The House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety

83rd Legislature

June 17, 2013

11:00 a.m. or upon final adjourn./recess



Pursuant to a notice posted on June 5, 2013, the House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Pickett, at 11:20 a.m.


The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Pickett; Fletcher; Dale; Kleinschmidt; Lavender; Sheets; and Simmons.


A quorum was present.






Representative Anderson and Representative Kacal were in attendance.


Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)


(Representative Flynn and Representative Cortez now present.)


Representative Simmons moved that the committee send a letter to FEMA requesting that they reconsider their decision not to provide additional public assistance to the governments and citizens of West, Texas as a result of the explosion that devastated the community in April.


The motion was adopted without objection.


At 12:30 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.




Rep. Pickett, Chair




Mariann H. Morelock, Clerk