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The House Committee on Defense & Veterans' Affairs

81st Legislature

May 20, 2009

8:00 a.m.

E2.026

 

Pursuant to a notice posted on May 15, 2009, and having been granted suspension of the 5-day posting rule and all necessary rules on May 19, 2009 to hear SB 1462 and SB 2223, and pursuant to an announcement from the house floor on May 19, 2009, the House Committee on Defense and Veteran's Affairs met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Corte, at 8:18 a.m.

 

The roll was answered as follows:

 

Present:              Representatives Corte; Vaught; Chavez; Farias; Turner, Chris (5).

 

Absent:              Representatives Edwards; Maldonado; Ortiz, Jr.; Pickett (4).

 

A quorum was present.

 

SB 1462

 

The chair laid out SB 1462.

 

The chair recognized Representative Kent to explain the measure.

 

The chair recognized Representative Kent to close on the measure.

 

Representative Chavez moved that SB 1462, 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; Turner, Chris (5).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          Representatives Edwards; Maldonado; Ortiz, Jr.; Pickett  (4).

 

SB 2135

 

The chair laid out SB 2135.

 

The chair recognized Representative Pena to explain the measure.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Pena to close on the measure.

 

Representative Farias moved that SB 2135, 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; Turner, Chris (5).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          Representatives Edwards; Maldonado; Ortiz, Jr.; Pickett  (4).

 

SB 2323

 

The chair laid out SB 2323.

 

Representative Chavez offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The chair recognized Representative Jackson, Jim to explain the measure.

 

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

 

The committee substitute was adopted without objection.

 

Representative Farias moved that SB 2323, as substituted, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.

 

Representative Farias withdrew the motion.

 

Representative Turner, Chris moved to reconsider the vote by which the substitute was adopted.  The motion to reconsider prevailed without objection.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

(Representative Maldonado now present.)

 

SB 112

 

The chair laid out SB 112.

 

The chair recognized Representative Vaught to explain the measure.

 

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

 

(Representative Ortiz, Jr. now present.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Vaught to close on the measure.

 

Representative Chavez moved that SB 112, 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; Maldonado; Ortiz, Jr.; Turner, Chris (6).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          Representatives Edwards; Farias; Pickett  (3).

 

SB 1212

 

The chair laid out SB 1212.

 

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.

 

Representative Ortiz, Jr. moved that SB 1212, 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; Maldonado; Ortiz, Jr.; Turner, Chris (6).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          Representatives Edwards; Farias; Pickett  (3).

 

SB 2223

 

(Representative Vaught in chair.)

 

The chair laid out SB 2223.

 

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.

 

Representative Turner, Chris moved that SB 2223, 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; Maldonado; Turner, Chris (5).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          Representatives Edwards; Farias; Ortiz, Jr.; Pickett  (4).

 

(Representative Corte in chair.)

 

 

At 9:40 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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Loretta Class, Clerk