Friday, May 4, 2007

5:00 p.m.

Senate Chamber

Senator Troy Fraser's Desk





Pursuant to suspension of Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Business & Commerce was held on Friday, May 4, 2007, in the Senate Chamber at Austin, Texas.







Senator Troy Fraser, Chairman

Senator Kip Averitt

Senator Kevin Eltife

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Senator Leticia Van de Putte

Senator Kirk Watson


Senator Chris Harris, Vice Chairman

Senator Craig Estes

Senator Kyle Janek




The chair called the meeting to order at 5:44 p.m.  There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted: 


The chair laid out SB 753, pending in committee from a previous hearing, and recognized the author, Senator Shapleigh, to explain the bill.  Senator Watson sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Shapleigh to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed.  Senator Watson moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Watson moved that SB 753 do not pass but that CSSB 753 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 6 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 3 absent.  Senator Watson moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered.  


There being no further business, at 5:47 p.m. Senator Fraser moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 







Senator Troy Fraser, Chairman




Tatum Reagan, Clerk