COMMITTEE:    Business & Commerce 

TIME & DATE:  7:30 AM, Tuesday, April 12, 2011 

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



The Senate Committee on Business and Commerce will convene at 7:30 a.m. on April 12, 2011, in room E1.016 of the Capitol Extension to take up the following bills for consideration as new business:


SB 63         Zaffirini              
Relating to the creation of the individual development account program to provide savings incentives and opportunities for eligible persons to pursue home ownership, postsecondary education, and business development.

SB 1054       Hegar                  
Relating to notice of acceptance or rejection of an insurance claim.

SB 1229       Eltife                 
Relating to the registration with the Texas Department of Insurance of certain contract examiners.

SB 1274       Williams               
Relating to the registration of roofing contractors; providing penalties.

SB 1291       Hegar                  
Relating to the budget of certain divisions of the Texas Department of Insurance.

SB 1300       Jackson                
Relating to insurer restrictions regarding repair of a motor vehicle covered under an insurance policy.

SB 1319       Lucio                  
Relating to home loans that are not federally related mortgage loans; providing civil penalties.

SB 1320       Lucio                  
Relating to deceptive trade practices in connection with executing and filing deeds in lieu of foreclosure.

SB 1332       Deuell                 
Relating to the waiver and release of a mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's lien or payment bond claim.

SB 1425       Wentworth              
Relating to certain deposits in a construction account.

SB 1431       Carona                 
Relating to the functions of insurance holding company systems.

SB 1433       Carona                 
Relating to insurer receivership.

SB 1456       Carona                 
Relating to the reasonable relation of qualified transactions to particular jurisdictions.

SB 1457       Harris                 
Relating to administrative procedures for title insurance hearings, licensing, and enforcement.

SB 1568       Estes                  
Relating to shareholder standing after mergers.

SB 1656       Watson                 
Relating to prohibition on certain underwriting and rating actions based on consumer inquiries.

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