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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE AFFAIRS

Thursday, April 6, 2017

9:00 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 Thursday, April 6, 2017, in the Senate Chamber.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Joan Huffman, Chair

 

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Senator Bryan Hughes, Vice Chair

 

 

Senator Brian Birdwell

 

 

Senator Brandon Creighton

 

 

Senator Craig Estes

 

 

Senator Jane Nelson

 

 

Senator Charles Schwertner

 

 

Senator Judith Zaffirini

 

 

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 9:04 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

The chair laid out SB 506 and recognized the author, Senator West, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Nelson sent up a committee substitute. The chair recognized Senator West 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 Huffman moved that SB 506 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 752 and recognized the author, 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 Huffman moved that SB 752 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 957 and recognized the author, Senator Campbell, to explain the bill.

 

Witnesses 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 Huffman moved that SB 957 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 188 and recognized the author, Senator Uresti, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Nelson sent up a committee substitute. The chair recognized Senator Uresti 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 Huffman moved that SB 188 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 1763 and recognized the author, Senator Zaffirini, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Zaffirini sent up a committee substitute. The chair recognized Senator Zaffirini 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 Huffman moved that SB 1763 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 9:51 AM Senator Huffman moved that the Committee stand recessed until after adjournment of the Senate. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 1:30 PM Senator Huffman reconvened the meeting.

 

The chair laid out SB 611 and recognized the author, Senator Birdwell, to explain the bill.

 

No witnesses testified or registered on the bill.

 

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

 

Senator Huffman moved that SB 611 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SJR 34 and recognized the author, Senator Birdwell, to explain the bill.

 

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

 

No witnesses testified or registered on the bill.

 

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

 

Senator Huffman moved that SJR 34 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 949 and recognized the author, Senator Kolkhorst, to explain the bill.

 

Witnesses 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 Huffman moved that SB 949 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 1441 and recognized the author, Senator Creighton, to explain the bill.

 

Witnesses 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 Huffman moved that SB 1441 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 2020 and recognized the author, Senator Creighton, to explain the bill.

 

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

 

Witnesses 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 Huffman moved that SB 2020 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Nelson assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out SB 1666 and recognized the author, Senator Huffman, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Huffman sent up a committee substitute. The chair recognized Senator Huffman 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 Nelson moved that SB 1666 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 2150 and recognized the author, Senator Huffman, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Hughes assumed the chair.

 

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 Hughes moved that SB 2150 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Huffman resumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out SB 1193 and recognized the author, Senator Taylor, Van, to explain the bill.

 

Witnesses 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 Huffman moved that SB 1193 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 374 and recognized the author, Senator Taylor, Van, 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 Huffman moved that SB 374 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 179 and recognized the author, Senator Menéndez, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Hughes sent up a committee substitute. The chair recognized Senator Menéndez 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 Huffman moved that SB 179 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 1215 and recognized the author, Senator Hughes, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Hughes sent up a committee substitute. The chair recognized Senator Hughes 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 Huffman moved that SB 1215 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 1736 and recognized the author, Senator Hughes, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Hughes sent up a committee substitute. The chair recognized Senator Hughes 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 Huffman moved that SB 1736 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

There being no further business, at 3:56 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