COMMITTEE:    Business & Commerce 

TIME & DATE:  7:30 AM, Tuesday, May 14, 2013 

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



The Senate Committee on Business and Commerce will convene at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday May 14, 2013, in room E1.016 of the Capitol Extension to take up the following bills for consideration as new business:


HB 52         Flynn                   SP: Carona
Relating to the sale of a cemetery plot; providing penalties; authorizing a fee.

HB 346        Deshotel                SP: Carona
Relating to the electronic storage of personal identification information obtained from driver's licenses or personal identification certificates.

HB 699        Davis, John             SP: Taylor
Relating to the location of certain public sales of real property.

HB 796        Thompson, Senfronia     SP: Garcia
Relating to the regulation of electrical contracting, including the licensing of a journeyman lineman.

HB 1047       Sheets                  SP: Estes
Relating to the regulation of certain surety companies.

HB 1086       Rodriguez, Eddie | et al.    SP: Eltife
Relating to interruption of electric service by a residential landlord.

HB 1093       Fletcher                SP: Deuell
Relating to the composition of the Texas Private Security Board.

HB 1183       Guillen                 SP: Lucio
Relating to prohibited conduct by insurance adjusters, public insurance adjusters, and roofing contractors.

HB 1405       Smithee                 SP: Carona
Relating to the collection of surplus lines insurance premium taxes for insurance placed with a managing underwriter.

HB 1503       Kuempel                 SP: Eltife
Relating to the appointment of building contractors to certain trade advisory boards of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

HB 1664       Villarreal              SP: Carona
Relating to the regulation of banks, trust companies, and bank holding companies.

HB 1772       Turner, Chris | et al.  SP: Davis
Relating to the disconnection of electric or gas utility service.

HB 1953       Thompson, Senfronia     SP: Carona
Relating to the payment for liquor by a retailer.

HB 1979       Villarreal              SP: Carona
Relating to interest on commercial loans.

HB 2049       Huberty | et al.        SP: Williams
Relating to a qualifying cogeneration facility's ability to sell electric energy to multiple purchasers.

HB 2062       Davis, John             SP: Taylor
Relating to the regulation of plumbing.

HB 2134       Villarreal              SP: Carona
Relating to the regulation of money services businesses.

HB 2294       Kuempel | et al.        SP: Carona
Relating to an exemption from air conditioning and refrigeration contracting regulation for installation of a thermostat.

HB 2537       Geren                   SP: Carona
Relating to production requirements for holders of winery permits.

HB 2585       Harper-Brown | et al.   SP: Paxton
Relating to the reimbursement of utilities for relocation of utility facilities following improvement or construction of certain tolled highways.

HB 2758       Anderson                SP: Carona
Relating to the business, supervision, and regulation of state savings and loan associations and state savings banks; providing a criminal penalty.

HB 2911       Kuempel                 SP: Taylor
Relating to the regulation of real estate inspectors; changing fees.

HB 2962       Harper-Brown            SP: Carona
Relating to the use of a credit or charge card by certain state agencies to make certain purchases.

HB 3068       Menéndez                SP: Carona
Relating to debit card surcharges.

HB 3106       Morrison                SP: Carona
Relating to compensatory payments made in connection with the issuance of certain title insurance policies.

HB 3307       Geren                   SP: Watson
Relating to the manufacture of malt beverages, including under alternating brewery proprietorship and contract brewing arrangements.

HB 3355       Cook                    SP: Carona
Relating to cable operators' attachments on distribution poles owned or controlled by electric cooperatives.

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.


The Committee website is http://www.senate.state.tx.us/cmte/TxLegeBC . Updates and notifications are available at https://twitter.com/txlegebc . Monitor the hearing by watching the live stream at http://www.senate.state.tx.us/bin/live.php.  Contact the Committee office at bc@senate.state.tx.us.


**NOTE** If the Committee goes into recess with the intent to resume upon adjournment, we will resume in a DIFFERENT ROOM, the Capitol Extension Auditorium (E1.004), due to a scheduling conflict. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding.




Bills added after last posting:

HB 1183


** See Committee Coordinator for previous versions of the schedule **