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The House Committee on County Affairs

83rd Legislature

March 28, 2013

10:30 a.m. or upon final adjourn./recess

E2.016

 

Pursuant to a suspension of the 5-day posting rule on March 25, 2013, the House Committee on County Affairs met in a public hearing and was called to order by the acting chair, Representative Joe Farias, at 10:43 a.m.

 

The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Farias; Hunter; Krause; Simpson; and Stickland.

 

A quorum was present.

 


 

HB 2688

 

The chair laid out HB 2688.

 

The chair recognized Representative Perry to explain HB 2688.

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The chair closed on behalf of Representative Perry for HB 2688.

 

HB 2688 was left pending without objection.

 

 

HB 1211

 

The chair laid out HB 1211 as pending business.

 

Representative Krause offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The committee substitute was adopted without objection.

 

(Representative González, Mary now present.)

 

(Representative Kolkhorst now present.)

 

 

Representative Krause moved that HB 1211, as substituted, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed and be sent to the Committee on Local and Consent Calendars.  The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                           Representatives Farias; González, Mary; Hunter; Kolkhorst; Krause; Simpson; Stickland (7).

 

Nays:                           None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representatives Coleman; Hernandez Luna (2).

 

 

HB 1969

 

The chair laid out HB 1969 as pending business.

 

Representative Hunter offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The committee substitute was adopted without objection.

 

Representative Hunter moved that HB 1969, as substituted, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed and be sent to the Committee on Local and Consent Calendars.  The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                           Representatives Farias; González, Mary; Hunter; Kolkhorst; Krause; Simpson; Stickland (7).

 

Nays:                           None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representatives Coleman; Hernandez Luna (2).

 

 

HB 1237

 

The chair laid out HB 1237 as pending business.

 

Representative Stickland offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The committee substitute was adopted without objection.

 

Representative Stickland moved that HB 1237, as substituted, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed and be sent to the Committee on Local and Consent Calendars.  The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                           Representatives Farias; González, Mary; Hunter; Kolkhorst; Krause; Simpson; Stickland (7).

 

Nays:                           None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representatives Coleman; Hernandez Luna (2).

 

 

HB 1259

 

The chair laid out HB 1259 as pending business.

 

Representative Kolkhorst offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The committee substitute was adopted without objection.

 

Representative Stickland moved that HB 1259, as substituted, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed and be sent to the Committee on Local and Consent Calendars.  The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                           Representatives Farias; González, Mary; Hunter; Kolkhorst; Krause; Simpson; Stickland (7).

 

Nays:                           None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representatives Coleman; Hernandez Luna (2).

 

 

HB 1920

 

The chair laid out HB 1920 as pending business.

 

Representative Stickland moved that HB 1920, without amendments, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed and be sent to the Committee on Local and Consent Calendars.  The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                           Representatives Farias; González, Mary; Hunter; Kolkhorst; Krause; Simpson; Stickland (7).

 

Nays:                           None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representatives Coleman; Hernandez Luna (2).

 

 

HB 571

 

The chair laid out HB 571 as pending business.

 

Representative Simpson moved that HB 571, without amendments, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed and be sent to the Committee on Local and Consent Calendars.  The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                           Representatives Farias; González, Mary; Hunter; Kolkhorst; Krause; Simpson; Stickland (7).

 

Nays:                           None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representatives Coleman; Hernandez Luna (2).

 

 

HB 1247

 

The chair laid out HB 1247 as pending business.

 

Representative Stickland offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The committee substitute was adopted without objection.

 

Representative Hunter moved that HB 1247, as substituted, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed and be sent to the Committee on Local and Consent Calendars.  The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                           Representatives Farias; González, Mary; Hunter; Kolkhorst; Krause; Simpson; Stickland (7).

 

Nays:                           None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representatives Coleman; Hernandez Luna (2).

 

 

HB 1456

 

The chair laid out HB 1456 as pending business.

 

Representative Kolkhorst moved that HB 1456, without amendments, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                           Representatives Farias; González, Mary; Hunter; Kolkhorst; Krause (5).

 

Nays:                           None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representatives Coleman; Hernandez Luna; Simpson; Stickland (4).

 

(Representative Simpson now present.)

 

(Representative Stickland now present.)

 

HB 385

 

The chair laid out HB 385 as pending business.

 

The chair offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The committee substitute was adopted without objection.

 

Representative González, Mary moved that HB 385, as substituted, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed and be sent to the Committee on Local and Consent Calendars.  The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                           Representatives Farias; González, Mary; Hunter; Kolkhorst; Krause; Simpson; Stickland (7).

 

Nays:                           None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representatives Coleman; Hernandez Luna (2).

 

 

HB 1367

 

The chair laid out HB 1367 as pending business.

 

Representative González, Mary offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

HB 1367 was left pending without objection.

 

 

HB 477

 

The chair laid out HB 477 as pending business.

 

Representative Krause moved that HB 477, without amendments, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed and be sent to the Committee on Local and Consent Calendars.  The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                           Representatives Farias; González, Mary; Hunter; Kolkhorst; Krause; Simpson; Stickland (7).

 

Nays:                           None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representatives Coleman; Hernandez Luna (2).

 

HB 687

 

The chair laid out HB 687 as pending business.

 

Representative Krause moved that HB 687, without amendments, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed and be sent to the Committee on Local and Consent Calendars.  The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                           Representatives Farias; González, Mary; Hunter; Kolkhorst; Krause; Simpson; Stickland (7).

 

Nays:                           None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representatives Coleman; Hernandez Luna (2).

 

 

 

HB 761

 

The chair moved to reconsider all votes previously taken on the measure.  The motion to reconsider prevailed without objection.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

HB 761 was left pending without objection.

 

 

The chair directed that the March 14, 2013 minutes for the House Committee on County Affairs be corrected. The corrected minutes were authorized without objection.

 

 

HB 107

 

The chair laid out HB 107.

 

(Representative Hernandez Luna now present.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Harless to explain HB 107.

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

HB 107 was left pending without objection.

 

 

HB 685

 

The chair moved to reconsider all votes previously taken on the measure.  The motion to reconsider prevailed without objection.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

Representative Hunter offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The committee substitute was adopted without objection.

 

Representative Hernandez Luna moved that HB 685, as substituted, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                           Representatives Farias; Hernandez Luna; Hunter; Kolkhorst; Stickland (5).

 

Nays:                           None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representatives Coleman; González, Mary; Krause; Simpson (4).

 

(Representative Mary Gonzalez was absent for the vote.  Had she been present, she would have voted in support of HB 685.)

 

HB 107

 

The chair laid out HB 107 as pending business.

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Harless to close on HB 107.

 

HB 107 was left pending without objection.

 

 

HB 3097

 

The chair laid out HB 3097.

 

The chair recognized Representative Lewis to explain HB 3097.

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Lewis to close on HB 3097.

 

HB 3097 was left pending without objection.

 

 

HB 2032

 

The chair laid out HB 2032.

 

The chair recognized Representative Collier to explain HB 2032.

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Collier to close on HB 2032.

 

HB 2032 was left pending without objection.

 

 

HB 2907

 

The chair laid out HB 2907.

 

The chair recognized Representative Frank to explain HB 2907.

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Frank to close on HB 2907.

 

HB 2907 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 3238

 

The chair laid out HB 3238.

 

The chair explained HB 3238  on behalf of Representative McClendon.

 

The chair offered a complete committee substitute.

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The chair closed on HB 3238.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

HB 3238 was left pending without objection.

 

At 1:23 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.

 

 

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Rep. Farias, Chair

 

 

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Katy Reagan, Clerk