COMMITTEE:   Economic & Small Business Development 

TIME & DATE: 8:00 AM, Wednesday, April 03, 2013 

PLACE:       E2.028 
CHAIR:       Rep. John Davis 



The committee will meet to consider the following:


HB 655        Cortez                 
Relating to exempting certain qualifying projects from the public and private facilities and infrastructure contracting requirements.

HB 660        Strama | et al.        
Relating to the provision of scholarships, bonuses, and wage supplementation to certain child-care workers.

HB 1131       González, Mary | et al.
Relating to a database of employers convicted of certain offenses involving wage theft.

HB 1273       Kacal                  
Relating to the Certified Retirement Community Program.

HB 1580       Reynolds               
Relating to excluding certain short-term employment from unemployment compensation chargebacks and grounds for benefit disqualification.

HB 1784       Farney | et al.        
Relating to the provision of career and technology education courses in certain partnership programs to provide high school dropout recovery.

HB 1914       Cortez                 
Relating to certain required notices under the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act, including employer liability arising from failure to provide the notice.

HB 1995       Reynolds               
Relating to the requirement that an unemployed individual be actively seeking work to be eligible for unemployment compensation benefits.

HB 2061       Murphy | et al.        
Relating to a tax credit for investment in certain communities; authorizing a fee.

HB 2181       Stephenson | et al.    
Relating to authorizing development corporations to finance projects to support primary job training facilities and programs at certain educational institutions.

HB 2340       Parker                 
Relating to the establishment of the Texas First Investment Fund.

HB 2355       White                  
Relating to a study comparing the business environments of Texas and Louisiana.

HB 2478       Alvarado | et al.      
Relating to the collection, analysis, and reporting of certain job and skills shortage information by the Texas Workforce Commission.

HB 3039       Workman                
Relating to financing programs and activities related to rural economic development.




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