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COMMITTEE:    Business & Commerce 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 

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



To consider the following:


HJR 37        Johnson, Eric           SP: Hancock
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to legislative authority to permit credit unions and other financial institutions to award prizes by lot to promote savings.

HB 8          Capriglione | et al.    SP: Nelson
Relating to cybersecurity for state agency information resources.

HB 10         Price | et al.          SP: Zaffirini
Relating to access to and benefits for mental health conditions and substance use disorders.

HB 91         White | et al.          SP: Huffman
Relating to a review of occupational licensing requirements related to an applicant's criminal history.

HB 471        Johnson, Eric           SP: Hancock
Relating to permitting credit unions and other financial institutions to award prizes by lot to promote savings.

HB 490        Anderson, Rodney | et al.    SP: Kolkhorst
Relating to health benefit plan coverage of hearing aids and cochlear implants for certain individuals.

HB 787        Parker | et al.         SP: Hancock
Relating to the security of the electric grid.

HB 931        Miller | et al.         SP: Kolkhorst
Relating to liability of certain electric utilities and political subdivisions that contract for certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases.

HB 1003       Capriglione | et al.    SP: West
Relating to investment of public funds.

HB 1099       Canales | et al.        SP: Lucio
Relating to a residential tenant's right to summon police or other emergency assistance.

HB 1166       Stephenson | et al.     SP: Kolkhorst
Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases.

HB 1247       Pickett                 SP: Nichols
Relating to notice provided to vehicle owners and lienholders by operators of vehicle storage facilities.

HB 1284       Thompson, Senfronia     SP: Garcia
Relating to the licensing and regulation of a journeyman lineman.

HB 2053       Oliveira                SP: Creighton
Relating to the enforcement of workers' compensation compliance and practice requirements.

HB 2101       Frullo | et al.         SP: Creighton
Relating to the issuance of a food and beverage certificate to holders of certain alcoholic beverage permits and licenses.

HB 2275       Paddie                  SP: Hughes
Relating to the regulation of a service contract.

HB 2279       Goldman                 SP: Hancock
Relating to the regulation of residential service contracts.

HB 2339       Thompson, Senfronia     SP: Zaffirini
Relating to trade-in credit agreements offered in connection with certain motor vehicle retail installment contracts.

HB 2463       Price                   SP: Hughes
Relating to requiring state agencies to develop written succession plans.

HB 2546       Zerwas                  SP: Campbell
Relating to completion of work status reports by a physician assistant under the workers' compensation system.

HB 2738       Hernandez               SP: Taylor, Larry
Relating to the hours of instruction provided in barbering and cosmetology schools.

HB 2739       Hernandez               SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the regulation of barber schools, private beauty culture schools, and other facilities used to teach or perform the practice of barbering or cosmetology.

HB 2765       Clardy                  SP: Taylor, Van
Relating to the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact; authorizing fees.

HB 2832       Oliveira | et al.       SP: Nichols
Relating to notice by a property owner to a mortgage servicer that the owner intends to enter into a contract with a property tax lender.

HB 3124       Gooden                  SP: Creighton
Relating to certain physician-specific comparison data compiled by a health benefit plan issuer, including the release of that data to physicians participating in certain physician-led organizations.

HB 3215       Goldman                 SP: Schwertner
Relating to the authority of a licensed auctioneer to sell a business that owns vehicles without engaging in business as a motor vehicle dealer.

HB 3223       Goldman | et al.        SP: Zaffirini
Relating to liability for the sale or transfer of law enforcement vehicles before removal of certain equipment and insignia; providing civil penalties.

HB 3342       Parker                  SP: Buckingham
Relating to the prelicensing education requirements for residential mortgage loan originators.

HB 3496       Shine                   SP: Kolkhorst
Relating to voting procedures for policyholders of farm mutual insurance companies.

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 91

HB 931


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