NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Business & Commerce

TIME & DATE:  9:00AM, Tuesday, March 13, 2001

PLACE: Lt. Gov. Cmte. Room

CHAIR: Senator David Sibley


To be considered:

SB 12            Nelson
Relating to a prohibition of discrimination based on the use of
certain medical information in the determination of eligibility for
employment or an occupational license.

SB 13            Nelson
Relating to a prohibition of discrimination in the determination of
eligibility for employment, occupational licenses, and health
insurance coverage based on the use of certain genetic

SB 141            Moncrief
Relating to requiring disclaimers on certain advertisements that
offer homestead designation services.

SB 272            Carona
Relating to an alternate maximum interest charge on a non-real
property loan.

SB 429            Lucio
Relating to the funding and administration of certain activities of
the Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness.

SB 496            Shapleigh
Relating to a study of barriers to providing binational health
benefit plan coverage.

SB 554            Carona / et al.
Relating to grants by the Texas Workforce Commission to assist
economically disadvantaged persons enrolled in qualified
postsecondary career education programs.

SB 578            Madla
Relating to the provision of emergency communication services.

SB 697            Wentworth
Relating to the regulation of the practice of professional

SB 707            Carona
Relating to collateral protection insurance.

SB 711            Carona
Relating to regulation of the business of selling checks, including
electronic checks.

SB 992            Sibley
Relating to coverage and assessments under the Texas Health
Insurance Risk Pool.

SB 994            Sibley
Relating to loss control programs for insurance companies.

SB 1323            Sibley
Relating to the recognition of certain foreign partnerships,
associations, and other entities and the enforcement of related
rights and obligations.

Subcommittee reports:

SCR 5            Shapleigh
Memorializing Congress to amend federal law pertaining to
membership on policy committees of metropolitan planning organizations and
allow inclusion of persons representing another nation to enable MPOs along
the border to work closely with their counterparts in Mexico.

SCR 9            Shapleigh
Urging Congress to take steps to further the creation of port authorities
on the Texas-Mexico border.

SJR 10            Lucio / et al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to
provide for the issuance of bonds for certain improvements to the
state highway system.

SB 224            Shapleigh
Relating to requiring that the Texas Transportation Commission meet
with transportation officials of bordering states of the United
Mexican States to discuss transportation and infrastructure issues.

SB 225            Shapleigh
Relating to a border corridor transportation plan.

SB 241            Lucio / et al.
Relating to the financing, construction, and improvement to
critical transportation projects by the Texas Department of

SB 465            Shapleigh
Relating to the creation of a border port authority; granting the
power of eminent domain and the right to issue bonds.

SB 508            Shapleigh
Relating to establishing task forces in certain border communities
to study impediments to trade in the border region.


SB 11            Nelson / et al.
Relating to protecting the privacy of medical records; providing

SB 365            Armbrister
Relating to the adoption of a uniform residential building code for
use in the state.

SB 393            Carona
Relating to the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act.