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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON WATER, AGRICULTURE & RURAL AFFAIRS

Monday, May 10, 2021

5:30 PM or upon adjournment

Press Room, 2E.9

 

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Pursuant to suspension of Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs was held on Monday, May 10, 2021, in the Press Room, Room 2E.9, at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Charles Perry, Chair

 

Senator Brandon Creighton

Senator Drew Springer, Vice Chair

 

Senator Lois Kolkhorst

Senator Sarah Eckhardt

 

Senator Larry Taylor

Senator Roland Gutierrez

 

 

Senator Nathan Johnson

 

 

Senator Beverly Powell

 

 

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM. There being a quorum present at 6:30 PM, the following business was transacted:

 

The following members arrived after the roll was called:

Senator Roland Gutierrez

 

As a matter of pending business, the chair laid out anew HB 1606. The chair moved that HB 1606 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 6 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 3 absent. Senator Gutierrez submitted a motion in writing requesting unanimous consent to be shown voting aye on HB 1606; without objection it was so ordered.

 

The chair moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

As a matter of pending business, the chair laid out anew HB 1904. The chair moved that HB 1904 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 6 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 3 absent.

 

The chair moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

As a matter of pending business, the chair laid out anew HB 2004. The chair moved that HB 2004 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 6 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 3 absent.

 

The chair moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

There being no further business, at 6:32 PM Senator Springer moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

 

 

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Senator Charles Perry, Chair

 

 

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Lauren Murray, Clerk