HOUSE JOURNAL


EIGHTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, FIRST CALLED SESSION


PROCEEDINGS


THIRD DAY --- MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011

The house met at 1 p.m. and was called to order by the speaker.

The roll of the house was called and a quorum was announced present (Record 4).

Present — Mr. Speaker; Aliseda; Allen; Alonzo; Anchia; Anderson, C.; Anderson, R.; Aycock; Beck; Berman; Bohac; Bonnen; Branch; Brown; Burkett; Burnam; Button; Cain; Callegari; Carter; Castro; Christian; Coleman; Cook; Craddick; Creighton; Crownover; Darby; Davis, J.; Davis, S.; Davis, Y.; Deshotel; Driver; Dukes; Dutton; Eiland; Eissler; Elkins; Farrar; Fletcher; Flynn; Frullo; Gallego; Garza; Geren; Giddings; Gonzales, L.; Gonzales, V.; Gonzalez; Gooden; Guillen; Gutierrez; Hamilton; Hancock; Hardcastle; Harless; Harper-Brown; Hartnett; Hernandez Luna; Hochberg; Hopson; Howard, C.; Howard, D.; Huberty; Hughes; Hunter; Isaac; Jackson; Johnson; King, P.; King, S.; King, T.; Kleinschmidt; Kolkhorst; Kuempel; Landtroop; Larson; Laubenberg; Lavender; Legler; Lewis; Lozano; Lucio; Lyne; Madden; Mallory Caraway; Margo; Marquez; Martinez; Martinez Fischer; McClendon; Menendez; Miles; Miller, D.; Miller, S.; Morrison; Muñoz; Murphy; Naishtat; Nash; Oliveira; Orr; Otto; Parker; Patrick; Paxton; Peña; Perry; Phillips; Pickett; Pitts; Price; Quintanilla; Raymond; Reynolds; Riddle; Ritter; Rodriguez; Schwertner; Scott; Sheets; Sheffield; Shelton; Simpson; Smith, T.; Smith, W.; Smithee; Solomons; Strama; Taylor, L.; Taylor, V.; Thompson; Torres; Truitt; Turner; Veasey; Villarreal; Vo; Walle; Weber; White; Woolley; Workman; Zedler; Zerwas.

Absent, Excused — Alvarado; Chisum; Farias; Hilderbran; Keffer.

The invocation was offered by Representative Berman, as follows:

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; for it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

The speaker recognized Representative Landtroop who led the house in the pledges of allegiance to the United States and Texas flags.

LEAVES OF ABSENCE GRANTED

The following member was granted leave of absence for today because of important business:

Chisum on motion of Brown.

The following members were granted leaves of absence for today because of important business in the district:

Alvarado on motion of Brown.

Farias on motion of Raymond.

Hilderbran on motion of Madden.

The following member was granted leave of absence for today and tomorrow because of important business:

Keffer on motion of Otto.

The following members were granted leaves of absence for the remainder of today because of important business in the district:

Anchia on motion of D. Howard.

Johnson on motion of D. Howard.

PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR
OF THE STATE OF TEXAS

The chair laid before the house and had read the following proclamation by the governor:

TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EIGHTY-SECOND TEXAS LEGISLATURE, FIRST CALLED SESSION:

WHEREAS, the people of Texas, through their state constitution, have placed the power to call the legislature into special session in the hands of the chief executive officer of the state; and
WHEREAS, the members of the Eighty-Second Texas Legislature, First Called Session, have now convened to consider items presented to them by the governor;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICK PERRY, Governor of the State of Texas, by the authority vested in me by Article IV, Section 8, and Article III, Section 40, of the Texas Constitution, do hereby present the following subject matter to the Eighty-Second Texas Legislature, First Called Session, for consideration:

Legislation relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have signed my name officially and caused the Seal of the State to be affixed hereto at Austin, this 3rd day of June 2011.

Respectfully submitted,

Rick Perry
Governor of Texas

(SEAL)
Hope Andrade
Secretary of State

COMMITTEES GRANTED PERMISSION TO MEET

Representative Callegari requested permission for the Committee on Government Efficiency and Reform to meet while the house is in session, at 3 p.m. today, in E2.012, to consider previously posted business.

Permission to meet was granted.

Representative Creighton requested permission for the Select Committee on State Sovereignty to meet while the house is in session, at 1:30 p.m. today, in E2.010, to consider HB 5.

Permission to meet was granted.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE GRANTED

The following member was granted leave of absence for the remainder of today because of important business in the district:

Hochberg on motion of Turner.

PROVIDING FOR ADJOURNMENT

Representative Creighton moved that, at the conclusion of the reading of bills and resolutions on first reading and referral to committees and the receipt of messages from the senate, the house adjourn until 10 a.m. tomorrow in memory of Mary Ruth Duke Loika of Austin.

The motion prevailed.

(Aycock in the chair)

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

A message from the senate was received at this time (see the addendum to the daily journal, Messages from the Senate, Message No. 1).

ADJOURNMENT

In accordance with a previous motion, the house, at 9:41 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, adjourned until 10 a.m. today.



ADDENDUM



MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

The following messages from the senate were today received by the house:

Message No. 1

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
SENATE CHAMBER
Austin, Texas
Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Honorable Speaker of the House
House Chamber
Austin, Texas

Mr. Speaker:

I am directed by the senate to inform the house that the senate has taken the following action:

THE SENATE HAS PASSED THE FOLLOWING MEASURES:

SB 4
Seliger
Relating to the composition of the congressional districts for the State of Texas.

SB 8
Shapiro
Relating to the flexibility of the board of trustees of a school district in the management and operation of public schools in the district.

Respectfully,
Patsy Spaw
Secretary of the Senate


APPENDIX

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS

Favorable reports have been filed by committees as follows:

June 5

Appropriations - HB 13, SB 1, SB 2, SB 7

Public Education - HB 18, HB 19, HB 20, HB 21