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The House Committee on Licensing & Administrative Procedures

80th Legislature

April 22, 2008

10:00 a.m.

Dallas City Council Chamber, 6E.S

1500 Marilla

Dallas, Texas


Pursuant to a notice posted on April 15, 2008, the House Committee on Licensing & Administrative Procedures met in a public hearing and was called to order by the acting chair, Representative Geren at 10:03 a.m.


The roll was answered as follows:


Present:              Representatives Geren; Goolsby; Hamilton; Jones, Delwin; Quintanilla (5).


Absent:              Representatives Flores; Isett, Carl; Miles; Thompson (4).


A quorum was present.


The chair recognized Dwaine Caraway, Deputy Mayor Pro Tem, for welcoming remarks.


(Representative Miles now present.)


Charge #6:  Examine the current practice of certain occupations, and determine whether these occupations pose any significant threat to the health, safety and welfare of the general public to the extent that increased regulation is needed:

            A.  Establish a statewide registration for certain sexually-oriented businesses (SOBs).




Charge #7:  Oversight:  Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC)


The chair laid out charges #6 & #7


Testimony was taken.  (See attached witness list.)


(Representative Thompson now present.)


Testimony continued.  (See attached witness list.)



The chair announced that the next committee meeting has been posted for May 7 in Austin.





At 1:13 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned.




Rep. Flores, Chair




Milda Mora, Clerk