Tuesday, May 8, 2007

3:00 p.m. or upon adjournment,

Senate Chamber, Senator Duncan's Desk






Pursuant to suspension of Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on State Affairs was held on Tuesday, May 8, 2007, in the Senate Chamber, at Senator Duncan's desk, Austin, Texas.







Senator Robert Duncan

Senator Tommy Williams

Senator John Carona

Senator Rodney Ellis

Senator Troy Fraser

Senator Chris Harris

Senator Mike Jackson

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Senator Leticia Van de Putte






The chair called the meeting to order at 3:19 p.m.  The chair requested the roll call.  Senators Duncan, Williams, Carona, Ellis, Fraser, Harris, Jackson, Lucio, Jr., and Van de Putte were all present.  There being a quorum established, the following business was transacted: 


The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 2017.  Senator Ellis previously sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator West to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the house bill as engrossed.  Senator Lucio, Jr. moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. Senator Lucio, Jr. moved that HB 2017 do not pass but that CSHB 2017 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, 3 nays, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent. 


There being no further business, at 3:23 p.m. Senator Duncan moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 







Senator Robert Duncan, Chair




Anna Beth White, Clerk