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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

Monday, March 2, 2015

1:00 PM

Capitol Extension, Room E1.028

 

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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 Intergovernmental Relations was held on Monday, March 2, 2015, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.028, at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Eddie Lucio,  Chair

 

Senator Leticia Van de Putte

Senator Paul Bettencourt, Vice Chair

 

 

Senator Donna Campbell

 

 

Senator Sylvia Garcia

 

 

Senator Robert Nichols

 

 

Senator Larry Taylor

 

 

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 1:05 PM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:  

 

The following members arrived after the roll was called:

Senator Paul Bettencourt

Senator Robert Nichols

 

Senator Campbell moved adoption of the minutes from the previous hearing held on February 17, 2015; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Taylor assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out SB 435 and recognized the author, Senator Lucio, to explain the bill.

 

 

 

 

 

Senator Taylor sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Lucio to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed.

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list.

 

Senator Bettencourt assumed the chair. The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair moved SB 435 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Lucio assumed the chair. The chair laid out SB 408 and recognized the author, Senator Rodríguez, 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 Lucio moved that SB 408 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Bettencourt assumed the chair. The chair laid out SB 569 and recognized Senator Lucio, in the absence of the author, to explain the bill.

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list.

 

 The chair recognized Senator Creighton to discuss the bill.

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Lucio assumed the chair.   

 

Senator Creighton closed on the bill. 

 

Senator Lucio moved that SB 569 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

There being no further business, at 1:28 PM Senator Campbell moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

 

 

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Senator Eddie Lucio, Chair

 

 

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Donna Chatham, Clerk