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House Committee on Urban Affairs

80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Upon Final Adjournment/Recess

Hearing Room E1.026

 

 

Pursuant to a notice posted on March 16, 2007, the Committee on Urban Affairs, of the Texas House of Representatives, met in a PUBLIC HEARING and was called to order by the Chairman, Representative Kevin Bailey, at 6:37 p.m.

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

The roll was answered as follows:

 

Present:             Chairman Bailey;

                           Vice-Chairman Murphy;

                           Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menendez;

                           Representative Latham;

                           Representative Mallory Caraway;

                           Representative Martinez Fischer (6).

 

Absent:              Representative Cohen (1).

 

A quorum was PRESENT.

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 614

 

The Chairman laid out HOUSE BILL No. 614.

 

The Chairman recognized Representative Quintanilla to explain the measure.

 

TESTIMONY was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The Chairman recognized Representative Quintanilla to close on the measure.

 

Without objection, the bill was left PENDING.

 

 

DIRECT REFERRAL TO SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOUSING

 

The Chairman DIRECTLY REFERRED the following four bills to the SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOUSING, the membership of which was established on February 14, 2007:


 

HOUSE BILL No. 1637;

HOUSE BILL No. 2023;

HOUSE BILL No. 3128; and

HOUSE BILL No. 3356

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 985

 

The Chairman laid out HOUSE BILL No. 985.

 

The Chairman recognized Representative Isett to explain the measure.

 

The Chairman offered a COMPLETE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE.

 

Without objection, the COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE was ADOPTED.

 

TESTIMONY was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

(Representative Cohen now present.)

 

In the absence of Representative Isett, the Chairman closed on the measure.

 

The Chairman moved to RECONSIDER the vote by which the COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE was ADOPTED and, without objection, the COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE was WITHDRAWN.

 

Without objection, the bill was left PENDING.

 

HOUSE BILL No. 470

 

The Chairman laid out HOUSE BILL No. 470.

 

The Chairman recognized Representative Rodriguez to explain the measure.

 

Vice-Chairman Murphy offered a COMPLETE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE.

 

Without objection, the COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE was ADOPTED.

 

TESTIMONY was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The Chairman recognized Representative Rodriguez to close on the measure.

 

Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menendez moved that HOUSE BILL No. 470, AS SUBSTITUTED, be reported FAVORABLY to the full House of Representatives 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:                              Chairman Bailey;

                                       Vice-Chairman Murphy;

                                       Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menendez;

                                       Representative Cohen;

                                       Representative Latham;

                                       Representative Mallory Caraway (6).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Representative Martinez Fischer (1).

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 2175

 

The Chairman laid out HOUSE BILL No. 2175.

 

The Chairman recognized Representative Deshotel to explain the measure.

 

Vice-Chairman Murphy offered a COMPLETE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE.

 

Without objection, the COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE was ADOPTED.

 

(Vice-Chairman Murphy in chair.)

 

TESTIMONY was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

(The Chairman reclaimed the chair.)

 

The Chairman recognized Representative Deshotel to close on the measure.

 

Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menendez moved that HOUSE BILL No. 2175, AS SUBSTITUTED, be reported FAVORABLY to the full House of Representatives with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion PREVAILED by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                              Chairman Bailey;

                                       Vice-Chairman Murphy;

                                       Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menendez;

                                       Representative Cohen;

                                       Representative Mallory Caraway (5).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Representative Latham;

                                       Representative Martinez Fischer (2).

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 2019

 

The Chairman laid out HOUSE BILL No. 2019.

 

The Chairman recognized Representative Heflin to explain the measure.

 

The Chairman recognized Representative Heflin to close on the measure.

 

Vice-Chairman Murphy moved that HOUSE BILL No. 2019, WITHOUT AMENDMENTS, be reported FAVORABLY to the full House of Representatives with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion PREVAILED by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                              Chairman Bailey;

                                       Vice-Chairman Murphy;

                                       Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menendez;

                                       Representative Cohen;

                                       Representative Mallory Caraway (5).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Representative Latham;

                                       Representative Martinez Fischer (2).

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 280

 

The Chairman laid out HOUSE BILL No. 280.

 

The Chairman recognized Representative Madden to explain the measure.

 

The Chairman recognized Representative Madden to close on the measure.

 

Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menendez moved that HOUSE BILL No. 280, WITHOUT AMENDMENTS, be reported FAVORABLY to the full House of Representatives with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion PREVAILED by the following record vote:

 

 

Ayes:                              Chairman Bailey;

                                       Vice-Chairman Murphy;

                                       Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menendez;

                                       Representative Mallory Caraway (4).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Representative Cohen;

                                       Representative Latham;

                                       Representative Martinez Fischer (3).

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 922

 

The Chairman laid out HOUSE BILL No. 922.

 

The Chairman recognized Representative Truitt to explain the measure.

 

Vice-Chairman Murphy offered a COMPLETE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE.

 

Without objection, the COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE was ADOPTED.

 

TESTIMONY was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The Chairman recognized Representative Truitt to close on the measure.

 

The Chairman moved to RECONSIDER the vote by which the COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE was ADOPTED and, without objection, the COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE was WITHDRAWN.

 

Without objection, the bill was left PENDING.

 

HOUSE BILL No. 1052

 

The Chairman laid out HOUSE BILL No. 1052.

 

The Chairman recognized Representative Callegari to explain the measure.

 

Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menendez offered a COMPLETE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE.

 

Without objection, the COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE was ADOPTED.

 

TESTIMONY was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The Chairman recognized Representative Callegari to close on the measure.

 

The Chairman moved to RECONSIDER the vote by which the COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE was ADOPTED and, without objection, the COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE was WITHDRAWN.

 

Without objection, the bill was left PENDING.

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 2484

 

The Chairman laid out HOUSE BILL No. 2484.

 

The Chairman recognized Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menendez to explain the measure.

 

TESTIMONY was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The Chairman recognized Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menendez to close on the measure.

 

Representative Cohen moved that HOUSE BILL No. 2484, WITHOUT AMENDMENTS, be reported FAVORABLY to the full House of Representatives 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:                              Chairman Bailey;

                                       Vice-Chairman Murphy;

                                       Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menendez;

                                       Representative Cohen;

                                       Representative Latham (5).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Representative Mallory Caraway;

                                       Representative Martinez Fischer (2).

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 1401--RECONSIDERATION

 

Vice-Chairman Murphy moved to RECONSIDER the vote by which HOUSE BILL No. 1401--previously approved by the committee on February 28, 2007--was favorably reported to the full House of Representatives.

 

Without objection, the motion to reconsider PREVAILED.

 

 

 

Representative Latham then moved that HOUSE BILL No. 1401, WITHOUT AMENDMENTS, be again reported FAVORABLY to the full House of Representatives with the recommendation again that it do pass and be printed and be sent again to the COMMITTEE ON LOCAL AND CONSENT CALENDARS.  The motion PREVAILED by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                              Chairman Bailey;

                                       Vice-Chairman Murphy;

                                       Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menendez;

                                       Representative Cohen;

                                       Representative Latham (5).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Representative Mallory Caraway;

                                       Representative Martinez Fischer (2).

 

(Vice-Chairman Murphy in chair.)

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 2184

 

The Chair laid out HOUSE BILL No. 2184.

 

In the absence of Representative Dukes, author of the bill, the Chair recognized Chairman Bailey to explain the measure.

 

Chairman Bailey offered a COMPLETE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE.

 

Without objection, the COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE was ADOPTED.

 

TESTIMONY was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The Chair recognized Chairman Bailey to close on the measure.

 

Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menendez moved that HOUSE BILL No. 2184, AS SUBSTITUTED, be reported FAVORABLY to the full House of Representatives with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion PREVAILED by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                              Chairman Bailey;

                                       Vice-Chairman Murphy;

                                       Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menendez;

 

                                       Representative Cohen;

                                       Representative Latham;

                                       Representative Mallory Caraway (6).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Representative Martinez Fischer (1).

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 2338

 

The Chair laid out HOUSE BILL No. 2338.

 

The Chair recognized Chairman Bailey to explain the measure.

 

The Chair recognized Chairman Bailey to close on the measure.

 

Representative Cohen moved that HOUSE BILL No. 2338, WITHOUT AMENDMENTS, be reported FAVORABLY to the full House of Representatives with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion PREVAILED by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                              Chairman Bailey;

                                       Vice-Chairman Murphy;

                                       Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menendez;

                                       Representative Cohen;

                                       Representative Latham;

                                       Representative Mallory Caraway (6).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Representative Martinez Fischer (1).

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 2840

 

The Chair laid out HOUSE BILL No. 2840.

 

In the absence of Representative S. King, author of the bill, the Chair recognized Chairman Bailey to explain the measure.

 

The Chair recognized Chairman Bailey to close on the measure.

 

Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menendez moved that HOUSE BILL No. 2840, WITHOUT AMENDMENTS, be reported FAVORABLY to the full House of Representatives with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed and be sent to the COMMITTEE ON LOCAL AND CONSENT CALENDARS.  The motion PREVAILED the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                              Chairman Bailey;

                                       Vice-Chairman Murphy;

                                       Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menendez;

                                       Representative Cohen;

                                       Representative Latham;

                                       Representative Mallory Caraway (6).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Representative Martinez Fischer (1).

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 2099

 

The Chair laid out HOUSE BILL No. 2099.

 

The Chair recognized Chairman Bailey to explain the measure.

 

TESTIMONY was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The Chair recognized Chairman Bailey to close on the measure.

 

Without objection, the bill was left PENDING.

 

(The Chairman reclaimed the chair)

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business to come before the committee, at 10:03 p.m., on motion of the Chairman, and without objection, the PUBLIC HEARING was declared concluded and the committee stood ADJOURNED, subject to the call of the Chair.

 

 

 

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Rep. KEVIN BAILEY

Chairman

 

 

 

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GREGORY D. WATSON

Chief Committee Clerk