Thursday, May 7, 2009

2:30 p.m. or upon adjournment

Senator Fraser's Desk






Pursuant to suspension of Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Business & Commerce was held on Thursday, May 7, 2009, at Senator Fraser's Desk.







Senator Troy Fraser, Chair

Senator Chris Harris, Vice Chair

Senator Kip Averitt

Senator Kevin Eltife

Senator Craig Estes

Senator Mike Jackson

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Senator Leticia Van de Putte

Senator Kirk Watson






The chair called the meeting to order at 2:56 p.m.  There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted: 


The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 2558 and recognized the author, Senator Gallegos, Jr., to explain the bill.  Senator Watson sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Gallegos to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed.  Senator Watson moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Harris moved that SB 2558 do not pass but that CSSB 2558 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 9 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent.  Senator Watson moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 


At 3:00 p.m. Senator Fraser moved that the committee stand recessed until call of the chair; without objection, it was so ordered. 








Senator Troy Fraser, Chair




Tatum Reagan, Clerk