NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: State Affairs

TIME & DATE:  8:30AM, Thursday, May 22, 2003

PLACE: Senate Chamber

CHAIR: Senator Bill Ratliff


The State Affairs Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m., or upon adjournment
of the Local and Uncontested Calendar to consider the following bills:

HB 145            Solomons                 SP: Fraser
Relating to workers' compensation dispute resolution.

HB 402            Madden                   SP: Shapiro
Relating to a pilot program involving the use of an electronic
registration system.

HB 403            Madden                   SP: Madla
Relating to the penalty for premature disclosure of voting results.

HB 508            Woolley                  SP: Williams
Relating to notice of an increase in certain rates or charges for
certain group policies or contracts.

HB 705            Solomons                 SP: Nelson
Relating to liability of in-home service companies and residential
delivery companies for negligent hiring.

HB 736            Denny                    SP: Shapiro
Relating to use of the internal mail system of a governmental
agency to deliver political advertising; providing a criminal

HB 833            Hochberg                 SP: Janek
Relating to certain pharmaceutical services for an injured employee
receiving workers' compensation medical benefits.

HB 999            Madden                   SP: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to electronic reporting of political contributions and

HB 1053            Rodriguez                SP: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the confidentiality of social security numbers in
certain circumstances.

HB 1163            Thompson                 SP: Harris
Relating to contracts between certain health care providers and
health benefit plans.

HB 1268            Seaman                   SP: Carona
Relating to outpatient drug benefit coverage in certain health
insurance policies and discount drug programs.

HB 1297            Allen                    SP: Armbrister
Relating to limits on indemnification of state employees and

HB 1487            Driver                   SP: Armbrister
Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain electricians;
providing penalties.

HB 1597            Madden                   SP: Staples
Relating to the use of federal write-in absentee ballots by
military and overseas personnel.

HB 1602            Madden                   SP: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the availability on the Internet of electronic reports
of political contributions and expenditures.

HB 1697            Denny                    SP: Staples
Relating to recounts of elections in which direct recording
electronic voting machines were used.

HB 1791            Chisum                   SP: Armbrister
Relating to permits for the commercial composting of certain solid

HB 1797            Farabee                  SP: Averitt
Relating to group and blanket accident and health insurance.

HB 1798            Farabee                  SP: Averitt
Relating to health maintenance organizations.

HB 1799            Farabee                  SP: Averitt
Relating to group life insurance.

HB 1800            Farabee                  SP: Averitt
Relating to health maintenance organizations.

HB 1863            Bohac                    SP: Lindsay
Relating to the disclosure of certain voter registration

HB 2053            Smith, Wayne             SP: Janek
Relating to group health and related benefits provided by counties.

HB 2064            Bohac                    SP: Lindsay
Relating to the procedure for returning an application for an early
voting ballot.

HB 2085            Campbell                 SP: Duncan
Relating to the availability of bilingual clerks for an election.

HB 2095            Cook, Robby              SP: Staples
Relating to provision of workers' compensation insurance coverage
through a certified self-insurance group; providing penalties.

HB 2198            Solomons                 SP: Fraser
Relating to the certification of maximum medical improvement and
the impairment rating assigned to an employee in a claim for
workers' compensation benefits.

HB 2199            Solomons                 SP: Fraser
Relating to the right of an insurance carrier to contest the
compensability of an injury in a workers' compensation case;
providing an administrative violation.

HB 2261            West, George "Buddy"     SP: Bivins
Relating to the composition of the Eighth and Eleventh courts of
appeals districts.

HB 2397            Corte                    SP: Williams
Relating to a vendor's or subcontractor's remedy for nonpayment of
certain contracts.

HB 2562            Rose                     SP: Barrientos
Relating to persons eligible for burial in the State Cemetery.

HB 2636            Madden                   SP: Staples
Relating to notifying an applicant of the omission of certain
information from a federal postcard application to vote in an

HB 2912            Homer                    SP: Ratliff
Relating to industrial development corporations; providing a civil

HB 2947            Casteel                  SP: Armbrister
Relating to cost control and accountability in the decentralization
of state programs and services.

HB 3022            Taylor                   SP: Williams
Relating to the availability of preferred providers.

HB 3023            Taylor                   SP: Williams
Relating to reimbursement and use of particular health care

HB 3096            Madden                   SP: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the penalty for the failure to timely file a report of
political contributions and expenditures with the Texas Ethics

HB 3168            Giddings                 SP: Carona
Relating to determination of workers' compensation benefits and to
dispute resolution regarding those benefits.

HB 3237            Smith, Todd              SP: Harris
Relating to the payment of retirement benefits to retirees of the
Teacher Retirement System of Texas who are employed as substitute
teachers and in other public school positions in the same month.

HB 3439            Rose                     SP: Carona
Relating to the liability of certain health care practitioners for
examinations and medical screenings of students.

HCR 90            Eissler                  SP: Staples
Memorializing congress to expand the medical savings account
program to allow states to design such programs for their

Pending Business:

HB 3109            Keffer, Bill             SP: Carona
Relating to physician and health care provider panels of
independent review organizations.

HJR 54            King                     SP: Brimer
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that benefits in
certain public retirement systems may not be reduced or impaired.



HB 145
HB 999
HB 1602
HB 1797
HB 1798
HB 1799
HB 1800
HB 2095
HB 2198
HB 2562
HB 3096
HCR 90