COMMITTEE:    Business & Commerce 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Tuesday, March 01, 2011 

PLACE:        E1.016 (Hearing Room) 
CHAIR:        Senator John Carona 



The Senate Committee on Business and Commerce will convene at 8:00 a.m. on March 1, 2011, in room E1.016 of the Capitol Extension to take up the following bills for consideration as new business:


SB 95         Lucio                  
Relating to required use by insurers of certain standard insurance policy forms for residential property insurance.

SB 97         Lucio                  
Relating to rates charged for residential property and personal automobile insurance in certain rating territories.

SB 416        Deuell                 
Relating to the amount of outstanding total liability of a mortgage guaranty insurer.

SB 425        Carona | et al.        
Relating to property and casualty certificates of insurance and approval of property and casualty certificate of insurance forms by the Texas Department of Insurance; providing penalties.

SB 503        Jackson                
Relating to coverage for certain towing and storage expenses under a motor vehicle insurance policy.

SB 690        Carona                 
Relating to the enforcement of a self-service storage facility lien; providing a penalty.

SB 735        Carona                 
Relating to prohibition of certain extra hazardous coverages by title insurance companies.

SB 747        Carona                 
Relating to the professions regulated by the Texas Real Estate Commission.

SB 748        Carona                 
Relating to business entities and associations.

SB 763        Ellis                  
Relating to the designation of certain areas as banking development districts to encourage the establishment of financial institution branches in those areas.

At the Chair's discretion, the Committee may also consider any pending business. 


Written testimony of any length is welcome, please submit to the Committee staff 15 copies of your written testimony with your name and the bill number on each copy. Please provide an electronic version of written testimony at your earliest convenience. Please limit oral testimony to three minutes. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Committee office at or consult the website at