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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE AFFAIRS

Thursday, May 16, 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 Thursday, May 16, 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 9:09 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

The chair laid out HB 506 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Hinojosa, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Huffman sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Hinojosa 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 506 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 1398 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Hinojosa, 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 1398 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 658 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Watson, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Huffman sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Watson 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 658 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 2782 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Watson, 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 2782 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 10:09 AM Senator Deuell assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out HB 2570 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Garcia, 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 2570 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 2233 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Estes, 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 2233 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 724 and recognized Senator Garcia, 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.

 

The chair recognized Senator Zaffirini, the Senate Sponsor of HB 724, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Lucio, Jr. moved that HB 724 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 332 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 Van de Putte moved that HB 332 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 1468 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 1468 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

There being no further business, at 10:48 PM Senator Deuell moved that the Committee stand recessed until after adjournment of the Senate. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 1:27 PM Senator Duncan reconvened the meeting.

 

Upon a motion to suspend Senate Rules 11.10 and 11.18, the chair laid out HB 3015 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Rodríguez, 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 3015 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 812 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 Ellis moved that HB 812 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 2645 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 2645 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 2984 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 2984 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 3081 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 3081 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 3593 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 3593 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 2930 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 2930 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 3105 and recognized the Senate sponsor, 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 HB 3105 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 586 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Deuell

 

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

 

The chair laid out HB 1129 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Van de Putte, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Van de Putte sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Van de Putte 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 Van de Putte moved that HB 1129 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 195 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Van de Putte, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Van de Putte sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Van de Putte to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the house bill as engrossed.

 

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 Van de Putte moved that HB 195 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 382 and recognized Senator Nichols, in the absence of the Senate sponsor, to explain the bill.

 

 Senator Nichols sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Nichols 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 Nichols moved that HB 382 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 1632 and recognized Senator Nichols, in the absence of the Senate sponsor, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Nichols sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Nichols 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 Nichols moved that HB 1632 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

At 2:57 PM Senator Deuell assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out HB 2851 and recognized Senator Nichols, 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 Nichols moved that HB 2851 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 1050 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Fraser, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Fraser sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Fraser to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the house bill as engrossed.

 

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 Fraser moved that HB 1050 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 2110 and recognized the Senate sponsor, 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 Fraser moved that HB 2110 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair moved that the Senate Committee on State Affairs stand at ease until 5:00PM.

 

At 5:00 PM Senator Duncan resumed the chair. 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 612 by Lucio.

 

Senator Lucio, Jr. moved that SB 612 do not pass but that CSSB 612 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, 1 nay, 1 present not voting, and 2 absent.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 195 sponsored by Van de Putte.

 

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

 

Senator Van de Putte moved that HB 195 do not pass but that CSHB 195 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 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 506 sponsored by Hinojosa.

 

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

 

Senator Lucio, Jr. moved that HB 506 do not pass but that CSHB 506 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.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 658 sponsored by Watson.

 

 

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

 

Senator Deuell moved that HB 658 do not pass but that CSHB 658 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 HB 1050 sponsored by Fraser.

 

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

 

Senator Deuell moved that HB 1050 do not pass but that CSHB 1050 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 HB 1129 sponsored by Van de Putte.

 

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

 

Senator Van de Putte moved that HB 1129 do not pass but that CSHB 1129 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.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 1632 sponsored by Paxton.

 

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

 

Senator Lucio, Jr. moved that HB 1632 do not pass but that CSHB 1632 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 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 HB 2110 sponsored by Campbell.

 

Senator Deuell moved that HB 2110 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 HB 2233 sponsored by Estes.

 

Senator Deuell moved that HB 2233 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 HB 2645 sponsored by Ellis.

 

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

 

Senator Ellis moved that HB 2645 do not pass but that CSHB 2645 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, 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.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 2984 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Ellis, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Ellis moved that HB 2984 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 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 3105 sponsored by Deuell.

 

Senator Deuell moved that HB 3105 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, 1 nay, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 3593 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. Senator Ellis moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Ellis moved that HB 3593 do not pass but that CSHB 3593 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 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 586 sponsored by Deuell.

 

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

 

Senator Deuell moved that HB 586 do not pass but that CSHB 586 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.

 

There being no further business, at 5:34 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