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Saturday, June 8, 2013

11:00 AM

Houston, Texas




Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Redistricting, Select was held on Saturday, June 8, 2013, in the Houston, Texas.







Senator Kel Seliger, Chair


Senator John Carona

Senator Carlos Uresti, Vice Chair


Senator Kevin Eltife

Senator Robert Duncan


Senator Juan Hinojosa

Senator Craig Estes


Senator Tommy Williams

Senator Troy Fraser



Senator Sylvia Garcia



Senator Joan Huffman



Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.



Senator Dan Patrick



Senator Royce West



Senator Judith Zaffirini






The chair called the meeting to order at 11:04 AM.


The clerk called roll. A quorum was present and the following business was transacted:


Representative Gene Wu and Representative Rick Miller were present at the hearing.


Senator Ellis was present and made remarks.


Members of the committee gave opening remarks.


The chair opened public testimony on SB 1, SB 2, SB 3, and SB 4. Witnesses testifying and registering on the bills are shown on the attached list.


Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee was present and made remarks.


Congressman Al Green was present, made remarks, and submitted a letter addressed to Governor Rick Perry from members of the Congressional Black Caucus, into the official record.


At 12:50 PM Senator Uresti assumed the chair.


At 1:10 PM the committee recessed for ten minutes.


At 1:22 PM Senator Seliger resumed the chair.


After all witnesses were heard, the chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.


There being no further business, at 2:09 PM Senator Seliger moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.





Senator Kel Seliger, Chair




Sarah Willcox, Clerk