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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES

Thursday, April 16, 2009

8:30 a.m.

Capitol Extension, Room E1.012

 

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Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources was held on Thursday, April 16, 2009, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.012, at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Kip Averitt

Senator Craig Estes

Senator Kevin Eltife

Senator Troy Fraser

Senator Glenn Hegar

Senator Juan Hinojosa

Senator Kel Seliger

Senator Carlos Uresti

 

Senator Bob Deuell

Senator Robert Duncan

Senator Mike Jackson

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 8:32 a.m.  There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted: 

 

The chair laid out SB 1360 and recognized the author, Senator Nichols, to explain the bill. 

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list. 

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Averitt moved that SB 1360 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out SB 2495 and recognized the author, Senator Zaffirini, to explain the bill. 

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list. 

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Averitt moved that SB 2495 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out SB 2384 and recognized the author, Senator Shapleigh, to explain the bill. 

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Averitt moved that SB 2384 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1406 and recognized the author, Senator Shapleigh, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Seliger sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Shapleigh to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed. 

 

Senator Averitt moved that SB 1406 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out HB 753 and recognized Senator Hinojosa, in the absence of the Senate sponsor, to explain the bill. 

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Averitt moved that HB 753 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out SB 2126 and recognized the author, Senator Estes, to explain the bill. 

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list. 

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Averitt moved that SB 2126 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out SB 2440 and recognized the author, Senator Uresti, to explain the bill. 

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list. 

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Averitt moved that SB 2440 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out SB 2489 and recognized the author, Senator Williams, to explain the bill. 

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list. 

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Averitt moved that SB 2489 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

There was no action taken for the following bill(s):

 

SB 2266 by Gallegos

SB 2463 by Wentworth

SB 2464 by Wentworth

SB 2471 by Wentworth

SB 2513 by Averitt.

 

There being no further business, Senator Averitt moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Kip Averitt, Chair

 

 

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Teddy Carter, Clerk