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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

Monday, May 18, 2015

8:30 AM

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, May 18, 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 8:30 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

Senator Lucio, Jr. moved adoption of the minutes from the previous hearing held on May 11, 2015; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 74  and recognized the sponsor Senator Zaffirini to explain the bill. The chair laid out the committee substitute and called on Senator Zaffirini to explain the difference between the bill and the committee substitute. 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, Jr. moved that HB 74 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB  2401 and recognized the sponsor Senator Zaffirini to explain the bill. There being no witnesses, the chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. Senator Lucio, Jr. moved that HB 2401 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

The chair laid out HB  3286 and recognized the sponsor Senator Campbell to explain the bill. There being no witnesses, the chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. Senator Lucio, Jr. moved that HB 3286 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

The chair laid out SB 2075 and recognized the sponsor Senator Campbell to explain the bill. There being no witnesses, the chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. Senator Lucio, Jr. moved that HB 2075 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

Senator Campbell assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out HB  2926 and recognized the sponsor Senator Hinojosa to explain the bill. There being no witnesses, the chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. Senator Lucio, Jr. moved that HB 2926 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

The chair laid out HB 382 and recognized the sponsor Senator Lucio 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, Jr. moved that HB 382 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

Senator Menendez assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out HB 2524  and recognized the sponsor Senator Rodriguez to explain the bill. The chair laid out the committee substitute and called on Senator Rodriguez to explain the difference between the bill and the committee substitute. 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, Jr. moved that HB 2524 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

Senator Campbell assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out HB 3193 and recognized the sponsor Senator Menendez to explain the bill. The chair laid out the committee substitute and called on Senator Menendez to explain the difference between the bill and the committee substitute. There being no witnesses, the chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Lucio, Jr. moved that HB 3193 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 4152 and recognized the sponsor Senator Kolkhorst to explain the bill. There being no witnesses, the chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. Senator Lucio, Jr. moved that HB 4152 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 3535 and recognized the sponsor Senator Menendez  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, Jr. moved that HB 3535 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 4131 and recognized the sponsor Senator Ellis 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, Jr. moved that HB 4131 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

The chair laid out HB 1723  and recognized the sponsor Senator Ellis to explain the bill. The chair laid out the committee substitute and called on Senator Ellis to explain the difference between the bill and the committee substitute. There being no witnesses, the chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. Senator Lucio, Jr. moved that HB 1723 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

Senator Menendez assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out HB 1336 and recognized the sponsor Senator Campbell 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, Jr. moved that HB 1336 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

The chair laid out HB 1111 and recognized the sponsor Senator Campbell to explain the bill. There being no witnesses, the chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. Senator Lucio, Jr. moved that HB 1111 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 3060 and recognized the sponsor Senator West to explain the bill. There being no witnesses, the chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. Senator Lucio, Jr. moved that HB 3060 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

There being no further business, Senator Lucio, Jr. 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