COMMITTEE:    Business & Commerce 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Thursday, May 11, 2017 

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



To consider the following:


SB 1646       Watson                 
Relating to the public information law; creating a criminal offense.

HB 25         Simmons | et al.        SP: Hancock
Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting.

HB 919        Kacal | et al.          SP: Schwertner
Relating to workers' compensation insurance coverage for certain intrastate fire mutual aid system team members and regional incident management team members.

HB 1187       Capriglione             SP: Nelson
Relating to the authority of a captive insurance company to provide reinsurance.

HB 1449       Simmons | et al.        SP: Nelson
Relating to prohibiting local governments from imposing certain fees on new construction.

HB 1571       Paddie                  SP: Hughes
Relating to energy savings performance contracts.

HB 1774       Bonnen, Greg | et al.   SP: Hancock
Relating to actions on and liability associated with certain insurance claims.

HB 1859       Simmons                 SP: Taylor, Van
Relating to certain rental-purchase agreements.

HB 1989       Shine | et al.          SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the requirements for withdrawal by a certified self-insurer from workers' compensation self-insurance.

HB 1990       Shine | et al.          SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the administration of the Texas certified self-insurer guaranty trust fund.

HB 2019       King, Tracy O. | et al. SP: Estes
Relating to the regulation of manufactured homes.

HB 2040       King, Phil              SP: Nichols
Relating to the building code standards for new residential construction in the unincorporated area of certain counties; affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense.

HB 2095       Kuempel                 SP: Zaffirini
Relating to transfer of a plumber's license number on the retirement or death of the plumber.

HB 2413       Burkett                 SP: Lucio
Relating to certain identifying information regarding career school or college students.

HB 2501       Phillips                SP: Creighton
Relating to insurance requirements for certain nonemergency medical transportation.

HB 2615       Goldman | et al.        SP: Hancock
Relating to the licensing of towing operators and vehicle storage facility employees by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

HB 2647       Stephenson              SP: Taylor, Larry
Relating to authorized investments of public funds.

HB 2783       Smithee                 SP: Watson
Relating to the assessment of litigation costs and attorney fees in certain lawsuits under the public information law.

HB 2928       Stephenson              SP: Taylor, Larry
Relating to including the obligations of Federal Home Loan Banks as authorized investments for a governmental entity and the requirements for certificates of deposit or share certificates held as authorized investments for a governmental entity.

HB 3018       Phelan                  SP: Creighton
Relating to reciprocity requirements for nonresident insurance agents to offer or sell insurance policies issued by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

HB 3049       Guillen                 SP: Creighton
Relating to the number of hours of work experience required of a plumber's apprentice to take an examination for a plumber's license.

HB 3257       Paddie                  SP: Hancock
Relating to the regulation and inspection of boilers.

HB 3275       Capriglione             SP: Campbell
Relating to the monitoring of major information resources projects by the Department of Information Resources.

HB 3276       Oliverson | et al.      SP: Taylor, Larry
Relating to notice of health benefit plan provider network status provided by certain freestanding emergency medical care facilities.

HB 3803       Faircloth               SP: Zaffirini
Relating to certain authorized investments for domestic life, health, and accident insurers.

HB 4042       Paddie                  SP: Whitmire
Relating to the sale by certain alcoholic beverage permit holders of alcoholic beverages at auction.

Pending Business


Public testimony will be limited to 2 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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Bills added after last posting:

HB 1990

HB 2928

HB 3275

HB 3276

HB 4042


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