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House Committee on Urban Affairs

Official Minutes for SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOUSING

80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session

Public Hearing of Thursday, April 12, 2007

Scheduled Starting Time of 8:00 a.m.

Hearing Room E2.016, Capitol Extension

 

 

Pursuant to a notice posted on April 5, 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 Subcommittee Chairman, the Honorable José Menéndez, at 8:06 a.m.

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

The roll was answered as follows:

 

Present:                       Subcommittee Chairman Menéndez;

                                    Representative Mallory Caraway (2).

 

Absent:                        Representative Murphy (1).

 

A quorum was PRESENT.

 

(Representative Mallory Caraway in the chair.)

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 3789

 

The Chair laid out HOUSE BILL No. 3789.

 

In the absence of Representative Bohac, the bill's author, the Chair recognized Subcommittee Chairman Menéndez to explain the measure.

 

TESTIMONY was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

(Representative Murphy now present.)

 

In the absence of Representative Bohac, the bill's author, the Chair recognized Subcommittee Chairman Menéndez to close on the measure.

 

Without objection, the bill was left PENDING.

 

 

(The Subcommittee Chairman reclaimed the chair.)

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 3627

 

The Subcommittee Chairman laid out HOUSE BILL No. 3627.

 

The Subcommittee Chairman recognized Representative Rodriguez to explain the measure.

 

The Subcommittee Chairman offered a complete COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE.

 

Without objection, the COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE was ADOPTED.

 

TESTIMONY was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

Without objection, the bill TEMPORARILY was left PENDING.

 

 

RECESS UNTIL LATER TODAY

 

At 8:55 a.m., on motion of the Subcommittee 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 10:41 p.m., the SUBCOMMITTEE was RECONVENED at the same location as earlier in the PUBLIC HEARING and was called to order by the Subcommittee Chairman.

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

The roll was answered as follows:

 

Present:                       Subcommittee Chairman Menéndez;

                                    Representative Murphy (2).

 

Absent:                        Representative Mallory Caraway (1).

 

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 3627--CONSIDERATION CONTINUED

 

As PENDING business from earlier in this PUBLIC HEARING, the Subcommittee Chairman again laid out HOUSE BILL No. 3627 (with SUBSTITUTE).

 

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

 

The Subcommittee Chairman recognized Representative Rodriguez to close on the measure.

 

The Subcommittee 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 again left PENDING.

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 2063--PENDING FROM PREVIOUS HEARING

 

As PENDING business, the Subcommittee Chairman laid out HOUSE BILL No. 2063.

 

Subcommittee Chairman Menéndez moved that HOUSE BILL No. 2063, WITHOUT AMENDMENT(S), be reported FAVORABLY to the full Committee on Urban Affairs.  The motion PREVAILED by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                           Subcommittee Chairman Menéndez;

                                    Representative Murphy (2).

 

Nays:                           None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representative Mallory Caraway (1).

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business to come before the SUBCOMMITTEE, at 11:09 p.m., on motion of the Subcommittee Chairman, 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

Subcommittee Chairman

 

 

 

 

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GREGORY D. WATSON

Chief Subcommittee Clerk