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SENATE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
COMMITTEE:
Transportation & Homeland Security
TIME & DATE:
7:30 AM, Wednesday, March 18, 2009
PLACE:
E1.016 (Hearing Room)
CHAIR:
Senator John Carona
The Committee will reconvene at 2:00 p.m. or upon Senate adjournment.
**Please note that the Committee will meet at 7:30 a.m. and reconvene in
the afternoon after the Senate adjourns.**
 
The Committee will meet in the morning to take up the following bills for
consideration as new business:
 
SB 249
 
Shapleigh
Relating to counties eligible to impose an optional fee on registration of a vehicle to fund transportation projects.
 
SB 294
 
Hinojosa
Relating to optional fees on the registration of a vehicle imposed by a county.
 
SB 375
 
Carona
Relating to the release of motor vehicle accident report information.
 
SB 506
 
Carona
Relating to the operation and movement of motorcycles during periods of traffic congestion.
 
SB 520
 
Harris
Relating to the requirement that certain applicants for a vehicle dealer general distinguishing number complete a dealer education course.
 
SB 543
 
Carona
Relating to certain notice requirements regarding possessory liens on certain motor vehicles, motorboats, vessels, or outboard motors; providing a criminal penalty.
 
SB 617
 
Shapleigh
Relating to requiring a retail seller of motor vehicle tires to render certain tires unusable; providing a civil penalty.
 
SB 652
 
Zaffirini
Relating to the maintenance of emergency contact and medical information databases by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
 
SB 702
 
Carona
Relating to the regulation of the towing and storage of vehicles.
 
SB 898
 
Shapleigh
Relating to the purposes and designation of a municipal transportation reinvestment zone.
 
At the Chairman's discretion, the Committee may consider pending bills.
 
Any unfinished business from the morning may be considered when the
Committee reconvenes at 2:00 p.m., or upon the Senate's adjournment,

whichever is later.
 
***
 
The Committee will take up the following bills as new business in the
afternoon:
 
SB 17
 
Nichols | et al.
Relating to the design, development, financing, construction, and operation of certain toll projects.
 
SB 404
 
Carona
Relating to the authority of certain toll project entities to enter into a comprehensive development agreement.
 
SB 855
 
Carona
Relating to local options regarding transportation and mobility improvement projects in certain counties.
 
SB 882
 
Carona
Relating to the powers and duties of a regional tollway authority, including the establishment of an administrative adjudication hearing procedure; creating an offense.
 
SB 942
 
Wentworth
Relating to local option methods for financing transportation projects and services.
 
At the Chairman's discretion, the Committee may consider pending bills.
Those wishing to give public testimony should limit oral remarks to 2
minutes.  If submitting written testimony, please submit 15 copies, with
your name on each copy, to the Committee Staff prior to the hearing.