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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Monday, September 20, 2021

12:00 PM or upon adjournment

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 Criminal Justice was held on Monday, September 20, 2021, in the Betty King Committee Room at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator John Whitmire, Chair

 

Senator Paul Bettencourt

Senator Joan Huffman, Vice Chair

 

Senator Brian Birdwell

Senator Juan Hinojosa

 

 

Senator Borris Miles

 

 

Senator Robert Nichols

 

 

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 12:31 PM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

The chair laid out SB 5 and recognized the author, Senator Lucio, to explain the bill.

 

No witnesses testified or registered on the bill.

 

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

 

Senator Huffman moved that SB 5 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, 1 nay, 0 present not voting, and 2 absent.

 

 

 

There being no further business, at 12:32 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 John Whitmire, Chair

 

 

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Lara Wendler, Clerk