The House Committee on Appropriations

81st Legislature

March 12, 2009

8:00 a.m.

E1.030

 

Pursuant to a notice posted on March 6, 2009, the House Committee on Appropriations met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Pitts, at 8:13 a.m.

 

The roll was answered as follows:

 

Present: †††††††††††† Representatives Pitts; Raymond; Aycock; Brown, Fred; Button; Cohen; Creighton; Crownover; Darby; Driver; Edwards; Eiland; Giddings; Herrero; Hochberg; Isett; Miller, Doug; Otto; Riddle; Villareal; Zerwas (21).

 

Absent: †††††††††††† Representatives Chavez; Dukes; Flores; King, Susan; McClendon; Morrison (6).

 

A quorum was present.

 

(Representative McClendon now present.)

 

Supreme Court of Texas
 
The chair laid out the subcommittee recommendations for the Supreme Court of Texas.
 

(Representative Flores now present.)

 
Representative Riddle moved the adoption of the subcommittee recommendations.† The motion was adopted without objection.
 
Court of Criminal Appeals
 

The chair laid out the subcommittee recommendations for the Court of Criminal Appeals.

 

(Representative Chavez now present.)
 

(Representative King, Susan now present.)

 

(Representative Morrison now present.)

 

Representative Riddle moved the adoption of the subcommittee recommendations.† The motion was adopted without objection.

 

Fourteen Courts of Appeals

 

The chair laid out the subcommittee recommendations for the Fourteen Courts of Appeals.

 

Representative McClendon moved the adoption of the subcommittee recommendations.† The motion was adopted without objection.

 

Office of Court Administration, Texas Judicial Council

 

The chair laid out the subcommittee recommendations for the Office of Court Administration, Texas Judicial Council.

 

Representative Crownover moved the adoption of the subcommittee recommendations for the Office of Court Administration, Texas Judicial Council.† The motion was adopted without objection.

 

Office of the State Prosecuting Attorney

 

The chair laid out the subcommittee recommendations for the Office of the State Prosecuting Attorney.

 

Representative Edwards moved the adoption of the subcommittee recommendations for the Office of the State Prosecuting Attorney.† The motion was adopted without objection.

 

State Law Library

 

The chair laid out the subcommittee recommendations for the State Law Library.

 

Representative Driver moved the adoption of the subcommittee recommendations for the State Law Library.† The motion was adopted without objection.

 

State Commission on Judicial Conduct

 

The chair laid out the subcommittee recommendations for the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.

 

Representative Edwards moved the adoption of the subcommittee recommendations for the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.† The motion was adopted without objection.

 

Judiciary Section, Comptroller's Department

 

The chair laid out the subcommittee recommendations for the Judiciary Section, Comptroller's Department.

 

Representative Driver moved the adoption of the subcommittee recommendations for the Judiciary Section, Comptroller's Department.† The motion was adopted without objection.

 

Special Provisions - Judiciary

 

The chair laid out the subcommittee recommendations for Special Provisions - Judiciary.

 

Representative Driver moved the adoption of the subcommittee recommendations for Special Provisions - Judiciary.† The motion was adopted without objection.

 

Adjutant General's Department

 

The chair laid out the subcommittee recommendations for the Adjutant General's Department.

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.† (See attached witness list.)

 

Representative Driver moved the adoption of the subcommittee recommendations for the Adjutant General's Department.† The motion was adopted without objection.

 

Alcoholic Beverage Commission

 

The chair laid out the subcommittee recommendations for the Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

 

Representative Crownover moved the adoption of the subcommittee recommendations for the Alcoholic Beverage Commission.† The motion was adopted without objection.

 

Department of Criminal Justice

 

The chair laid out the subcommittee recommendations for the Department of Criminal Justice.

 

Representative Riddle moved the adoption of the subcommittee recommendations for the Department of Criminal Justice.† The motion was adopted without objection.

 

Commission on Fire Protection

 

The chair laid out the subcommittee recommendations for the Commission on Fire Protection.

 

Representative Edwards moved the adoption of the subcommittee recommendations for the Commission on Fire Protection.† The motion was adopted without objection.

 

Commission on Jail Standards

 

The chair laid out the subcommittee recommendations for the Commission on Jail Standards.

 

Representative Raymond moved to amend the subcommittee recommendations to move Item 2 (Additional Jail Inspector) to Article XI.† The motion was adopted without objection.

 

Representative Riddle moved the adoption of the subcommittee recommendations for the Commission on Jail Standards as amended.

 

At 9:51 a.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was recessed until upon final adjourn./recess, or if permission granted, during reading and referral of bills.

 

The committee reconvened at 12:06 p.m. and was called to order by the chair, Representative Pitts. The roll was answered as follows:

 

Present: †††††††††††† Representatives Pitts; Raymond; Button; Cohen; Creighton; Crownover; Darby; Driver; Edwards; Giddings; Herrero; Hochberg; Isett; King, Susan; McClendon; Morrison; Otto; Riddle; Zerwas (19).

 

Absent: †††††††††††† Representatives Aycock; Brown, Fred; Chavez; Dukes; Eiland; Flores; Miller, Doug; Villarreal (8).

 

A quorum was present.

 

(Representative Brown, Fred now present.) (Representative Hochberg now present.)

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.† (See attached witness list.)

 

(Representative Aycock now present.)

 

Representative Riddle moved to reconsider the motion to adopt the subcommittee recommendations on the Adjutant Generalís Department.† The motion was adopted without objection.

 

The chair left the subcommittee recommendations for the Adjutant General's Department pending.

 

Juvenile Probation Commission

 

The chair recognized laid out the subcommittee recommendations for the Juvenile Probation Commission.

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.† (See attached witness list.)

 

Representative McClendon moved the adoption of the subcommittee recommendations for the Juvenile Probation Commission.† The motion was adopted without objection.

 

Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education

 

The chair laid out the subcommittee recommendations for the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.

 

(Representative Chavez now present.)

 

 

Representative Driver moved the adoption of the subcommittee recommendations for the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.† The motion was adopted without objection.

 

Department of Public Safety

 

The chair laid out the subcommittee recommendations for the Department of Public Safety.

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.† (See attached witness list.)

 

(Representative Miller, Doug now present.)

 

Representative Driver moved the adoption of the subcommittee recommendations for the Department of Public Safety as amended, moving Item 12 (Real ID) to items not included.

 

Texas Youth Commission

 

The chair left the subcommittee recommendations for the Texas Youth Commission pending.

 

At 1:31 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned until 8:00 a.m. on March 16, 2009.

 

 

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Rep. Pitts, Chair

 

 

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Courtney Reid, Clerk