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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

Monday, March 23, 2015

12:30 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 23, 2015, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.028, at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., Chair

 

None

Senator Paul Bettencourt, Vice Chair

 

 

Senator Donna Campbell

 

 

Senator Sylvia Garcia

 

 

Senator José Menéndez

 

 

Senator Robert Nichols

 

 

Senator Larry Taylor

 

 

 

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The Chair called the meeting to order at 12:30 PM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

The following members arrived after the roll was called: Senator Larry Taylor, Senator Donna Campbell.

 

Senator Menéndez moved adoption of the minutes of the previous hearing held on March 9, 2015; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The Chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 584.  

 

Senator Nichols moved that SB 584 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 1 absent.

 

Senator Garcia moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The Chair laid out SB 871 and recognized the author, Senator Zaffirini, 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 871 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The Chair laid out SB 607 and recognized the author, Senator Hancock, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Lucio sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Hancock 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. The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Lucio moved that SB 607 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The Chair laid out SB 1210 and recognized the author, Senator Kolkhorst, 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 1210 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The Chair laid out SB 917 and recognized the author, Senator Seliger, 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 917 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The Chair laid out SB 866 and recognized Senator Garcia, 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 moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Lucio moved that SB 866 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

There being no further business, at 1:28 PM Senator Lucio 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, Jr., Chair

 

 

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Donna Chatham, Clerk