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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Thursday, May 14, 2009

9:00 a.m.

Capitol Extension, Room E1.016

 

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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 Thursday, May 14, 2009, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.016, at Austin, Texas.

 

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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

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 9:02 a.m.  The following was transacted: 

 

The chair laid out HB 461 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Huffman, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Huffman sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Huffman to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the house bill as engrossed.  

 

Senator Nelson moved that HB 461 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

As a matter of pending business, the chair brought up HB 748.

 

Senator Huffman sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Duncan to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the house bill as engrossed.  

 

Senator Nelson moved that HB 748 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

As a matter of pending business, the chair brought up HB 461.

 

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

 

Senator Deuell assumed the chair.

 

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

 

At 9:35 a.m. a quorum was established.

 

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

 

Senator Huffman moved that HB 461 do not pass but that CSHB 461 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, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 3 absent. 

 

Senator Nelson resumed the chair. 

 

As a matter of pending business, the chair brought up HB 748.

 

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

 

Senator Patrick moved that HB 748 do not pass but that CSHB 748 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, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 3 absent. 

 

As a matter of pending business, the chair brought up SB 943.

 

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

 

Senator Nelson moved that SB 943 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Deuell assumed the chair. 

 

The chair laid out HB 1031 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Nelson, to explain the bill. 

 

Witnesses 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 HB 1031 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 6 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 3 absent. 

 

The chair laid out HB 1966 and recognized the Senate sponsor, 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 HB 1966 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 6 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 3 absent. 

 

Senator Nelson resumed the chair. 

 

The chair laid out HB 2963 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Patrick, 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 Patrick moved that HB 2963 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 6 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 3 absent. 

 

Senator Deuell assumed the chair. 

 

The chair laid out HB 3012 and recognized the Senate sponsor, 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 HB 3012 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 6 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 3 absent. 

 

The chair laid out HB 3137 and recognized the Senate sponsor, 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 HB 3137 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 6 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 3 absent. 

 

The chair laid out HB 3717 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Nelson, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Nelson sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Nelson to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the house bill as engrossed. 

 

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 HB 3717 do not pass but that CSHB 3717 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, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 3 absent. 

 

Senator Nelson resumed the chair. 

 

The following posted bill had no action taken: HB 3737.

 

There being no further business, at 10:00 a.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