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Official Minutes for House Committee on Urban Affairs

80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session

Public Hearing of Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Upon Final Adjournment/Recess

Hearing Room E1.026, Capitol Extension

 

 

Pursuant to a notice posted on March 30, 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, the Honorable Kevin Bailey, at 6:35 p.m.

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

The roll was answered as follows:

 

Present:             Chairman Bailey;

                           Vice-Chairman Murphy;

                           Representative Latham;

                           Representative Mallory Caraway (4).

 

Absent:              Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menéndez;

                           Representative Cohen;

                           Representative Martinez Fischer (3).

 

A quorum was PRESENT.

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 2667

 

The Chairman laid out HOUSE BILL No. 2667.

 

The Chairman recognized Representative Latham 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 Latham 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RECONSIDER the vote by which the COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE was ADOPTED and, without objection, the COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE was WITHDRAWN.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 TEMPORARILY was left PENDING.

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 3696

 

The Chairman laid out HOUSE BILL No. 3696.

 

The Chairman recognized Representative B. Brown to explain the measure.

 

TESTIMONY was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The Chairman recognized Representative B. Brown to close on the measure.

 

Without objection, the bill TEMPORARILY was left PENDING.

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 3367

 

The Chairman laid out HOUSE BILL No. 3367.

 

The Chairman recognized Representative Straus 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.)

 

(Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menéndez now present.)

 

The Chairman recognized Representative Straus to close on the measure.

 

Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menéndez moved that HOUSE BILL No. 3367, 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;

                                       Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menéndez;

                                       Representative Latham;

                                       Representative Mallory Caraway (4).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Vice-Chairman Murphy;

                                       Representative Cohen;

                                       Representative Martinez Fischer (3).

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 3696--CONSIDERATION RESUMED

 

As PENDING business from earlier in this PUBLIC HEARING, the Chairman again laid out HOUSE BILL No. 3696.

 

Representative Latham moved that HOUSE BILL No. 3696, 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;

                                       Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menéndez;

                                       Representative Latham;

                                       Representative Mallory Caraway (4).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Vice-Chairman Murphy;

                                       Representative Cohen;

                                       Representative Martinez Fischer (3).

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 2667--CONSIDERATION RESUMED

 

As PENDING business from earlier in this PUBLIC HEARING, the Chairman again laid out HOUSE BILL No. 2667.

 

Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menéndez offered a complete COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE.

 

Without objection, the COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE was ADOPTED.

 

Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menéndez moved that HOUSE BILL No. 2667, 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;

                                       Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menéndez;

                                       Representative Latham;

                                       Representative Mallory Caraway (4).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Vice-Chairman Murphy;

                                       Representative Cohen;

                                       Representative Martinez Fischer (3).

 

 

SENATE BILL No. 526

 

The Chairman laid out SENATE BILL No. 526.

 

In the absence of Representative Smithee (House Sponsor), the Chairman explained the measure.

 

In the absence of Representative Smithee (House Sponsor), the Chairman closed on the measure.

 

Representative Latham moved that SENATE BILL No. 526, 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;

                                       Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menéndez;

                                       Representative Latham;

                                       Representative Mallory Caraway (4).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Vice-Chairman Murphy;

                                       Representative Cohen;

                                       Representative Martinez Fischer (3).

 

 

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 3672

 

The Chairman laid out HOUSE BILL No. 3672.

 

The Chairman recognized Representative Bohac to explain the measure.

 

Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menéndez offered a complete COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE.

 

Without objection, the COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE was ADOPTED.

 

TESTIMONY was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The Chairman recognized Representative Bohac to close on the measure.

 

Vice-Chairman Murphy moved that HOUSE BILL No. 3672, 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 Menéndez;

                                       Representative Latham;

                                       Representative Mallory Caraway (5).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Representative Cohen;

                                       Representative Martinez Fischer (2).

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 3138

 

The Chairman laid out HOUSE BILL No. 3138.

 

The Chairman recognized Representative Bohac to explain the measure.

 

Vice-Chairman Murphy offered a complete COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE.

 

Without objection, the COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE was ADOPTED.

 

The Chairman recognized Representative Bohac to close on the measure.

 

Representative Latham moved that HOUSE BILL No. 3138, 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;

                                       Representative Latham;

                                       Representative Mallory Caraway (4).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menéndez;

                                       Representative Cohen;

                                       Representative Martinez Fischer (3).

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 2152

 

The Chairman laid out HOUSE BILL No. 2152.

 

The Chairman recognized Representative Bohac 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 Bohac 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. 2022

 

The Chairman laid out HOUSE BILL No. 2022.

 

The Chairman recognized Representative Bohac to explain the measure.

 

Representative Latham offered a complete COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE.

 

Without objection, the COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE was ADOPTED.

 

The Chairman recognized Representative Bohac 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. 922--PENDING FROM PREVIOUS HEARING

 

As PENDING business, the Chairman laid out HOUSE BILL No. 922.

 

Vice-Chairman Murphy offered a complete COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE.

 

Without objection, the COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE was ADOPTED.

 

Vice-Chairman Murphy moved that HOUSE BILL No. 922, 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 Menéndez;

                                       Representative Latham;

                                       Representative Mallory Caraway (5).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Representative Cohen;

                                       Representative Martinez Fischer (2).

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 3352--PENDING FROM PREVIOUS HEARING

 

As PENDING business, the Chairman laid out HOUSE BILL No. 3352.

 

Vice-Chairman Murphy offered a complete COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE.

 

Without objection, the COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE was ADOPTED.

 

Vice-Chairman Murphy moved that HOUSE BILL No. 3352, 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 Menéndez;

                                       Representative Latham;

                                       Representative Mallory Caraway (5).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Representative Cohen;

                                       Representative Martinez Fischer (2).

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 1473--PENDING FROM PREVIOUS HEARING

 

As PENDING business, the Chairman laid out HOUSE BILL No. 1473.

 

Vice-Chairman Murphy offered a complete COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE.

 

Without objection, the COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE was ADOPTED.

 

Without objection, public TESTIMONY on the bill was RE-OPENED.

 

TESTIMONY was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

Vice-Chairman Murphy moved that HOUSE BILL No. 1473, 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 Menéndez;

                                       Representative Latham;

                                       Representative Mallory Caraway (5).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Representative Cohen;

                                       Representative Martinez Fischer (2).

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 1315--PENDING FROM PREVIOUS HEARING

 

As PENDING business, the Chairman laid out HOUSE BILL No. 1315.

 

Vice-Chairman Murphy offered a complete COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE.

 

Without objection, the COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE was ADOPTED.

 

Without objection, public TESTIMONY on the bill was RE-OPENED.

 

TESTIMONY was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

Vice-Chairman Murphy moved that HOUSE BILL No. 1315, 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 Menéndez;

                                       Representative Latham;

                                       Representative Mallory Caraway (5).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Representative Cohen;

                                       Representative Martinez Fischer (2).

 

 

DIRECT REFERRAL TO SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOUSING

 

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

 

HOUSE BILL No. 3627 and HOUSE BILL No. 3789

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business to come before the Committee, at 8:43 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