The House Committee on Business & Industry 
         Subcommittee on Telemarketing 
         76th Legislature 
         March 21, 2000 
         1:00 p.m. 
         Capitol Extension, E2.010 
         Pursuant to a notice posted on February 28, 2000, the House  
         Committee on Business & Industry, the House Subcommittees on  
         Consumer Fraud and Telemarketing, met in a public hearing and  
         was called to order by the chair of Telemarketing,  
         Representative Solomons, at 1:17 pm. 
         Present:  Representatives Solomons; Dukes; Giddings; Siebert  
         Absent:   Representative George (1). 
         A quorum was present. 
         Chairman Solomons moved that the Subcommittee on Telemarketing  
         adopt the 76th Legislature's House rules for this and future  
         hearings. The motion passed without objection. 
         Chairman Solomons introduced the members of the committee and  
         made opening remarks. 
         The Committee Clerk, Brandon Aghamalian, gave a brief overview  
         of the member's packet, including a summary of current  
         telemarketing laws.  
         (Representative Corte now present.) 
         Testimony was taken.  (See attached witness list.) 
         (Representative Giddings in chair.) 
         Testimony was taken.  (See attached witness list.) 
         (Representative Solomons in chair.) 
         Testimony was taken.  (See attached witness list.) 
         Chairman Solomons gave closing remarks. 
         At 5:30 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection,  
         the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair. 
         Rep. Solomons, Chair 
         Brandon Aghamalian, Clerk