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Welcome to the official website for the
Texas Senate
 
Senate Committee on Business & Commerce

Committee Information

 

CLERK:
Tatum Reagan

TEL:
(512) 463-0365

LOCATION:
Sam Houston Building, 370

Reports

The following reports are available for download:

Interim Charges: 2017 Hurricane Harvey Response

  • Study infrastructure security and energy restoration post weather events. Identify ways state government entities can help utilities more effectively stage pre- hurricane mobilization crews for managing resources before an event.
  • Examine state mortgage requirements regarding the notification of homebuyers on their need for flood insurance in flood plains and flood pool areas and make recommendations on how to better inform consumers.
  • Examine local government regulations, including occupational licenses, as related to Hurricane Harvey and determine if any are a detriment to rebuilding efforts.
  • Examine and make recommendations on the need for changes to the Texas Constitution for home equity lenders to offer various forms of relief to Texas homeowners affected by natural disasters including, among others, the authority to enter into deferment agreements. This examination should include a study of home equity rules regarding negotiation, modification and refinancing and whether constitutionally established time periods can be waived in times of disasters.