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House Committee on Business and Industry - 75th R.S. (1997)

Committee Members
Kim Brimer, Chair
Alec Rhodes, Vice Chair
Frank Corte, Jr.
Dawnna Dukes
Gary Elkins
Helen Giddings
Kyle L. Janek
Burt Solomons
Beverly Woolley
Charges
• Study the development of commerce on the internet to determine whether existing consumer protection laws are adequate to deal with the present and future issues that may arise.
• Review consumer protection issues as they pertain to telemarketing. Determine whether the registration of telemarketers may be necessary to provide adequate protection of the public.
• Study the issues surrounding "truth-in-hiring" legislation. Investigate the possibility of protecting both employees and employers when prospective employers request job references.
• Review the Texas Free Enterprise and Antitrust Act of 1983. Assess its adequacy in protecting the public interest when mergers and acquisitions occur.
• Review workers' compensation insurance carriers' payments and denials of medical benefits and supplemental income benefits. Determine whether carries' actions are reasonable and consistent with the overall design of the law.
• Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.

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