MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON REDISTRICTING, SPECIAL

Monday, January 25, 2021

9:00 AM

Senate Chamber

 

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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 Redistricting, Special was held on Monday, January 25, 2021, in the Senate Chamber.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Joan Huffman, Chair

 

 

Senator Juan Hinojosa, Vice Chair

 

 

Senator Carol Alvarado

 

 

Senator Brian Birdwell

 

 

Senator Dawn Buckingham

 

 

Senator Kelly Hancock

 

 

Senator Bryan Hughes

 

 

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

 

 

Senator Robert Nichols

 

 

Senator Angela Paxton

 

 

Senator Charles Perry

 

 

Senator Royce West

 

 

Senator John Whitmire

 

 

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 9:04 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

The following committee members attended/participated via videoconference:

Senator Paul Bettencourt

Senator Donna Campbell

Senator Nathan Johnson

Senator JosÚ MenÚndez

The following non-committee members attended/participated in-person:

Senator Cesar Blanco

Senator Roland Gutierrez

Senator Kel Seliger

 

The Chair made opening remarks and introduced committee staff. The Chair recognized other members to make opening statements and introduce their staff representatives.

 

Senator Hinojosa moved adoption of the committee rules. There being no objection, it was so ordered.

 

Dr. Lloyd Potter, Texas Demographer provided invited testimony.

 

At 11:15 AM Senator Huffman moved that the Committee stand recessed.

 

At 11:30 AM Senator Huffman reconvened the meeting.

 

The following witnesses provided public testimony via videoconferencing (see attached witness list).

 

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

 

There being no further business, at 12:20 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