COMMITTEE:    Business & Commerce 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Tuesday, March 08, 2011 

PLACE:        E1.016 (Hearing Room) 
CHAIR:        Senator John Carona 



The Senate Committee on Business and Commerce will convene at 8:00 a.m. on March 8, 2011, in room E1.016 of the Capitol Extension to take up the following bills for consideration as new business:


SB 351        Williams | et al.      
Relating to the maximum capacity of a container of wine sold to a retail dealer.

SB 438        Nelson                 
Relating to the number of days a winery may sell wine under a winery festival permit.

SB 566        Williams               
Relating to the regulation of the practice of public accountancy.

SB 595        Ellis                  
Relating to the hours of sale for liquor.

SB 621        Nelson                 
Relating to the authorized activities of a winery permit holder.

SB 762        Carona                 
Relating to the transfer of an ad valorem tax lien; providing for the imposition of an administrative penalty.

SB 773        Zaffirini              
Relating to telecommunications service discounts for educational institutions, libraries, hospitals, and telemedicine centers.

SB 781        Carona                 
Relating to the functions and responsibilities of certain legislative oversight committees.

SB 799        Nelson                 
Relating to the definition of "first sale" for purposes of the taxes imposed on certain liquor.

SB 834        Deuell                 
Relating to the update of discounted telecommunication services provided to educational institutions, libraries, hospitals, and health centers.

SB 889        Carona                 
Relating to assignment of rents to holders of certain security interests in real property.

SB 890        Carona                 
Relating to certain promotional activities for certain alcoholic beverage permit holders.

SB 892        Carona                 
Relating to the approval of designs, plans, and specifications of industrialized housing and buildings.

At the Chair's discretion, the Committee may also consider any pending business. 


Written testimony of any length is welcome, please submit to the Committee staff 15 copies with your name and the bill number on each copy of the written testimony. Please provide an electronic version of written testimony at your earliest convenience. Please limit oral remarks to three minutes. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Committee office at or consult the website at