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The House Committee on Ways & Means

83rd Legislature

April 22, 2013

2:00 p.m. or upon final adjourn./recess

E2.014

 

Pursuant to a notice posted on April 17, 2013, revised on April 18, 2013, and permission granted on April 22, 2013, to meet while the House was in session, the House Committee on Ways & Means met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Hilderbran, at 5:23 p.m.

 

The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Hilderbran; Button; Eiland; Gonzalez, Naomi; and Strama.

 

A quorum was present.

 


 

The chair directed that the April 11, 2013 minutes for the House Committee on Ways & Means be corrected. The corrected minutes were authorized without objection.

 

HB 1712

 

The chair laid out HB 1712 as pending business.

 

The chair offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The committee substitute was adopted without objection.

 

Representative Eiland moved that HB 1712, 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 Hilderbran; Button; Eiland; Gonzalez, Naomi; Strama (5).

 

Nays:                           None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representatives Otto; Bohac; Martinez Fischer; Ritter (4).

 

HB 1724

 

The chair laid out HB 1724 as pending business.

 

The chair offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The committee substitute was adopted without objection.

 

Representative Strama moved that HB 1724, 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 Hilderbran; Button; Eiland; Gonzalez, Naomi; Strama (5).

 

Nays:                           None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representatives Otto; Bohac; Martinez Fischer; Ritter (4).

 

HB 3296

 

The chair laid out HB 3296 as pending business.

 

The chair offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The committee substitute was adopted without objection.

 

Representative Gonzalez, Naomi moved that HB 3296, 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 Hilderbran; Button; Eiland; Gonzalez, Naomi; Strama (5).

 

Nays:                           None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representatives Otto; Bohac; Martinez Fischer; Ritter (4).

 

(Representative Bohac now present.)

 

HB 3390

 

The chair laid out HB 3390 as pending business.

 

The chair offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The committee substitute was adopted without objection.

 

Representative Eiland moved that HB 3390, 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 Hilderbran; Bohac; Button; Eiland; Gonzalez, Naomi; Strama (6).

 

Nays:                           None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representatives Otto; Martinez Fischer; Ritter (3).

 

HB 3132

 

The chair laid out HB 3132.

 

The chair recognized Representative Lucio III to explain HB 3132.

 

The chair offered a complete committee substitute.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Lucio III to close on HB 3132.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

HB 3132 was left pending without objection.

 

HJR 134

 

The chair laid out HJR 134.

 

The chair recognized Representative Lucio III to explain HJR 134.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Lucio III to close on HJR 134.

 

HJR 134 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 1217

 

The chair laid out HB 1217.

 

The chair recognized Representative Menéndez to explain HB 1217.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Menéndez to close on HB 1217.

 

HB 1217 was left pending without objection.

 

HJR 82

 

The chair laid out HJR 82.

 

The chair recognized Representative Menéndez to explain HJR 82.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Menéndez to close on HJR 82.

 

HJR 82 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 97

 

The chair laid out HB 97.

 

The chair recognized Representative Perry to explain HB 97.

 

The chair offered a complete committee substitute.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Perry to close on HB 97.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

HB 97 was left pending without objection.

 

HJR 24

 

The chair laid out HJR 24.

 

The chair recognized Representative Perry to explain HJR 24.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Perry to close on HJR 24.

 

HJR 24 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 1008

 

The chair laid out HB 1008.

 

The chair recognized Representative Bonnen, Dennis to explain HB 1008.

 

(Representative Bohac in chair.)

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Bonnen, Dennis to close on HB 1008.

 

HB 1008 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 2408

 

The chair laid out HB 2408.

 

The chair recognized Representative Naishtat to explain HB 2408.

 

Representative Eiland offered a complete committee substitute.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Naishtat to close on HB 2408.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

HB 2408 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 2231

 

The chair laid out HB 2231.

 

The chair recognized Representative Simmons to explain HB 2231.

 

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

 

(Representative Otto now present.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Simmons to close on HB 2231.

 

HB 2231 was left pending without objection.

 

(Representative Hilderbran in chair.)

 

HB 2972

 

The chair laid out HB 2972.

 

The chair recognized Representative King, Ken to explain HB 2972.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative King, Ken to close on HB 2972.

 

HB 2972 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 1466

 

The chair laid out HB 1466.

 

The chair recognized Representative Hughes to explain HB 1466.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Hughes to close on HB 1466.

 

HB 1466 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 548

 

The chair laid out HB 548.

 

The chair recognized Representative Turner, Chris to explain HB 548.

 

The chair offered a complete committee substitute.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Turner, Chris to close on HB 548.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

HB 548 was left pending without objection.

 

HJR 62

 

The chair laid out HJR 62.

 

The chair recognized Representative Turner, Chris to explain HJR 62.

 

The chair offered a complete committee substitute.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Turner, Chris to close on HJR 62.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

HJR 62 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 2687

 

The chair laid out HB 2687.

 

The chair recognized Representative Rodriguez, Eddie to explain HB 2687.

 

The chair offered a complete committee substitute.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Rodriguez, Eddie to close on HB 2687.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

HB 2687 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 311

 

The chair laid out HB 311.

 

The chair recognized Representative Guillen to explain HB 311.

 

The chair offered a complete committee substitute.

 

(Representative Otto in chair.)

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Guillen to close on HB 311.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

HB 311 was left pending without objection.

 

(Representative Hilderbran in chair.)

 

HB 2777

 

The chair laid out HB 2777.

 

The chair recognized Representative Guillen to explain HB 2777.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Guillen to close on HB 2777.

 

HB 2777 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 3589

 

The chair laid out HB 3589.

 

The chair recognized Representative Gutierrez to explain HB 3589.

 

The chair offered a complete committee substitute.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Gutierrez to close on HB 3589.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

HB 3589 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 2636

 

The chair laid out HB 2636.

 

The chair recognized Representative Frullo to explain HB 2636.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Frullo to close on HB 2636.

 

HB 2636 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 1162

 

The chair laid out HB 1162.

 

The chair recognized Representative Thompson, Ed to explain HB 1162.

 

The chair offered a complete committee substitute.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Thompson, Ed to close on HB 1162.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

HB 1162 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 1133

 

The chair laid out HB 1133 as pending business.

 

The chair recognized Representative Otto to explain HB 1133.

 

The chair offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The committee substitute was adopted without objection.

 

Representative Bohac moved that HB 1133, 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 Hilderbran; Otto; Bohac; Button; Eiland; Gonzalez, Naomi (6).

 

Nays:                           None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representatives Martinez Fischer; Ritter; Strama (3).

 

HB 229

 

The chair laid out HB 229.

 

The chair recognized Representative Isaac to explain HB 229.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Isaac to close on HB 229.

 

HB 229 was left pending without objection.

 

HJR 50

 

The chair laid out HJR 50.

 

The chair recognized Representative Isaac to explain HJR 50.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Isaac to close on HJR 50.

 

HJR 50 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 709

 

The chair laid out HB 709.

 

The chair recognized Representative Isaac to explain HB 709.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Isaac to close on HB 709.

 

HB 709 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 3159

 

The chair laid out HB 3159.

 

The chair recognized Representative Isaac to explain HB 3159.

 

The chair offered a complete committee substitute.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Isaac to close on HB 3159.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

HB 3159 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 3352

 

The chair laid out HB 3352.

 

The chair recognized Representative Frank to explain HB 3352.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Frank to close on HB 3352.

 

HB 3352 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 3278

 

The chair laid out HB 3278.

 

The chair recognized Representative Gonzalez, Naomi to explain HB 3278.

 

The chair offered a complete committee substitute.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Gonzalez, Naomi to close on HB 3278.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

HB 3278 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 732

 

The chair laid out HB 732.

 

The chair recognized Representative Gonzalez, Naomi to explain HB 732.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Gonzalez, Naomi to close on HB 732.

 

HB 732 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 113

 

The chair laid out HB 113.

 

The chair recognized Representative Gonzalez, Naomi to explain HB 113.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Gonzalez, Naomi to close on HB 113.

 

HB 113 was left pending without objection.

 

HJR 28

 

The chair laid out HJR 28.

 

The chair recognized Representative Gonzalez, Naomi to explain HJR 28.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Gonzalez, Naomi to close on HJR 28.

 

HJR 28 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 3173

 

The chair laid out HB 3173.

 

The chair recognized Representative Otto to explain HB 3173.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Bohac to close on HB 3173.

 

HB 3173 was left pending without objection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 9:01 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. Hilderbran, Chair

 

 

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Carolyn Merchan Saegert, Clerk