Wednesday, April 17, 2013

1:30 PM or upon adjournment

Betty King Committee Room




Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Military Installations was held on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in the Betty King Committee Room at Austin, Texas.







Senator Leticia Van de Putte, Chair


Senator Brian Birdwell, Vice Chair

Senator Donna Campbell



Senator Wendy Davis



Senator José Rodríguez






The chair called the meeting to order at 3:49 PM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:


The Chair recognized Senator Donna Campbell’s arrival at 3:50 p.m. and welcomed her to the committee hearing.


The Chair recognized Brooklyn Farrell, Senate Page from Senator Wendy Davis’s Office, to recite the United States Pledge of Allegiance and the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of Texas.


The chair laid out SB 1892 and recognized the author, Senator Garcia, to explain the bill.


Senator Van de Putte sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Garcia to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed. Senator Van de Putte moved committee substitute be left pending; 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.


There being no further business, at 4:07 PM Senator Van de Putte moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.









Senator Leticia Van de Putte, Chair




Cinda Johnson, Clerk