MINUTES

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Thursday, May 18, 2023

3:30 PM or upon adjournment/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 Health & Human Services was held on Thursday, May 18, 2023, in the Betty King Committee Room at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Lois Kolkhorst, Chair

 

Senator Morgan LaMantia

Senator Charles Perry, Vice Chair

 

 

Senator CÚsar Blanco

 

 

Senator Bob Hall

 

 

Senator Kelly Hancock

 

 

Senator Bryan Hughes

 

 

Senator Borris Miles

 

 

Senator Kevin Sparks

 

 

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 4:15 PM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

The following members arrived after the roll was called:

Senator Bryan Hughes

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 12.

 

Senator Hall moved that HB 12 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 8 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent. Senator Hughes submitted a motion in writing requesting to be shown voting aye on HB 12.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 400.

 

Senator Hall moved that HB 400 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, 1 nay, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent. Senator Hughes submitted a motion in writing requesting to be shown voting aye on HB 400.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 1972.

 

Senator Kolkhorst moved the adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. Senator Hall moved that HB 1972 do not pass but that CSHB 1972 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 8 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent. Senator Hughes submitted a motion in writing requesting to be shown voting aye on HB 1972. Senator Kolkhorst moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 248.

 

Senator Hall moved that HB 248 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 8 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent. Senator Hughes submitted a motion in writing requesting to be shown voting aye on HB 248. Senator Kolkhorst moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 4:18 PM Senator Kolkhorst resumed the chair.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 148.

 

Senator Perry moved that HB 148 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 8 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent. Senator Hughes submitted a motion in writing requesting to be shown voting aye on HB 148. Senator Perry moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

 

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 1673.

 

Senator Perry moved that HB 1673 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 8 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent. Senator Hughes submitted a motion in writing requesting to be shown voting aye on HB 1673. Senator Perry moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 2658.

 

Senator Perry moved that HB 2658 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 8 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent. Senator Hughes submitted a motion in writing requesting to be shown voting aye on HB 2658. Senator Perry moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 2873.

 

Senator Perry moved that HB 2873 be reported favorably to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 8 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent. Senator Perry moved that the bill be recommended for placement on the Local & Uncontested Calendar; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business HB 3466.

 

Senator Perry moved the adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered. Senator Perry moved that HB 3466 do not pass but that CSHB 3466 be reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 8 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 1 absent. Senator Perry 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 4:22 PM Senator Perry moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kimberly Robertson, Clerk