Senate Committee on Economic Development

Committee Membership

Ken Armbrister
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Interim Charges and Reports

The Committee shall:

1. Study trends relating to the availability of private sector business financing in an effort to find ways to promote entrepreneurship, job creation and economic development in Texas. The Committee shall make recommendations to facilitate access to private sector business capital.
Icon: Report Books Subcommittee on Private Sector Business Financing Report (PDF 76kb)
Appendix A: Maryland Statute & Regulations Governing the State's Investments Financing Program (PDF 562kb)
Appendix B: Engrossed Version of SB 699 from 76th Legislative Session in Texas (PDF 1077kb)
Appendix C & D: Letter from Stewart Title Guaranty Company Regarding Formation of CAPCOs in Texas, New Jersey Statutes Providing for Investment Tax Credit (PDF 486kb)

2. Study any needed changes to create a more efficient, cost effective and reliable 9-1-1 emergency communications system, including the development and implementation of wireless 9-1-1. The Committee shall hold joint hearings with the Committee on Intergovernmental Relations on this charge. Final preparation of the report shall be the responsibility of the Economic Development Committee.
Icon: Report Books Subcommittee on State 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Report (PDF 217kb)

3. Monitor trends affecting the convergence of the banking, securities, and insurance industries, including market forces and federal government activity. The Committee shall make recommendations for statutory or regulatory changes at the state level as necessitated by changes in federal law or industry trends. The Committee shall also evaluate pending federal legislation affecting financial institutions, specifically in the area of bankruptcy, analyzing how potential changes affect Texas law.
Icon: Report Books Financial Modernization Report (PDF 89kb)
Appendix A & B: March 31, 2000 Letter to Agencies Regarding Financial Modernization, Title V-Privacy from the Gramm-Leach_Bliley Act of 1999 (PDF 126kb)
Appendix C (Part I.
Part II): Federal Rules on GLBA Privacy (PDF: Part I 3211kb, Part II 3538kb)
Appendix D & E: NAIC Model Regulation on Privacy, Commissioners Bulletin (PDF 382kb)
Appendix F, G & H: GLBA Summaries, National Conference of State Legislators Briefing Paper on Insurance Agent Licensing, Summary of NAIC Proposed Privacy Requirements (PDF 788kb)
Icon: Report BooksSubcommittees on Consumer Credit Laws Report (PDF 97kb)
Appendices (PDF 1184kb)

4. Monitor the implementation of SB 560, 76th Legislature, Regular Session regarding the regulation of telecommunications utilities by the Public Utility Commission and the provision of telecommunications services.
Icon: Report Books Implementation of SB 560 Report (PDF 63kb)
Appendices (PDF 1185kb)

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