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House Committee on Urban Affairs

SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOUSING

80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session

Monday, April 2, 2007

11:00 a.m.

Hearing Room 110, John H. Reagan Building

 

 

Pursuant to a notice posted on March 28, 2007, the SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOUSING, of the full Committee on Urban Affairs, of the Texas House of Representatives, met in a PUBLIC HEARING and was called to order by the Chairman, Representative José Menéndez, at 11:08 a.m.

 

ROLL CALL

 

The roll was called and answered as follows:

 

Present:           Chairman Menéndez

                        Representative Mallory Caraway (2).

 

Absent:            Representative Murphy (1).

 

A quorum was PRESENT.

 

(Representative Mallory Caraway in the chair.)

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 2353

 

The Chair laid out HOUSE BILL No. 2353.

 

The Chair recognized Chairman Menéndez--in the absence of Representative Thompson, the bill's author--to explain the measure.

 

TESTIMONY was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The Chair recognized Chairman Menéndez to close on the measure.

 

Without objection, the bill was left PENDING.

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 2023

 

The Chair laid out HOUSE BILL No. 2023.

 

The Chair recognized Chairman Menéndez--in the absence of Representative Bohac, the bill's author--to explain the measure.

 

TESTIMONY was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The Chair recognized Chairman Menéndez to close on the measure.

 

Without objection, the bill was left PENDING.

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 1637

 

The Chair laid out HOUSE BILL No. 1637.

 

The Chair recognized Chairman Menéndez to explain the measure.

 

TESTIMONY was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The Chair recognized Chairman Menéndez to close on the measure.

 

Without objection, the bill was left PENDING.

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 3872

 

The Chair laid out HOUSE BILL No. 3872.

 

The Chair recognized Chairman Menéndez to explain the measure.

 

The Chair recognized Chairman Menéndez to close on the measure.

 

Without objection, the bill was left PENDING.

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 3873

 

The Chair laid out HOUSE BILL No. 3873.

 

The Chair recognized Chairman Menéndez to explain the measure.

 

TESTIMONY was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The Chair recognized Chairman Menéndez to close on the measure.

 

Without objection, the bill was left PENDING.

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 3878

 

The Chair laid out HOUSE BILL No. 3878.

 

The Chair recognized Chairman Menéndez to explain the measure.

 

TESTIMONY was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

(The Chairman reclaimed the chair.)

 

Without objection, the bill was left PENDING temporarily.

 

 

RECESS UNTIL LATER TODAY

 

At 1:48 p.m., on motion of the Chairman, and without objection, the SUBCOMMITTEE stood in RECESS until today's session of the Texas House of Representatives had concluded.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING RESUMED

 

At 5:15 p.m., the SUBCOMMITTEE was RECONVENED at the same location as earlier in this PUBLIC HEARING and was called to order by the Chairman.

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

The roll was answered as follows:

 

Present:           Chairman Menéndez;

                        Representative Mallory Caraway;

                        Representative Murphy (3).

 

Absent:            None (0).

 

(Representative Murphy in the chair.)

 

 

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 3878--CONSIDERATION CONTINUED

 

As pending business from earlier in this PUBLIC HEARING, the Chair again laid out HOUSE BILL No. 3878.

 

TESTIMONY on this bill resumed.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The Chair recognized Chairman Menéndez to close on the measure.

 

Without objection, the bill was again left PENDING.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business to come before the SUBCOMMITTEE, at 6:23 p.m., on motion of Representative Murphy (still in the chair), and without objection, the PUBLIC HEARING was declared concluded and the SUBCOMMITTEE stood ADJOURNED, subject to the call of the Chair.

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. JOSE MENENDEZ

Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

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GREGORY D. WATSON

Chief Subcommittee Clerk