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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE AFFAIRS

Monday, May 13, 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 13, 2013, in the Senate Chamber.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Robert Duncan, Chair

 

Senator Tommy Williams

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

 

 

 

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At 9:09 AM Senator Deuell assumed the chair.

 

The chair called the meeting to order at 9:09 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

At 9:10 AM Senator Fraser assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out HB 2020 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 2020 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 1358 and recognized Senator Deuell, 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 Deuell moved that HB 1358 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 2512 and recognized Senator Deuell, 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 Deuell moved that HB 2512 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 2155 and recognized Senator Deuell, 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 Deuell moved that HB 2155 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 9:19 AM Senator Deuell assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out HB 1759 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Ellis, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Ellis sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Ellis 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 Ellis moved that HB 1759 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 2935 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 2935 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 396 and recognized Senator Ellis, 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 Ellis moved that HB 396 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 985 and recognized Senator Ellis, 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 Ellis moved that HB 985 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 3102 and recognized Senator Ellis, 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 Ellis moved that HB 3102 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 3103 and recognized Senator Ellis, 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 Ellis moved that HB 3103 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 3357 and recognized Senator Ellis, 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 Ellis moved that HB 3357 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

There being no further business, at 9:45 AM Senator Deuell moved that the Committee stand recessed until after adjournment of the Senate. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Upon a motion made by Senator Duncan to suspend Senate Rules 11.10 and 11.18,  the Senate Committee on State Affairs reconvened at 2:36 PM at Senator Duncan's Desk.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 148 sponsored by Paxton.

 

Senator Deuell moved that HB 148 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, 3 nays, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 2197 sponsored by Huffman.

 

Senator Huffman moved to roll the previously adopted amendment #6  into a committee substitute. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

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

 

Senator Huffman moved that HB 2197 do not pass but that CSHB 2197 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.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 985 sponsored by Huffman.

 

Senator Huffman moved that HB 985 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 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 1358 sponsored by Van de Putte.

 

Senator Van de Putte moved that HB 1358 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 1759 sponsored by Ellis.

 

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

 

Senator Ellis moved that HB 1759 do not pass but that CSHB 1759 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.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 2020 sponsored by Deuell.

 

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

 

Senator Deuell moved that HB 2020 do not pass but that CSHB 2020 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 2:45 PM Senator Deuell assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 2155 sponsored by Duncan.

 

Senator Duncan moved that HB 2155 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 Duncan 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 2512 sponsored by Duncan.

 

Senator Duncan moved that HB 2512 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 Duncan 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 2772 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Duncan, to explain the bill.

 

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

 

Senator Duncan moved that HB 2772 do not pass but that CSHB 2772 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, 1 nay, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent.

 

At 2:46 PM Senator Duncan resumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 2935 sponsored by Ellis.

 

Senator Ellis moved that HB 2935 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.

 

At 2:47 PM Senator Deuell assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 3102 sponsored by Duncan.

 

Senator Duncan moved that HB 3102 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 Duncan 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 3103 sponsored by Duncan.

 

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.

 

Senator Duncan moved that HB 3103 do not pass but that CSHB 3103 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 2:49 PM Senator Duncan resumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 396 sponsored by Huffman.

 

Senator Huffman moved that HB 396 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 Huffman 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 2:50 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