COMMITTEE:    Business & Commerce 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Tuesday, May 10, 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 10, 2011, in room E1.016 of the Capitol Extension to take up the following bills for consideration as new business:


SB 301        Wentworth              
Relating to filing a complaint against a person licensed to engage in a business, occupation, or profession; providing  civil and criminal penalties.

SB 923        Deuell                 
Relating to certain premises that may be covered by a winery permit.

SB 1459       Harris                 
Relating to prohibiting certain private transfer fees and the preservation of private real property rights; providing penalties.

SB 1599       Carona                 
Relating to the requirements for an insurance adjuster license.

HB 602        Farrar | et al.         SP: Lucio
Relating to authorizing certain brewers and manufacturers to conduct tours of their premises after which beer or ale is provided to ultimate consumers for off-premises consumption.

HB 989        Kolkhorst               SP: Hegar
Relating to the listing of a business location of certain businesses in print advertisements or on Internet websites.

HB 1123       Dutton                  SP: West
Relating to the regulation of athlete agents; providing administrative and criminal penalties.

HB 2033       Hamilton                SP: Eltife
Relating to the separate statement of the mixed beverage tax for informational purposes.

HB 2067       Callegari               SP: Seliger
Relating to the regulation of the practice of engineering by individuals engaged in the evaluation of oil and gas resources.

HB 2342       Truitt                  SP: Watson
Relating to certain violations of and offenses under The Securities Act; providing penalties.

HB 2468       Phillips                SP: Seliger
Relating to providing a patron of a pay-to-park or valet parking service with certain information; providing a civil penalty.

HB 2495       Hernandez Luna          SP: Carona
Relating to cemeteries and perpetual care cemetery corporations; providing a penalty.

HB 2615       Veasey                  SP: Rodriguez
Relating to the provision of information on financial literacy resources to the public.

HB 2727       Thompson                SP: Whitmire
Relating to the regulation by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation of the application of eyelash extensions and private beauty culture schools; providing a criminal penalty.

HB 3004       Nash                    SP: Carona
Relating to prepaid funeral benefits contracts and the prepaid funeral contract guaranty fund.

HB 3141       Hartnett                SP: Carona
Relating to the registration and protection of trademarks.

HB 3389       Workman                 SP: Watson
Relating to a seller's disclosure of natural or liquid propane gas on residential real property.

HB 3487       Taylor, Van             SP: Carona
Relating to regulations concerning certain service animals; providing a criminal penalty.

HB 3570       Smithee                 SP: Carona
Relating to insurance coverage requirements for certain amusement rides.

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