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The House Committee on Constitutional Rights & Remedies, Select

87th Legislature

July 10, 2021

8:00 a.m.

Continued on July 11, 2021

E1.030

 

Pursuant to a notice posted on July 8, 2021, the House Committee on Constitutional Rights & Remedies, Select met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Ashby, at 8:04 a.m.

 

The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Ashby; Bucy; Clardy; Geren; Jetton; Johnson, Ann; Klick; Landgraf; Longoria; Lozano; Moody; Neave; Shaheen; and White.

 

A quorum was present.

 


 

 

HB 2

 

The chair laid out HB 2.

 

The chair recognized Representative Smith to explain HB 2.

 

(Representative Thompson, Senfronia now present.)

 

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

 

The chair announced that the committee would stand at ease briefly to connect with a witness participating virtually.

 

The chair called the committee back to order.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Smith to close on HB 2.

 

HB 2 was left pending without objection.

 

HJR 1

 

The chair laid out HJR 1.

 

The chair recognized Representative Kacal to explain HJR 1.

 

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

 

The chair announced that the committee would stand at ease briefly.

 

The chair called the committee back to order.

 

The chair recognized Representative Kacal to close on HJR 1.

 

The chair moved that HJR 1, without amendments, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                           Representatives Ashby; Clardy; Geren; Jetton; Klick; Landgraf; Longoria; Lozano; Shaheen; White (10).

 

Nays:                           Representatives Thompson, Senfronia; Bucy; Johnson, Ann; Moody; Neave (5).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        None (0).

 

HB 2

 

The chair laid out HB 2 as pending business.

 

The chair moved that HB 2, without amendments, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                           Representatives Ashby; Clardy; Geren; Jetton; Klick; Landgraf; Lozano; Shaheen; White (9).

 

Nays:                           Representatives Thompson, Senfronia; Bucy; Johnson, Ann; Longoria; Moody; Neave (6).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        None (0).

 

HB 3

 

The chair laid out HB 3.

 

The chair recognized Representative Murr to explain HB 3.

 

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

 

The hearing continued after midnight.  The following actions occurred July 11, 2021.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Murr to close on HB 3.

 

Without objection, the chair limited explanation of each amendment to 3 minutes and discussion of each amendment to 5 minutes.

 

Representative Neave offered an amendment to the measure (Committee Amendment #1).

 

The chair recognized Representative Neave to explain the amendment.

 

The amendment failed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                           Representatives Thompson, Senfronia; Bucy; Johnson, Ann; Moody; Neave (5).

 

Nays:                           Representatives Ashby; Clardy; Geren; Jetton; Klick; Lozano; Shaheen; White (8).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representatives Landgraf; Longoria (2).

 

(Representative Landgraf now present.)

 

Representative Johnson, Ann offered an amendment to the measure (Committee Amendment #2).

 

The chair recognized Representative Johnson, Ann to explain the amendment.

 

The amendment failed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                           Representatives Thompson, Senfronia; Bucy; Johnson, Ann; Moody; Neave (5).

 

Nays:                           Representatives Ashby; Clardy; Geren; Jetton; Klick; Landgraf; Lozano; Shaheen; White (9).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representative Longoria (1).

 

Representative Bucy offered an amendment to the measure (Committee Amendment #3).

 

The chair recognized Representative Bucy to explain the amendment.

 

The amendment failed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                           Representatives Thompson, Senfronia; Bucy; Johnson, Ann; Moody; Neave (5).

 

Nays:                           Representatives Ashby; Clardy; Geren; Jetton; Klick; Landgraf; Lozano; Shaheen; White (9).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representative Longoria (1).

 

Representative Thompson, Senfronia offered an amendment to the measure (Committee Amendment #4).

 

The chair recognized Representative Thompson, Senfronia to explain the amendment.

 

The amendment was withdrawn.

 

Representative Moody offered an amendment to the measure (Committee Amendment #5).

 

The chair recognized Representative Moody to explain the amendment.

 

The amendment failed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                           Representatives Thompson, Senfronia; Bucy; Johnson, Ann; Moody; Neave (5).

 

Nays:                           Representatives Ashby; Clardy; Geren; Jetton; Klick; Landgraf; Lozano; Shaheen; White (9).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representative Longoria (1).

 

Representative Johnson, Ann offered an amendment to the measure on behalf of Representative Longoria (Committee Amendment #6).

 

The chair recognized Representative Johnson, Ann to explain the amendment.

 

The amendment failed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                           Representatives Thompson, Senfronia; Bucy; Johnson, Ann; Moody; Neave (5).

 

Nays:                           Representatives Ashby; Clardy; Geren; Jetton; Klick; Landgraf; Lozano; Shaheen; White (9).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representative Longoria (1).

 

Representative Neave offered an amendment to the measure (Committee Amendment #7).

 

The chair recognized Representative Neave to explain the amendment.

 

The amendment failed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                           Representatives Thompson, Senfronia; Bucy; Johnson, Ann; Moody; Neave; White (6).

 

Nays:                           Representatives Ashby; Clardy; Geren; Jetton; Klick; Landgraf; Lozano; Shaheen (8).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representative Longoria (1).

 

The chair moved that HB 3, without amendments, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed.  The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                           Representatives Ashby; Clardy; Geren; Jetton; Klick; Landgraf; Lozano; Shaheen; White (9).

 

Nays:                           Representatives Thompson, Senfronia; Bucy; Johnson, Ann; Moody; Neave (5).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representative Longoria (1).

 

At 7:34 a.m., Sunday, July 11, 2021, on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.

 

 

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Rep. Ashby, Chair

 

 

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Shannon Houston, Clerk