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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE AFFAIRS

Monday, April 22, 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 22, 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 9:05 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

The chair laid out SB 1485 and recognized the author, Senator Watson, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Deuell sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Watson 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 1485 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 338 and recognized the author, Senator Rodríguez, 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 Deuell moved that SB 338 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 1133 and recognized the author, Senator Rodríguez, to explain the bill.

 

At 9:37 AM Senator Deuell assumed the chair.

 

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

 

At 9:38 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 1133 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 554 and recognized the author, Senator Campbell, 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 Deuell moved that SB 554 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 392 and recognized the author, Senator West, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Deuell sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator West to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed. Senator Deuell 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 392 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 110 by West.

 

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

 

Senator Deuell moved that SB 110 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 853 and recognized the author, Senator Taylor, to explain the bill.

 

At 10:11 AM Senator Deuell assumed 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 Lucio, Jr. moved that SB 853 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 1197 and recognized the author, Senator Taylor, to explain the bill.

 

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

 

At 10:16 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 Deuell moved that SB 1197 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 1413 and recognized the author, Senator Deuell, 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 Deuell moved that SB 1413 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 1049 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.

 

At 11:30 AM Senator Deuell assumed the chair.

 

Senator Van de Putte moved that SB 1049 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 11:48 AM Senator Deuell moved that the Committee stand at ease until 12:15 PM; Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 12:15 PM Senator Duncan reconvened the meeting.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 392 by West.

 

Senator Deuell moved that SB 392 do not pass but that CSSB 392 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 Deuell 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 853 by Taylor.

 

Senator Deuell moved that SB 853 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 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 1133 by Rodríguez.

 

Senator Lucio, Jr. moved that SB 1133 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 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 1413 by Deuell.

 

Senator Deuell moved that SB 1413 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 Deuell 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 1166 by Hegar.

 

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

 

Senator Deuell moved that SB 1166 do not pass but that CSSB 1166 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 6 ayes, 3 nays, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1484 by Watson.

 

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

 

Senator Lucio, Jr. moved that SB 1484 do not pass but that CSSB 1484 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 5 ayes, 4 nays, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent.

 

 

 

At 12:47 PM Senator Deuell assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1458 by Duncan.

 

Senator Duncan moved that the committee reconsider the vote by which the previous committee substitute was adopted; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Duncan sent up a new 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 do not pass but that CSSB 1458 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 6 ayes, 3 nays, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1459 by Duncan.

 

Senator Duncan moved that the committee reconsider the vote by which the previous committee substitute was adopted; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Duncan sent up a new 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 do not pass but that CSSB 1459 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 6 ayes, 3 nays, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent.

 

At 1:00 PM Senator Duncan resumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 110 by West.

 

Senator Ellis moved that SB 110 do not pass but that CSSB 110 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.

 

There being no further business, at 1:05 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