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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON JURISPRUDENCE

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

9:00 AM

Capitol Extension, Room E1.016

 

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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 Tuesday, March 23, 2021, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.016, at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Joan Huffman, Chair

 

None

Senator Juan Hinojosa, Vice Chair

 

 

Senator Brandon Creighton

 

 

Senator Bryan Hughes

 

 

Senator Nathan Johnson

 

 

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 9:02 AM. On March 22, 2021 Senator Hinojosa suspended Senate Rule 11.18 to hear SB 2154. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

The chair laid out SB 2154 and recognized the author, Senator Schwertner, to explain the bill. Witnesses 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 Hinojosa moved that SB 2154 be reported favorably 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 0 absent.

 

Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out SB 24 and recognized the author, Senator Huffman, to explain the bill. Senator Hughes sent up a committee substitute.  The chair recognized Senator Huffman to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed.  Senator Hughes moved the 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 public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. Senator Creighton moved that SB 24 do not pass but that CSSB 24 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 0 absent.

 

The chair laid out SB 23 and recognized the author, Senator Huffman, to explain the bill. Senator Hughes sent up a committee substitute.  The chair recognized Senator Huffman to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed.  Senator Hughes moved the 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 public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered. Senator Creighton moved that SB 23 do not pass but that CSSB 23 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 3 ayes, 1 nay, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent.

 

Senator Huffman resumed the chair.

There being no further business, at 10:16 AM Senator Huffman moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Joan Huffman, Chair

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Koy Kunkel, Clerk