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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES

Friday, May 22, 2009

5:30 p.m. or upon adjournment

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 Friday, May 22, 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 Glenn Hegar

Senator Kel Seliger

 

Senator Bob Deuell

Senator Robert Duncan

Senator Kevin Eltife

Senator Troy Fraser

Senator Juan Hinojosa

Senator Mike Jackson

Senator Carlos Uresti

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.  The following business was transacted:

 

The chair laid out HB 1420 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 HCR 120 and, in the absence of the Senate sponsor, explained the resolution.

 

No witnesses testified or registered on the resolution.

 

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

 

The chair laid out HB 1664 and, in the absence of the Senate sponsor, explained the bill. -

 

No witnesses testified or registered on the bill.

 

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 2668 and recognized Senate sponsor, Senator Williams, to explain the bill and a committee substitute.

 

No witnesses testified or registered on the bill.

 

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 1295 and, as Senate sponsor, explained the bill.

 

No witnesses testified or registered on the bill.

 

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 3335 and, as Senate sponsor, explained the bill and a committee substitute.

 

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 3526 and, as Senate sponsor, explained the bill and a committee substitute.

 

No witnesses testified or registered on the bill.

 

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 229 and, as Senate sponsor, explained the bill and a committee substitute.

 

No witnesses testified or registered on the bill.

 

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

 

The chair laid out HJR 128 and, as Senate sponsor, explained the resolution. 

 

No witnesses testified or registered on the bill.

 

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

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 4299 and sent up committee substitute and explained the bill and the committee substitute.

 

No witnesses testified or registered on the bill.

 

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

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 432 and recognized as Senate sponsor, Senator Estes, to explain the bill and a committee substitute.

 

No witnesses testified or registered on the bill.

 

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 2053 and recognized Senator Estes, 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 public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out HCR 119 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Seliger, to explain the resolution.

 

No witnesses testified or registered on the bill.

 

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 3550 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Hegar, to explain the bill and an amendment offered up by Senator Hinojosa.

 

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 4218 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Hegar, to explain the bill. 

 

No witnesses testified or registered on the bill.

 

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 4808 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Hegar, to explain the bill and a committee substitute

 

No witnesses testified or registered on the bill.

 

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 2826 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Shapleigh, to explain 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 3834 and recognized Senator Estes, in the absence of the Senate sponsor, to explain the bill. 

 

No witnesses testified or registered on the bill.

 

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 3838 and recognized Senator Estes, 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 public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out HB 4438 and recognized Senator Seliger, in the absence of the Senate sponsor, to explain the bill and a committee substitute.

 

No witnesses testified or registered on the bill.

 

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 4735 and recognized Senator Estes, 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 public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered and the bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out HB 4785 and recognized Senator Estes, in the absence of the Senate sponsor, to explain the bill.

 

No witnesses testified or registered on the bill.

 

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