COMMITTEE:    Business & Commerce 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Tuesday, April 26, 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 26, 2011, in room E1.016 of the Capitol Extension to take up the following bills for consideration as new business:


SB 710        Van de Putte           
Relating to the disclosure of a hazardous drain in a swimming pool or spa by a seller of residential real property.

SB 1231       Estes                  
Relating to the regulation of health spas by the secretary of state.

SB 1309       Hinojosa | et al.      
Relating to rate adjustments by gas utilities.

SB 1806       Lucio                  
Relating to timely filing of surplus lines policy; providing penalties.

SB 1848       Hegar | et al.         
Relating to the distribution of the emergency service fee for wireless telecommunications connections and the prepaid 9-1-1 emergency service fee.

SB 1910       Rodriguez              
Relating to the delay of the transition to competition for an electric utility located in the Western Electricity Coordinating Council service area and net metering requirements for a certain non-ERCOT electric utility and relating to energy efficiency goals and programs for a certain non-ERCOT utility

HB 558        Deshotel                SP: Carona
Relating to payoff statements provided in connection with certain home loans.

HB 1956       Thompson                SP: Carona
Relating to appeal of an order of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission or the commission's administrator refusing, canceling, or suspending a license or permit.

HB 2035       Hamilton                SP: Jackson
Relating to the temporary relocation of an alcoholic beverage distributor's or wholesaler's premises during a period of emergency and delivery of alcoholic beverages to a distributor's or wholesaler's premises.

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