MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON REDISTRICTING, SPECIAL

Friday, March 12, 2021

10:00 AM CST

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 Friday, March 12, 2021, in the Senate Chamber.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Joan Huffman, Chair

 

Senator Bryan Hughes

Senator Juan Hinojosa, Vice Chair

 

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Senator Carol Alvarado

 

Senator JosÚ MenÚndez

Senator Dawn Buckingham

 

Senator Charles Perry

Senator Kelly Hancock

 

Senator Royce West

Senator Robert Nichols

 

 

Senator John Whitmire

 

 

 

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 10:06 AM. A quorum not being present, the following business was transacted:

 

The following members attended/participated via videoconference:

Senator Paul Bettencourt

Senator Brian Birdwell

Senator Donna Campbell

Senator Nathan Johnson

Senator Angela Paxton

 

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

Senator CÚsar Blanco

 

The following non-committee members attended/participated via videoconference:

Senator Judith Zaffirini

 

Dr. Lloyd Potter, Texas Demographer provided invited testimony.

 

At 10:11 AM Senator Hinojosa assumed the chair.

 

At 10:16 AM Senator Huffman resumed the chair.

 

At 12:32 PM Senator Nichols assumed the chair.

 

At 1:10 PM Senator Huffman resumed the chair.

 

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 1:22 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