MINUTES

 

SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON -S/C BORDER SECURITY

Monday, April 6, 2015

11:00 AM

Capitol Extension, Room E1.016

 

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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 Subcommittee on -S/C Border Security was held on Monday, April 6, 2015, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.016, at Austin, Texas.

 

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MEMBERS PRESENT:

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Senator Brian Birdwell, Chair

 

None

Senator Bob Hall, Vice Chair

 

 

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

 

 

 

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The chair called the meeting to order at 11:01 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:

 

Senators Jos Rodrguez, Sylvia Garcia, Jos Menndez, and Van Taylor were also present.

 

Senator Lucio, Jr. moved adoption of the minutes from the previous hearings held on March 16, 2015; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 268 and recognized the author, Senator Watson, 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 Lucio, Jr. moved that SB 268 be reported favorably to the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Military Installations with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 3 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent.

 

The chair laid out SB 1253 and recognized the author, Senator Hall, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Hall sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Hall to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed. Senator Hall moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

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 Hall moved that SB 1253 do not pass but that CSSB 1253 be reported back to the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Military Installations with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 3 ayes, 0 nays, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent.

 

The chair laid out SB 1464 and recognized the author, Senator Lucio, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Lucio, Jr. sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Lucio, Jr. to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed. Senator Lucio, Jr. moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

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 Birdwell moved that SB 1464 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out as a matter of pending business SB 185 and recognized the author, Senator Perry, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Perry sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Perry to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed. Senator Hall moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

At 1:12 PM the chair announced that the Subcommittee stand at ease.

 

At 1:34 PM the chair called the Subcommittee back to order, and discussion on SB 185 resumed.

 

Senator Hall moved that SB 185 do not pass but that CSSB 185 be reported back to the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Military Installations with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 2 ayes, 1 nay, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent.

 

The chair laid out SB 838 and recognized the author, Senator Lucio, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Lucio, Jr. sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Lucio, Jr. to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed. Senator Lucio, Jr. moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

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 Birdwell moved that SB 838 be left pending; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The chair laid out SB 1819 and recognized the author, Senator Campbell, to explain the bill.

 

Senator Campbell sent up a committee substitute; the chair recognized Senator Campbell to explain the difference between the committee substitute and the senate bill as filed. Senator Birdwell moved adoption of the committee substitute; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Witnesses testifying and registering on the bill are shown on the attached list.

 

At 4:01 PM Senator Hall assumed the chair.

 

At 4:03 PM Senator Birdwell resumed the chair.

 

At 4:22 PM Senator Hall resumed the chair.

 

At 4:33 PM Senator Birdwell resumed the chair.

 

At 6:46 PM Senator Hall resumed the chair.

 

At 7:17 PM Senator Birdwell resumed the chair.

 

At 9:15 PM Senator Hall resumed the chair.

 

At 10:04 PM Senator Birdwell resumed the chair.

 

The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Senator Hall moved that SB 1819 do not pass but that CSSB 1819 be reported back to the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Military Installations with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion carried with a record vote of 2 ayes, 1 nay, 0 present not voting, and 0 absent.

 

There being no further business, at 1:30 AM on April 7, 2015, Senator Birdwell moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senator Brian Birdwell, Chair

 

 

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Bailey Olderog, Clerk