COMMITTEE:    Business & Commerce 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Tuesday, February 12, 2013 

PLACE:        E1.016 (Hearing Room) 
CHAIR:        Senator John Carona 



The Senate Committee on Business and Commerce will convene at 8:00 a.m. on February 12, 2013, in room E1.016 of the Capitol Extension to take up the following bills for consideration as new business:


SB 60         Nelson                 
Relating to the authority of a parent or legal guardian to establish a consumer file for a child and act on the child's behalf with a consumer reporting agency.

SB 183        Carona                 
Relating to certain inquiries made by the Texas Department of Insurance to insurers.

SB 288        Carona                 
Relating to the regulation of crafted precious metal dealers.

SB 289        Carona                 
Relating to the approval requirement for a rental-purchase agreement that includes a loss damage waiver provision.

SB 297        Carona                 
Relating to prepaid funeral benefits contracts.

SB 349        Nichols                
Relating to standards for power lines.

At the Chair's discretion, the Committee may also consider any pending business:


SB 244        Carona
Relating to the administration, operation, supervision, and regulation of credit unions.

SJR 18        Carona
Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the making of a reverse mortgage loan for the purchase of homestead property and to amend certain requirements in connection with a reverse mortgage loan.

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.


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