Friday, May 11, 2007

2:00 p.m. or upon adjournment

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 11, 2007, in the Senate Chamber at Austin, Texas.







Senator Troy Fraser, Chairman

Senator Kip Averitt, Vice Chairman

Senator Kevin Eltife

Senator Kyle Janek

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Senator Leticia Van de Putte

Senator Kirk Watson


Senator Chris Harris

Senator Craig Estes




The chair called the meeting to order at 2:40 p.m.  There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted: 


Senator Eltife assumed the chair. 


The chair laid out HB 1038, pending in committee, and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Fraser, to explain the bill.  Senator Fraser sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Fraser to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the house bill as engrossed.  Senator Fraser moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Fraser moved that HB 1038 do not pass but that CSHB 1038 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 7 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 2 absent. 


Senator Fraser resumed the chair. 



There being no further business, at 2:43 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, Chair




Tatum Reagan, Clerk