Wednesday, March 4, 2015

8:00 AM

Betty King Committee Room




Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Subcommittee on -S/C Border Security was held on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in the Betty King Committee Room at Austin, Texas.







Senator Brian Birdwell, Chair



Senator Bob Hall, Vice Chair



Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.






The chair called the meeting to order at 8:00 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:


The following members arrived after the roll was called:

At 8:04 AM, Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. arrived.


Senator Hall moved adoption of the minutes from the previous hearing held on February 18, 2015; without objection, it was so ordered.


The chair laid out SCR 5 and recognized the author, Senator Estes, to explain the bill.


Senator Hall sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Estes to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed. Senator Hall 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 Lucio, Jr. moved that SCR 5 do not pass but that CSSCR 5 be reported back to the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Military Installations with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 3 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent.


There being no further business, at 8:47 AM Senator Birdwell moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.






Senator Brian Birdwell, Chair




Bailey Olderog, Clerk