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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND HOMELAND SECURITY

Monday, April 6, 2009

8:00 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 Transportation and Homeland Security was held on Monday, April 6, 2009, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.016, at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator John Carona

Senator Kirk Watson

Senator Wendy Davis

Senator Rodney Ellis

Senator Joan Huffman

Senator Robert Nichols

Senator Florence Shapiro

Senator Eliot Shapleigh

Senator Jeff Wentworth

 

None

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m.  There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted: 

 

The chair laid out SB 2058 and recognized the author, Senator Williams, to explain the bill. 

 

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

 

The chair opened public testimony on the bill.  The witness who registered on the bill is shown on the attached list. The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair announced that the bill would be left pending.

 

The chair laid out SB 2052 and recognized the author, Senator Estes, to explain the bill. 

 

The chair opened public testimony on the bill.  There being no witnesses, the chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair announced that the bill would be left pending.

 

The chair laid out SB 2378 and recognized the author, Senator Nichols, to explain the bill. 

 

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

 

Senator Nichols sent up Committee Amendment 1 and was recognized to explain the amendment.

 

The chair opened public testimony on 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.   

 

The chair announced that the bill would be left pending.

 

The chair laid out SB 1510 and recognized the author, Senator West, to explain the bill. 

 

The chair opened public testimony on the bill.  Witnesses testifying on the bill are shown on the attached list.  The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.   

 

The chair announced that the bill would be left pending.

 

The chair laid out SB 2041 and recognized the author, Senator Ellis, to explain the bill. 

 

The chair opened public testimony on 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.   

 

The chair announced that the bill would be left pending.

 

The chair laid out SJR 52 and recognized the author, Senator Davis, to explain the bill. 

 

At 8:43 a.m. Senator Watson assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out SJR 9 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Carona sent up a committee substitute to SJR 9; the chair recognized Senator Carona to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed. 

 

The chair opened public testimony on both SJR 52 and SJR 9.  Witnesses testifying and registering on the bills are shown on the attached list.  The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.   

 

The chair announced that the bills would be left pending.

 

At 9:00 a.m. Senator Carona resumed the chair. 

 

The chair laid out SB 897 and recognized the author, Senator Shapleigh, to explain the bill. 

 

The chair opened public testimony on 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.   

 

The chair announced that the bill would be left pending.

 

The chair laid out SB 612 and recognized the author, Senator Shapleigh, to explain the bill. 

 

The chair opened public testimony on 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.   

 

The chair announced that the bill would be left pending.

 

The chair laid out SB 1615 and recognized the author, Senator Wentworth, to explain the bill. 

 

The chair opened public testimony on 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.   

 

The chair announced that the bill would be left pending.

 

The chair laid out SB 2095 and recognized the author, Senator Wentworth, to explain the bill. 

 

The chair opened public testimony on 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 Wentworth sent up Committee Amendment 1 and was recognized to explain the amendment.

 

The chair announced that the bill would be left pending.

 

The chair laid out SB 2096 and recognized the author, Senator Wentworth, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Wentworth sent up Committee Amendment 1 and was recognized to explain the amendment.

 

The chair opened public testimony on 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.   

 

The chair announced that the bill would be left pending.

 

The chair laid out SB 1745 and recognized Senator Wentworth, in the absence of the author, to explain the bill. 

 

The chair opened public testimony on the bill.  The witness who registered on the bill is shown on the attached list.  The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.   

 

The chair announced that the bill would be left pending.

 

The chair laid out SB 2017 and recognized the author, Senator Watson, to explain the bill. 

 

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

 

The chair opened public testimony on 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.   

 

The chair announced that the bill would be left pending.

 

The chair laid out SB 337 and recognized Senator Nichols, in the absence of the author, to explain the bill. 

 

The chair opened public testimony on the bill.  There being no witnesses, the chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.   

 

The chair announced that the bill would be left pending.

 

The chair laid out SB 2028 and recognized the author, Senator Watson, to explain the bill. 

 

The chair opened public testimony on 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.   

 

The chair announced that the bill would be left pending.

 

At 9:38 a.m. Senator Watson assumed the chair. 

 

The chair laid out SB 626 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

The chair opened public testimony on 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.   

 

The chair announced that the bill would be left pending.

 

At 10:09 a.m. Senator Carona resumed the chair. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 294 and Senator Watson moved to withdraw the previous committee substitute from consideration; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Watson sent up a committee substitute, and the chair announced that the bill would be left pending.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 686 and recognized the author, Senator Davis, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Davis moved to withdraw the previous committee substitute from consideration; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Davis sent up a new committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Davis to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed.  Senator Davis moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.  

 

Senator Davis moved that SB 686 do not pass but that CSSB 686 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 Davis moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1669 and recognized the author, Senator Nichols, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Nichols moved to withdraw Committee Amendment 1 and Committee Amendment 2 from consideration; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Nichols sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Nichols to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed.  Senator Nichols moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Nichols moved that SB 1669 do not pass but that CSSB 1669 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 Nichols moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 896 and recognized the author, Senator Shapleigh, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Shapleigh moved that SB 896 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 7 ayes, 2 nays, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 985 and recognized the author, Senator Davis, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Davis moved that SB 985 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 Davis moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1474 and recognized the author, Senator Nichols, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Nichols moved that SB 1474 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 Nichols moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1759 and recognized the author, Senator Watson, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Watson moved to withdraw the previous committee substitute from consideration; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Watson sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Watson to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed.  Senator Watson moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.  

 

Senator Watson moved that SB 1759 do not pass but that CSSB 1759 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. 

 

At 10:31 a.m. Senator Watson assumed the chair. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 419 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Carona moved adoption of the committee substitute that was previously sent up; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Carona moved that SB 419 do not pass but that CSSB 419 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 Carona moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1093 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Carona moved that SB 1093 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 Carona moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1094 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Carona moved that SB 1094 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 Carona moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1095 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Carona moved adoption of the committee substitute that was previously sent up; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Carona moved that SB 1095 do not pass but that CSSB 1095 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 Carona moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1367 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Carona moved adoption of the committee substitute that was previously sent up; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Carona moved that SB 1367 do not pass but that CSSB 1367 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 Carona moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1507 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Carona moved adoption of the committee substitute which was previously sent up; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

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

 

Senator Wentworth assumed the chair.

 

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

 

Senator Watson requested unanimous consent to incorporate amendments into the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Carona then moved that the new committee substitute be adopted; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Carona moved that SB 1507 do not pass but that CSSB 1507 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 Watson assumed the chair. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1508 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Carona moved adoption of the committee substitute that was previously sent up; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Carona moved adoption of Committee Amendment 1 that was previously sent up; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Carona requested unanimous consent to incorporate amendments into the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Carona then moved that the new committee substitute be adopted; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Carona moved that SB 1508 do not pass but that CSSB 1508 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 Carona moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1967 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Carona moved adoption of the committee substitute that was previously sent up; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Carona moved that SB 1967 do not pass but that CSSB 1967 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 Carona moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out SB 882 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Carona moved to withdraw the substitute that had previously been sent up; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Carona sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Carona to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed.  Senator Carona moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Carona moved that SB 882 do not pass but that CSSB 882 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 Carona moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1077 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill.   

 

Senator Carona moved adoption of the committee substitute that was previously sent up; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Carona moved that SB 1077 do not pass but that CSSB 1077 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 Carona moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 12 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Carona moved to withdraw the substitute that had previously been sent up; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

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

 

Senator Carona sent up Committee Amendment 1 and was recognized to explain the amendment.

 

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

 

Senator Carona moved adoption of Committee Amendment 1; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Carona requested unanimous consent to incorporate amendments into the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Carona then moved that the new committee substitute be adopted; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Carona moved that SB 12 do not pass but that CSSB 12 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 Carona moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 936 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Carona moved to withdraw the committee substitute that had previously been sent up; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Carona sent up a new committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Carona to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed.  Senator Carona moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Carona moved that SB 936 do not pass but that CSSB 936 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 Carona moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 11 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Carona moved to withdraw the committee substitute that had previously been sent up; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Carona sent up a new committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Carona to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed.  Senator Carona moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

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

 

Senator Carona requested unanimous consent to incorporate amendments into the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Carona then moved that the new committee substitute be adopted; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair announced that the bill would be left pending until later in the hearing.

 

The chair laid out SB 1383 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

At 11:11 a.m. Senator Davis assumed the chair. 

 

The chair opened public testimony on the bill. 

At 11:13 a.m. Senator Watson assumed the chair. 

 

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.   

 

The chair announced that the bill would be left pending.

 

The chair laid out SB 585 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

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

 

Senator Carona requested unanimous consent to incorporate amendments into the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Carona then moved that the new committee substitute be adopted; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair opened public testimony on 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.    

 

The chair announced that the bill would be left pending.

 

The chair laid out SB 883 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Carona sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Carona to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed.  Senator Carona moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair opened public testimony on 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.   

 

The chair announced that the bill would be left pending.

 

The chair laid out SB 1351 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

The chair opened public testimony on the bill.  There being no witnesses, the chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.   

 

The chair announced that the bill would be left pending.

 

The chair laid out SB 1353 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill.

 

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

 

Senator Carona requested unanimous consent to incorporate amendments into the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Carona then moved that the new committee substitute be adopted; without objection, it was so ordered.  

 

The chair opened public testimony on the bill.  The witness who registered on the bill is shown on the attached list.  The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.   

 

The chair announced that the bill would be left pending.

 

The chair laid out SB 1382 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

The chair opened public testimony on 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.   

 

The chair announced that the bill would be left pending.

 

The chair laid out SB 2371 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

The chair opened public testimony on the bill.  The witness who registered on the bill is shown on the attached list.  The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.   

 

The chair announced that the bill would be left pending.

 

At 11:57 a.m. Senator Carona resumed the chair. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 337.

 

Senator Watson moved that SB 337 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 Watson moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1745.

 

Senator Wentworth moved that SB 1745 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 Wentworth moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

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The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 2052.

 

Senator Wentworth moved that SB 2052 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 Wentworth moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 2058.

 

Senator Watson moved adoption of the committee substitute that was previously sent up; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Watson moved that SB 2058 do not pass but that CSSB 2058 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 Watson moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 2378 and recognized the author, Senator Nichols, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Nichols moved adoption of the committee substitute that was previously sent up; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Nichols moved adoption of Committee Amendment 1 that was previously sent up; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Nichols requested unanimous consent to incorporate amendments into the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Nichols then moved that the new committee substitute be adopted; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Nichols moved that SB 2378 do not pass but that CSSB 2378 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 Nichols moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 2041.

 

Senator Watson moved that SB 2041 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 Watson moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 897 and recognized the author, Senator Shapleigh, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Shapleigh moved that SB 897 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 Shapleigh moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 612 and recognized the author, Senator Shapleigh, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Shapleigh moved that SB 612 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 Shapleigh moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1615 and recognized the author, Senator Wentworth, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Wentworth moved that SB 1615 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 Wentworth moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 2095 and recognized the author, Senator Wentworth, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Wentworth moved adoption of Committee Amendment 1 that was previously laid out; without objection, the amendment was adopted. 

 

Senator Wentworth requested unanimous consent to roll the amendments into a committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Wentworth then moved that the committee substitute be adopted; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Wentworth moved that SB 2095 do not pass but that CSSB 2095 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, 1 nay, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 2096 and recognized the author, Senator Wentworth, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Wentworth moved adoption of Committee Amendment 1 that was previously laid out; without objection, the amendment was adopted. 

 

Senator Wentworth requested unanimous consent to roll the amendments into a committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Wentworth then moved that the committee substitute be adopted; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Wentworth moved that SB 2096 do not pass but that CSSB 2096 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 Wentworth moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 2028 and recognized the author, Senator Watson, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Watson moved that SB 2028 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 Watson moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

At 12:16 p.m. Senator Watson assumed the chair. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 2371 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Carona moved that SB 2371 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 Carona moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1382 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Carona moved that SB 1382 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 Carona moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Carona resumed the chair. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 294. 

 

Senator Watson moved to adopt the substitute that had previously been sent up; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Watson moved that SB 294 do not pass but that CSSB 294 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, 2 nays, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent. 

 

Senator Watson assumed the chair. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1165 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Carona sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Carona to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed.  Senator Carona moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Carona moved that SB 1165 do not pass but that CSSB 1165 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 Carona moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1741 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Carona sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Carona to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed.  Senator Carona moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

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

 

Senator Carona requested unanimous consent to incorporate amendments into the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Carona then moved that the new committee substitute be adopted; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Carona moved that SB 1741 do not pass but that CSSB 1741 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 Carona moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Carona resumed the chair. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 75.

 

Senator Huffman moved that SB 75 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 as a matter of pending business SB 652.

 

Senator Watson moved that SB 652 do not pass but that CSSB 652 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 Carona resumed the chair. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 329 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Carona sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Carona to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed.  Senator Carona moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Carona moved that SB 329 do not pass but that CSSB 329 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 Carona moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 332 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Carona moved to withdraw the committee substitute that had previously been sent up; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Carona sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Carona to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed.  Senator Carona moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Carona moved that SB 332 do not pass but that CSSB 332 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 Carona moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 366 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Carona moved to withdraw the committee substitute that had previously been sent up; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Carona sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Carona to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed.  Senator Carona moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Carona moved that SB 366 do not pass but that CSSB 366 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 Carona moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 367 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Carona moved to withdraw the committee substitute that had previously been sent up; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Carona sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Carona to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed.  Senator Carona moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Carona moved that SB 367 do not pass but that CSSB 367 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 7 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 2 absent. 

 

Senator Carona moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 11 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

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

 

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

 

Senator Carona sent up Committee Amendment 3 and moved adoption; without objection, the amendment was adopted. 

 

Senator Carona requested unanimous consent to incorporate amendments into the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Carona then moved that the new committee substitute be adopted; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Carona moved that SB 11 do not pass but that CSSB 11 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 Carona moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 369 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Carona moved to withdraw the committee substitute that was previously sent up; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Carona sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Carona to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed.  Senator Carona moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Carona moved that SB 369 do not pass but that CSSB 369 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 Carona moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 371 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Carona moved that SB 371 be reported favorably 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 Carona moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 379 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Carona moved to withdraw the committee substitute that was previously sent up; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Carona sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Carona to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed.  Senator Carona moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Carona moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 423 and recognized the author, Senator Carona, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Carona moved to withdraw the committee substitute that was previously sent up; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Carona sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Carona to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed.  Senator Carona moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

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

 

Senator Carona requested unanimous consent to roll the amendments into a committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Carona then moved that the committee substitute be adopted; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Carona moved that SB 423 do not pass but that CSSB 423 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 Carona moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Carona resumed the chair.

 

The chair moved to adopt the Motion in Writing requests of Senator Ellis, Senator Shapleigh, and Senator Shapiro; without objection, the motions were adopted.

 

There being no further business, at 12:47 p.m. Senator Watson moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator John Carona, Chair

 

 

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Kelsey Erickson, Clerk