COMMITTEE:    Business & Commerce 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Tuesday, April 09, 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 Tuesday April 9th, 2013, in room E1.016 of the Capitol Extension to take up the following bills for consideration as new business:


SB 236        Hinojosa               
Relating to the hours of sale for liquor.

SB 241        Carona                 
Relating to the authority of an electric customer to choose not to have a utility's advanced meter.

SB 451        Carona                 
Relating to production requirements for holders of winery permits.

SB 861        Davis                  
Relating to requiring certain notices to be posted on the premises of certain alcoholic beverage retailers.

SB 870        Van de Putte | et al.  
Relating to marketing items provided by manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors of alcoholic beverages to retailers or consumers.

SB 883        Van de Putte           
Relating to promotional items provided by manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors of alcoholic beverages to retailers.

SB 950        Carona                 
Relating to requiring certain alcoholic beverage permittees to be the primary source of supply for certain alcoholic beverages.

SB 962        Carona                 
Relating to the approval of certain alcoholic beverages by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

SB 1034       Carona                 
Relating to the unauthorized use of an alcoholic beverage permit or license; providing a criminal penalty.

SB 1219       Davis                  
Relating to a customer's right to privacy of smart meter collected data.

SB 1268       Lucio                  
Relating to recreational vehicles and recreational vehicle parks.

SB 1280       Watson
Relating to attaining reserve capacity margins in power regions to meet expected peak demand.

SB 1345       Hinojosa               
Relating to the sale and distribution of certain alcoholic beverages.

SB 1351       Carona                 
Relating to demand-side electric energy resources in the competitive electric market.

SB 1364       Schwertner             
Relating to the computation of an electric utility's income taxes.

SB 1586       Rodríguez              
Relating to the definition of distributed renewable generation for certain generation systems installed on publicly owned land.

HB 1600       Cook | et al.           SP: Nichols
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, to the transfer of certain functions from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and to the functions of the Office of Public Utility Counsel; authorizing a fee.

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.


The Committee website is http://www.senate.state.tx.us/cmte/TxLegeBC . Updates and notifications are available at https://twitter.com/txlegebc . Monitor the hearing by watching the live stream at http://www.senate.state.tx.us/bin/live.php.  Contact the Committee office at bc@senate.state.tx.us.




Bills added after last posting:

SB 1280


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