COMMITTEE:    Business & Commerce 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Tuesday, May 03, 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 May 3, 2011, in room E1.016 of the Capitol Extension to take up the following bills for consideration as new business:


SB 712        Hegar                  
Relating to the administration of the universal service fund.

HB 1064       Pitts | et al.          SP: Eltife
Relating to exempting certain customers from certain demand charges by transmission and distribution utilities.

HB 1952       Kuempel                 SP: Eltife
Relating to alcoholic beverage seller-servers and to seller training programs.

HB 1953       Kuempel                 SP: Eltife
Relating to notice by sign of an alcoholic beverage permit or license application.

HB 2375       Hamilton                SP: Carona
Relating to practices and professions regulated by the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board.

HB 2376       Hamilton                SP: Jackson
Relating to the regulation of plumbing.

HB 2503       Thompson                SP: Eltife
Relating to insurance agent licenses issued to certain foreign corporations and partnerships.

HB 2582       Murphy                  SP: Whitmire
Relating to the repeal of the partial tax exemption for certain beer.

HB 2559       Truitt                  SP: Harris
Relating to commercial motor vehicle installment sales.

HB 2680       King, Tracy O.          SP: Hegar
Relating to the procedure for certain small local exchange companies to propose to offer certain services or to make a minor change in a rate or tariff.

HB 3287       Giddings                SP: Carona
Relating to license renewals by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

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