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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

9:00 a.m.

Senate Chamber

 

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Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services was held on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, in the Senate Chamber.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Jane Nelson

Senator Bob Deuell

Senator Joan Huffman

Senator Robert Nichols

Senator Dan Patrick

Senator Eliot Shapleigh

Senator Carlos Uresti

Senator Royce West

Senator Judith Zaffirini

 

None

 

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

 

As a matter of pending business, the chair brought up SB 571.

 

Senator Deuell moved that SB 571 be reported favorably 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 Deuell assumed the chair. 

 

As a matter of pending business, the chair brought up SB 67.

 

Senator Nelson moved that the committee substitute be adopted; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Nelson moved that SB 67 do not pass but that CSSB 67 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. 

 

As a matter of pending business, the chair brought up SB 788.

 

Senator Nelson moved that SB 788 be reported favorably 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. 

 

As a matter of pending business, the chair brought up SB 790.

 

Senator Nelson moved that SB 790 do not pass but that CSSB 790 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.  

 

As a matter of pending business, the chair brought up SB 791.

 

Senator Nelson moved that SB 791 do not pass but that CSSB 791 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. 

 

The chair laid out SB 1332 and recognized the author, Senator Nelson, 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 Nelson moved that SB 1332 be reported favorably 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. 

 

The chair laid out SB 786 and recognized the author, Senator Nelson, 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 Nelson moved that SB 786 be reported favorably 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 Nelson resumed the chair. 

 

The chair laid out SB 796 and recognized the author, Senator Hinojosa, to explain the bill. 

 

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

 

Senator Nelson moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

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 Zaffirini moved that SB 796 do not pass but that CSSB 796 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 6 ayes, 3 nays, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent. 

 

The chair laid out SB 821 and recognized the author, Senator Shapiro, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Deuell sent up Committee Amendment 1 and moved adoption; without objection, the amendment was adopted. 

 

Senator Deuell sent up Committee Amendment 2 and moved adoption; without objection, the amendment was adopted. 

 

Senator Deuell requested unanimous consent to roll the amendments into a committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Deuell then moved that the committee substitute be adopted; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

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

 

Senator Nelson moved that SB 821 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

At 10:32 a.m. Senator Nelson moved that the committee stand recessed until 30 minutes upon adjournment of the Senate; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

At 6:23 p.m. Senator Nelson reconvened the committee.

 

As a matter of pending business, the chair brought up SB 821.

 

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 Nelson moved that SB 821 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Huffman assumed the chair. 

 

The chair laid out SB 69 and recognized the author, Senator Nelson, to explain the bill. 

 

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

 

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 Nelson moved that SB 69 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

As a matter of pending business, the chair brought up SB 69.

 

Senator Shapleigh sent up Committee Amendment 1 and moved adoption.  The motion failed by a record vote of 2 ayes, 3 nays, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent. 

 

Senator Nelson moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Nelson moved that SB 69 do not pass but that CSSB 69 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. 

 

The chair laid out SB 493 and recognized the author, Senator Nelson, to explain the bill. 

 

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

 

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

 

Senator Uresti assumed the chair. 

 

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

 

Senator Nelson moved that SB 493 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Nelson resumed the chair. 

 

The chair laid out SB 1054 and recognized the author, Senator Uresti, to explain the bill. 

 

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

 

Senator Nelson moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

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 Nelson moved that SB 1054 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out SB 639 and recognized the author, Senator Lucio, Jr., to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Uresti sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Lucio, Jr. to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed.   

 

Senator Nelson moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

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 Nelson moved that SB 639 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

As a matter of pending business, the chair brought up SB 821.

 

Senator West moved that SB 821 do not pass but that CSSB 821 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 West assumed the chair. 

 

As a matter of pending business, the chair brought up SB 493.

 

Senator Nelson moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Nelson moved that SB 493 do not pass but that CSSB 493 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 Nelson resumed the chair. 

 

The chair laid out SB 1082 and recognized the author, Senator Huffman, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator West moved that SB 1082 be reported favorably 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. 

 

The chair laid out SB 1083 and recognized the author, Senator Huffman, to explain the bill. 

 

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

 

Senator Huffman moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

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 Huffman moved that SB 1083 do not pass but that CSSB 1083 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. 

 

The chair laid out SB 1129 and recognized the author, Senator Nichols, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Nichols moved that SB 1129 be reported favorably 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 West assumed the chair. 

 

The chair laid out SB 887 and recognized the author, Senator Nelson, to explain the bill. 

 

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

 

Senator West moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

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 Nelson moved that SB 887 do not pass but that CSSB 887 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 Nelson resumed the chair. 

 

There being no further business, at 9:33 p.m. Senator Nelson moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Jane Nelson, Chair

 

 

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Kyle Baum, Clerk