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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE AFFAIRS

Monday, April 8, 2013

9:00 AM

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 8, 2013, in the Senate Chamber.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Robert Duncan, Chair

 

Senator Joan Huffman

Senator Bob Deuell, Vice Chair

 

 

Senator Rodney Ellis

 

 

Senator Troy Fraser

 

 

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 9:01 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

The chair laid out SB 1398 and recognized the author, Senator Estes, to explain the bill.

 

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

 

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 1398 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out SB 822 and recognized the author, Senator Schwertner, to explain the bill.

 

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

 

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 822 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 315 and recognized the author, Senator Uresti, to explain the bill.

 

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

 

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 315 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 94 and recognized the author, Senator Van de Putte, to explain the bill.

 

At 10:13 AM Senator Deuell assumed the chair.

 

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 10:18 AM Senator Duncan resumed 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.

 

Senator Van de Putte moved that SB 94 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 591 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 Van de Putte moved that SB 591 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 1166 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.

 

At 10:49 AM Senator Deuell assumed the chair.

 

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

 

At 10:52 AM Senator Duncan resumed the chair

 

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

 

Senator Deuell moved that SB 1166 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 94 by Van de Putte.

 

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

 

Senator Van de Putte moved that SB 94 do not pass but that CSSB 94 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 Lucio, Jr. 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 822 by Schwertner.

 

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

 

Senator Deuell moved that SB 822 do not pass but that CSSB 822 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 nays, 0  present not voting, and 2 absent.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1398 by Estes.

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

 

Senator Nichols moved that SB 1398 do not pass but that CSSB 1398 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.

 

At 11:43 AM Senator Deuell assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out SB 1458 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.

 

Senator Duncan moved that SB 1458 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 1459 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.

 

Senator Duncan moved that SB 1459 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1458 and recognized the author, Senator Duncan, 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 1458 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1459 and recognized the author, Senator Duncan, to explain the bill.

 

At 1:11 PM Senator Van de Putte assumed the chair.

 

Senator Deuell sent up Committee Amendment 1.

 

At 1:13 PM Senator Deuell assumed the chair.

 

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

 

At 1:20 PM Senator Van de Putte assumed the chair.

 

At 1:23 PM Senator Deuell resumed the chair.

 

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

 

Senator Duncan moved that SB 1459 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 1812 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.

 

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 1812 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 1:26 PM Senator Duncan resumed the chair.

 

There being no further business, at 1:26 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