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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE AFFAIRS

Thursday, May 9, 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 9, 2013, in the Senate Chamber.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Robert Duncan, Chair

 

Senator Rodney Ellis

Senator Bob Deuell, Vice Chair

 

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Senator Troy Fraser

 

Senator Leticia Van de Putte

Senator Joan Huffman

 

 

Senator Robert Nichols

 

 

Senator Tommy Williams

 

 

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 1:54 PM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

The chair laid out SB 220 and recognized the author, Senator Birdwell, to explain the bill.

 

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

 

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 Huffman moved that SB 220 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 2:00 PM Senator Huffman assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out HB 148 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Paxton, 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 HB 148 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 2:11 PM Senator Nichols assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out HB 2465 and recognized Senator Huffman, 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 Huffman moved that HB 2465 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 1265 and recognized Senator Huffman, 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 Huffman moved that HB 1265 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 1188 and recognized Senator Huffman, 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 Huffman moved that HB 1188 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 2197 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Huffman, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Huffman sent up Committee Amendment 1.

 

Senator Huffman sent up Committee Amendment 2.

 

Senator Huffman sent up Committee Amendment 3.

 

Senator Huffman sent up Committee Amendment 4.

 

Senator Huffman sent up Committee Amendment 5.

 

Senator Huffman sent up Committee Amendment 6 and moved adoption; without objection, the amendment was adopted.

 

At 2:35 PM 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 Huffman moved that HB 2197 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 2:51 PM Senator Deuell assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out HB 1869 and recognized the Senate sponsor, 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 HB 1869 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 3:02 PM Senator Duncan resumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 1188 sponsored by Whitmire.

 

Senator Huffman moved that HB 1188 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 6 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 3 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 1265 sponsored by Zaffirini.

 

Senator Deuell moved that HB 1265 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 6 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 3 absent.

 

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

 

At 3:07 PM Senator Deuell assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 1869 sponsored by Duncan.

 

Senator Duncan moved that HB 1869 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 6 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 3 absent.

 

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

 

At 3:08 PM Senator Duncan resumed the chair. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 2465 sponsored by Ellis.

 

Senator Deuell moved that HB 2465 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 6 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 3 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 220 by Birdwell.

 

Senator Huffman moved that SB 220 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, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 4 absent.

 

 

There being no further business, at 3:13 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