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The House Committee on Defense & Veterans' Affairs

81st Legislature

April 1, 2009

8:00 a.m.

E2.026

 

 

Pursuant to a notice posted on March 27, 2009, the House Committee on Defense & Veterans' Affairs met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Corte, at 8:11 a.m.

 

The roll was answered as follows:

 

Present:              Representatives Corte; Edwards; Farias; Maldonado; Ortiz, Jr.; Pickett; Turner, Chris (7).

 

Absent:              Representatives Vaught; Chavez (2).

 

A quorum was present.

 

(Representative Vaught now present.)

 

 

HB269

 

The chair laid out HB269.

 

Representative Vaught offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The chair recognized Representative Lucio III to explain the measure.

 

(Representative Chavez now present.)

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Lucio III to close on the measure.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

 

 

 

 

HB1013

 

The chair laid out HB1013 as pending business.

 

Representative Farias moved that HB1013, without amendments, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                             Representatives Corte; Vaught; Chavez; Edwards; Farias; Maldonado; Ortiz, Jr.; Pickett; Turner, Chris (9).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          None  (0).

 

HB1345

 

The chair laid out HB1345 as pending business.

 

Representative Maldonado moved that HB1345, without amendments, be reported favorably to the full house 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:                             Representatives Corte; Vaught; Chavez; Edwards; Farias; Maldonado; Ortiz, Jr.; Pickett; Turner, Chris (9).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          None  (0).

 

HB1831

 

The chair laid out HB1831 as pending business.

 

The chair, Representative Corte, offered and explained a complete committee substitute.

 

The committee substitute was adopted without objection.

 

 

 

Representative Chavez moved that HB1831, as substituted, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                             Representatives Corte; Vaught; Chavez; Edwards; Farias; Maldonado; Ortiz, Jr.; Pickett; Turner, Chris (9).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          None  (0).

 

 

HB2546

 

The chair laid out HB2546 as pending business.

 

Representative Pickett moved that HB2546, without amendments, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                             Representatives Corte; Vaught; Chavez; Edwards; Farias; Maldonado; Ortiz, Jr.; Pickett; Turner, Chris (9).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          None  (0).

 

 

HB2532

 

The chair laid out HB2532 as pending business.

 

The chair, representative Corte, offered and explained a complete committee substitute.

 

The committee substitute was adopted without objection.

 

Representative Turner, Chris moved that HB2532, as substituted, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                             Representatives Corte; Vaught; Chavez; Edwards; Farias; Maldonado; Ortiz, Jr.; Pickett; Turner, Chris (9).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          None  (0).

 

SB90

 

The chair laid out SB90, the companion to HB503.

 

Representative Ortiz, Jr. moved that SB90, without amendments, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                             Representatives Corte; Vaught; Chavez; Edwards; Farias; Maldonado; Ortiz, Jr.; Pickett; Turner, Chris (9).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          None  (0).

 

 

SB297

 

The chair laid out SB297, the companion to HB38.

 

Representative Edwards moved that SB297, without amendments, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                             Representatives Corte; Vaught; Chavez; Edwards; Farias; Maldonado; Ortiz, Jr.; Pickett; Turner, Chris (9).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          None  (0).

 

 

 

HB1183

 

The chair laid out HB1183.

 

Representative Chavez offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The chair recognized Representative Turner, Sylvester to explain the measure.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Turner, Sylvester to close on the measure.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

 

HB409

 

The chair laid out HB409.

 

The chair recognized Representative Isett to explain the measure.

 

The chair recognized Representative Isett to close on the measure.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

 

HB2020

 

The chair laid out HB2020.

 

The chair recognized Representative Weber to explain the measure.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Weber to close on the measure.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

 

 

 

HB1026

 

The chair laid out HB1026.

 

Representative Edwards offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The chair recognized Representative Edwards to explain the measure.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Edwards to close on the measure.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

 

HB965

 

The chair laid out HB965.

 

Representative Pickett offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The chair recognized Representative Pickett to explain the measure.

 

The chair recognized Representative Pickett to close on the measure.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

 

HB 2806

 

The chair laid out HB 2806.

 

The chair recognized Representative Maldonado to explain the measure.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Maldonado to close on the measure.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

 

HB2217

 

The chair, Representative Corte, laid out and explained HB2217.

 

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

 

The chair, Representative Corte, closed on the measure.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

 

HB3593

 

The chair laid out HB3593.

 

Representative Pickett offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The chair recognized Representative Pickett to explain the measure.

 

The chair recognized Representative Pickett to close on the measure.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

 

At 9:56 a.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was recessed until upon final adjourn./recess.

 

The committee reconvened at 2:14 p.m. and was called to order by the chair, Representative Corte. The roll was answered as follows:

 

Present:              Representatives Corte; Farias; Maldonado; Ortiz, Jr.; Turner, Chris (5).

 

Absent:              Representatives Vaught; Chavez; Edwards; Pickett (4).

 

A quorum was present.

 

 

HB3950

 

The chair laid out HB3950.

 

The chair recognized Representative Turner, Chris to explain the measure.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Turner, Chris to close on the measure.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

HB3951

 

The chair laid out HB3951.

 

Representative Turner, Chris offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The chair recognized Representative Turner, Chris to explain the measure.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Turner, Chris to close on the measure.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

HB 3954

 

The chair laid out HB 3954.

 

The chair recognized Representative Turner, Chris to explain the measure.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Turner, Chris to close on the measure.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

HB 2689

 

The chair laid out HB 2689.

 

Representative Ortiz, Jr. offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The chair recognized Representative Ortiz, Jr. to explain the measure.

 

(Representative Chavez now present.)

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Ortiz, Jr. to close on the measure.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

HB3721

 

The chair laid out HB3721.

 

The chair recognized Representative Ortiz, Jr. to explain the measure.

 

The chair recognized Representative Ortiz, Jr. to close on the measure.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

(Representative Chavez in chair.)

 

HJR116

 

The chair laid out HJR116.

 

Representative Corte offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The chair recognized Representative Corte to explain the measure.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Corte to close on the measure.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

HB618

 

The chair laid out HB618.

 

Representative Corte offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The chair recognized Representative Corte to explain the measure.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Corte to close on the measure.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

HB1832

 

The chair laid out HB1832.

 

The chair recognized Representative Corte to explain the measure.

 

The chair recognized Representative Corte to close on the measure.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

HB2372

 

The chair laid out HB2372.

 

Representative Corte offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The chair recognized Representative Corte to explain the measure.

 

The chair recognized Representative Corte to close on the measure.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

HB2011

 

The chair laid out HB2011.

 

The chair recognized Representative Corte to explain the measure.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Corte to close on the measure.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

(Representative Corte in chair.)

 

 

 

At 2:57 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.

 

 

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Rep. Corte, Chair

 

 

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Teri Avery, Clerk