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The House Committee on Economic & Small Business Development

84th Legislature

April 23, 2015

8:00 a.m.

E2.010

 

Pursuant to a notice posted on April 17, 2015, the House Committee on Economic & Small Business Development met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Button, at 8:02 a.m.

 

The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Button; Johnson; Anderson, Charles "Doc"; Faircloth; Isaac; and Metcalf.

 

A quorum was present.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HB 3613

The chair laid out HB 3613 as pending business.

 

The chair offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The committee substitute was adopted without objection.

 

(Representative Villalba now present.)

 

Representative Anderson, Charles "Doc" moved that HB 3613, as substituted, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                           Representatives Button; Johnson; Anderson, Charles "Doc"; Faircloth; Isaac; Villalba (6).

 

Nays:                           None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representatives Metcalf; Rodriguez, Eddie; Vo (3).

 

HB 2074

 

The chair laid out HB 2074 as pending business.

 

The chair offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The committee substitute was adopted without objection.

 

Representative Faircloth moved that HB 2074, as substituted, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                           Representatives Button; Johnson; Anderson, Charles "Doc"; Faircloth; Isaac; Villalba (6).

 

Nays:                           None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representatives Metcalf; Rodriguez, Eddie; Vo (3).

 

HB 1440

 

The chair laid out HB 1440 as pending business.

 

Representative Faircloth moved that HB 1440, without amendments, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                           Representatives Button; Johnson; Anderson, Charles "Doc"; Faircloth; Isaac; Villalba (6).

 

Nays:                           None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representatives Metcalf; Rodriguez, Eddie; Vo (3).

 

(Representative Johnson in chair.)

 

HB 1318

 

The chair laid out HB 1318 as pending business.

 

Representative Anderson, Charles "Doc" moved that HB 1318, without amendments, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                           Representatives Button; Johnson; Anderson, Charles "Doc"; Faircloth; Isaac; Villalba (6).

 

Nays:                           None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representatives Metcalf; Rodriguez, Eddie; Vo (3).

 

(Representative Button in chair.)

 

HB 3685

 

The chair laid out HB 3685 as pending business.

 

The chair offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The committee substitute was adopted without objection.

 

Representative Johnson moved that HB 3685, as substituted, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed and be sent to the Committee on Local and Consent Calendars.  The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                           Representatives Button; Johnson; Anderson, Charles "Doc"; Faircloth; Isaac; Villalba (6).

 

Nays:                           None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representatives Metcalf; Rodriguez, Eddie; Vo (3).

 

(Representative Metcalf now present.)

 

HCR 72

 

The chair laid out HCR 72 as pending business.

 

Representative Metcalf moved that HCR 72, without amendments, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                           Representatives Button; Johnson; Anderson, Charles "Doc"; Faircloth; Isaac; Metcalf; Villalba (7).

 

Nays:                           None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representatives Rodriguez, Eddie; Vo (2).

 

HB 1950

 

The chair laid out HB 1950.

 

The chair recognized Representative Springer to explain HB 1950.

 

(Representative Vo now present.)

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Springer to close on HB 1950.

 

HB 1950 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 3402

 

The chair laid out HB 3402.

 

The chair offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The chair recognized Representative Smith to explain HB 3402.

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Smith to close on HB 3402.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

HB 3402 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 1991

 

The chair laid out HB 1991.

 

The chair offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The chair recognized Representative Blanco to explain HB 1991.

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Blanco to close on HB 1991.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

HB 1991 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 3547

 

The chair laid out HB 3547.

 

The chair offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The chair recognized Representative Larson to explain HB 3547.

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Larson to close on HB 3547.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

HB 3547 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 1112

 

The chair laid out HB 1112.

 

The chair recognized Representative Gutierrez to explain HB 1112.

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Gutierrez to close on HB 1112.

 

HB 1112 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 1684

 

The chair laid out HB 1684.

 

The chair recognized Representative Guerra to explain HB 1684.

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

(Representative Rodriguez, Eddie now present.)

 

(Representative Johnson in chair.)

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

(Representative Button in chair.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Guerra to close on HB 1684.

 

HB 1684 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 2996

 

The chair laid out HB 2996.

 

The chair recognized Representative Johnson to explain HB 2996.

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Johnson to close on HB 2996.

 

HB 2996 was left pending without objection.

 

At 9:27 a.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.

 

 

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Rep. Button, Chair

 

 

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Victoria Smith, Clerk