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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE AFFAIRS

Monday, May 6, 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, May 6, 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 9:00 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

The chair laid out SB 1625 and recognized the author, Senator Davis, to explain the bill.

 

At 9:29 AM Senator Ellis assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out SB 1637 and recognized the author, Senator Duncan, to explain the bill.

 

At 9:36 AM Senator Duncan resumed the chair.

 

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

 

At 10:14 AM Senator Deuell assumed the chair.

 

At 10:17 AM Senator Duncan resumed the chair.

 

Senator Deuell moved that SB 1625 and SB 1637 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 10:37 AM Senator Duncan moved that the Committee stand recessed until 30 minutes upon adjournment; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Pursuant to suspension of  Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on State Affairs was reconvened on Monday, May 6, 2013, in the Senate Chamber at 6:25 PM.

 

The chair concurrently laid out, as a matter of pending business, SB 1625 by Davis and SB 1637 by Duncan. 

 

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 1625 and SB 1637 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 403 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Ellis, to explain the bill.

 

Witnesses 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 Ellis moved that HB 403 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 480 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Ellis, 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 Ellis moved that HB 480 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 1871 and recognized Senator Ellis, in the absence of the Senate sponsor, to explain the bill.

 

Witnesses 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 Ellis moved that HB 1871 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 2263 and recognized Senator Van de Putte, in the absence of the Senate sponsor, 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 HB 2263 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 2475 and recognized Senator Van de Putte, in the absence of the Senate sponsor, 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 HB 2475 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 1762 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Deuell, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Deuell sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Deuell 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 Deuell moved that HB 1762 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 7:59 PM Senator Deuell assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out HB 1711 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.

 

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 1711 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 8:03 PM Senator Duncan resumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 403 sponsored by Ellis.

 

Senator Ellis moved that HB 403 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, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent.

 

Senator Ellis 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 480 sponsored by Ellis.

 

Senator Ellis moved that HB 480 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 Ellis moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 8:11 PM Senator Deuell assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 1711 sponsored by Duncan.

 

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

 

Senator Duncan moved that HB 1711 do not pass but that CSHB 1711 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 Duncan moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 8:12 PM Senator Duncan resumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 1762 sponsored by Deuell.

 

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

 

Senator Deuell moved that HB 1762 do not pass but that CSHB 1762 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 as a matter of pending business HB 1871 sponsored by Uresti.

 

Senator Ellis moved that HB 1871 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, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent.

 

Senator Ellis 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 2263 sponsored by Huffman.

 

Senator Van de Putte moved that HB 2263 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, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent.

 

Senator Van de Putte 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 2475 sponsored by Huffman.

 

Senator Van de Putte moved that HB 2475 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, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent.

 

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

 

There being no further business, at 8:15 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