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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

3:00 PM or upon adjournment

Senator Lucio, Jr.'s Desk, Senate Chamber

 

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Pursuant to suspension of Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations was held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at Senator Lucio, Jr.'s Desk, Senate Chamber.

 

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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 3:15 PM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

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

 

The chair laid out pending business HB 111.  Senator Garcia moved that HB 111 reported back to the full Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 7 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting and 0 absent. Senator Bettencourt moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Bettencourt assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out pending business HB 382.  Senator Lucio moved that HB 382 reported back to the full Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 5 ayes, 2 nays, 0 present not voting and 0 absent.

 

Senator Lucio assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out pending business HB 1336.  Senator Bettencourt moved that HB 1336 reported back to the full Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 7 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting and 0 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 pending business HB 1723 and the committee substitute. Senator Garcia moved that the committee substitute be adopted; there being no objection, the substitute was adopted. Senator Garcia moved that SB 1723 be reported back to the full senate with the recommendation that it do not pass but that the committee substitute for SB 1723 be reported back with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion failed.  Senator Taylor moved to reconsider the vote; without objection, it was so ordered.  The bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out pending business HB 2401.  Senator Bettencourt moved that HB 2401 reported back to the full Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 7 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting and 0 absent. Senator Bettencourt moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out pending business HB 2524 and the committee substitute. Senator Garcia moved that the committee substitute be adopted; there being no objection, the substitute was adopted. Senator Campbell moved that SB 2524 be reported back to the full senate with the recommendation that it do not pass but that the committee substitute for SB 2523 be reported back with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 6 ayes, 1 nay, 0 present no voting and 2 absent.

 

The chair laid out pending business HB 2926 and the committee substitute. Senator Menendez moved that the committee substitute be adopted; there being no objection, the substitute was adopted. Senator Nichols moved that SB 2926 be reported back to the full senate with the recommendation that it do not pass but that the committee substitute for SB 2926 be reported back with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 6 ayes, 1 nay, 0 present no voting and 2 absent

 

The chair laid out pending business HB 3060.  Senator Menendez moved that HB 3060 reported back to the full Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 6 ayes, 0 nays, 1 present not voting and 0 absent. Senator Menendez moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out pending business HB 3193 and the committee substitute. Senator Menendez moved that the committee substitute be adopted; there being no objection, the substitute was adopted. Senator Menendez moved that SB 3193 be reported back to the full senate with the recommendation that it do not pass but that the committee substitute for SB 3193 be reported back with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 7 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present no voting and 0 absent. Senator Menendez moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out pending business HB 3286.  Senator Campbell moved that HB 3286 reported back to the full Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 7 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting and 0 absent. Senator Campbell moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out pending business HB 3535 and the committee substitute. Senator Menendez moved that the committee substitute be adopted; there being no objection, the substitute was adopted. Senator Menendez moved that SB 3535 be reported back to the full senate with the recommendation that it do not pass but that the committee substitute for SB 3595 be reported back with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 6 ayes, 1 nays, 0 present no voting and 0 absent.

 

The chair laid out pending business HB 4131.  Senator GArcia moved that HB 4131 reported back to the full Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 7 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting and 0 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 pending business HB 4152.  Senator Campbell moved that HB 4152 reported back to the full Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 7 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting and 0 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 pending business HB 2075.  Senator Campbell moved that HB 2075 reported back to the full Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 6 ayes, 1 nay, 0 present not voting and 0 absent.

 

The chair laid out pending business HB 573.  Senator Campbell moved that HB 573 reported back to the full Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 4 ayes, 3 nays, 0 present not voting and 0 absent.

 

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