COMMITTEE:    Business & Commerce 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Tuesday, February 22, 2011 

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



The Senate Committee on Business & Commerce will convene at 8:00 a.m. on

February 22, 2011, in room E1.016 of the Capitol Extension to take up the following bills for consideration:



SB 64         Zaffirini              
Relating to the right of an employee who is a victim of a crime to time off from work to attend court proceedings related to that crime.

SB 97         Lucio                  
Relating to rates charged for residential property and personal automobile insurance in certain rating territories.

SB 141        Eltife                 
Relating to the regulation of debt management services providers; providing a penalty.

SB 251        West                   
Relating to the regulation of activities with respect to certain extensions of consumer credit.

SB 253        Davis | et al.         
Relating to the regulation of activities with respect to certain extensions of consumer credit.

SB 254        Davis, Wendy           
Relating to the extension of consumer credit to certain members of the Texas National Guard and armed forces of the United States and their dependents; providing a penalty.

SB 322        Carona                 
Relating to the requirements for reinsurance contracts covering title insurance policies issued in this state.

SB 323        Carona                 
Relating to the applicability of certain laws governing corporations to limited liability companies.

SB 342        Carona                 
Relating to the power of the office of the attorney general to make certain examinations and inquiries.

SB 488        Van de Putte           
Relating to criminal background checks on users of online dating services and to disclosures of online dating safety measures; providing a civil penalty.

SB 539        Carona                 
Relating to the award of costs and attorney's fees in certain proceedings concerning mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's liens.

Written testimony of any length is welcome; please submit 15 copies, with your name and the bill number on each copy, to the Committee staff, and please provide an electronic copy at your earliest opportunity. Please limit oral remarks to three minutes. Please feel free to contact the Committee office with any questions by e-mailing or consulting the website .