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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

8:00 AM

Senate Chamber

 

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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 Health & Human Services was held on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in the Senate Chamber.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Charles Schwertner, Chair

 

None

Senator Lois Kolkhorst, Vice Chair

 

 

Senator Donna Campbell

 

 

Senator Craig Estes

 

 

Senator Charles Perry

 

 

Senator José Rodríguez

 

 

Senator Van Taylor

 

 

Senator Carlos Uresti

 

 

Senator Judith Zaffirini

 

 

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 8:00 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

The chair laid out HB 479 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Perry, to explain the bill. The bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out HB 819 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Zaffirini, to explain the bill. The bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out HB 1550 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Kolkhorst, to explain the bill. The bill was left pending.

The chair laid out HB 3823 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Rodríguez, to explain the bill.

 

Resource testimony was taken.  See attached witness list. 

 

The bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out HB 2079 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Huffman, to explain the bill. The bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out HB 2430 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Menéndez, to explain the bill. The bill was left pending.

 

At 8:16 AM Senator Zaffirini assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out HB 1212 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Schwertner, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Schwertner sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Schwertner to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the house bill as engrossed.

 

Resource testimony was taken.  See attached witness list.

 

Senator Schwertner moved to withdraw the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The bill was left pending. 

 

The chair laid out SB 201 and recognized the author, Senator Nelson, to explain the bill.  The bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out HB 1309 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Schwertner, to explain the bill. The bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out HB 4001 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Schwertner, to explain the bill. The bill was left pending.

 

At 8:38 AM Senator Schwertner resumed the chair.

The chair laid out HB 2463 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Campbell, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Campbell sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Campbell to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the house bill as engrossed.

 

The bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out HB 1217 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Uresti, to explain the bill. The bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 2463.

 

Senator Zaffirini sent up Committee Amendment 1.  Senator Zaffirini moved to withdraw Committee Amendment 1; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 201.

 

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

 

The chair closed public testimony on the bill.  The bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 479.

 

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

 

The chair closed public testimony on the bill.  The bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 819.

 

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

 

The chair closed public testimony on the bill.  The bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 2079.

 

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

 

The chair closed public testimony on the bill.  The bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 1217.

 

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

 

The chair closed public testimony on the bill.  The bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 2430 and opened public testimony on the bill.  With no one wishing to testify or register on the bill, the chair closed public testimony on the bill. 

 

The bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 1550.

 

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

 

The chair closed public testimony on the bill.  The bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 3823.

 

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

 

The chair closed public testimony on the bill.  The bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 2463.

 

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

 

The chair closed public testimony on the bill.  The bill was left pending.

 

At 9:14 AM Senator Zaffirini assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 4001.

 

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

 

The chair closed public testimony on the bill.  The bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 1309.

 

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

 

The chair closed public testimony on the bill.  The bill was left pending.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 1212.

 

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

 

The chair closed public testimony on the bill.  The bill was left pending.

 

At 9:33 AM Senator Schwertner resumed the chair.

 

There being no further business, at 9:33 AM Senator Zaffirini moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Charles Schwertner, Chair

 

 

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Meagan Kirby, Clerk