COMMITTEE:    Business & Commerce 

TIME & DATE:  1:00 PM or upon adjournment
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 

PLACE:        E1.004 (Auditorium) 
CHAIR:        Senator John Carona 



The Senate Committee on Business and Commerce will convene at 1:00 p.m. or on adjournment of the Senate on March 30, 2011, in Room E1.004 (auditorium) of the Capitol Extension to take up the following bills for consideration as new business:


SB 734        Carona                 
Relating to the registration and regulation of appraisal management companies; providing administrative penalties.

SB 1001       Carona                 
Relating to discrimination and restraint of trade against certain persons regulated under the Occupations Code.

SB 1075       Jackson                
Relating to the regulation of plumbing.

SB 1099       Van de Putte           
Relating to smoke alarms and fire extinguishers in residential rental units.

SB 1168       Carona                 
Relating to the repeal of the certification process for personnel service owners and the regulation of personnel services.

SB 1169       Carona                 
Relating to the regulation of providers, administrators, and sellers of service contracts and identity recovery service contracts; providing penalties.

SB 1170       Carona                 
Relating to the regulation of barbers and cosmetologists.

SB 1171       Carona                 
Relating to practices and professions regulated by the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board.

SB 1244       Carona                 
Relating to the eligibility requirements for licenses for certain air conditioning and refrigeration contractors.

SB 1275       Williams               
Relating to the regulation of manufactured housing by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

SB 1353       Eltife | et al.        
Relating to certain claims against persons licensed as real estate brokers and salespersons.

SB 1372       Carona                 
Relating to the renewal of electrical sign apprentice licenses.

SB 1373       Carona                 
Relating to the regulation of manufactured housing.

SB 1399       Patrick                
Relating to the regulation of foundation repair contractors; providing a penalty.

SB 1400       Patrick                
Relating to the regulation of certain private security companies and occupations.

SB 1450       Zaffirini              
Relating to the regulation of crafted precious metal dealers; providing a criminal penalty.

SB 1509       Carona                 
Relating to inspections and license renewals by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

SB 1598       Carona                 
Relating to the inspection of portable fire extinguishers.

SB 1630       Birdwell               
Relating to the regulation of residential appliance installation under the Texas Electrical Safety and Licensing Act.

SB 1748       Gallegos               
Relating to the licensing and regulation of fire protection sprinkler technicians; providing a penalty.

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