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The House Committee on Land & Resource Management

80th Legislature

April 4, 2007

8:00 a.m. or upon final adjourn./recess

E2.014

 

Pursuant to a notice posted on March 30, 2007, the House Committee on Land & Resource Management met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Mowery, at 8:01 a.m.

 

The roll was answered as follows:

 

Present:              Representatives Mowery; Zerwas; Callegari; Cook, Robby; Geren; Pickett (6).

 

Absent:              Representatives Orr; Davis, Yvonne; Ritter (3).

 

A quorum was present.

 

HB 3325

 

The chair laid out HB 3325.

 

The chair recognized Representative Escobar to explain the measure.

 

Testimony was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

(Representative Orr now present.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Escobar to close on the measure.

 

Representative Pickett moved that HB 3325, without amendments, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed and be sent to the Committee on Local and Consent Calendars. The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                             Representatives Mowery; Orr; Callegari; Cook, Robby; Geren; Pickett (6).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          Representatives Zerwas; Davis, Yvonne; Ritter  (3).

 

HB 1853

 

The chair laid out HB 1853.

 

The chair recognized Representative Corte, Frank to explain the measure.

 

Testimony was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Corte, Frank to close on the measure.

 

Representative Cook, Robby moved that HB 1853, without amendments, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                             Representatives Mowery; Orr; Callegari; Cook, Robby; Pickett (5).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          Representatives Zerwas; Davis, Yvonne; Geren; Ritter  (4).

 

HB 1679

 

The chair laid out HB 1679.

 

The chair recognized Representative Hughes to explain the measure.

 

Testimony was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Hughes to close on the measure.

 

Representative Callegari moved that HB 1679, without amendments, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed and be sent to the Committee on Local and Consent Calendars. The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                             Representatives Mowery; Orr; Callegari; Cook, Robby; Pickett (5).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          Representatives Zerwas; Davis, Yvonne; Geren; Ritter  (4).

 

HB 3591

 

The chair laid out HB 3591.

 

The chair recognized Representative Leibowitz to explain the measure.

(Representative Zerwas now present.)

 

Testimony was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

(Representative Ritter now present.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Leibowitz to close on the measure.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

HB 3699

 

The chair laid out HB 3699.

 

Representative Zerwas offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The chair recognized Representative McCall to explain the measure.

 

Testimony was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The chair recognized Representative McCall to close on the measure.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

HB 3624

 

The chair laid out HB 3624.

 

The chair recognized Representative Ritter to explain the measure.

 

Testimony was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Ritter to close on the measure.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

At 9:59 a.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was recessed until final adjournment of the House of Representatives, or, if the rules permits, during reading and referral of bills, April 4, 2007.

 

The committee reconvened at 6:29 p.m. after a request to grant permission for all committees and subcommittees to meet while the house was in session during bill referral, pursuant to their committee postings, and that for purposes of that motion, those committees and subcommittees that were scheduled to meet upon adjournment be considered to be scheduled to meet upon final recess pursuant to House Rule 4, Section 9.  The meeting was called to order by the chair, Representative Mowery. The roll was answered as follows:

 

Present:              Representatives Mowery; Orr; Zerwas; Callegari; Cook, Robby; Pickett (6).

 

Absent:              Representatives Davis, Yvonne; Geren; Ritter (3).

 

A quorum was present.

 

Chairman Mowery dissolved the House Committee on Land and Resource Management, Subcommittee on Eminent Domain.

 

HB 3188

 

The chair laid out HB 3188.

 

Representative Orr offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The chair recognized Representative Howard, Charlie to explain the measure.

 

Testimony was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

(Representative Geren now present.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Howard, Charlie to close on the measure.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

HB 2197

 

The chair laid out HB 2197.

 

Representative Geren offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The chair recognized Representative Eissler to explain the measure.

 

Testimony was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Eissler to close on the measure.

 

The committee substitute was adopted without objection.

 

Representative Callegari moved that HB 2197, as substituted, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed and be sent to the Committee on Local and Consent Calendars. The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                             Representatives Mowery; Zerwas; Callegari; Geren; Pickett (5).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          Representatives Orr; Cook, Robby; Davis, Yvonne; Ritter  (4).

 

At 7:43 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.

 

 

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Rep. Mowery, Chair

 

 

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Trey Burke, Clerk