COMMITTEE:    State Affairs 

TIME & DATE:  9:00 AM, Monday, April 04, 2011 

PLACE:        Senate Chamber 
CHAIR:        Senator Robert Duncan 



SB 303        Nichols                
Relating to health care services provided or paid by a hospital district or public hospital.

SB 511        Van de Putte           
Relating to the designated doctor's examination under the workers' compensation system.

SB 554        Carona | et al.        
Relating to contracts between dentists and health maintenance organizations or insurers.

SB 1039       Ellis                  
Relating to the provision of bilingual election materials.

SB 1213       Carona                 
Relating to the regulation of certain transactions related to life insurance and related products; providing penalties.

SB 1545       Patrick                
Relating to the liability of a volunteer health care practitioner who conducts a physical examination or medical screening of a student athlete.

SB 1565       Ellis | et al.
Relating to encouraging public participation by citizens by protecting a person's right to petition, right of free speech, and right of association from meritless lawsuits arising from actions taken in furtherance of those rights.

SB 1612       Ogden                  
Relating to the monitoring, oversight, and funding of certain public retirement systems.

SB 1661       Duncan                 
Relating to health organizations certified by the Texas Medical Board under Subchapter A, Chapter 162, Occupations Code.

SB 1667       Duncan                 
Relating to the administration of and benefits payable by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and to certain domestic relations orders.

SB 1668       Duncan                 
Relating to purchase of service credit in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

SB 1669       Duncan                 
Relating to the resumption of service by retirees under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

SB 1718       Duncan                 
Relating to filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, partisan elections for all judicial offices, and nonpartisan elections for the retention or rejection for all judicial offices.

SJR 45        Duncan                 
Proposing a constitutional amendment for filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, for partisan elections for all judicial offices, and for subsequent nonpartisan retention elections for all judicial offices.

Public testimony will be limited to 3 minutes per person.


If providing written testimony, please submit 30 copies along with your witness affirmation card.


At the chairman's discretion the committee may take up and consider any pending legislation.




Bills added after last posting:

SB 1565


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