COMMITTEE:    Business & Commerce 

TIME & DATE:  7:30 AM, Tuesday, May 17, 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 May 17, 2011, in room E1.016 of the Capitol Extension to take up the following bills for consideration as new business:


SB 1126       Eltife                 
Relating to the regulatory authority of the consumer credit commissioner.

SB 1127       Eltife                 
Relating to fees paid to the consumer credit commissioner and to fees and interest charged in connection with consumer credit transactions.

SB 1837       Van de Putte           
Relating to exemptions to persons required to hold a limited property and casualty license.

HB 175        Jackson, Jim | et al.   SP: Lucio
Relating to the on-premises consumption of certain alcoholic beverages; providing a penalty.

HB 213        Rodriguez, Eddie | et al.    SP: Lucio
Relating to the duties of a mortgage servicer of certain residential mortgage loans.

HB 272        Smithee | et al.        SP: Carona
Relating to the operation and name of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and to the resolution of certain disputes concerning claims made to that association; providing penalties.

HB 1242       Geren                   SP: Harris
Relating to the regulation of certain metal dealers; providing criminal penalties.

HB 1355       Orr | et al.            SP: Harris
Relating to title insurance coverage for minerals and surface damage resulting from mineral extraction and development.

HB 1456       Orr                     SP: Deuell
Relating to the waiver and release of a mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's lien or payment bond claim and to the creation of a mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's lien for certain landscaping.

HB 1580       Brown                   SP: Carona
Relating to the training and certification of state agency employees or contractors performing service work on pressure vessels.

HB 1804       Hancock                 SP: Jackson
Relating to certificates of insurance required for certain plumbing contractors.

HB 1853       Hamilton                SP: Gallegos
Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain employees of fire protection sprinkler system contractors; providing a penalty.

HB 1859       Hochberg                SP: Eltife
Relating to the applicability of architectural barrier standards.

HB 1959       Thompson                SP: Carona
Relating to appeal of the certification of an area's wet or dry status.

HB 2029       Flynn                   SP: Carona
Relating to the sale of a cemetery plot; providing penalties.

HB 2103       Jackson, Jim            SP: Carona
Relating to the consideration of a letter of credit issued by a federal home loan bank as an eligible security for collateral to secure public funds.

HB 2295       Frullo                  SP: Hegar
Relating to the administration of the universal service fund.

HB 2382       Murphy | et al.         SP: Estes
Relating to notice required upon nonrenewal of property and casualty insurance policies.

HB 2490       Solomons                SP: Carona
Relating to the regulation of certain metal dealers; providing criminal penalties.

HB 2592       Truitt | et al.         SP: Carona
Relating to notice and disclosure requirements for certain credit services organizations regarding charges and consumer borrowing.

HB 2604       Taylor, Larry           SP: Harris
Relating to unencumbered assets held by title agents.

HB 2619       Callegari               SP: Whitmire
Relating to emergency preparedness information about water facilities.

HB 2655       Sheets                  SP: Carona
Relating to notice of coverage reduction on renewal of a property/casualty insurance policy.

HB 2707       Burnam | et al.         SP: Davis
Relating to the holding of an interest in certain alcoholic beverage licenses, permits, or premises by certain persons whose alcoholic beverage license or permit has been revoked.

HB 2982       Orr                     SP: Carona
Relating to the composition of the Finance Commission of Texas.

HB 3116       Gonzales, Veronica      SP: Lucio
Relating to the execution of deeds conveying residential real estate in connection with certain transactions involving residential real estate.

HB 3329       Keffer | et al.         SP: Fraser
Relating to a daily temporary private club permit for a nonprofit corporation.

HB 3573       King, Susan | et al.    SP: Fraser
Relating to limiting the disclosure of certain information regarding certain charitable organizations, trusts, private foundations, and grant-making organizations.

HB 3595       Chisum | et al.         SP: Carona
Relating to energy efficiency goals and energy efficiency programs.

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 bc@senate.state.tx.us or consult the website at http://BandC.posterous.com.




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