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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Monday, May 11, 2009

2:00 p.m. or upon adjournment

Senator Nelson's Desk

 

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Pursuant to suspension of Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services was held on Monday, May 11, 2009, at Senator Nelson's Desk.

 

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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 4:10 p.m.  There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted: 

 

Senator Deuell assumed the chair. 

 

As a matter of pending business, the chair brought up SB 73.

 

Senator Nelson moved to withdrawal the previous committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

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

 

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

 

Senator Nelson moved that SB 73 do not pass but that CSSB 73 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 8 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent. 

 

Senator Nelson resumed the chair. 

 

As a matter of pending business, the chair brought up SB 553.

 

Senator Deuell moved to withdrawal the previous committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

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

 

Senator West moved that SB 553 do not pass but that CSSB 553 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. 

 

As a matter of pending business, the chair brought up SB 544.

 

Senator Deuell moved to withdrawal the previous committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Shapleigh sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Ellis 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. 

 

Senator West moved that SB 544 do not pass but that CSSB 544 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 5 ayes, 3 nays, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent. 

 

There being no further business, at 4:18 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