Legislature(2019 - 2020)BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)

02/26/2020 01:30 PM JUDICIARY

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= SB 55 TEMP. APPOINTMENTS TO COURT OF APPEALS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 55(2d JUD) Out of Committee
*+ SB 191 TRUSTS, TRUSTEES, COMMUNITY PROPERTY TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
*+ SB 192 FIDUCIARY'S ALLOCATION OF CAPITAL GAINS TELECONFERENCED
Scheduled but Not Heard
-- Public Testimony --
          SB 55-TEMP. APPOINTMENTS TO COURT OF APPEALS                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
1:31:35 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR COGHILL  announced that the  first order of  business would                                                               
be SENATE  BILL NO. 55, "An  Act relating to judges  of the court                                                               
of appeals; and providing for an effective date."                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
[The committee adopted  the committee substitute (CS)  for SB 55,                                                               
work  order 31-LS0485\S,  referred to  as version  S, during  the                                                               
previous hearing.]                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
1:31:51 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR COGHILL said a motion was  made at the last hearing to move                                                               
SB  55, version  S, from  committee.  An objection  was made  and                                                               
maintained.  The questions  members  had related  to whether  the                                                               
bill would  have a referral  to the Senate Finance  Committee. He                                                               
related that he spoke with  the presiding officer. This bill will                                                               
have  a further  referral to  the finance  committee because  the                                                               
bill picked up an additional fiscal impact.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
1:32:24 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  HUGHES said  she does  not have  a problem  with adding  a                                                               
fourth judge  to the court  of appeals  because it will  speed up                                                               
the process, which  is good for victims. However,  SB 55, version                                                               
S has  a much higher fiscal  impact, so she appreciates  that the                                                               
bill  has  a further  referral  to  the finance  committee.  That                                                               
committee could consider shared staffing  to reduce the impact or                                                               
determine whether  the court of  appeals requires  the additional                                                               
staffing. She stated support for moving the bill from committee.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR COGHILL  said the motion is  on the table. The  question is                                                               
whether the objection maintained.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR MICCICHE  said the member  who objected is not  present. He                                                               
offered his  support to move  the bill. After a  brief discussion                                                               
on the mechanics  of the motion, he said an  objection was on the                                                               
record.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
1:34:00 PM                                                                                                                    
At-ease.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:34:19 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR COGHILL  reconvened the meeting  and asked for a  roll call                                                               
vote.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
A roll  call vote  was taken.  Senators Hughes,  Micciche, Kiehl,                                                               
and Coghill voted in favor  of reporting the committee substitute                                                               
for  SB 55,  work order  31-LS0485\S, from  committee. Therefore,                                                               
CSSB 55(2dJUD) was reported from the committee by a 4:0 vote.                                                                   

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
O'Connor Law LLC Letter of Support SB 191.pdf SJUD 2/26/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB191 ver. A.PDF SJUD 2/26/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB 191
Walsh, Kelliher & Sharp Letter of Support for SB191.pdf SJUD 2/26/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB191 Sponsor Statement.pdf SJUD 2/26/2020 1:30:00 PM
Shaftel Delman LLC Letter of Support SB191.pdf SJUD 2/26/2020 1:30:00 PM
SB191 Sectional Analysis.pdf SJUD 2/26/2020 1:30:00 PM
Peak Trust Company Letter of Suport SB191.pdf SJUD 2/26/2020 1:30:00 PM
Fiscal Note SB 191-LAW-CIV-2-21-20.pdf SJUD 2/26/2020 1:30:00 PM
ATEP Letter of Support SB191.pdf SJUD 2/26/2020 1:30:00 PM
Richard W. Hompesch II Letter of Support SB191.pdf SJUD 2/26/2020 1:30:00 PM