House Committee on Business and Industry - 86th R.S. (2019)
Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee's jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 86th Legislature. Conduct active oversight of all associated rulemaking and other governmental actions taken to ensure intended legislative outcome of all legislation, including the following:
- HB 1941 86th R.S., which makes certain freestanding emergency room pricing practices a deceptive trade practice and authorizes the Attorney General's consumer protection division to bring an action to enforce the law. Work with the Office of the Attorney General to review complaints related to freestanding emergency room pricing, enforcement actions, and additional steps to be taken to address these issues.
- HB 4390 86th R.S., which establishes a specific deadline for required disclosure of data breaches, provides new protocols for reporting data breaches for breaches that involve 250 or more Texas residents. Obtain status updates on the number of reported data breaches and review the use of third-party data gathering and storage. Determine what obstacles businesses face in meeting the new protocol requirements.
- SB 935 86th R.S., which requires workers' compensation insurance carriers to reimburse federal military treatment centers the same rate mandated under federal law. Monitor the implementation by the Division of Workers' Compensation.
- Monitor the State Auditor's review of agencies and programs under the Committee's jurisdiction. The Chair shall seek input and periodic briefings on completed audits for the 2019 and 2020 fiscal years and bring forth pertinent issues for full committee consideration.
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