NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Business & Commerce

TIME & DATE:  9:00AM, Tuesday, March 27, 2001

PLACE: Lt. Gov. Cmte. Room

CHAIR: Senator David Sibley


To be considered

SB 317            Sibley
Relating to continuation and functions of the Office of Consumer
Credit Commissioner and the regulation of certain financial

SB 544            Brown, J. E. "Buster"
Relating to requiring health maintenance organizations to provide
periodic health evaluations.

SB 623            Duncan
Relating to damages for liability actions in residential

SB 770            Harris
Relating to availability of health benefit plan coverage for
certain dependents of an enrollee.

SB 842            Bivins
Relating to class actions.

SB 1127            Brown, J. E. "Buster"
Relating to the minimum size of a container of liquor.

SB 1143            Carona
Relating to the credentialing of physicians and providers by health
maintenance organizations.

SB 1284            Van de Putte
Relating to payment by certain issuers of health benefit plans of
certain claims; providing penalties.

SB 1306            Harris
Relating to the use of pre-existing surveys by title insurance
agents and companies.

SB 1318            Staples
Relating to health spas.

SB 1329            Bivins
Relating to the regulation of insurance and to requirements
regarding motor vehicle insurance; providing penalties.

SB 1391            Brown, J. E. "Buster"
Relating to the venue for a suit involving a violation of insurance

SB 1637            Bernsen
Relating to discount cards deceptively marketed as insurance.

SB 1659            Sibley
Relating to the format of telecommunications utility billing

SB 1661            Sibley
Relating to access to utility poles of electric and telephone

SCR 12            Shapleigh
Memorializing congress to authorize an additional 16 federal judges
and commensurate staff to handle the current and anticipated
caseloads along the Texas-Mexico border and to fully reimburse
local governments for the costs incurred in prosecuting and
incarcerating federal defendants.

Subcommittee reports:

SB 192            Lucio / et al.
Relating to inclusion of ports-of-entry in Texas Department of
Transportation planning and funding.

SB 195            Lucio
Relating to the Border Trade Advisory Committee in the Texas
Department of Transportation.

SB 1296            Lucio / et al.
Relating to the issuance of general obligation securities to
provide financial assistance to counties for roadway projects for

SCR 7            Shapleigh
Requesting the Texas Department of Transportation to collaborate
with Mexico to develop and implement an electronic check and
clearance system at border crossings in Mexico, including weigh-in motion

SCR 8            Shapleigh
Requesting TxDOT to assist the federal government to establish DCLs
at the Texas-Mexico border crossings in order to facilitate
cross-border employment, and the free movement of people and goods.

SJR 37            Lucio / et al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the issuance of
obligations to provide financial assistance to counties for
roadways to serve colonias.


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 393            Carona
Relating to the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act.

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 601            Carona
Relating to certain investments and rate reductions by insurance
companies and related organizations; providing an administrative



SB 842