COMMITTEE:    Business & Commerce 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Tuesday, April 05, 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 April 5, 2011, in room E1.016 of the Capitol Extension to take up the following bills for consideration as new business:


SB 898        Carona                 
Relating to energy efficiency programs in institutions of higher education and certain governmental entities.

SB 924        Carona                 
Relating to energy efficiency reports by municipally owned utilities and electric cooperatives.

SB 943        Carona                 
Relating to the classification and use of energy storage equipment or facilities and the provision of studies and reports regarding energy storage equipment or those facilities.

SB 1217       Estes                  
Relating to an excavator's duty to notify a notification center before excavating; providing civil and criminal penalties.

SB 1281       Watson                 
Relating to certain violations of and offenses under The Securities Act; providing penalties.

SB 1434       Carona                 
Relating to certain low-income weatherization programs.

SB 1567       Uresti                 
Relating to the threshold amount at which public utilities are required to report a transaction.

SB 1655       Watson | et al.        
Relating to the transparency and propagation of information regarding personal automobile and residential property insurance rates, policies, and complaints.

SB 1810       Carona                 
Relating to the exemption of certain retirement accounts from access by creditors.

SB 1846       Lucio                  
Relating to immunity and liability issues regarding unincorporated charitable organizations, charitable organizations that utilize self-insured retentions in their insurance coverage, and charitable organizations that utilize Lloyd's plans and indemnity policies.

SB 1862       Davis | et al.         
Relating to the requirements for certain extensions of credit to consumers.

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