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The House Committee on Energy Resources

81st Legislature

March 18, 2009

2:00 p.m.

E1.010

 

Pursuant to a notice posted on March 13, 2009, the House Committee on Energy Resources met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Keffer, at 2:08 p.m.

 

The roll was answered as follows:

 

Present:              Representatives Keffer; Crabb; Farabee; Hardcastle; Rios Ybarra (5).

 

Absent:              Representatives Crownover; Craddick; Gonzalez Toureilles; Strama (4).

 

A quorum was present.

 

The chair named the following members to the subcommittee on Energy Efficiency and Renewables:  Representative Farabee, Chair; Representatives Hardcastle and Strama.

 

The chair referred the following bills to the subcommittee on Energy Efficiency and Renewables:

 

HB 278 

HB 280 

HB 695 

HB 1391 

HB 1646 

HB 1697 

HB 1762 

HB 1823 

HB 1980 

HB 1993 

HB 2194 

HB 2210 

HB 2778 

HB 2783 

HB 2850 

HB 3045 

 

The chair informed the committee members that there may be other bills referred to the subcommittee on Energy Efficiency and Renewables, and that when that occurs, the committee members will be notified.   

 

(Representative Strama now present.)

 

The committee heard testimony from the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

 

(Representative Gonzalez Toureilles now present.)

 

(Representative Crownover now present.)

 

HB 472

 

The chair laid out HB 472.

 

The chair recognized Representative Hilderbran to explain the measure.

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Hilderbran to close on the measure.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

HB 737

 

The chair laid out HB 737.

 

Representative Strama offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The chair recognized Representative Quintanilla to explain the measure.

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Quintanilla to close on the measure.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

HB 1533

 

The chair laid out HB 1533.

 

Representative Hardcastle offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The chair recognized Representative Burnam to explain the measure.

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Burnam to close on the measure.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

HB 1535

 

The chair laid out HB 1535.

 

Representative Strama offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The chair recognized Representative Burnam to explain the measure.

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

(Representative Hardcastle in chair.)

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Burnam to close on the measure.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

HB 1537

 

The chair laid out HB 1537.

 

Representative Farabee offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The chair recognized Representative Burnam to explain the measure.

 

(Representative Farabee in chair.)

 

(Representative Keffer in chair.)

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Burnam to close on the measure.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

At 6:31 p.m., on the motion of Representative Crabb and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.

 

 

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Rep. Keffer, Chair

 

 

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Ky Ash, Clerk