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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON JURISPRUDENCE

Friday, May 21, 2021

5:30 PM or upon recess

Betty King Committee Room

 

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Pursuant to suspension of Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Jurisprudence was held on Friday, May 21, 2021, in the Betty King Committee Room at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Joan Huffman, Chair

 

Senator Bryan Hughes

Senator Juan Hinojosa, Vice Chair

 

 

Senator Brandon Creighton

 

 

Senator Nathan Johnson

 

 

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 5:45 PM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

The chair laid out HB 492 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator West, to explain the bill. No witnesses testified or registered on the bill.  Senator Huffman moved that HB 492 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out HB 929 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator West, to explain the bill. No witnesses testified or registered on the bill.  Senator Hinojosa moved that HB 929 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 4 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent.  Senator Huffman moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Creighton submitted a motion in writing to be shown voting aye for HB 929.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 1193.  Senator Hinojosa moved that HB 1193 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 4 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent. Senator Hinojosa moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Creighton submitted a motion in writing to be shown voting aye for HB 1193.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 2107.  Senator Hinojosa moved that HB 2107 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 4 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent. Senator Hinojosa moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Creighton submitted a motion in writing to be shown voting aye for HB 2107.

 

There being no further business, at 5:51 PM 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