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Thursday, November 9, 2023

3:15 PM or upon recess

Betty King Committee Room




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.







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









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.









Senator Bryan Hughes, Chair




Drew Tedford, Committee Director