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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE AFFAIRS

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

10:00 AM

Betty King Committee Room

 

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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 Wednesday, September 1, 2021, in the Betty King Committee Room at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Bryan Hughes, Chair

 

Senator Donna Campbell

Senator Brian Birdwell, Vice Chair

 

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Senator Bob Hall

 

 

Senator Jane Nelson

 

 

Senator Beverly Powell

 

 

Senator Charles Schwertner

 

 

Senator Judith Zaffirini

 

 

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 10:09 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

The chair laid out SB 97 and recognized the author, Senator Bettencourt, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Nelson sent up a committee substitute.  The chair recognized Senator Bettencourt to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn.

 

Senator Hall sent up a committee substitute.  The chair recognized Senator Bettencourt to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed.

 

Witnesses testifying and 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 Nelson moved that the adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Nelson moved that SB 97 do not pass but that CSSB 97 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, 2 nays, 0 present not voting, and 2 absent.

 

There being no further business, at 11:58 AM 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