COMMITTEE:    Business & Commerce 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Tuesday, April 19, 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 19, 2011, in room E1.016 of the Capitol Extension to take up the following bills for consideration as new business:


SB 365        Ogden
Relating to distributed generation of electric power.

SB 995        Fraser
Relating to the sale of souvenir bottles of distilled spirits by the holder of a distiller's and rectifier's permit.

SB 1227       Hegar
Relating to the payment of third-party claims under commercial and personal automobile insurance policies in this state.

SB 1375       Estes
Relating to who may participate in certain local option elections to prohibit or authorize the sale of alcoholic beverages.

SB 1388       Gallegos
Relating to certain prohibited dealings between a wholesaler and retailer of alcoholic beverages.

SB 1409       Lucio
Relating to importation and shipment of alcoholic beverages for personal consumption.

SB 1463       Hinojosa
Relating to the processing fee charged for a dishonored payment device.

SB 1575       Watson
Relating to authorizing certain brewers and manufacturers to sell beer and ale to ultimate consumers.

SB 1743       Fraser
Relating to access by members of electric cooperatives to meetings of the boards of directors and certain information of the electric cooperatives.

SB 1812       Nichols | et al.
Relating to criminal history record information of certain applicants for a certificate of registration issued by the Texas Real Estate Commission.

SB 1849       Hegar
Relating to furthering stability and affordable service in the communications industry.

SB 1863       Davis
Relating to authorizing certain brewers and manufacturers to conduct tours of their premises after which beer or ale is provided to ultimate consumers for off-premises consumption.

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