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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE AFFAIRS

Monday, April 1, 2013

2:00 PM

Senate Chamber

 

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Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on State Affairs was held on Monday, April 1, 2013, in the Senate Chamber.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Robert Duncan, Chair

 

None

Senator Bob Deuell, Vice Chair

 

 

Senator Rodney Ellis

 

 

Senator Troy Fraser

 

 

Senator Joan Huffman

 

 

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

 

 

Senator Robert Nichols

 

 

Senator Leticia Van de Putte

 

 

Senator Tommy Williams

 

 

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 2:06 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

The chair laid out SB 817 and recognized the author, Senator Hegar, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Deuell sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Hegar to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed. Senator Duncan 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 Deuell moved that SB 817 do not pass but that CSSB 817 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 nays, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent.

 

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

 

The chair laid out SB 1254 and recognized the author, Senator Davis, 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 Duncan moved that SB 1254 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 2:27 PM Senator Deuell assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out SB 577 and SJR 34 and recognized the author, Senator Duncan, to explain the bill and joint resolution.

 

Senator Duncan sent up a committee substitute for SB 577; the chair recognized Senator Duncan to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed. Senator Duncan moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Duncan sent up a committee substitute for SJR 34; the chair recognized Senator Duncan to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate joint resolution as filed. Senator Duncan 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 Deuell moved that SB 577 and SJR 34 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 3:48 PM Senator Duncan resumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out SB 103 and recognized the author, Senator Patrick, to explain the bill.

 

At 3:51 PM Senator Deuell assumed the chair.

 

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

 

At 3:54 PM Senator Duncan resumed the chair.

 

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

 

Senator Duncan moved that SB 103 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 1267 and recognized the author, Senator Nichols, 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 Nichols moved that SB 1267 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, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 2 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 SB 1363 and recognized the author, Senator Huffman, 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 Duncan moved that SB 1363 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 4:18 PM Senator Deuell assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out SB 910 and recognized the author, Senator Duncan, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Duncan sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Duncan to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed. Senator Duncan 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 Deuell moved that SB 910 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 4:20 PM Senator Duncan resumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out SB 904 and recognized the author, Senator Van de Putte, 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 Duncan moved that SB 904 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 800 and recognized the author, Senator Van de Putte, to explain the bill.

 

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

 

At 4:52 PM Senator Deuell assumed the chair.

 

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

 

At 4:58 PM Senator Duncan resumed the chair.

 

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

 

Senator Duncan moved that SB 800 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 1773 and recognized the author, 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 senate bill as filed. Senator Huffman 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 Duncan moved that SB 1773 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 5:12 PM Senator Duncan moved that the Committee stand at ease until 5:15PM.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 5:15 PM Senator Duncan reconvened the meeting.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1773 and recognized the author, Senator Huffman, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Huffman moved that SB 1773 do not pass but that CSSB 1773 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 nays, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent.

 

Senator Huffman 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 211 and recognized the author, Senator Nichols, to explain the bill. Senator Nichols moved that SB 211 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 nays, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 632. Senator Nichols sent up a committee substitute. Senator Nichols moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Nichols moved that SB 632 do not pass but that CSSB 632 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 nays, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent.

 

At 5:22 PM Senator Deuell assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1332 and recognized the author, Senator Duncan, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Duncan moved that SB 1332 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 nays, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent.

 

Senator Duncan 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 Duncan, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Duncan sent up a committee substitute. Senator Duncan moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Duncan 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 nays, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent.

 

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

 

At 5:30 PM Senator Duncan resumed the chair.

 

There being no further business, at 5:30 PM Senator Duncan moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

 

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Senator Robert Duncan, Chair

 

 

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Kayli Ragsdale, Clerk