COMMITTEE:    Business & Commerce 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Tuesday, March 05, 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 March 5, 2013, in room E1.016 of the Capitol Extension to take up the following bills for consideration as new business:


SB 204        Nichols                
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers; changing a fee.

SB 232        Carona                 
Relating to use of the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry in connection with the regulatory authority of the consumer credit commissioner.

SB 405        Hegar                  
Relating to the applicability of state law regulating the decommissioning costs of certain newly constructed commercial nuclear-powered electric generating facilities.

SB 512        Carona                 
Relating to the specialized telecommunications assistance program.

SB 515        Eltife | et al.        
Relating to the sale of malt liquor, ale, and beer by the holder of a brewpub license.

SB 516        Eltife | et al.        
Relating to the distribution of ale by certain brewers.

SB 517        Eltife | et al.        
Relating to the distribution of beer by certain manufacturers.

SB 518        Eltife | et al.        
Relating to the authority of certain brewers and manufacturers to sell beer and ale to ultimate consumers.

SB 540        Carona                 
Relating to the regulation, registration, and certification of inspectors for elevators, escalators, and related equipment.

SB 562        Carona                 
Relating to the license qualifications and continuing education requirements for polygraph examiners.

SB 618        Carona                 
Relating to the elimination of the licensing and registration requirements for ringside physicians and timekeepers for combative sports events.

SB 631        Carona                 
Relating to certain statutory insurance deposit requirements.

SB 639        Carona | et al.        
Relating to the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverages.

SB 642        Van de Putte           
Relating to the sale of distilled spirits to the holder of an industrial permit.

SB 652        Van de Putte           
Relating to the transfer of alcoholic beverages for manufacturing purposes between certain permit and license holders.

SB 661        Carona                 
Relating to cemeteries and perpetual care cemetery corporations; creating an offense.

SB 673        Carona
Relating to the requirements for elevators, escalators, and related equipment; providing penalties.

SB 699        Carona
Relating to the contents of an assumed name certificate filed by certain businesses or professionals.

At the Chair's discretion, the Committee may also consider any pending business.


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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