COMMITTEE:    Business & Commerce 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Tuesday, February 26, 2013 

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



The Senate Committee on Business and Commerce will convene at 8:00 a.m. on February 26, 2013, in room E1.016 of the Capitol Extension to take up the following bills for consideration as new business:


SB 247        Carona | et al.        
Relating to the transfer of an ad valorem tax lien.

SB 499        Lucio                  
Relating to the determination of actual damages to enable compensation from the manufactured homeowners' recovery trust fund.

SB 506        Watson                 
Relating to an exemption from registration and regulation requirements for steam cookers.

SB 529        Ellis                  
Relating to the creation of the offense of installation, transfer, use, or possession of an automated sales suppression device or phantom-ware.

At the Chair's discretion, the Committee may also consider the following pending business:


SB 259        Carona                 
Relating to telecommunications services and markets.

SB 327        Carona                 
Relating to termination of franchises to provide cable or video service in municipalities.

SB 350        Williams               
Relating to the storage of certain imported alcoholic beverages.

SB 362        Watson                 
Relating to the practice of cosmetology.

SB 383        Carona                 
Relating to the repeal of certain provisions governing the sale and use of certain refrigerants.

SB 408        Carona                 
Relating to the confidentiality of certain complaints to and investigations by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

SB 409        Watson                 
Relating to the issuance of an alcoholic beverage permit or license covering certain premises where a previous permit or license holder has been evicted.

SB 411        Carona                 
Relating to insurers' duty to provide information in a fraud investigation.

SB 473        Carona                 
Relating to the regulation of temporary common worker employers; providing a criminal penalty; authorizing fees.

SB 474        Carona                 
Relating to financing statements and other records under the secured transactions law.

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.


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