The House Committee on Business & Industry

85th Legislature

April 4, 2018

10:00 a.m.



Pursuant to a notice posted on March 23, 2018, the House Committee on Business & Industry met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Oliveira, at 10:07 a.m.


The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Oliveira; Shine; Collier; Romero, Jr.; and Workman.


A quorum was present.



The Committee considered the following charges:


Charge 2: Review all existing law concerning consumer rights and protections, including but not limited to statutes that address deceptive practices, landlord/tenant agreements, and homeowner/contractor disputes. Determine whether the provisions offer adequate guidance and protections in disaster and recovery situations. Specifically;


I.                    Rent-to-Own agreements/disputes


Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)


Charge 3: Review the increased use of third party data gathering, particularly individual background information and history, by Texas employers and businesses. Examine the standards for accessing, providing, and updating accurate background information used for employment purposes.


Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)


Charge 4: Study the impact of data breaches or theft on Texas consumers and businesses. In particular, study the consequences of recent data breaches and subsequent mitigation efforts. Review the existing standards of risk as well as the current best practices in securing sensitive and personal information held or used by private industries. Determine if existing rules and regulations offer adequate consumer protection while allowing continued economic success for businesses in the state.


Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)


At 1:03 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.




Rep. Oliveira, Chair




Angelina Lopez, Clerk