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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE AFFAIRS

Monday, August 9, 2021

9:00 AM

Capitol Extension Auditorium, E1.004

 

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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 State Affairs was held on Monday, August 9, 2021, in the Capitol Extension Auditorium, E1.004.

 

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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 9:26 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

At 9:28 AM Senator Birdwell assumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out SB 1 and recognized the author, Senator Hughes, to explain the bill.

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list.

 

At 11:02 AM Senator Hughes resumed the chair.

 

At 11:02 AM Senator Hughes moved that the Committee stand recessed until noon or 30 minutes after adjournment of the Senate. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 2:15 PM Senator Hughes reconvened the meeting and public testimony resumed.

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 5:19 PM Senator Birdwell assumed the chair.

 

Senator Hughes sent up Committee Amendment 1 and moved adoption; The motion carried with a record vote of 9 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent.

 

Senator Hughes requested unanimous consent to incorporate the amendments into a committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. Senator Hughes then moved that the committee substitute be adopted; without objection, it was so ordered. Senator Hughes moved that SB 1 do not pass but that CSSB 1 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 6 ayes, 3 nays, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent.

 

At 5:26 PM Senator Hughes resumed the chair.

 

There being no further business, at 5:27 PM Senator Hughes moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Bryan Hughes, Chair

 

 

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Courtney Smith, Clerk