HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ELECTION AND RULES

 

January 18, 2005   Hearing Room E

1:00 PM Tape 1

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Derrick Kitts, Chair

Rep. Paul Holvey, Vice-Chair

Rep. Kim Thatcher, Vice-Chair

Rep. Billy Dalto

Rep. Debi Farr

Rep. Mitch Greenlick

Rep. Steve March

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Cletus Moore, Committee Administrator

Annetta Mullins, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD & WITNESSES: 

                                                Organizational Meeting

                                                            Introduction of Members                                           

                                                            Adoption of Committee Rules

                                                Work Session

                                                            Introduction of Committee Measures                   

 

These minutes are in compliance with Senate and House Rules.  Only text enclosed in quotation marks reports a speaker’s exact words.  For complete contents, please refer to the tapes.

 

TAPE/#

Speaker

Comments

TAPE 1, A

003

Chair Kitts

Calls the meeting to order at 1:01 pm and opens the organizational meeting for the purpose of introduction of committee members and adoption of the proposed committee rules.

INTRODUCTION OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS - ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

012

Rep. March

Introduces himself.

019

Rep. Greenlick

Introduces himself.

025

Rep. Holvey

Introduces himself.

032

Rep. Thatcher

Introduces herself.

038

Rep. Farr

Introduces herself.

044

Rep. Dalto

Introduces himself.

046

Chair Kitts

Introduces himself.

ADOPTION OF COMMITTEE RULES – ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

060

Rep. March

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT the proposed Committee Rules (EXHIBIT A).

059

Rep. Greenlick

Asks for an explanation of the proposed rules relating to minority reports.

065

Cletus Moore

Administrator.  Explains that a member must give notice of a minority report by 5:00 pm on the day of the meeting or by the end of the meeting if the meeting is held after 5:00 pm, and that the members of the minority report have 48 hours to submit their report and amendments to the committee.

072

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.

 

Chair Kitts

The motion CARRIES.

 

077

Chair Kitts

Opens a work session for the purpose of introduction of committee measures.

INTRODUCTION OF COMMITTEE MEASURES – WORK SESSION

077

Chair Kitts

Explains the introduction process for LC 929 (EXHIBIT B) and LC 1731 (EXHIBIT C).  States that LC 929 creates a licensing system for landscape maintenance businesses and landscape maintenance contractors.

 

Cletus Moore

Administrator.  Explains the provisions of LC 929 (EXHIBIT B).

083

Rep. Holvey

Asks if a youngster mowing lawns on the weekend would have to be licensed.

 

Moore

Explains he is not prepared to answer the question.

 

Chair Kitts

Advises that the committee will discussed the merits of the bill at a later time.

 

Rep. March

Comments that he would want more information about the bill and normally would vote against the bill but will vote to introduce it.

114

Rep. Greenlick

MOTION:  Moves LC 929 (EXHIBIT B) BE INTRODUCED as a committee bill.

114

 

VOTE:  6-1-0

AYE:               6 - Dalto, Farr, Greenlick, Holvey, March, Kitts

NAY:               1 - Thatcher

120

Chair Kitts

The motion CARRIES.

 

 

 

NOTE:  LC 929 IS INTRODUCED AS HB 2391.

113

Moore

Reviews title of LC 1731 (EXHIBIT C).

129

Rep. Greenlick

MOTION:  Moves LC 1731 (EXHIBIT C) BE INTRODUCED as a committee bill.

129

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.

 

Chair Kitts

The motion CARRIES.

 

 

 

NOTE:  LC 1731 IS INTRODUCED AS HB 2392.

125

Chair Kitts

Adjourns the meeting at 1:11 p.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. Rules, Committee, staff, 2 pp
  2. Introductions, LC 929, staff, 31 pp
  3. Introductions, LC 1731, staff, 2 pp