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COMMITTEE:    Business & Commerce 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Thursday, May 18, 2017 

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



To consider the following:


HB 349        Canales | et al.        SP: Hinojosa
Relating to the disclosure under the public information law of certain information related to parades, concerts, or other entertainment events open to the general public that are paid for with public funds.

HB 442        Martinez, "Mando"       SP: Taylor, Van
Relating to the online publication of home addresses of certain occupational license holders.

HB 451        Moody | et al.          SP: Creighton
Relating to waiver of immunity in certain employment discrimination actions in connection with a workers' compensation claim.

HB 457        Holland | et al.        SP: Estes
Relating to the confidentiality of certain home address information in ad valorem tax appraisal records.

HB 462        Dale                    SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the provision of notice of proposed rules by state agencies.

HB 1036       Thompson, Senfronia | et al. SP: Whitmire
Relating to coverage for certain breast cancer screening procedures under certain health benefit plans.

HB 1296       Frullo | et al.         SP: Buckingham
Relating to health benefit coverage for prescription drug  synchronization.

HB 1298       Frullo                  SP: Hancock
Relating to the definition of commercial property insurance for purposes of certain provisions governing insurance rates and policy forms.

HB 1470       Villalba | et al.       SP: Creighton
Relating to the public sale of real property under a power of sale in a security instrument.

HB 1508       Giddings                SP: West
Relating to notice to applicants to and enrollees in certain educational programs regarding the consequences of a criminal conviction on eligibility for an occupational license.

HB 1657       Phelan | et al.         SP: West
Relating to the renewal of a certificate of registration by certain interior designers.

HB 1689       Burrows | et al.        SP: Perry
Relating to liability of certain governmental entities in certain workers' compensation actions.

HB 1698       Kuempel                 SP: Estes
Relating to the licensing and regulation of a journeyman industrial electrician.

HB 1861       Elkins                  SP: Watson
Relating to the confidentiality of certain information related to a computer security incident.

HB 1948       Elkins                  SP: Creighton
Relating to the administration and operation of certain trusts created to provide for the general care and maintenance of perpetual care cemeteries.

HB 1975       Villalba                SP: Hancock
Relating to enforcement of a lien on property in a self-service storage facility by a sale conducted through an Internet website.

HB 1983       Wray | et al.           SP: Whitmire
Relating to the eligibility of a first responder for workers' compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder.

HB 2070       Smithee                 SP: Watson
Relating to the enforcement of certain warranties for a new motor vehicle.

HB 2082       Burrows | et al.        SP: Perry
Relating to the designation of a liaison to assist first responders with workers' compensation claims.

HB 2111       Romero, Jr.             SP: Zaffirini
Relating to changing statutory references to hearing officer and hearings officer to administrative law judge under the workers' compensation system.

HB 2112       Romero, Jr.             SP: Zaffirini
Relating to certain workers' compensation reporting requirements.

HB 2304       Guillen                 SP: Schwertner
Relating to the hours of instruction provided in barbering and cosmetology schools.

HB 2305       Guillen | et al.        SP: Estes
Relating to the operations, reports, records, communications, information technology, and notice procedures of state agencies and to the electronic publication of certain state legal materials.

HB 2542       Anderson, Rodney        SP: Taylor, Larry
Relating to notice to certain insurers by the Texas Department of Insurance regarding supervision or conservatorship of certain insurance agents.

HB 2757       Turner | et al.         SP: Creighton
Relating to the donation of sick leave by state employees.

HB 2818       Romero, Jr. | et al.    SP: Taylor, Van
Relating to the practice of marriage and family therapy.

HB 2949       Holland | et al.        SP: Creighton
Relating to the maximum amount of a documentary fee charged by a retail seller of motor vehicles.

HB 2976       Frullo                  SP: Creighton
Relating to the towing of unauthorized or unattended vehicles on a parking facility.

HB 3003       Kuempel                 SP: Estes
Relating to certain promotional activities by the holders of certain alcoholic beverage permits and licenses.

HB 3021       Phelan | et al.         SP: Hughes
Relating to indemnification and duties of engineers and architects under certain governmental contracts.

HB 3029       Frullo                  SP: Whitmire
Relating to air conditioning and refrigeration contracting and the education and certification of air conditioning and refrigeration technicians.

HB 3047       Dale                    SP: Schwertner
Relating to the meeting of a governmental body held by videoconference call.

HB 3052       Herrero                 SP: Watson
Relating to an authorization agreement between a parent and a nonparent relative of the child.

HB 3107       Ashby                   SP: Schwertner
Relating to the production of public information under the public information law.

HB 3131       Martinez, "Mando"       SP: Rodríguez
Relating to the disposal of certain motor vehicles to a motor vehicle demolisher; increasing a fee.

HB 3218       Phillips                SP: Schwertner
Relating to health maintenance organization contracts with certain entities to provide health care services.

HB 3243       Anderson, Charles "Doc" SP: Estes
Relating to the duties of the structural pest control advisory committee.

HB 3287       Goldman | et al.        SP: Seliger
Relating to the sale of ale and beer by certain brewers and manufacturers.

HB 3370       Craddick                SP: Hancock
Relating to certain limitations on the increase of a premium, cost, charge, administrative expense, or fee associated with a life insurance policy.

HB 3879       Goldman                 SP: Hancock
Relating to nonlawyer representation in an appeal of an eviction suit.

HB 4007       Kuempel                 SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the licensing and regulation of health-related occupations transferred to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

SR 712        Seliger                
Urging Congress to enact legislation to expand and extend the current federal tax credit for carbon capture, utilization, and storage under Section 45Q of the Internal Revenue Code.

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.


You may register for this hearing using the Senate kiosk located in the extension hallways or by going to http://swrs.




Bills added after last posting:

HB 1036

HB 2304

HB 2542

HB 2949

HB 3003

HB 3047

HB 3052

HB 3131

HB 3879


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