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COMMITTEE:    Business & Commerce 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Tuesday, April 11, 2017 

PLACE:        E1.016 (Hearing Room) 
CHAIR:        Senator Kelly Hancock 



To consider the following:


SB 83         Hall | et al.
Relating to protection of energy critical infrastructure from electromagnetic, geomagnetic, terrorist, and cyber-attack threats.

SB 262        Zaffirini
Relating to certain purchasing by state agencies and local governments.

SB 589        Lucio | et al.
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Board of Behavior Analyst Examiners and the requirement to obtain a license to practice as a behavior analyst or assistant behavior analyst; imposing fees; providing an administrative penalty.

SB 632        Buckingham
Relating to the repeal of certain state procurement advisory and approval procedures.

SB 733        Hancock
Relating to the sanitation and safety requirements for certain artificial bodies of water maintained for public recreational purposes.

SB 888        Seliger
Relating to the sale of lottery tickets by certain wine and beer retailers.

SB 1059       West
Relating to the term of a parking permit issued to a residential tenant by a landlord.

SB 1060       West
Relating to requiring a public employer to give notice to new employees of the ability of certain employees to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

SB 1148       Buckingham | et al.
Relating to maintenance of certification by a physician or an applicant for a license to practice medicine in this state.

SB 1339       Hinojosa
Relating to the licensing and practice of psychological associates.

SB 1347       Watson
Relating to an expedited response by a governmental body to a request for public information.

SB 1413       Schwertner
Relating to health maintenance organization contracts with certain entities to provide health care services.

SB 1449       Taylor, Larry
Relating to an insurer's compliance with National Association of Insurance Commissioners requirements.

SB 1450       Taylor, Larry
Relating to the rulemaking authority of the commissioner of insurance with respect to certain agreements and the effect of those agreements on this state's authority to regulate insurance.

SB 1490       Zaffirini
Relating to the premium surcharge certain automobile insurers are required to assess against an insured convicted of certain offenses.

SB 1491       Zaffirini
Relating to domestic surplus lines insurers; authorizing and imposing a tax.

SB 1510       Perry
Relating to rates charged by certain transmission and distribution utilities to certain places of worship.

SB 1520       Hancock
Relating to certain duties of physicians regarding patient records.

SB 1655       Watson
Relating to the confidentiality of certain information.

SB 1670       Lucio
Relating to a historic structure assistance program operated by a municipally owned utility in certain municipalities; authorizing a fee.

SB 1731       Birdwell
Relating to the repeal of laws governing certain state entities and a state compact, including the functions of those entities.

SB 1739       Miles
Relating to the suspension, termination, and reinstatement of certain services provided to military service members who are serving on active duty.

SB 1910       Zaffirini
Relating to state agency information security plans, information technology employees, and online and mobile applications.

SB 1976       Whitmire
Relating to the eligibility process for customer service benefits.

SB 2204       Hancock
Relating to the administration of the certified capital company program by the office of the comptroller of public accounts.

Pending Business


Public testimony will be limited to 3 minutes. If submitting written testimony, please provide 20 copies to the committee clerk with your name and bill number on each copy.


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