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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE AFFAIRS

Friday, May 17, 2013

3:00 PM upon adjournment

Capitol Extension, Room E1.016

 

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Pursuant to suspension of Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on State Affairs was held on Friday, May 17, 2013, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.016, at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Robert Duncan, Chair

 

Senator Rodney Ellis

Senator Bob Deuell, Vice Chair

 

 

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 7:58 PM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 724 sponsored by Zaffirini.

 

Senator Deuell moved that HB 724 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 HB 1468 sponsored by Huffman.

 

Senator Huffman moved that HB 1468 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, 2 nays, 0 present not voting, and 2 absent.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 3015 sponsored by Rodriguez.

 

Senator Van de Putte moved that HB 3015 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 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 HB 3276 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 3276 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, 1 nay, 0 present not voting, and 3 absent.

 

There being no further business, at 8:07 PM Senator Duncan moved that the Committee be adjourned. Without objection, it was so ordered.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Robert Duncan, Chair

 

 

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Kayli Ragsdale, Clerk