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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES

Saturday, May 23, 2009

9:00 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 Saturday, May 23, 2009, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.012, at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Troy Fraser

Senator Craig Estes

Senator Bob Deuell

Senator Robert Duncan

Senator Kevin Eltife

Senator Glenn Hegar

Senator Juan Hinojosa

Senator Mike Jackson

Senator Robert Nichols

Senator Kel Seliger

Senator Carlos Uresti

 

None

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.  There being a quorum present, the following pending business was transacted.

 

The chair called up HB 432 and Senator Estes moved to adopt a committee substitute; without objection, the committee substitute was adopted.  Senator Estes moved that HB 432 do not pass but that CSHB 432 do pass and be printed.  With 8 ayes and 1 nay, CSHB 432 was favorably reported to the Senate floor.

 

The chair called up CSHB 469 and recognized Senator Seliger.  Senator Seliger moved to adopt the new committee substitute; without objection, the new committee substitute was adopted.  Senator Seliger offered up and explained Amendment #1 and Amendment #2; without objection both amendments were adopted.  Senator Seliger moved that both amendments be rolled into the new committee substitute and moved adoption of the new committee substitute as amended; without objection, the new committee substitute as amended was adopted.  Senator Seliger moved that HB 469 not pass, but that CSHB 469 do pass and be printed.  With 8 ayes and 0 nays, CSHB 469 was favorably reported to the Senate floor.

 

The chair moved that HB 1295 do pass and be printed.  With 8 ayes and 0 nays, HB 1295 was favorably reported.  The chair moved that HB 1295 be referred to the local and uncontested calendar; with no objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair moved that HB 1420 do pass and be printed.  With 8 ayes and 0 nays, HB 1420 was favorably reported.  The chair moved that HB 1420 be referred to the local and uncontested calendar; with no objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair called up HB 1664 and Senator Estes moved that it be favorably reported.  With 9 ayes and 0 nays, HB 1664 was favorably reported.  Senator Estes moved that HB 1664 be referred to the local and uncontested calendar; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair called up HB 1786 and announced that it would be held until the end of calendar to give members time to review.

 

The chair called up HB 1796 and Senator Estes moved that it do pass and be printed.  With 9 ayes and 0 nays, HB 1796 was reported favorably to the Senate floor.

 

The chair moved that HB 1890 do pass and be printed.  With 9 ayes and 0 nays, HB 1890 was favorably reported to the Senate floor.

 

The chair called up HB 2208 and Senator Hinojosa moved that it do pass and be printed.  With 9 ayes and 0 nays, HB 2208 was favorably reported.  Senator Hinojosa requested referral to the local and uncontested calendar; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair moved adoption of the committee substitute for HB 2668 and it was adopted without objection.  The chair moved that HB 2668 do not pass but that CSHB 2668 do pass and be printed.  With 9 ayes and 0 nays, CSHB 2668 was favorably reported and referred without objection to the local and uncontested calendar.

 

The chair called up HB 2748 and Senator Duncan moved that it do pass and be printed.  With 9 ayes and 0 nays, HB 2748 was favorably reported and, without objection referred to the local and uncontested calendar.

 

The chair called up HB 2783 and asked if there was any objection to the two amendments previously heard in committee.  Amendments 1 and 2 were adopted without objection and the chair moved that HB 2783 as amended be favorably reported.  With 9 ayes and 0 nays, HB 2783 as amended was favorably reported to the Senate floor.

 

The chair called up HB 3335 and moved for adoption of a committee substitute; without objection, the committee substitute was adopted.  The chair moved that HB 3335 do not pass but that CSHB 3335 do pass and be printed.  With 9 ayes and 0 nays, CSHB 3335 was favorably reported to the Senate floor.

 

The chair moved that HB 3464 do pass and be printed.  With 9 ayes and 0 nays, HB 3464 was reported favorably and referred, without objection, to the local and uncontested calendar.

 

The chair moved adoption of the committee substitute for HB 3526; without objection, the committee substitute was adopted.  The chair moved that HB 3526 do not pass but that CSHB 3526 do pass and be printed.  With 9 ayes and 0 nays, CSHB 3526 was favorably reported and, without objection, referred to the local and uncontested calendar.

 

The chair moved that HB 3547 do pass and be printed.  With 9 ayes and 0 nays, HB 3547 was favorably reported and, without objection, referred to the local and uncontested calendar.

 

The chair moved adoption of the committee substitute for HB 3550; without objection, CSHB 3550 was adopted.  Senator Hinojosa withdrew an amendment previously offered in committee.  Senator Hegar moved that HB 3550 do not pass but that CSHB 3550 do pass and be printed.  With 9 ayes and 0 nays, CSHB 3550 was favorably reported to the Senate floor.

 

The chair called up HB 3827 and Senator Deuell moved that HB 3827 do pass and be printed.  With 9 ayes and 0 nays, HB 3827 was reported favorably and, without objection, referred to the local and uncontested calendar.

 

The chair called up HB 3834 and Senator Fraser moved that it do pass and be printed.  With 9 ayes and 0 nays, HB 3834 was favorably reported and, without objection, referred to the local and uncontested calendar.

 

The chair moved that HB 3861 do pass and be printed.  With 9 ayes and 0 nays, HB 3861 was favorably reported to the Senate floor.

 

The chair called up HB 3864 and Senator Seliger moved that it do pass and be printed.  With 9 ayes and 0 nays, HB 3846 was favorably reported and, without objection, referred to the local and uncontested calendar.

 

The chair called up HB 4031 and asked if there was any objection to an amendment previously laid out in committee; with no objection the amendment was adopted.  Senator Seliger moved that HB 4031 as amended do pass and be printed.  With 9 ayes and 0 nays, HB 4031 as amended was reported favorably and, without objection, referred to the local and uncontested calendar.

 

The chair called up HB 4218 and Senator Hegar moved that it do pass and be printed.  With 9 ayes and 0 nays, HB 4218 was favorably reported and, without objection, referred to the local and uncontested calendar.

 

The chair moved that HB 4247 do pass and be printed.  With 9 ayes and 0 nays, HB 4247 was favorably reported and, without objection, referred to the local and uncontested calendar.

 

The chair called up HB 4299 and moved to adopt a committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.  The chair moved that HB 4299 do not pass but that CSHB 4299 do pass and be printed.  With 9 ayes and 0 nays, CSHB was favorably reported to the Senate floor.

 

The chair called up HB 4300 and moved to adopt a committee substitute; without objection, the committee substitute was adopted.  The chair moved that HB 4300 do not pass but that CSHB 4300 do pass and be printed.  With 9 ayes and 0 nays, CSHB 4300 was reported favorably and, without objection, referred to the local and uncontested calendar.

 

The chair called up HB 4438 and moved adoption of a committee substitute; without objection, the committee substitute was adopted.  The chair moved that HB 4438 do not pass but that CSHB 4438 do pass and be printed.  With 9 ayes and 0 nays, CSHB 4438 was reported favorably and, without objection, referred to the local and uncontested calendar.

 

The chair moved that HB 4713 do pass and be printed.  With 9 ayes and 0 nays, HB 4713 was favorably reported and, without objection, referred to the local and uncontested calendar.

 

The chair called up HB 4735 and Senator Fraser moved that it do pass and be printed.  With 9 ayes and 0 nays, HB 4735 was favorably reported and, without objection, referred to the local and uncontested calendar. 

 

The chair called up HB 4785 and Senator Fraser moved that it do pass and be printed.  With 9 ayes and 0 nays, HB 4785 was favorably reported and, without objection, referred to the local and uncontested calendar.

 

The chair called up HB 4810 and Senator Fraser moved that it do pass and be printed.  With 9 ayes and 0 nays, HB 4810 was favorably reported and, without objection, referred to the local and uncontested calendar.

 

The chair called up HB 4811 and Senator Fraser moved that it do pass and be printed.  With 9 ayes and 0 nays, HB 4811 was favorably reported and, without objection, referred to the local and uncontested calendar.

 

The chair called up HJR 102 and Senator Hinojosa moved that it do pass and be printed.  With 9 ayes and 0 nays, HJR was favorably reported to the Senate floor.

 

The chair moved that HJR 128 do pass and be printed.  With 9 ayes and 0 nays, HJR 128 was favorably reported to the Senate floor.

 

The chair called up HCR 119 and Senator Seliger moved that it do pass and be printed.  With 8 ayes and 1 present-not-voting, HCR 119 was reported favorably to the Senate floor.

 

The chair called up HCR 120 and Senator Hinojosa moved that it do pass and be printed.  With 9 ayes and 0 nays, HCR 120 was favorably reported and, without objection, reported to the local and uncontested calendar.

 

The chair announced that the committee would meet again after session at his desk and finish pending business.

 

Senator Fraser asked to be shown voting aye on HJR 119.  The vote was changed to 9 ayes and 0 nays and, without objection, HJR 119 was referred to the local and uncontested calendar. 

 

The chair moved that the committee recess 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