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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE AFFAIRS

Monday, February 13, 2017

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 State Affairs was held on Monday, February 13, 2017, in the Senate Chamber.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Joan Huffman, Chair

 

None

Senator Bryan Hughes, Vice Chair

 

 

Senator Brian Birdwell

 

 

Senator Brandon Creighton

 

 

Senator Craig Estes

 

 

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

 

 

Senator Jane Nelson

 

 

Senator Charles Schwertner

 

 

Senator Judith Zaffirini

 

 

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 8:01 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

The chair laid out SB 378 and recognized the author, Senator Perry, to explain the bill.

 

The chair laid out SB 44 and recognized the author, Senator Zaffirini, to explain the bill.

 

The chair laid out SB 46 and recognized the author, Senator Zaffirini, to explain the bill.

 

The chair laid out SB 413 and recognized the author, Senator Taylor, Van, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Hughes assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out SB 24 and recognized the author, Senator Huffman, to explain the bill.

 

The chair laid out SB 13 and recognized the author, Senator Huffman, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Birdwell sent up a committee substitute.  The chair recognized Senator Huffman to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed. 

 

Senator Huffman resumed the chair.

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on SB 378 are shown on the attached list.

 

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

 

Witnesses registering on SB 413 are shown on the attached list.

 

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

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on SB 44 are shown on the attached list.

 

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

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on SB 46 are shown on the attached list.

 

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

 

Senator Hughes assumed the chair.

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on SB 24 are shown on the attached list.

 

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

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on SB 13 are shown on the attached list.

 

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

 

Senator Huffman assumed the chair.

 

Senator Huffman moved that all bills be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

There being no further business, at 12:26 PM Senator Huffman moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

 

 

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Senator Joan Huffman, Chair

 

 

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Addison Reagan, Clerk