3:09 PM Senator Williams moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.





Senator Tommy Williams, Chair




Tulsi Reddy, Clerk