NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: State Affairs

TIME & DATE: 10:00AM Or upon adjournment
             Thursday, April 14, 2005

PLACE: Senate Chamber

CHAIR: Senator Robert Duncan


SB 601            Van de Putte
Relating to importing prescription drugs for use in state-funded
programs that provide health care services or benefits.

SB 698            Van de Putte
Relating to restrictions on balance billing by certain health care
providers; providing an administrative penalty.

SB 1176            Armbrister
Relating to systems and programs administered by the Employees
Retirement System of Texas.

SB 1319            Staples
Relating to participation of certain annuitants and their
dependents in the state employees group benefits program.

SB 1448            Averitt
Relating to the applicability of certain laws relating to
portability of certain health benefit coverage provided to school
district employees.

SB 1532            Averitt
Relating to the eligibility of certain educational employees to
participate or be enrolled in certain group health benefit

SB 1738            Duncan
Relating to consumer access to health care information and consumer
protection for services provided by or through hospitals and
ambulatory surgical centers; providing penalties.

SB 1788            Duncan
Relating to facility based physicians or providers.

Pending Business:

SB 15            Janek
Relating to civil claims involving exposure to asbestos and silica.

SB 809            Averitt
Relating to the Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool.

SB 852            Shapleigh
Relating to the treatment of persuasive telephone polls as
political advertising; providing a civil penalty.

SB 1493            Williams
Relating to the laws administered by the Texas Ethics Commission
for the fair conduct of elections and election campaigns; providing

SB 1510            Averitt
Relating to the liability of a nonprofit management contractor of
certain hospital authorities.



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