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The House Committee on Defense & Veterans' Affairs

81st Legislature

April 29, 2009

8:00 a.m.

E2.026

 

Pursuant to a notice posted on April 24, 2009, revised on April 24, and revised to reflect the suspension of the five day posting rule on HB 3511 on the House floor on April 28, 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; Vaught; Chavez; Farias; Pickett; Turner, Chris (6).

 

Absent:              Representatives Edwards; Maldonado; Ortiz, Jr. (3).

 

A quorum was present.

 

 

HB1165

 

The chair laid out HB1165 as pending business.

 

Representative Vaught moved that HB1165, 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; Farias; Pickett; Turner, Chris (6).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          Representatives Edwards; Maldonado; Ortiz, Jr.  (3).

 

 

HB3936

 

The chair laid out HB3936 as pending business.

 

Representative Chavez moved that HB3936, 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; Farias; Pickett; Turner, Chris (6).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          Representatives Edwards; Maldonado; Ortiz, Jr.  (3).

 

 

HJR127

 

The chair laid out HJR127 as pending business.

 

Representative Turner, Chris moved that HJR127, 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; Farias; Pickett; Turner, Chris (6).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          Representatives Edwards; Maldonado; Ortiz, Jr.  (3).

 

 

SB1655

 

The chair laid out SB1655 as pending business.

 

Representative Farias moved that SB1655, 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; Farias; Pickett; Turner, Chris (6).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          Representatives Edwards; Maldonado; Ortiz, Jr.  (3).

 

HB3989

 

The chair laid out HB3989 as pending business.

 

Representative Pickett moved that HB3989, 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; Farias; Pickett; Turner, Chris (6).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          Representatives Edwards; Maldonado; Ortiz, Jr.  (3).

 

HCR5

 

The chair laid out HCR5.

 

The chair recognized Representative Pena to explain the measure.

 

(Representative Edwards now present.)

 

(Representative Maldonado now present.)

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Pena to close on the measure.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

 

SB847

 

The chair laid out SB847.

 

The chair recognized Representative Anderson to explain the measure.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Anderson to close on the measure.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

HCR5

 

The chair laid out HCR5 as pending business.

 

Representative Pickett moved that HCR5, 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; Farias; Maldonado; Pickett; Turner, Chris (7).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          Representatives Edwards; Ortiz, Jr.  (2).

 

 

 

HB3890

 

The chair laid out HB3890.

 

The chair recognized Representative Vaught to explain the measure.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Vaught to close on the measure.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

 

SB833

 

The chair laid out SB833.

 

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.

 

 

SB1537

 

The chair laid out SB1537.

 

Representative Farias offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The chair recognized Representative Farias to explain the measure.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Farias to close on the measure.

 

The committee substitute was adopted without objection.

 

Representative Farias moved that SB1537, 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; Farias; Maldonado; Pickett; Turner, Chris (6).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          Representatives Chavez; Edwards; Ortiz, Jr.  (3).

 

SB189

 

The chair laid out SB189.

 

Representative Farias offered a complete committee substitute.

 

(Representative Edwards now present.)

 

(Representative Chavez now present.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Farias to explain the measure.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Farias to close on the measure.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

 

 

 

 

SCR22

 

The chair laid out SCR22.

 

The chair recognized Representative Pickett to explain the measure.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Pickett to close on the measure.

 

Representative Chavez moved that SCR22, 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; Pickett; Turner, Chris (7).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          Representatives Maldonado; Ortiz, Jr.  (2).

 

 

 

 

 

 

HB3511

 

The chair laid out HB3511.

 

The chair explained the measure.

 

The chair closed on the measure.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

At 9:55 a.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