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The House Committee on Elections

80th Legislature

March 28, 2007

2:00 p.m. or upon final adjourn./recess

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Pursuant to a notice posted on March 23, 2007, revised on March 26 2007, and then revised again on March 27, 2007, the House Committee on Elections met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Berman, at 2:02 p.m.

 

The roll was answered as follows:

 

Present:              Representatives Berman; Bohac; England; Anchia; Burnam; Farias (6).

 

Absent:              Representative Howard, Charlie (1).

 

A quorum was present.

 

(Representative Howard, Charlie now present.)

 

Representative Anchia moved to reconsider the vote by which to reconsider House Bill 878 in its entirety.  The motion to reconsider prevailed without objection.

 

HB 878

 

The chair laid out HB 878 as pending business.

 

The chair moved that HB 878, without amendments, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                             Representatives Berman; Bohac; England; Howard, Charlie (4).

 

Nays:                             Representatives Burnam; Farias (2).

 

Present, Not Voting:     Representative Anchia  (1).

 

Absent:                          None  (0).

 

HB 2017

 

The chair laid out HB 2017 as pending business.

 

The chair offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The committee substitute was adopted without objection.

Representative Berman moved that HB 2017, as substituted, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                             Representatives Berman; Bohac; England; Anchia; Burnam; Farias; Howard, Charlie (7).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          None  (0).

 

HB 218

 

The chair laid out HB 218 as pending business.

 

The chair moved that HB 218, without amendments, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                             Representatives Berman; Bohac; England; Howard, Charlie (4).

 

Nays:                             Representatives Anchia; Burnam; Farias (3).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          None  (0).

 

HB 626

 

The chair laid out HB 626 as pending business.

 

The chair offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The committee substitute was adopted without objection.

 

The chair moved that HB 626, as substituted, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                             Representatives Berman; Bohac; England; Howard, Charlie (4).

 

Nays:                             Representatives Anchia; Burnam; Farias (3).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          None  (0).

 

HB 1652

 

The chair laid out HB 1652 as pending business.

 

The chair moved that HB 1652, without amendments, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed and be sent to the Committee on Local and Consent Calendars. The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                             Representatives Berman; Bohac; England; Anchia; Burnam; Farias; Howard, Charlie (7).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          None  (0).

 

HB 1987

 

The chair laid out HB 1987 as pending business.

 

The chair moved that HB 1987, without amendments, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                             Representatives Berman; Bohac; England; Anchia; Burnam; Farias; Howard, Charlie (7).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          None  (0).

 

HB 2451

 

The chair laid out HB 2451 as pending business.

 

Representative Berman moved that HB 2451, without amendments, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                             Representatives Berman; Bohac; England; Anchia; Burnam; Farias (6).

 

Nays:                             Representative Howard, Charlie (1).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          None  (0).

 

HB 2489

 

The chair laid out HB 2489 as pending business.

 

The chair moved that HB 2489, without amendments, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                             Representatives Berman; Bohac; England; Anchia; Burnam; Farias; Howard, Charlie (7).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          None  (0).

 

HB 2492

 

The chair laid out HB 2492 as pending business.

 

The chair moved that HB 2492, without amendments, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                             Representatives Berman; Bohac; England; Anchia; Burnam; Farias; Howard, Charlie (7).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          None  (0).

 

HB 2493

 

The chair laid out HB 2493 as pending business.

 

The chair moved that HB 2493, without amendments, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed. The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                             Representatives Berman; Bohac; England; Anchia; Burnam; Farias; Howard, Charlie (7).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          None  (0).

 

HB 2839

 

The chair laid out HB 2839 as pending business.

 

The chair moved that HB 2839, without amendments, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass and be printed and be sent to the Committee on Local and Consent Calendars. The motion prevailed by the following record vote:

 

Ayes:                             Representatives Berman; Bohac; England; Anchia; Burnam; Farias; Howard, Charlie (7).

 

Nays:                             None (0).

 

Present, Not Voting:     None  (0).

 

Absent:                          None  (0).

 

HB 2194

 

The chair laid out HB 2194.

 

The chair recognized Representative McCall to explain the measure.

 

Representative Howard, Charlie offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The chair recognized Representative McCall to close on the measure.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

 

 

HB 938

 

The chair laid out HB 938.

 

The chair recognized Representative Talton to explain the measure.

 

Testimony was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Talton to close on the measure.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

HJR 39

 

The chair laid out HJR 39.

 

The chair recognized Representative Allen, Alma to explain the measure.

 

Testimony was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Allen, Alma to close on the measure.

 

The resolution was left pending without objection.

 

HB 2195

 

The chair laid out HB 2195.

 

The chair recognized Representative McCall to explain the measure.

 

Representative Howard, Charlie offered a complete committee substitute.

 

The chair recognized Representative McCall to close on the measure.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

HB  3066

 

The chair laid out HB 3066.

 

The chair recognized Representative Truitt to explain the measure.

 

The chair recognized Representative Truitt to close on the measure.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

HB 1696

 

The chair laid out HB 1696.

 

The chair recognized Representative Hilderbran to explain the measure.

 

The chair recognized Representative Hilderbran to close on the measure.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

HJR 91

 

The chair laid out HJR 91.

 

The chair recognized Representative Bohac to explain the measure.

 

Testimony was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Bohac to close on the measure.

 

The resolution was left pending without objection.

 

(Representative Bohac in chair.)

 

HB 606

 

The chair laid out HB 606.

 

The chair recognized Representative Madden to explain the measure.

 

The chair recognized Representative Madden to close on the measure.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

The House Committee on Elections stood at ease.

 

HB 1643

 

The chair laid out HB 1643.

 

The chair recognized Representative Menendez to explain the measure.

 

(Representative Anchia in chair.)

 

Testimony was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Menendez to close on the measure.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

HB 343

 

The chair laid out HB 343.

 

The chair recognized Representative Naishtat to explain the measure.

 

Representative England offered a complete committee substitute.

 

Testimony was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Naishtat to close on the measure.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

HB 1921

 

The chair laid out HB 1921.

 

The chair recognized Representative Keffer, Jim to explain the measure.

 

Testimony was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

(Representative Berman in chair.)

 

The chair recognized Representative Keffer, Jim to close on the measure.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

HB 2824

 

The chair laid out HB 2824.

 

The chair explained the measure.

 

Representative Anchia offered a complete committee substitute.

 

Testimony was taken.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The chair closed on the measure.

 

The committee substitute was withdrawn without objection.

 

The bill was left pending without objection.

 

At 4:43 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Berman, Chair

 

 

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Patrick Dudley, Clerk