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Monday, June 27, 2011

10:30 AM

Senate Chamber




Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Jurisprudence was held on Monday, June 27, 2011, in the Senate Chamber.







Senator Chris Harris, Chair


Senator Mario Gallegos, Jr.

Senator Jose Rodriguez, Vice Chair


Senator Joan Huffman

Senator John Carona



Senator Robert Duncan



Senator Carlos Uresti






The chair called the meeting to order at 10:35 AM. There being a quorum present at 10:40, the following business was transacted:


The chair laid out HB 79 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Duncan, to explain the bill.


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


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 Duncan moved that HB 79 do not pass but that CSHB 79 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 5 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 2 absent.


There being no further business, at 10:55 AM Senator Harris moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.








Senator Chris Harris, Chair




Katie Qualls, Clerk