COMMITTEE:    Business & Commerce 

TIME & DATE:  10:00 AM, Tuesday, January 10, 2012 

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



The Senate Committee on Business & Commerce will meet at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 in Room E1.016 of the Texas Capitol Extension. The Committee will:


- receive quarterly updates from state agencies and entities including the Texas Department of Insurance and Public Utility Commission; 

- take up the interim study charge "Assess the impact of current and anticipated drought conditions on electric generation capacity. Identify those regions of Texas that will be most affected by a lack of capacity. Analyze response plans and make recommendations to improve and expedite those plans;" and

- take public testimony.


Invited witnesses are asked to provide testimony and exhibits in electronic format the Friday before the hearing to allow time for posting online. Public witnesses are requested to limit oral remarks to three minutes and are welcome to submit written testimony of any length and content, electronic format preferred. Committee staff will live-tweet the hearing using the hashtag #BandC and will take feedback using that hashtag on Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Committee office at and monitor the website at