Bill:  HB 7 
Legislative Session: 79(R) Council Document: 79R 724(2) PB-D
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Last Action:06/01/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption Version:Enrolled
Caption Text:Relating to the continuation and operation of the workers' compensation system of this state and to the abolition of the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission, the establishment of the office of injured employee counsel, and the transfer of the powers and duties of the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission to the division of workers' compensation of the Texas Department of Insurance and the office of injured employee counsel, and to the provision of workers' compensation benefits to injured employees and the regulation of workers' compensation insurers; providing administrative and criminal penalties.
Author:Solomons | Giddings | Hamric | Dunnam
Sponsor:Staples
Cosponsor:
Subjects:Labor--Health & Safety (I0490)
Labor--Workers' Compensation (I0470)
State Agencies, Boards & Commissions (I0749)
Sunset Bills (I0772)
WORKERS' COMPENSATION HEALTH CARE NETWORK ACT (P0355)
PHYSICIANS (S1282)
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE, OFFICE OF (V0621)
INJURED EMPLOYEE COUNSEL, OFFICE OF (V0687)
INSURANCE, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF (V0006)
WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION, TEXAS (V9332)
WORKERS' COMPENSATION, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF (V0230)
WORKFORCE COMMISSION, TEXAS (V0470)
House Committee:Business & Industry
Status:Out of committee
Vote:Ayes=8   Nays=0   Present Not Voting=0   Absent=1
Senate Committee:State Affairs
Status:Out of committee
Vote:Ayes=9   Nays=0   Present Not Voting=0   Absent=0
House Conferees:Appointed (05/19/2005) Solomons (Chair) | Giddings | Rose | Taylor | Zedler
Senate Conferees:Appointed (05/21/2005) Staples (Chair) | Duncan | Fraser | Madla | Nelson
Actions: (descending date order)
Viewing Votes: Most Recent House Vote | Most Recent Senate Vote
Description Comment Date       Time       Journal Page
 Effective on 9/1/05      06/01/2005    
 Signed by the Governor      06/01/2005     5897
 Sent to the Governor      05/31/2005     5895
 Signed in the Senate      05/30/2005     5121
 Signed in the House      05/30/2005     5891
 Reported enrolled       05/30/2005   02:52 PM  5894
 Senate adopts conf. comm. report-reported      05/29/2005     5865
 Remarks ordered printed      05/29/2005     5047
 Record vote      05/29/2005     5047
 Senate adopts conference committee report      05/29/2005     5047
 House adopts conf. comm. report-reported      05/29/2005     4994
 Nonrecord vote recorded in Journal      05/28/2005     5285
 View House Vote      05/28/2005     5285
 Statement of Leg. Intent Recorded in Journal      05/28/2005     5283
 House adopts conference committee report      05/28/2005     5282
 Conf. Comm. Report printed and distributed       05/28/2005   12:50 AM 
 Conference committee report filed      05/27/2005     4537
 Rules suspended      05/24/2005     3008
 Rules suspended      05/23/2005     2926
 Senate appoints conferees-reported      05/22/2005     3957
 Senate grants request for conf comm-reported      05/22/2005     3957
 Senate appoints conferees      05/21/2005     2747
 Senate grants request for conference comm.      05/21/2005     2746
 House appoints conferees-reported      05/20/2005     2589
 House requests conference committee-reported      05/20/2005     2589
 House refuses to concur-reported      05/20/2005     2589
 House appoints conferees      05/19/2005     3670
 House requests conference committee      05/19/2005     3670
 House refuses to concur in Senate amendments      05/19/2005     3670
 Senate Amendments printed and distributed       05/16/2005   10:21 PM 
 Senate passage as amended reported      05/16/2005     3487
 Record vote      05/13/2005     2173
 Passed      05/13/2005     2173
 Read 3rd time      05/13/2005     2173
 Record vote      05/13/2005     2173
 Three day rule suspended      05/13/2005     2173
 Vote recorded in Journal      05/13/2005     2173
 Read 2nd time & passed to 3rd reading      05/13/2005     2173
 Rules suspended-Regular order of business      05/13/2005     2173
 Placed on intent calendar      05/09/2005    
 Committee report printed and distributed       05/07/2005   05:57 PM 
 Recommended for local & uncontested calendar      05/06/2005    
 Reported favorably as substituted      05/06/2005     1695
 Testimony taken in committee      05/05/2005    
 Considered in public hearing      05/05/2005    
 Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . .      05/05/2005    
 Referred to State Affairs      04/06/2005     827
 Read first time      04/06/2005     827
 Received from the House      04/04/2005     770
 Reported engrossed      04/01/2005     1383
 Printing rule suspended      03/31/2005     1347
 Reason for vote recorded in Journal      03/31/2005     1346
 Nonrecord vote recorded in Journal      03/31/2005     1346
 View House Vote      03/31/2005     1346
 Passed      03/31/2005     1346
 Statement of Leg. Intent Recorded in Journal      03/31/2005     1344
 Read 3rd time      03/31/2005     1344
 Record vote   RV#184   03/30/2005     1305
 Passed to engrossment as amended      03/30/2005     1304
 Amended   33-Rose   03/30/2005     1304
 Amendment adopted as amended      03/30/2005     1304
 Amendment amended   32-Eiland   03/30/2005     1301
 Amendment(s) offered   31-Eiland   03/30/2005     1296
 Amendment adopted as amended      03/30/2005     1296
 Amendment amended   30-Giddings   03/30/2005     1296
 Amendment(s) offered   29-Giddings   03/30/2005     1296
 Amended   28-Bailey   03/30/2005     1295
 Amendment withdrawn   27-Homer   03/30/2005     1295
 Amendment adopted as amended      03/30/2005     1295
 Amendment amended   26-Bailey   03/30/2005     1294
 Amendment(s) offered   25-Bailey   03/30/2005     1294
 Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal      03/30/2005     1294
 Record vote   RV#183   03/30/2005     1293
 Amendment tabled   24-Bailey and K   03/30/2005     1291
 Amended   23-Eiland   03/30/2005     1291
 Amendment adopted as amended      03/30/2005     1291
 Amendment amended   22-Giddings   03/30/2005     1290
 Amendment(s) offered   21-Giddings   03/30/2005     1290
 Amended   20-Rose   03/30/2005     1290
 Amendment withdrawn   19-Homer   03/30/2005     1289
 Point of order withdrawn      03/30/2005     1289
 Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal      03/30/2005     1289
 Record vote   RV#182   03/30/2005     1288
 Amendment tabled   18-P. Moreno   03/30/2005     1287
 Amendment withdrawn   17-Leibowitz   03/30/2005     1287
 Amended   16-P. Moreno   03/30/2005     1286
 Amended   15-Ritter   03/30/2005     1286
 Amendment adopted as amended      03/30/2005     1286
 Amendment amended   14-Solomons   03/30/2005     1286
 Amendment(s) offered   13-Solis   03/30/2005     1286
 Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal      03/30/2005     1285
 Record vote   RV#181   03/30/2005     1285
 Amendment fails of adoption      03/30/2005     1285
 Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal      03/30/2005     1285
 Record vote   RV#180   03/30/2005     1284
 Motion to table fails      03/30/2005     1284
 Amendment(s) offered   12-Zedler   03/30/2005     1282
 Amended   11-Solomons   03/30/2005     1282
 Amended   10-Solomons   03/30/2005     1280
 Amended   9-Solomons   03/30/2005     1280
 Amended   8-Solomons   03/30/2005     1279
 Amended   7-Solomons   03/30/2005     1279
 Amended   6-Solomons   03/30/2005     1279
 Amended   5-Solomons   03/30/2005     1279
 Amended   4-Solomons   03/30/2005     1277
 Amended   3-Solomons   03/30/2005     1277
 Amended   2-Solomons   03/30/2005     1277
 Amended   1-Solomons   03/30/2005     1269
 Read 2nd time      03/30/2005     1269
 Placed on Major State Calendar      03/30/2005    
 Considered in Calendars      03/23/2005    
 Committee report sent to Calendars      03/22/2005    
 Committee report printed and distributed       03/22/2005   01:00 PM 
 Comte report filed with Committee Coordinator      03/21/2005     1117
 Reported favorably as substituted      03/21/2005    
 Committee substitute considered in committee      03/21/2005    
 Vote reconsidered in committee      03/21/2005    
 Considered in formal meeting      03/21/2005    
 Reported favorably as substituted      03/16/2005    
 Committee substitute considered in committee      03/16/2005    
 Considered in formal meeting      03/16/2005    
 Scheduled for formal meeting on . . . .      03/16/2005    
 Left pending in committee      03/15/2005    
 Committee substitute considered in committee      03/15/2005    
 Considered in public hearing      03/15/2005    
 Left pending in committee      02/15/2005    
 Testimony taken in committee      02/15/2005    
 Considered in public hearing      02/15/2005    
 Scheduled for public hearing on . . . .      02/15/2005    
 Referred to Business & Industry      02/10/2005     319
 Read first time      02/10/2005     319
 Filed      02/09/2005