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Official Minutes for House Committee on Urban Affairs

80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session

Public Hearing of Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Upon Final Adjournment/Recess

Hearing Room E1.026, Capitol Extension

 

 

Pursuant to a NOTICE posted on April 13, 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 4:02 p.m.

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

The roll was answered as follows:

 

Present:             Chairman Bailey;

                           Vice-Chairman Murphy;

                           Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menéndez;

                           Representative Cohen;

                           Representative Latham (5).

 

Absent:              Representative Mallory Caraway;

                           Representative Martinez Fischer (2).

 

A quorum was PRESENT.

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 866--PENDING FROM PREVIOUS HEARING

 

As PENDING business, the Chairman laid out HOUSE BILL No. 866.

 

Representative Latham offered a complete COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE.

 

Without objection, the committee substitute was ADOPTED.

 

Representative Latham moved that HOUSE BILL No. 866, 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 Cohen;

                                       Representative Latham (5).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Representative Mallory Caraway;

                                       Representative Martinez Fischer (2).

 

(Vice-Chairman Murphy in the chair.)

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 2099--RECONSIDERATION

 

The Chair moved to RECONSIDER the vote by which HOUSE BILL No. 2099--previously approved by the Committee on April 11, 2007--was favorably reported to the full House of Representatives.

 

Without objection, the motion to reconsider PREVAILED.

 

(Representative Mallory Caraway now present.)

 

The Chair recognized Chairman Bailey to explain the measure.

 

Chairman Bailey offered a complete COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE (Legislative Council Drafting Request No. 80R15658 KSD-F).

 

Without objection, the COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE was ADOPTED.

 

The Chair recognized Chairman Bailey to close on the measure.

 

Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menéndez moved that HOUSE BILL No. 2099, 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 Cohen;

                                       Representative Latham;

                                       Representative Mallory Caraway (6).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Representative Martinez Fischer (1).

 

 

REPORT OF SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOUSING--HOUSE BILL No. 1637

 

The Chair called up for consideration HOUSE BILL No. 1637, which was FAVORABLY reported back, WITHOUT AMENDMENT(S), to the full Committee on Urban Affairs, by the Subcommittee on Housing, at the Subcommittee's PUBLIC HEARING of April 5, 2007.

 

The Chair recognized Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menéndez to present the report of the Subcommittee on the measure.

 

On motion of Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menéndez, the bill TEMPORARILY was left PENDING.

 

 

REPORT OF SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOUSING--HOUSE BILL No. 3872

 

The Chair called up for consideration HOUSE BILL No. 3872, which was FAVORABLY reported back, WITHOUT AMENDMENT(S), to the full Committee on Urban Affairs, by the Subcommittee on Housing, at the Subcommittee's PUBLIC HEARING of April 5, 2007.

 

The Chair recognized Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menéndez to present the report of the Subcommittee on the measure.

 

Representative Latham offered a complete COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE.

 

Without objection, the COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE was ADOPTED.

 

Representative Mallory Caraway moved that HOUSE BILL No. 3872, 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:                              Vice-Chairman Murphy;

                                       Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menéndez;

                                       Representative Latham;

                                       Representative Mallory Caraway (4).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Chairman Bailey;

                                       Representative Cohen;

                                       Representative Martinez Fischer (3).

 

 

REPORT OF SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOUSING--HOUSE BILL No. 2063

 

The Chair called up for consideration HOUSE BILL No. 2063, which was FAVORABLY reported back, WITHOUT AMENDMENT(S), to the full Committee on Urban Affairs, by the Subcommittee on Housing, at the Subcommittee's PUBLIC HEARING of April 12, 2007.

 

The Chair recognized Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menéndez to present the report of the Subcommittee on the measure.

 

Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menéndez 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.)

 

Representative Mallory Caraway moved that HOUSE BILL No. 2063, 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:                             Representative Cohen (1).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Representative Martinez Fischer (1).

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 1637--SUBCOMMITTEE REPORT--CONSIDERATION CONTINUED

 

As PENDING business from earlier in this PUBLIC HEARING, the Chair again laid out HOUSE BILL No. 1637 on favorable report of the Subcommittee on Housing (unamended).

 

The Chair again recognized Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menéndez to again present the report of the Subcommittee on the measure.

 

Representative Cohen offered COMMITTEE AMENDMENT No. 1.

 

COMMITTEE AMENDMENT No. 1 was adopted by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                           Chairman Bailey;

                                    Vice-Chairman Murphy;

                                    Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menéndez;

                                    Representative Cohen;

                                    Representative Latham;

                                    Representative Mallory Caraway (6).

 

Nays:                           None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representative Martinez Fischer (1).

 

Representative Latham moved that HOUSE BILL No. 1637, as AMENDED, 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 Cohen;

                                       Representative Latham;

                                       Representative Mallory Caraway (6).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Representative Martinez Fischer (1).

 

 

REPORT OF SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOUSING--HOUSE BILL No. 3871

 

The Chair called up for consideration HOUSE BILL No. 3871, which was FAVORABLY reported back, WITHOUT AMENDMENT(S), to the full Committee on Urban Affairs, by the Subcommittee on Housing, at the Subcommittee's PUBLIC HEARING of April 5, 2007.

 

The Chair recognized Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menéndez to present the report of the Subcommittee on the measure.

 

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

 

Without objection, the COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE was ADOPTED.

 

Representative Cohen moved that HOUSE BILL No. 3871, 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 Cohen;

                                       Representative Latham;

                                       Representative Mallory Caraway (6).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Representative Martinez Fischer (1).

 

(The Chairman reclaimed the chair.)

 

 

SENATE BILL No. 125--PENDING FROM PREVIOUS HEARING

 

As PENDING business, the Chairman laid out SENATE BILL No. 125.

 

Representative Mallory Caraway moved that SENATE BILL No. 125, WITHOUT AMENDMENT(S), 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 Cohen;

                                       Representative Latham;

                                       Representative Mallory Caraway (6).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Representative Martinez Fischer (1).

 

 

SENATE BILL No. 1119--PENDING FROM PREVIOUS HEARING

 

As PENDING business, the Chairman laid out SENATE BILL No. 1119.

 

Representative Cohen moved that SENATE BILL No. 1119, WITHOUT AMENDMENT(S), 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;

                                       Representative Menéndez;

                                       Representative Cohen;

                                       Representative Latham;

                                       Representative Mallory Caraway (6).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Representative Martinez Fischer (1).

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 3671--PENDING FROM PREVIOUS HEARING

 

As PENDING business, the Chairman laid out HOUSE BILL No. 3671.

 

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. 3671, 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 Cohen;

                                       Representative Latham;

                                       Representative Mallory Caraway (6).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Representative Martinez Fischer (1).

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 3587--PENDING FROM PREVIOUS HEARING

 

As PENDING business, the Chairman laid out HOUSE BILL No. 3587.

 

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

 

TESTIMONY was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

Without objection, the bill was again left PENDING.

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 4092

 

The Chairman laid out HOUSE BILL No. 4092.

 

The Chairman recognized Representative Miles to explain the measure.

 

Representative Mallory Caraway offered a complete COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE.

 

Without objection, the COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE was ADOPTED.

The Chairman recognized Representative Miles to close on the measure.

 

Representative Latham moved that HOUSE BILL No. 4092, 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;

                                       Representative Cohen;

                                       Representative Latham;

                                       Representative Mallory Caraway (4).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Vice-Chairman Murphy;

                                       Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menéndez;

                                       Representative Martinez Fischer (3).

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 4090

 

The Chairman laid out HOUSE BILL No. 4090.

 

The Chairman recognized Representative Coleman to explain the measure.

 

The Chairman recognized Representative Coleman to close on the measure.

 

Without objection, the bill was left PENDING.

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 4091

 

The Chairman laid out HOUSE BILL No. 4091.

 

The Chairman recognized Representative Coleman 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.)

 

(Representative Martinez Fischer now present.)

 

Representative Cohen moved that HOUSE BILL No. 4091, 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 Cohen;

                                       Representative Latham;

                                       Representative Mallory Caraway;

                                       Representative Martinez Fischer (6).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menéndez (1).

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 4004--PENDING FROM PREVIOUS HEARING

 

As PENDING business, the Chairman laid out HOUSE BILL No. 4004.

 

Vice-Chairman Murphy offered a complete COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE.

 

Without objection, the COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE was ADOPTED.

 

Representative Cohen moved that HOUSE BILL No. 4004, 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 Cohen;

                                       Representative Latham;

                                       Representative Mallory Caraway (5).

                                      

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menéndez;

                                       Representative Martinez Fischer (2).

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 4053--PENDING FROM PREVIOUS HEARING

 

As PENDING business, the Chairman laid out HOUSE BILL No. 4053.

 

Vice-Chairman Murphy offered a complete COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE.

 

Without objection, the COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE was ADOPTED.

 

Representative Latham moved that HOUSE BILL No. 4053, 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 Cohen;

                                       Representative Latham;

                                       Representative Mallory Caraway (5).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None (0).

 

Absent:                          Chairman for Budget & Oversight Menéndez;

                                       Representative Martinez Fischer (2).

 

(Vice-Chairman Murphy in the chair.)

 

 

HOUSE BILL No. 2330

 

The Chair laid out HOUSE BILL No. 2330.

 

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.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business to come before the Committee, at 5:54 p.m., on motion of Vice-Chairman Murphy (still in the chair), 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