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MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE AFFAIRS

Thursday, November 9, 2023

3:15 PM or upon recess

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 State Affairs was held on Thursday, November 9, 2023, in the Betty King Committee Room at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Bryan Hughes, Chair

 

Senator Judith Zaffirini

Senator Angela Paxton, Vice Chair

 

 

Senator Paul Bettencourt

 

 

Senator Brian Birdwell

 

 

Senator Morgan LaMantia

 

 

Senator JosÚ MenÚndez

 

 

Senator Mayes Middleton

Senator Tan Parker

 

 

Senator Charles Perry

 

 

Senator Charles Schwertner

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 3:15 PM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

The chair laid out SB 4 and recognized the author, Senator Perry, to explain the bill.

 

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 Perry moved that SB 4 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 7 ayes, 3 nays, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent.

 

There being no further business, at 3:40 PM 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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Drew Tedford, Committee Director