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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES

Thursday, May 21, 2009

8:00 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, May 21, 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 Bob Deuell

Senator Kevin Eltife

Senator Troy Fraser

Senator Glenn Hegar

Senator Juan Hinojosa

Senator Mike Jackson

Senator Kel Seliger

 

Senator Robert Duncan

Senator Carlos Uresti

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m.  There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted: 

 

The chair laid out HB 3464 and, as Senate sponsor, explained the bill.

 

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

 

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

 

The chair laid out HB 4247 and, as Senate sponsor, explained 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 and the bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out HB 2783 and explained the bill and two amendments.

 

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

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection and the bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out HB 4299 and explained 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 and the bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out HB 4031 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Seliger, to explain the bill and one amendment. 

 

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

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection and the bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out HB 3827 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Deuell, 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 and the bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out HB 1993 and recognized the Senate Sponsor, Senator Watson, 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 and the bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out HB 1796 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Watson, 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 and the bill was left pending.

 

Senator Hegar assumed the chair. 

 

The chair laid out HB 284.

 

Senator Hinojosa sent up a committee substitute and the chair recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Ellis, to explain the bill and the committee substitute.

 

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

 

Senator Averitt resumed the chair. 

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection and the bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out HB 1526 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Hinojosa, to explain the bill and a committee substitute.

 

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

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection and the bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out HB 2208 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Hinojosa, 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 and the bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out HJR 102 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Hinojosa, to explain the resolution. 

 

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

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection and the resolution was left pending.

 

The chair laid out HB 1669 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Hegar, 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 and the bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out HB 4713 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Wentworth, to explain the bill.

 

No witnesses testified or registered on the bill.

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection and the bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out SB 2572 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Wentworth, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Wentworth requested that SB 2572 be left pending.

 

No witnesses testified or registered on the bill.

 

The chair laid out HB 4300 and recognized Senator Hegar, in the absence of the Senate sponsor, to explain the bill and a committee substitute.

 

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

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection and the bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out HB 3547 and recognized Senator Hegar, in the absence of the Senate sponsor, to explain the bill.

 

No witnesses testified or registered on the bill.

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection and the bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out HB 3864 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Seliger, 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 and the bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out HB 155 and recognized Senator Seliger, in the absence of the Senate sponsor, 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 and the bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out HB 2748 and recognized Senator Seliger, in the absence of the Senate sponsor, 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 and the bill was left pending.

 

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 Craig Estes, Vice Chair

 

 

 

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Samm Osborn, Senior Policy Analyst