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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON ADMINISTRATION

Thursday, May 17, 2007

11:00 a.m. or upon adjournment

Senator Brimer's desk

 

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Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Administration was held on Thursday, May 17, 2007, at Senator Brimer's desk.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Kim Brimer

Senator Carlos Uresti

Senator Kel Seliger

Senator Jeff Wentworth

Senator John Whitmire

 

Senator Florence Shapiro

Senator Judith Zaffirini

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 6:24 p.m.  There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted: 

 

The chair laid out HB 3609 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Ellis, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Wentworth moved that HB 3609 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 5 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 2 absent. 

 

Senator Wentworth moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Uresti assumed the chair. 

 

The chair laid out HB 4028 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Brimer, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Brimer sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized  to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the house bill as engrossed.  Senator Brimer moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

Senator Seliger moved that HB 4028 do not pass but that CSHB 4028 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 4 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 3 absent. 

 

Senator Seliger moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

The chair laid out HCR 111 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Brimer, to explain the bill. 

 

Senator Wentworth moved that HCR 111 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion carried with a record vote of 4 ayes, 0 nay, 0 present not voting, and 3 absent. 

 

Senator Wentworth moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

There being no further business, at 6:28 p.m. Senator Uresti moved that the Committee be adjourned. Without objection, it was so ordered. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Kim Brimer, Chair

 

 

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Tara Rejino, Clerk