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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE AFFAIRS

Monday, May 24, 2021

5:00 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 State Affairs was held on Monday, May 24, 2021, in the Betty King Committee Room at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Bryan Hughes, Chair

 

None

Senator Brian Birdwell, Vice Chair

 

 

Senator Donna Campbell

 

 

Senator Bob Hall

 

 

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

 

 

Senator Jane Nelson

 

 

Senator Beverly Powell

 

 

Senator Charles Schwertner

 

 

Senator Judith Zaffirini

 

 

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 5:20 PM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

The chair laid out HB 1135 and recognized the Senate sponsor, Senator Schwertner, to explain the bill. Senator Schwertner sent up a committee substitute.  The chair recognized Senator Schwertner to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the house bill as engrossed.  Senator Schwertner moved the adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.  Public testimony was opened.  No witnesses registered or testified on the bill.  The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.  Senator Schwertner moved that HB 1135 do not pass but that CSHB 1135 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 9 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent.

 

There being no further business, at 5:29 PM Senator Hughes moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

A Motion in Writing was received from Senator Powell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Bryan Hughes, Chair

 

 

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Courtney Smith, Clerk