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The House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence

87th Legislature

May 3, 2021

1:00 p.m. or upon final adjourn./recess or bill referral if permission granted

E2.010

 

Pursuant to a notice posted on April 28, 2021, and permission granted on May 3, 2021, to meet while the House was in session, the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Collier, at 4:45 p.m.

 

The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Collier; Cason; Cook; Hinojosa; Johnson, Ann; Murr; and Vasut.

 

A quorum was present.

 


 

The chair stated that when announcing the result of the vote on the motion to report HB 869 without amendments favorably, the chair mistakenly stated that the motion prevailed.  The chair further stated that the motion had failed because the motion did not receive an affirmative vote of a majority of the membership of the committee.  Without objection, the chair directed that the minutes for the April 29, 2021 formal meeting of the committee reflect the correct outcome of the vote on the motion to report HB 869.

 

The chair stated that when announcing the result of the vote on the motion to report HB 367 as substituted favorably, the chair mistakenly stated that the motion prevailed.  The chair further stated that the motion had failed because the motion did not receive an affirmative vote of a majority of the membership of the committee.  Without objection, the chair directed that the minutes for the April 29, 2021 formal meeting of the committee reflect the correct outcome of the vote on the motion to report HB 367.

 

SB 1047

 

The chair laid out SB 1047.

 

The chair recognized Representative Smithee to explain SB 1047.

 

(Representative Crockett now present.)

 

(Representative Bell, Keith now present.)

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Smithee to close on SB 1047.

 

SB 1047 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 2162

 

The chair laid out HB 2162.

 

The chair recognized Representative Raymond to explain HB 2162.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Raymond to close on HB 2162.

 

HB 2162 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 869

 

The chair laid out HB 869.

 

Representative Cook moved that HB 869, 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 Collier; Bell, Keith; Cason; Cook; Crockett; Hinojosa; Johnson, Ann; Vasut (8).

 

Nays:                           None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:   Representative Murr (1).

 

Absent:                        None (0).

 

SB 281

 

The chair laid out SB 281.

 

Representative Bell, Keith moved that SB 281, 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 Collier; Bell, Keith; Cason; Cook; Crockett; Hinojosa; Johnson, Ann; Murr; Vasut (9).

 

Nays:                           None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        None (0).

 

SB 312

 

The chair laid out SB 312.

 

Representative Bell, Keith moved that SB 312, 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 Collier; Bell, Keith; Cason; Cook; Crockett; Hinojosa; Johnson, Ann; Murr; Vasut (9).

 

Nays:                           None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        None (0).

 

SB 568

 

The chair laid out SB 568.

 

Representative Johnson, Ann offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The chair recognized Representative Wu to explain SB 568.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Wu to close on SB 568.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

SB 568 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 3392

 

The chair laid out HB 3392.

 

The chair recognized Representative Moody to explain HB 3392.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Moody to close on HB 3392.

 

HB 3392 was left pending without objection.

 

HJR 135

 

The chair laid out HJR 135.

 

The chair recognized Representative Moody to explain HJR 135.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Moody to close on HJR 135.

 

HJR 135 was left pending without objection.

 

(Representative Hinojosa in chair.)

 

SB 1354

 

The chair laid out SB 1354.

 

The chair recognized Representative Collier to explain SB 1354.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Collier to close on SB 1354.

 

SB 1354 was left pending without objection.

 

HB 3586

 

The chair laid out HB 3586.

 

The chair recognized Representative Collier to explain HB 3586 on behalf of Representative Sherman, Sr.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Collier to close on HB 3586 on behalf of Representative Sherman, Sr.

 

HB 3586 was left pending without objection.

 

(Representative Collier in chair.)

 

HB 3934

 

The chair laid out HB 3934 as pending business.

 

Representative Cook offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The committee substitute was adopted without objection.

 

Representative Cook moved that HB 3934, as substituted, 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 Collier; Cason; Cook; Crockett; Hinojosa; Johnson, Ann (6).

 

Nays:                           None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:   None (0).

 

Absent:                        Representatives Bell, Keith; Murr; Vasut (3).

 

SB 768

 

The chair laid out SB 768.

 

The chair recognized Representative Johnson, Ann to explain SB 768.

 

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

 

The chair recognized Representative Johnson, Ann to close on SB 768.

 

SB 768 was left pending without objection.

 

At 7:03 p.m., 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. Collier, Chair

 

 

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Tiffany White, Clerk