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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE AFFAIRS

Thursday, May 2, 2013

1:30 PM or upon adjournment

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 Thursday, May 2, 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 2:30 PM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

The chair laid out HB 1104 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Hegar, 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 HB 1104 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1197 by Taylor.

 

Senator Van de Putte 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 Deuell moved that SB 1197 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out HB 630 and recognized the Senate sponsor, 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 house bill as engrossed.

 

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 Huffman moved that HB 630 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 666 and recognized the Senate sponsor, 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 Huffman moved that HB 666 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 1164 and recognized the Senate sponsor, 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 Huffman moved that HB 1164 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 1422 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Eltife, 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 HB 1422 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 1016 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Williams, 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 Williams moved that HB 1016 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 3:02 PM Senator Deuell assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out HB 1445 and recognized the Senate sponsor, 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 house bill as engrossed. 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 Duncan moved that HB 1445 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 3:06 PM Senator Duncan resumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 1104 sponsored by Hegar.

 

Senator Van de Putte moved that public testimony be re-opened. 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 Van de Putte moved that HB 1104 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 3:13 PM Senator Deuell assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 1197 by Taylor.

 

Senator Van de Putte moved that public testimony be re-opened. 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 Van de Putte moved that SB 1197 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 3:18 PM Senator Duncan resumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 630 sponsored by Huffman.

 

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

 

Senator Huffman moved that HB 630 do not pass but that CSHB 630 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 HB 666 sponsored by Huffman.

 

Senator Huffman moved that HB 666 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 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 HB 1016 sponsored by Williams.

 

Senator Williams moved that HB 1016 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 8 ayes, 1 nay, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 1164 sponsored by Huffman.

 

Senator Huffman moved that HB 1164 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 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 HB 1422 sponsored by Eltife.

 

Senator Lucio, Jr. moved that HB 1422 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. 

 

At 3:24 PM Senator Deuell assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 1445 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Duncan, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Duncan moved that HB 1445 do not pass but that CSHB 1445 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 3:25 PM Senator Duncan resumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 103 by Patrick.

 

Senator Huffman moved that SB 103 be reported favorably 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.

 

There being no further business, at 3:26 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