COMMITTEE:   State Affairs 

TIME & DATE: 30 minutes after final adjournment/recess
Wednesday, April 06, 2011 

PLACE:       JHR 140 
CHAIR:       Rep. Byron Cook 


HB 971        King, Phil
Relating to removal of the requirement that an electric utility designate a preferred route for a transmission line in an application for a certificate of convenience and necessity.

HB 1006       Turner | et al.        
Relating to the requirement that electric utilities offer a standard retail service package on a standard form with standard terms to a customer.

HB 1041       Workman | et al.       
Relating to the waiver of sovereign immunity for certain claims arising under written contracts with state agencies.

HB 1421       Anchia                 
Relating to the classification and use of energy storage equipment or facilities and the provision of studies and reports regarding energy storage equipment or those facilities.

HB 1474       Alonzo                 
Relating to regulation of residential tenancies by local governments.

HB 1574       Garza                  
Relating to including certain veterans service organizations as small businesses for the purpose of state contracting.

HB 1579       Brown                  
Relating to information resources technologies of state agencies.

HB 1671       Marquez                
Relating to allowing a governmental body to redact certain personal information under the public information law without the necessity of requesting a decision from the attorney general and the calculation of certain deadlines under the public information law.

HB 1870       Giddings               
Relating to judicial review in district court of certain workers' compensation disputes.

HB 1871       Giddings               
Relating to the amount and payment of attorney's fees in certain workers' compensation cases.

HB 1872       Giddings               
Relating to requirements regarding information to be provided to employees covered by workers' compensation health care networks.

HB 1961       Deshotel               
Relating to provision of workers' compensation medical benefits to a peace officer or firefighter injured in the line of duty; providing an administrative violation.

HB 2249       Bonnen                 
Relating to governmental entities subject to the sunset review process.

HB 2264       Ritter                 
Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas regarding an electric utility's membership in or control by a regional transmission organization or independent system operator and to participate in certain proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding an electric utility's membership in a power region, regional transmission organization, or independent system operator.

HB 2498       Frullo                 
Relating to requiring certain non-ERCOT utilities to comply with energy efficiency goals.

HB 2578       Davis, John            
Relating to the preparation of economic impact statements for legislative measures.

HB 2603       Smithee                
Relating to the distribution of universal service funds to certain small and rural local exchange companies.

HB 2605       Taylor, Larry          
Relating to the continuation and functions of the division of workers' compensation of the Texas Department of Insurance.

HB 2637       Chisum                 
Relating to premarital education courses.

HB 2702       Solomons               
Relating to the application of statutes that classify political subdivisions according to population.

HB 2709       Turner                 
Relating to energy and efficiency conservation programs administered by the Texas Public Utility Commission.

HB 2798       Bonnen                 
Relating to discounted utility rates for school districts and open-enrollment charter schools; providing an administrative penalty.

HB 2828       Callegari | et al.     
Relating to the offense of coercing a person to have or seek an abortion and informed and voluntary consent for an abortion; providing penalties.

HB 2886       Workman | et al.       
Relating to the establishment of a work program for certain persons not legally authorized to be in the United States; providing penalties.

HB 2961       Darby | et al.         
Relating to the creation of a program for the development of solar energy industry in this state.

HB 3252       Chisum                 
Relating to a prohibition against the knowing employment of unauthorized foreign nationals; providing administrative penalties.

HB 3132       Geren                  
Relating to the membership, powers, and duties of the State Preservation Board.

HB 3669       Carter                 
Relating to the funding for and user friendliness of the website operated by the Public Utility Commission of Texas to provide information regarding the power to choose retail electric providers.

HJR 86        Murphy                 
Proposing a constitutional amendment denying bail to certain persons who are unlawfully present in the United States and are taken into custody for committing a felony.

HJR 88        Elkins                 
Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for legislative review of the process of rulemaking by agencies in the executive department.

HJR 129       Naishtat               
Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a state senator or state representative to forfeit office on the final conviction of a felony.


Notice of this meeting was announced from the house floor.




Bills deleted after last posting:

SB 312


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