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The House Committee on Ways & Means

83rd Legislature

May 4, 2013

8:30 a.m.

E2.014

 

Pursuant to a suspension of the 5-day posting rule on May 2, 2013, and permission granted on May 3, 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 8:44 a.m.

 

The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Hilderbran; Otto; Bohac; Button; and Strama.

 

A quorum was present.

 


 

The chair directed that the April 18, 2013 minutes for the House Committee on Ways & Means be corrected. The corrected minutes were authorized without objection.

 

The chair directed that the April 29, 2013 minutes for the House Committee on Ways & Means be corrected. The corrected minutes were authorized without objection.

 

HB 509, HB 607, HB 716

 

The chair laid out HB 509, HB 607, and HB 716.

 

The chair recognized Representative Murphy to explain HB 509.

 

The chair offered a complete committee substitute.

 

(Representative Gonzalez, Naomi now present.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Turner, Scott to explain HB 607.

 

The chair offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The chair recognized Representative Bohac to explain HB 716.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Murphy to close on HB 509.

 

The chair recognized Representative Turner, Scott to close on HB 607.

 

The chair recognized Representative Bohac to close on HB 716.

 

The committee substitute to HB 509 was withdrawn without objection.

 

HB 509 was left pending without objection.

 

The committee substitute to HB 607 was withdrawn without objection.

 

HB 607 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 716 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 1943

 

The chair laid out HB 1943.

 

The chair recognized Representative Bohac to explain HB 1943.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Bohac to close on HB 1943.

 

HB 1943 was left pending without objection.

 

HJR 102

 

The chair laid out HJR 102.

 

The chair recognized Representative Bohac to explain HJR 102.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Bohac to close on HJR 102.

 

HJR 102 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 509

 

The chair laid out HB 509 as pending business.

 

The chair offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The committee substitute was adopted without objection.

 

Representative Bohac moved that HB 509, 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; Ritter (5).

 

Nays:                           Representatives Gonzalez, Naomi; Strama (2).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representatives Eiland; Martinez Fischer (2).

 

HB 607

 

The chair laid out HB 607 as pending business.

 

The chair offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The committee substitute was adopted without objection.

 

Representative Bohac moved that HB 607, 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; Ritter (5).

 

Nays:                           Representatives Gonzalez, Naomi; Strama (2).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representatives Eiland; Martinez Fischer (2).

 

HB 859

 

The chair laid out HB 859 as pending business.

 

Representative Gonzalez, Naomi moved that HB 859, 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 Hilderbran; Otto; Bohac; Button; Gonzalez, Naomi; Ritter; Strama (7).

 

Nays:                           None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representatives Eiland; Martinez Fischer (2).

 

HB 2224

 

The chair laid out HB 2224 as pending business.

 

The chair offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The committee substitute was adopted without objection.

 

Representative Bohac moved that HB 2224, 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; Otto; Bohac; Button; Gonzalez, Naomi; Ritter; Strama (7).

 

Nays:                           None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representatives Eiland; Martinez Fischer (2).

 

HB 3742

 

The chair laid out HB 3742.

 

The chair recognized Representative Lavender to explain HB 3742.

 

(Representative Eiland now present.)

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Lavender to close on HB 3742.

 

HB 3742 was left pending without objection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 9:40 a.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