COMMITTEE:    Business & Commerce 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Thursday, May 21, 2015 

PLACE:        Senate Chamber 
CHAIR:        Senator Kevin Eltife 



HB 283        Fallon | et al.         SP: Creighton
Relating to the requirement that certain governmental bodies make audio and video recordings of open meetings available on the Internet.

HB 939        Dale | et al.           SP: Taylor, Larry
Relating to unenforceable restrictive covenants regarding standby electric generators affecting residential homes.

HB 1039       Geren                   SP: Seliger
Relating to the sale by package stores of containers of liquor with a capacity of less than six fluid ounces.

HB 1072       Thompson, Senfronia     SP: Ellis
Relating to the eligibility of certain persons to serve on the board of a property owners' association.

HB 1094       Geren | et al.          SP: Eltife
Relating to certain death benefits for survivors of certain law enforcement officers, firefighters, and others killed in the line of duty.

HB 1169       Flynn | et al.          SP: Eltife
Relating to the confidentiality of certain information in the possession of an appraisal district; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

HB 1295       Capriglione | et al.    SP: Hancock
Relating to the disclosure of interested parties by persons contracting with governmental entities and state agencies.

HB 1317       Bohac | et al.          SP: Seliger
Relating to a report on laws, standards, and policies regarding parking for persons with disabilities to be prepared by the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities.

HB 1585       Paul                    SP: Taylor, Larry
Relating to the use of hotel occupancy tax revenue in certain municipalities.

HB 1621       Bonnen, Greg            SP: Seliger
Relating to utilization review and notice and appeal of certain adverse determinations by utilization review agents.

HB 1624       Smithee                 SP: Seliger
Relating to transparency of certain information related to certain health benefit plan coverage.

HB 1626       Johnson | et al.        SP: West
Relating to the designation of certain areas as banking or credit union development districts to encourage the establishment of branches of banks or credit unions in those areas.

HB 1628       Johnson | et al.        SP: Rodríguez
Relating to authorizing a credit union or other financial institution to conduct savings promotion raffles.

HB 1629       Johnson | et al.        SP: West
Relating to crowdfunding portal regulations for small business development.

HB 1639       Farias | et al.         SP: Campbell
Relating to providing information to the public and to purchasers of real property regarding the impact of military installations.

HB 1733       Smithee                 SP: Watson
Relating to automobile liability insurance for transportation network company drivers.

HB 1754       Pickett                 SP: Rodríguez
Relating to the conveyance of property by a municipality for the public purpose of economic development.

HB 2063       Oliveira                SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the recording and effective date of certain documents relating to nonjudicial foreclosure sales.

HB 2067       Oliveira                SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the rescission or waiver of an acceleration of the maturity date of certain debt secured by a lien on real property.

HB 2076       Oliveira | et al.       SP: Nichols
Relating to notice requirements and other procedures relating to the possession or sale of a motor vehicle, motorboat, vessel, or outboard motor by a possessory lienholder.

HB 2134       Burkett                 SP: Hall
Relating to allowing a governmental body to request clarification of a request for public information by electronic mail.

HB 2255       Larson | et al.         SP: Creighton
Relating to the regulation of plumbing.

HB 2404       Anderson, Rodney        SP: Eltife
Relating to certain security devices for residential tenancies.

HB 2464       Smith                   SP: Taylor, Larry
Relating to the transfer of a plumber's license on the retirement or death of the plumber.

HB 2475       Geren                   SP: Eltife
Relating to the establishment of the center for alternative finance and procurement within the Texas Facilities Commission and to public and private partnerships; authorizing a fee.

HB 2511       Thompson, Senfronia | et al. SP: Huffman
Relating to the creation of the human trafficking prevention business partnership.

HB 2634       Kuempel | et al.        SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the construction manager-at-risk used by a governmental entity.

HB 2706       Wray                    SP: Rodríguez
Relating to the value of personal property exempt from seizure by creditors.

HB 2891       Otto | et al.           SP: Perry
Relating to certain filing and reporting requirements for certain taxable entities.

HB 3150       Huberty | et al.        SP: Creighton
Relating to the calculation of taxable wages paid by a professional employer organization for purposes of the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act.

HB 3190       Villalba                SP: Huffines
Relating to the authority of certain persons to direct, consent to, or disapprove a trustee's decisions.

HB 3357       Lucio III               SP: Eltife
Relating to permitted methods for certain political subdivisions to post notice of a meeting.

HB 3707       Gonzales, Larry         SP: Perry
Relating to cloud computing services.

HB 3750       Simmons | et al.        SP: Birdwell
Relating to interim studies on real property owned by the state.

HB 3787       Bonnen, Greg            SP: Taylor, Larry
Relating to a claim filing period and contractual limitations period in certain property insurance policies.

HB 3938       Longoria                SP: Eltife
Relating to single premium term life insurance offered in connection with certain consumer loans.

HB 1265       Wu | et al.             SP: Eltife
Relating to a deceptive act or practice involving a solicitation in connection with a good or service.

HB 2391       Bohac                   SP: Watson
Relating to the redemption of certain stored value cards, including gift cards, for cash.

HB 2392       Anchia | et al.         SP: Watson
Relating to the establishment of a residential energy efficiency loan program.

HB 2493       Parker | et al.         SP: Creighton
Relating to the self-directed and  semi-independent status of the State Securities Board; authorizing fees.

HB 3043       Thompson, Senfronia     SP: Garcia
Relating to the licensing and regulation of a journeyman lineman.

HB 3089       Galindo | et al.        SP: Menéndez
Relating to fire protection sprinkler systems in certain residential high-rise buildings in certain counties; creating a criminal offense.

HB 3438       Riddle                  SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the transfer of surplus or salvage state agency property.

HB 3439       Riddle                  SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the donation of property from a state agency to an assistance organization or a local governmental entity.

Please provide 20 copies of all written testimony.


Oral testimony will be limited to 3 minutes.




Bills added after last posting:

HB 1265

HB 2391

HB 2392

HB 2493

HB 3043

HB 3089

HB 3438

HB 3439


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